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Suwannee County, Florida (FL)

County population in 2014: 44,022 (17% urban, 83% rural); it was 34,844 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 6,252
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,751
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 10,903
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,950 (it was 2,557 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

33%

Land area: 688 sq. mi.

Water area: 4.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 64 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Suwannee County: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Construction (17.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 65%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 27%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Suwannee County, Florida:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (77.7%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (11.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (8.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Asian alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  42.0 years
Florida median age:  40.0 years
Males: 22,190  (50.4%)
Females: 21,832  (49.6%)

Suwannee County,FL real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Suwannee County:

2.0 people
Florida:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $32,638 ($29,963 in 1999)

This county:

$32638
Florida:

$46036

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $461 (lower quartile is $358, upper quartile is $600)
This county:

$461
State:

$838


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $94,162 (it was $57,900 in 2000)
Suwannee:

$94,162
Florida:

$153,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $53,063 - $169,819
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $904
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $299

Institutionalized population: 1,345

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 21
  • Robberies: 8
  • Assaults: 141
  • Burglaries: 136
  • Thefts: 363
  • Auto thefts: 39

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 13
  • Robberies: 4
  • Assaults: 111
  • Burglaries: 184
  • Thefts: 406
  • Auto thefts: 62
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 125 buildings, average cost: $91,700
  • 2001: 143 buildings, average cost: $89,700
  • 2002: 131 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2003: 143 buildings, average cost: $114,000
  • 2004: 199 buildings, average cost: $112,100
  • 2007: 123 buildings, average cost: $145,600
  • 2008: 52 buildings, average cost: $122,800
  • 2009: 53 buildings, average cost: $125,100
  • 2010: 50 buildings, average cost: $129,500
  • 2011: 28 buildings, average cost: $190,400
  • 2012: 25 buildings, average cost: $160,900
  • 2013: 28 buildings, average cost: $186,300
  • 2014: 37 buildings, average cost: $192,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $805 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $705 (0.8%)

Suwannee County household income distribution in 2009 Suwannee County home values distribution Suwannee County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 26.3%
(19.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.6% for Black residents, 50.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.5% for American Indian residents, 22.0% for other race residents, 38.2% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 26.3%
Suwannee County:

26.3%
Florida:

17.0%
(19.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.5% for Black residents, 52.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.6% for American Indian residents, 21.5% for other race residents, 38.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 42 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, American Indian residents: 45 years old, Asian residents: 24 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31 years old, Other race residents: 33 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Suwannee County is $454 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $634 a month.

Cities in this county include: McAlpin-Wellborn, Dowling Park, Live Oak, Branford.

Suwannee 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 (%)
32060Live Oak8010101010
32064Live Oak20----
32071O Brien30----

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Neighboring counties: Bay County , St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana , St. James Parish, Louisiana , Presidio County, Texas , San Jacinto County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.3%
Florida:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 953
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 73.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,631 (24% naturalized citizens)

Suwannee County:

4.7%
Whole state:

16.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 685
  • 1990 to 1994: 351
  • 1985 to 1989: 224
  • 1980 to 1984: 73
  • 1975 to 1979: 30
  • 1970 to 1974: 42
  • 1970 to 1974: 26
  • 1965 to 1969: 200

Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 65.3%

Suwannee County marital status for males Suwannee County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 7,290
  • One, attached: 171
  • Two: 266
  • 3 or 4: 89
  • 5 to 9: 60
  • 10 to 19: 23
  • 20 or more: 247
  • Mobile homes: 7,460
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 73

Housing units in Suwannee County with a mortgage: 1,981 (61 second mortgage, 235 home equity loan, 9 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,803

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

71.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Suwannee County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant16,15671
Black Protestant2,26212
Mainline Protestant1,44010
Catholic1,0702
Other9576
None19,666-
Suwannee 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: 6
Suwannee County:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Suwannee County:

8.13 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 17
This county:

4.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Suwannee County:

10.5%
Florida:

9.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Suwannee County:

30.6%
State:

23.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.0%
State:

14.0%

Agriculture in Suwannee County:

Average size of farms: 161 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $128,995
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $812.18
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 3.17%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 76.10%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $92,649
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 23.52%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 40.41%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $46,675
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.41%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 24.25
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 21.29%
Corn for grain: 1807 harvested acres
Vegetables: 6,945 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 732 acres

Earthquake activity:

Suwannee County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Florida state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 351.6 miles away from Suwannee County center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 256.2 miles away from the county center
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) earthquake occurred 263.0 miles away from the county center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 251.2 miles away from the county center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 236.4 miles away from Suwannee County center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 335.3 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:

