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Santa Rosa County, Florida (FL)

County population in 2016: 170,497 (79% urban, 21% rural); it was 117,743 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 30,949
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 12,504
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 35,198
Renter-occupied apartments: 13,457 (it was 8,595 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

33%

Land area: 1017 sq. mi.

Water area: 156.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 168 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Santa Rosa County: 86.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (28.4%), Educational, health and social services (13.3%), Construction (11.3%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 66%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 32%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Santa Rosa County, Florida:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (82.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (6.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (5.4%)
  • Two or more races (2.9%)
  • Asian alone (2.0%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:  40.3 years
Florida median age:  42.1 years
Males: 86,775  (50.9%)
Females: 83,722  (49.1%)
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Santa Rosa County,FL real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Santa Rosa County:

2.0 people
Florida:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $63,619 ($41,881 in 1999)

This county:

$63,619
Florida:

$50,860

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $853 (lower quartile is $552, upper quartile is $1,155)
This county:

$853
State:

$931


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $189,100 (it was $96,300 in 2000)
Santa Rosa:

$189,100
Florida:

$197,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $117,000 - $275,700

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $242,142
Here:

$242,142
State:

$297,126

Townhouses or other attached units: $572,012
Here:

$572,012
State:

$218,328

In 2-unit structures: $162,094
Here:

$162,094
State:

$199,072

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $255,673
Here:

$255,673
State:

$188,397

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $1,013,071
Here:

$1,013,071
State:

$280,732

Mobile homes: $58,665
Here:

$58,665
State:

$77,364

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $9,618
Here:

$9,618
State:

$82,282
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,269
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $424

Institutionalized population: 3,944

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 30
  • Robberies: 11
  • Assaults: 197
  • Burglaries: 480
  • Thefts: 1140
  • Auto thefts: 157

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 5
  • Rapes: 42
  • Robberies: 20
  • Assaults: 278
  • Burglaries: 508
  • Thefts: 1104
  • Auto thefts: 96
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Health of residents in Santa Rosa County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.4. This is about average.
73.6% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
49.7% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
100.0% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
65.9% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 201 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 162 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1050 buildings, average cost: $108,600
  • 2001: 1461 buildings, average cost: $106,700
  • 2002: 1138 buildings, average cost: $124,900
  • 2003: 1823 buildings, average cost: $129,500
  • 2004: 1969 buildings, average cost: $132,900
  • 2005: 1332 buildings, average cost: $144,300
  • 2006: 923 buildings, average cost: $154,000
  • 2007: 830 buildings, average cost: $165,500
  • 2008: 536 buildings, average cost: $173,400
  • 2009: 448 buildings, average cost: $168,200
  • 2010: 781 buildings, average cost: $176,300
  • 2011: 567 buildings, average cost: $181,500
  • 2012: 805 buildings, average cost: $121,500
  • 2013: 1045 buildings, average cost: $141,300
  • 2014: 943 buildings, average cost: $152,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,346 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $970 (0.5%)

Santa Rosa County household income distribution in 2009 Santa Rosa County home values distribution Santa Rosa County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 10.1%
Santa Rosa County:

10.1%
Florida:

14.7%
(8.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.2% for Black residents, 18.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.6% for American Indian residents, 23.4% for other race residents, 21.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 40.3 years old
(Males: 39.3 years old, Females: 41.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41.6 years old, Black residents: 34.3 years old, American Indian residents: 48.8 years old, Asian residents: 49.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 33.3 years old, Other race residents: 32.0 years old)

Area name: Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Santa Rosa County is $522 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $579 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $839 a month.

Cities in this county include: Gulf Breeze-Harold, Navarre, East Milton, Pace, Milton, Gulf Breeze, Munson-McLellen, Pea Ridge, Tiger Point, Point Baker.

Santa Rosa County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Zip CodeCityCertified Residential DatabaseMandatory Residential DatabaseMandatory Non-Residential Database
Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)
32530Bagdad20----
32561Gulf Breeze1801010
32563Gulf Breeze380----
32565Jay201010
32566Navarre1002020
32570Milton509090
32571Milton4902020
32583Milton30----

2012 air pollution in Santa Rosa County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.033 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Brewster County, Texas , St. Helena Parish, Louisiana , Irwin County, Georgia , Lowndes County, Georgia , Trinity County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.6%
Florida:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 5,600
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 27.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 8,638 (61.7% naturalized citizens)

Santa Rosa County:

5.1%
Whole state:

20.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 928
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,872
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,612
  • 1980 to 1989: 702
  • 1970 to 1979: 769
  • Before 1970: 1,045
Note: State values scaled to Santa Rosa County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 44.6%

