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Taylor County, Florida (FL)


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County population in 2012: 22,744 (31% urban, 69% rural); it was 19,256 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,825
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,234
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,725
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,861 (it was 1,451 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

33%

Land area: 1042 sq. mi.
Water area: 190.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 22 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Taylor County: 82.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (20.3%), Educational,health and social services (16.4%), Retail trade (13.9%), Public administration (13.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 73%
  • Government: 20%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 8%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Median resident age:  41.0 years
Florida median age:  40.0 years

Males: 12,554  (43.6%)
Females: 10,016  (56.4%)

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Taylor County,FL real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Taylor County:

2.0 people
Florida:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $34,609 ($30,032 in 1999)
This county:

$34609
Florida:

$44736

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $382 (lower quartile is $247, upper quartile is $525)
This county:

$382
State:

$802


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $75,619 (it was $53,900 in 2000)
Taylor County:

$75,619
Florida:

$182,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $44,663 - $130,777

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $225,389
Here:

$225,389
State:

$275,879

Townhouses or other attached units: $560,354
Here:

$560,354
State:

$195,815

Mobile homes: $61,686
Here:

$61,686
State:

$43,568

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $9,116
Here:

$9,116
State:

$47,032
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,247
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $331

Institutionalized population: 3,250

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


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


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Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $739 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $484 (0.6%)


Taylor County household income distribution in 2009 Taylor County home values distribution


Taylor County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 22.9%
(15.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 52.5% for Black residents, 32.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 4.3% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 41 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 44 years old, Asian residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 33 years old, Other race residents: 31 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

18.0%
Whole state:

12.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

6.8%
Whole state:

5.7%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Taylor County is $452 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $602 a month.

Cities in this county include: Perry, Steinhatchee.

Taylor 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 (%)
32347Perry401010
32348Perry633----


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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Taylor County: Adams Beach (A), Spring Warrior Camp (B), Camp Misery (C), Huxford Camp (D), Cedar Island (E), Jabo Camp (F), Jug Island (G), Lake Bird (H), Ezell Camp (I), Fenholloway River Approach Light (J), Econfina Landing (K), San Carlos Golf Course (L), Yates Camp (M), Spring Warriors (N), Taylor Correctional Institution (O), Taylor Correctional Institution Annex (P), Fenholloway Station (Q), Foley Station (R), Foley Junction (S), West District Fire Authority (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Taylor County include: Athena Church (A), Pleasant Grove Church (B), Purity Church (C), Little Saint John Church (D), Oakland Church (E), Friendship Baptist Church (F), First Presbyterian Church (G), Calvary Baptist Church (H), Saint Johns Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Poorspot Cemetery (1), Carlton Cemetery (2), Shiloh Cemetery (3), New Hope Cemetery (4), Sealey Cemetery (5), Sandhill Cemetery (6), Faulkner Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Minom Sog (A), Andrews Lake (B), Bear Harbor Lake (C), Big Lilly Lake (D), Bird Pond (E), Mud Lake (F), Horse Pond (G), Nose Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Smith McCullah Creek (A), Smokehouse Creek (B), Snipe Creek (C), Bevins Creek (D), Big Bear Creek (E), Regular Creek (F), California Creek (G), Natural Well Branch (H), Fish Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Taylor County include: Tide Swamp Wildlife Management Area (1), Big Bend Wildlife Management Area (2), Forest Capital Museum State Park (3), Econfina River State Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: Bonita Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Dixie County , Jefferson County , Lafayette County , Madison County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 585
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 70.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 8.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 319 (76% naturalized citizens)

Taylor County:

1.7%
Whole state:

16.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 87.4%

Taylor County marital status for males
Taylor County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Taylor County with a mortgage: 1,507 (116 second mortgage, 44 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,676

Here:

47.3% with mortgage
State:

71.7% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 47.13%
Here47.1%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 9,075
Total congregations: 44

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurches of ChristChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents6,553 (72.2%)628 (6.9%)371 (4.1%)345 (3.8%)307 (3.4%)
Congregations17 (38.6%)5 (11.4%)1 (2.3%)4 (9.1%)4 (9.1%)
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Assemblies of GodChurch of God of ProphecyChurch of God (Anderson, Indiana)Other
Adherents220 (2.4%)200 (2.2%)100 (1.1%)100 (1.1%)251 (2.8%)
Congregations1 (2.3%)1 (2.3%)2 (4.5%)1 (2.3%)8 (18.2%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Taylor County - Perry, Steinhatchee

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
This county:

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Taylor County:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
This county:

6.18 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Taylor County:

5.23 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.9%
Florida:

9.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.5%
Florida:

23.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Taylor County:

9.9%
State:

14.0%


Agriculture in Taylor County:

Average size of farms: 532 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $132,221
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $835.59
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 94.56%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $105,752
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.62%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 9.89%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $31,207
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.05%
Average age of principal farm operators: 60 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.15

Tornado activity:

Taylor County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Florida state average. It is 1.8 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 6 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/12/1974, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Taylor County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Paper (8%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

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




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





Taylor County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,547 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 1,150 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 13 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 22 (0%)
  • Walked: 212 (3%)
  • Other means: 134 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 140 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $42,758.