  • FloridaSevere Storms, Flooding, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: March 26, 2009 to May 5, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1831): April 21, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1831, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • FloridaTropical Storm Fay, Incident Period: August 18, 2008 to September 12, 2008, Emergency Declared (EM-3288): August 21, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3288, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • FloridaTropical Storm Fay, Incident Period: August 18, 2008 to September 12, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1785): August 24, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1785, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • FloridaSuwannee Fire Complex, Incident Period: May 7, 2007, Fire Management Assistance Declared: May 7, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-FM-2689, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • FloridaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3220): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3220, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • FloridaHurricane Jeanne, Incident Period: September 24, 2004 to November 17, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1561): September 26, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1561, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • FloridaHurricane Frances, Incident Period: September 3, 2004 to October 8, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1545): September 4, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1545, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • FloridaHurricane Charley and Tropical Storm Bonnie, Incident Period: August 11, 2004 to August 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1539): August 13, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1539, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm, Hurricane
  • FloridaSuwannee Fire Complex, Incident Period: June 5, 2000, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • FloridaFire Hazard, Incident Period: April 15, 1999 to May 25, 1999, Emergency Declared (EM-3139): April 27, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3139, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Suwannee County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Fires: 4, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Tropical Storms: 3, Storms: 2, Winds: 2, Freeze: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

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

  • Mexico (49%)
  • Cuba (16%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Honduras (4%)
  • Haiti (3%)
  • Canada (3%)
  • India (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Suwannee County (%):

  • United States or American (28%)
  • English (12%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • German (9%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)

Suwannee County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 10,046 (74%)
  • Carpooled: 2,390 (18%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 25 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 35 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 67 (0%)
  • Walked: 283 (2%)
  • Other means: 190 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 460 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


People in group quarters in Suwannee County, Florida in 2000:

  • 398 people in nursing homes
  • 140 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 120 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 5 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Suwannee County, Florida in 2010:

  • 861 people in state prisons
  • 347 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 137 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 25 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 18 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $39,681.

7.89% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,313 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.89%
Florida average:

7.97%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.91% relocated from other counties in Florida ($21,377 average AGI)
1.98% relocated from other states ($6,935 average AGI)
Suwannee County:

1.98%
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 Columbia County, FL  1.68% ($24,667 average AGI)
from Hamilton County, FL  0.40% ($27,769)
from Miami-Dade County, FL  0.30% ($36,079)
from Alachua County, FL  0.28% ($26,778)
from Duval County, FL  0.25% ($30,000)
from Lafayette County, FL  0.23% ($20,733)
from Leon County, FL  0.23% ($14,033)


7.60% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,499 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.60%
Florida average:

7.17%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.61% relocated to other counties in Florida ($18,500 average AGI)
1.99% relocated to other states ($6,999 average AGI)
Suwannee County:

1.99%
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 Columbia County, FL  1.40% ($25,406 average AGI)
to Alachua County, FL  0.39% ($19,100)
to Lafayette County, FL  0.27% ($26,171)
to Duval County, FL  0.27% ($22,543)
to Miami-Dade County, FL  0.27% ($26,400)
to Hillsborough County, FL  0.26% ($20,636)
to Orange County, FL  0.25% ($16,219)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.0

Births per 1000 population in Suwannee County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Suwannee County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Suwannee County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 24.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Suwannee County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Suwannee County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 8,780 (7,092 aged, 1,688 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,289 (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 Suwannee County, Florida in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (603)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (602)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (546)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (390)
  • Unspecified dementia (283)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (281)
  • Generalized and unspecified atherosclerosis (258)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (123)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (123)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (120)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.65
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 1467.580
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 39.81
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 9323

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1473.180
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1364.440
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 2.59

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 18.37
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 41.43

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5.18

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 179.2. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 101.3
  • Other - 77.9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 40,158
  • In family households: 34,022 (7,661 male householders, 3,374 female householders)
    8,030 spouses, 10,652 children (9,578 natural, 320 adopted, 754 stepchildren), 1,362 grandchildren, 424 brothers or sisters, 355 parents, 607 other relatives, 1,248 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 6,136 (2,278 male householders (1,775 living alone)), 2,640 female householders (2,305 living alone)), 1,218 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,393 (1,345 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 5,245 2-persons, 2,303 3-persons, 1,907 4-persons, 916 5-persons, 414 6-persons, 250 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,080 1-person, 656 2-persons, 87 3-persons, 47 4-persons, 27 5-persons, 8 6-persons, 13 7-or-more-persons.

5,192 married couples with children.
1,927 single-parent households (443 men, 1,484 women).