Santa Rosa County marital status for males Santa Rosa County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 53,390
  • One, attached: 832
  • Two: 1,674
  • 3 or 4: 1,861
  • 5 to 9: 1,015
  • 10 to 19: 817
  • 20 to 49: 495
  • 50 or more: 1,307
  • Mobile homes: 8,179
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 100

Housing units in Santa Rosa County with a mortgage: 31,013 (442 second mortgage, 1,696 home equity loan, 62 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 15,562

Here:

67.4% with mortgage
State:

57.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Santa Rosa County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant42,426116
Mainline Protestant15,73123
Catholic6,6673
Other1,80711
Black Protestant4273
None84,314-
Santa Rosa County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 16
Santa Rosa County:

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
This county:

0.47 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 62
Santa Rosa County:

4.20 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 64
This county:

4.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Santa Rosa County:

8.5%
Florida:

9.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Santa Rosa County:

21.9%
State:

23.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.5%
State:

14.0%

Agriculture in Santa Rosa County:

Average size of farms: 166 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $41,579
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $425.00
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 23.06%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 8.80%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $42,776
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 53.77%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 13.41%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $53,635
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.06%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.52
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.30%
Corn for grain: 346 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 29366 harvested acres
Vegetables: 205 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 207 acres

Earthquake activity:

Santa Rosa County-area historical earthquake activity is above Florida state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 38.2 miles away from Santa Rosa County center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 302.8 miles away from the county center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 272.3 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 193.5 miles away from the county center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 150.6 miles away from Santa Rosa County center
On 10/26/1997 at 23:27:12, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 37.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Florida Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 28, 2014 to May 06, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4177: May 06, 2014, FEMA Id: 4177, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Florida Hurricane Isaac, Incident Period: August 27, 2012 to August 29, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4084: October 18, 2012, FEMA Id: 4084, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Florida Tropical Storm Debby, Incident Period: June 23, 2012 to July 26, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4068: July 03, 2012, FEMA Id: 4068, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Florida Severe Storms, Flooding, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: March 26, 2009 to May 05, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1831: April 21, 2009, FEMA Id: 1831, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Florida Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 31, 2008 to September 07, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1806: October 27, 2008, FEMA Id: 1806, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Florida Tropical Storm Fay, Incident Period: August 18, 2008 to September 12, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3288: August 21, 2008, FEMA Id: 3288, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Florida Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3220: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3220, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Florida Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 24, 2005 to September 06, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1602: August 28, 2005, FEMA Id: 1602, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Florida Hurricane Dennis, Incident Period: July 07, 2005 to July 20, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1595: July 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 1595, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Florida Hurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 13, 2004 to November 17, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1551: September 16, 2004, FEMA Id: 1551, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 14 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Santa Rosa County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, Floods: 7, Storms: 5, Tropical Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Philippines (15%)
  • Mexico (8%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • England (4%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (3%)
  • Jamaica (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Santa Rosa County (%):

  • American (20%)
  • European (8%)
  • German (8%)
  • English (8%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Santa Rosa County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 35,821 (79.8%)
  • Carpooled: 4,209 (9.4%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 48 (0.1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 31 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 331 (0.7%)
  • Bicycle: 156 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 383 (0.9%)
  • Worked at home: 4,140 (9.2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Santa Rosa County, Florida in 2000:

  • 1,298 people in state prisons
  • 363 people in nursing homes
  • 341 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 112 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 102 people in other group homes
  • 76 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 68 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 53 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 43 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 35 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 23 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 20 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 20 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 13 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents
  • 5 people in homes for the physically handicapped

People in group quarters in Santa Rosa County, Florida in 2010:

  • 2,923 people in state prisons
  • 428 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 374 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 134 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 103 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 81 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 79 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 51 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 37 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 28 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 6 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $57,373.

10.62% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,803 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.62%
Florida average:

7.97%


0.34% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,698 average AGI)
Santa Rosa County:

0.34%
Florida average:

0.11%

4.78% relocated from other counties in Florida ($16,736 average AGI)
5.50% relocated from other states ($25,370 average AGI)
Santa Rosa County:

5.50%
Florida average:

3.71%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Escambia County, FL  2.36% ($35,476 average AGI)
from Okaloosa County, FL  1.30% ($35,173)
from Duval County, FL  0.12% ($48,515)
from Hillsborough County, FL  0.11% ($35,898)
from Nueces County, TX  0.10% ($43,564)
from Mobile County, AL  0.10% ($26,327)
from Baldwin County, AL  0.09% ($40,286)


9.94% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,578 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.94%
Florida average:

7.17%


0.29% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,342 average AGI)
Santa Rosa County:

0.29%
Florida average:

0.12%

4.73% relocated to other counties in Florida ($17,491 average AGI)
4.93% relocated to other states ($22,744 average AGI)
Santa Rosa County:

4.93%
Florida average:

2.87%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Escambia County, FL  2.26% ($34,601 average AGI)
to Okaloosa County, FL  1.09% ($34,435)
to San Diego County, CA  0.28% ($51,664)
to Duval County, FL  0.17% ($37,538)
to Hillsborough County, FL  0.13% ($42,333)
to Baldwin County, AL  0.10% ($40,396)
to Leon County, FL  0.10% ($35,039)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.4
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.9

Births per 1000 population in Santa Rosa County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Santa Rosa County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Santa Rosa County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Santa Rosa County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Santa Rosa County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 20,877 (16,918 aged, 3,959 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 5,425 (15%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Santa Rosa County, Florida in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,407)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,125)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (993)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (968)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (531)
  • Unspecified dementia (528)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (440)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (370)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (291)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (289)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.17
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 5,959
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 139
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 38,738

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,236
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 780
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 1

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 20
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 59

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 29.2. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 149.2. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 87.6
  • Poisoning - 32.4
  • Suffocation - 23.8
  • Other - 5.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 170,497
  • In family households: 146,532 (27,368 male householders, 20,408 female householders)
    36,837 spouses, 47,619 children (43,452 natural, 566 adopted, 3,601 stepchildren), 4,641 grandchildren, 1,685 brothers or sisters, 2,260 parents, 2,012 other relatives, 3,702 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 17,444 (7,043 male householders (5,541 living alone)), 6,998 female householders (6,677 living alone)), 3,403 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 6,521

Size of family households: 21,172 2-persons, 11,418 3-persons, 8,607 4-persons, 3,999 5-persons, 1,575 6-persons, 1,005 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 12,218 1-person, 987 2-persons, 581 3-persons, 108 4-persons, 147 5-persons.

24,131 married couples with children.
8,267 single-parent households (1,772 men, 6,495 women).

92.6% of residents of Santa Rosa speak English at home.
2.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (74% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
1.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (65% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (63% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $866,023,000 ($6,263 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $312,838,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $486,157,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $100,032,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $7,379,000
Federal grants: $79,165,000
Federal procurement contracts: $95,536,000 ($90,931,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $97,753,000 ($75,298,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,934,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $180,352,000
Federal Government insurance: $1,236,901,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 8,117
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

63 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,961
Here:

35 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +445
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+30 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +22,026
Here:

+154 per 1000 residents
State:

+59 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Santa Rosa County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 13.47 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 2,247
  • 2010 to 2013: 2,444
  • 2000 to 2009: 17,092
  • 1990 to 1999: 17,382
  • 1980 to 1989: 13,171
  • 1970 to 1979: 8,686
  • 1960 to 1969: 4,138
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,682
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,187
  • 1939 or earlier: 641
Note: State values scaled to Santa Rosa population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Santa Rosa County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Santa Rosa County population
  • 1 room: 75
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 898
  • 4 rooms: 2,447
  • 5 rooms: 9,749
  • 6 rooms: 11,701
  • 7 rooms: 8,751
  • 8 rooms: 6,233
  • 9+ rooms: 6,721
  • 1 room: 282
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 888
  • 4 rooms: 4,567
  • 5 rooms: 4,563
  • 6 rooms: 2,354
  • 7 rooms: 1,322
  • 8 rooms: 678
  • 9+ rooms: 588
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Santa Rosa County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Santa Rosa County population
  • no bedroom: 116
  • 1 bedroom: 82
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,066
  • 3 bedrooms: 27,825
  • 4 bedrooms: 12,347
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,139
  • no bedroom: 282
  • 1 bedroom: 466
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,632
  • 3 bedrooms: 6,992
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,637
  • 5+ bedrooms: 233
Cars and other vehicles available in Santa Rosa County, Florida in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Santa Rosa County population
  • no vehicle: 529
  • 1 vehicle: 10,391
  • 2 vehicles: 23,493
  • 3 vehicles: 7,697
  • 4 vehicles: 2,522
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,943
  • no vehicle: 674
  • 1 vehicle: 7,343
  • 2 vehicles: 4,471
  • 3 vehicles: 2,102
  • 4 vehicles: 652
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

84% of Santa Rosa County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 27% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 67% lived in Florida.