6.32% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($56,256 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.32%
Florida average:

8.71%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.46% relocated from other counties in Florida ($45,376 average AGI)
1.86% relocated from other states ($10,880 average AGI)
Taylor County:

1.86%
Florida average:

4.24%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Leon County, FL  0.54% ($29,528 average AGI)
from Suwannee County, FL  0.29% ($38,105)
from Hillsborough County, FL  0.29% ($31,737)
from Madison County, FL  0.26% ($37,882)
from Wakulla County, FL  0.18% ($22,500)
from Dixie County, FL  0.18% ($15,083)
from Alachua County, FL  0.17% ($23,455)


5.28% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,041 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.28%
Florida average:

7.73%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.37% relocated to other counties in Florida ($17,128 average AGI)
1.91% relocated to other states ($9,913 average AGI)
Taylor County:

1.91%
Florida average:

3.31%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Leon County, FL  0.76% ($29,960 average AGI)
to Madison County, FL  0.26% ($32,588)
to Dixie County, FL  0.20% ($25,154)
to Alachua County, FL  0.18% ($20,083)
to Hillsborough County, FL  0.18% ($24,583)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.3

Births per 1000 population in Taylor County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Taylor County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Taylor County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,227 (2,593 aged, 634 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.18
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11544.24
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 248.820
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 36457.42

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1253.690
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1146.670
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10.19

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 10.61
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 45.87

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5.1

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 175.4. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 19,316

Size of family households: 2,625 2-persons, 1,204 3-persons, 861 4-persons, 401 5-persons, 197 6-persons, 101 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,132 1-person, 335 2-persons, 43 3-persons, 15 4-persons, 4 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

95.7% of residents of Taylor County speak English at home.
2.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (74% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (59% speak English very well, 41% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $133,571,000 ($6924 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $15,577,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $54,634,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $30,917,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $9,000
Federal grants: $32,869,000
Federal procurement contracts: $12,625,000 ($11,982,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,517,000 ($255,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $239,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,249,000
Federal Government insurance: $67,036,000

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

Births: 1,214
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

63 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,145
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +11
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+30 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +320
Here:

+16 per 1000 residents
State:

+59 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Taylor County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.73 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.4
State:

5.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

3.8

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Taylor County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 18
  • 2 rooms: 136
  • 3 rooms: 339
  • 4 rooms: 880
  • 5 rooms: 1,658
  • 6 rooms: 1,245
  • 7 rooms: 761
  • 8 rooms: 427
  • 9+ rooms: 261
  • 1 room: 14
  • 2 rooms: 93
  • 3 rooms: 209
  • 4 rooms: 388
  • 5 rooms: 442
  • 6 rooms: 202
  • 7 rooms: 71
  • 8 rooms: 14
  • 9+ rooms: 18
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Taylor County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 18
  • 1 bedroom: 323
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,516
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,186
  • 4 bedrooms: 605
  • 5+ bedrooms: 77
  • no bedroom: 14
  • 1 bedroom: 266
  • 2 bedrooms: 612
  • 3 bedrooms: 504
  • 4 bedrooms: 48
  • 5+ bedrooms: 7
Cars and other vehicles available in Taylor County, Florida in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 360
  • 1 vehicle: 1,789
  • 2 vehicles: 2,554
  • 3 vehicles: 779
  • 4 vehicles: 183
  • 5+ vehicles: 60
  • no vehicle: 428
  • 1 vehicle: 660
  • 2 vehicles: 296
  • 3 vehicles: 54
  • 4 vehicles: 5
  • 5+ vehicles: 8

61% of Taylor County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 52% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 71% lived in Florida.

Taylor County:

61.5%
State average:

51.1%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $41,300


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 Taylor County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (55.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21.0%)
  • Utility gas (19.7%)
  • Wood (2.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.0%)
  • Electricity (45.3%)
  • Utility gas (33.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19.5%)
  • Wood (1.1%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 144
Here:

6.3%
Florida:

11.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 53
Here:

4.4%
Florida:

9.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 59
Here:

11.6%
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 (Noninst.)


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Taylor County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Taylor County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Taylor County, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James18870.2 years
John13473.7 years
William12873.9 years
Mary9979.7 years
Robert7669.0 years
Willie7570.7 years
Charles6670.4 years
Annie6177.9 years
George5575.1 years
Henry4473.4 years
Most common last names in Taylor County, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams9172.9 years
Johnson5970.1 years
Brown5377.9 years
Parker5376.8 years
Jones5375.5 years
Smith5173.5 years
Jackson4975.9 years
Davis4572.9 years
Padgett3771.7 years
Miller3472.3 years
Businesses in Taylor County, FL
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware2McDonald's1
CVS1Nike1
Curves1Payless1
Days Inn1Pizza Hut1
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack1
FedEx1SONIC Drive-In1
H&R Block1T-Mobile1
Holiday Inn1True Value1
KFC1U-Haul3
Kmart1UPS3
Lane Furniture1Walgreens1
MasterBrand Cabinets1Walmart1

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