92.7% of residents of Suwannee County speak English at home.
6.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (44% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 26% speak English not well, 21% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (58% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (45% speak English very well, 55% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (68% speak English very well, 32% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $234,266,000 ($6217 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $13,955,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $125,422,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $54,050,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,659,000
Federal grants: $41,673,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,232,000 ($48,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $10,230,000 ($3,796,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $529,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $23,085,000
Federal Government insurance: $49,157,000

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

Births: 2,515
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

63 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,384
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +577
Here:

+15 per 1000 residents
State:

+30 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +3,125
Here:

+81 per 1000 residents
State:

+59 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Suwannee County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.40 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

5.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 249
  • 2000 to 2004: 3,697
  • 1990 to 1999: 4,662
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,663
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,425
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,245
  • 1950 to 1959: 600
  • 1940 to 1949: 613
  • 1939 or earlier: 772
Rooms in houses/apartments in Suwannee County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 216
  • 3 rooms: 854
  • 4 rooms: 1,629
  • 5 rooms: 2,839
  • 6 rooms: 2,687
  • 7 rooms: 1,641
  • 8 rooms: 656
  • 9+ rooms: 374
  • 1 room: 69
  • 2 rooms: 348
  • 3 rooms: 406
  • 4 rooms: 639
  • 5 rooms: 543
  • 6 rooms: 316
  • 7 rooms: 175
  • 8 rooms: 47
  • 9+ rooms: 14
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Suwannee County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 52
  • 1 bedroom: 550
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,080
  • 3 bedrooms: 6,029
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,074
  • 5+ bedrooms: 118
  • no bedroom: 95
  • 1 bedroom: 653
  • 2 bedrooms: 923
  • 3 bedrooms: 775
  • 4 bedrooms: 102
  • 5+ bedrooms: 9
Cars and other vehicles available in Suwannee County, Florida in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 500
  • 1 vehicle: 3,610
  • 2 vehicles: 4,808
  • 3 vehicles: 1,509
  • 4 vehicles: 354
  • 5+ vehicles: 122
  • no vehicle: 514
  • 1 vehicle: 1,274
  • 2 vehicles: 604
  • 3 vehicles: 141
  • 4 vehicles: 15
  • 5+ vehicles: 9

58% of Suwannee County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 74% lived in Florida.

Suwannee County:

57.8%
State average:

51.1%

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

  • This state: 20686
  • Northeast: 3178
  • Midwest: 2959
  • South: 5622
  • West: 572

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $65,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Suwannee County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (60.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26.2%)
  • Utility gas (7.0%)
  • Wood (2.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.4%)
  • No fuel used (1.1%)
  • Electricity (48.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29.9%)
  • Utility gas (12.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.6%)
  • Wood (3.7%)
  • No fuel used (1.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 359
Here:

9.0%
Florida:

11.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 213
Here:

10.6%
Florida:

9.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 158
Here:

18.0%
Florida:

21.0%

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)

Suwannee County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,712,000
    General Public Buildings: $224,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $3,478,000
    Police Protection: $2,670,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,270,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,756,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,737,000
    Financial Administration: $1,104,000
    Parks & Recreation: $964,000
    Central Staff Services: $800,000
    General - Other: $660,000
    Welfare - Other: $623,000
    Housing & Community Development: $462,000
    Fire Protection: $400,000
    Air Transportation: $215,000
    Health Services - Other: $184,000
    Own Hospitals: $107,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $50,000
    Water Utilities: $50,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,394,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health: $202,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $187,000
    Police Protection: $137,000
    General - Other: $93,000
    Financial Administration: $33,000
    Judicial: $6,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,000
    Health - Other: $1,000
    Welfare - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,980,000

Suwannee County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,519,000
    All Other: $1,164,000
    Parks & Recreation: $151,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $82,000
    Housing & Community Development: $49,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,218,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,693,000
    Special Assessments: $1,429,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $602,000
    Rents: $5,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,469,000
    All Other: $2,196,000
    General Support: $1,222,000
    Housing & Community Development: $350,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,133,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $1,417,000
    NEC: $117,000
    Other Selective Sales: $55,000

Suwannee County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $12,200,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $9,001,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $168,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $5,869,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $12,200,000
    Other, NEC: $2,397,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $903,000

Suwannee County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,013,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $8,960,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $12,545,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,333
  • Number of aged recipients: 149
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,184
  • Number of recipients under 18: 248
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 796
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 289
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 523
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 588
Suwannee County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Suwannee County, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James27372.8 years
William25373.8 years
Mary20679.9 years
John20273.3 years
Robert15072.6 years
George12175.0 years
Charles11770.9 years
Annie8378.2 years
Willie8272.6 years
Ruth7483.0 years
Most common last names in Suwannee County, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith12776.0 years
Williams12776.9 years
Johnson11574.9 years
Brown9475.7 years
Jones9173.0 years
Walker5978.3 years
Clark5282.1 years
Lee5175.5 years
Miller4972.9 years
Wilson4876.1 years
Businesses in Suwannee County, FL
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Nike1
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Publix Super Markets1
CVS1RadioShack2
Dairy Queen1Sprint Nextel1
Domino's Pizza1Subway1
Econo Lodge1Taco Bell1
FedEx2True Value1
Ford1U-Haul5
H&R Block2UPS4
Hardee's2Verizon Wireless1
Holiday Inn1Waffle House1
KFC1Walgreens1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1
Lowe's1