Santa Rosa County:

83.5%
State average:

84.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 64,110
  • Other state: 94,549
  • Northeast: 14,329
  • Midwest: 21,918
  • South: 46,988
  • West: 11,314

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Santa Rosa County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (89.0%)
  • Utility gas (8.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)
  • Wood (0.4%)
  • Solar energy (0.1%)
  • Electricity (93.8%)
  • Utility gas (4.2%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.7%)
  • Wood (0.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,326
Here:

7.4%
Florida:

12.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 538
Here:

5.6%
Florida:

11.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 439
Here:

7.4%
Florida:

20.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Santa Rosa County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $44,089,000
    Police Protection: $39,769,000
    Financial Administration: $16,562,000
    Correctional Institutions: $8,069,000
    Regular Highways: $6,903,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,839,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $2,597,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,152,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,918,000
    Health - Other: $1,865,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $1,798,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,503,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,435,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,385,000
    Libraries: $1,321,000
    Water Utilities: $760,000
    Parks and Recreation: $559,000
    Air Transportation: $213,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $42,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $473,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $1,041,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $824,000
    General - Other: $792,000
    Regular Highways: $653,000
    Financial Administration: $517,000
    Parks and Recreation: $277,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $104,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $79,000
    Health - Other: $41,000
    Central Staff Services: $12,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $11,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $32,962,000

Santa Rosa County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $6,768,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,826,000
    Parks and Recreation: $15,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $56,345,000
    Public Welfare: $128,000
    Highways: $64,000
    Natural Resources: $58,000
    Housing and Community Development: $16,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $371,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $7,670,000
    Special Assessments: $1,896,000
    Rents: $1,155,000
    Interest Earnings: $940,000
    Sale of Property: $582,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $279,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $170,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $894,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $20,478,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,075,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,119,000
    Education: $35,000
    Public Welfare: $34,000
  • Tax - Property: $37,444,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $5,367,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $4,081,000
    Other License: $3,072,000
    Other Selective Sales: $513,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $180,000

Santa Rosa County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,779,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,569,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,957,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $931,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $931,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $747,000

Santa Rosa County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $33,881,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,414,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,003
  • Number of aged recipients: 168
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,835
  • Number of recipients under 18: 301
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,354
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 348
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 708
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 843
Santa Rosa County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Santa Rosa County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 19 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,363$172,193546$189,0822,276$178,494116$70,8102$1,853,500281$182,83665$65,831
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED40$188,52544$135,409203$171,3454$43,7500$023$164,60928$43,321
APPLICATIONS DENIED152$153,961112$165,5631,018$177,162101$47,2670$0120$182,98388$55,057
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN116$163,19087$175,437739$180,70115$84,1330$066$150,10625$74,760
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS17$143,05917$266,000193$166,63214$61,0000$020$222,20012$62,833
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 17 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED45$207,57819$189,9472$118,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED15$184,6009$241,5560$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED9$247,88926$189,3851$135,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$113,0008$222,7500$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$175,6673$133,3333$107,667

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Santa Rosa County, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James49269.7 years
William48271.4 years
John47371.8 years
Mary40677.8 years
Robert36669.9 years
Charles26270.9 years
George20174.6 years
Thomas14572.3 years
Joseph14371.2 years
Dorothy13176.8 years
Most common last names in Santa Rosa County, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith26674.6 years
Johnson13073.6 years
Jones12574.4 years
Williams11871.7 years
Davis10772.9 years
Brown10675.8 years
Lewis8677.2 years
Thompson8074.4 years
Nelson8074.9 years
Martin7575.1 years
Businesses in Santa Rosa County, FL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T4Marriott1
Ace Hardware2Maurices1
Advance Auto Parts4McDonald's5
Arby's2Nike2
AutoZone2Office Depot2
Baskin-Robbins2Papa John's Pizza3
Best Western1Penske1
Blockbuster3PetSmart1
Burger King4Pizza Hut5
CVS5Publix Super Markets3
Chevrolet1Quality1
Chick-Fil-A1RadioShack3
Church's Chicken2Red Roof Inn1
ColorTyme1Ruby Tuesday1
Comfort Inn1Rue211
Curves1Ryan's Grill1
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In3
Days Inn2Sears2
Domino's Pizza1Shoe Carnival1
FedEx10Sprint Nextel1
GameStop1Starbucks2
Goodwill1Subway11
H&R Block5T-Mobile4
Hardee's1T.J.Maxx1
Hilton3Taco Bell4
Holiday Inn3Target1
Home Depot1Travelodge1
Jones New York1U-Haul12
KFC2UPS15
Kincaid1Verizon Wireless1
Kmart1Village Inn1
Kroger23Waffle House8
La-Z-Boy2Walgreens3
Lane Furniture2Walmart2
Little Caesars Pizza1YMCA1
Lowe's1

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