Redbay, Florida

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Population in July 2007: 3,763.
Males: 1,866  (49.6%)
Females: 1,897  (50.4%)
Median resident age:

38.4 years
Florida median age:

38.7 years

Zip code: 32455

Estimated median household income in 2019: $54,431 (it was $29,177 in 2000)
Redbay:

$54,431
FL:

$59,227

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $22,986 (it was $13,762 in 2000)

Redbay CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $164,165 (it was $52,100 in 2000)
Redbay:

$164,165
FL:

$245,100

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $393,491; detached houses: $461,326; townhouses or other attached units: $443,338; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $483,565; mobile homes: $75,626; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $25,153
March 2019 cost of living index in Redbay: 86.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Redbay, FL (2000)
    • 2,51286.1%White alone
    • 2789.5%Black alone
    • 602.1%Two or more races
    • 321.1%American Indian alone
    • 281.0%Hispanic
    • 70.2%Asian alone

Races in Redbay detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 200 feet

Land area: 121.7 square miles.

Population density: 31 people per square mile   (very low).

Redbay, Florida map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Redbay CCD:

0.4% ($199)
Florida:

1.4% ($1,262)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dothan, AL (53.4 miles , pop. 57,737).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (120.0 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (564.2 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Ponce de Leon, FL (2.6 miles ),
De Funiak Springs, FL (3.0 miles ),
Westville, FL (3.5 miles ),
Freeport, FL (3.5 miles ),
Caryville, FL (3.8 miles ),
Ebro, FL (3.9 miles ),
Vernon, FL (4.1 miles ),
Paxton-Darlington, FL (4.5 miles )

Latitude: 30.64 N, Longitude: 86.00 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 850

Distribution of median household income in Redbay, FL in 2019
Redbay satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.5%
Florida:

6.3%
Most common industries in Redbay, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (16.6%)
  • Public administration (11.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.9%)
  • Educational services (7.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.6%)
  • Health care (5.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (24.3%)
  • Public administration (10.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (7.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.9%)
  • Health care (3.9%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (12.7%)
  • Educational services (12.2%)
  • Public administration (12.0%)
  • Health care (7.6%)
  • Construction (7.1%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (5.5%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Redbay, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.7%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.5%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Carpenters (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.2%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (7.4%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Carpenters (4.3%)
  • Construction laborers (3.5%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.1%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.9%)
  • Cashiers (5.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.2%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.1%)

Average climate in Redbay, Florida

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Tornado activity:

Redbay-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Florida state average. It is 29% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/10/1967, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.4 miles away from the Redbay place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 3/1/2007, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 44.3 miles away from the place center killed 9 people and injured 50 people and caused $250 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Redbay-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Florida state average. It is 66% 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 82.6 miles away from Redbay center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 306.3 miles away from Redbay 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 204.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 267.2 miles away from Redbay center
On 9/3/2020 at 15:07:53, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 75.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 179.5 miles away from Redbay center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Walton County (28) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 13, Floods: 7, Storms: 5, Fires: 4, Tropical Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Redbay:

  • CHAUTAUQUA REHABILITATION AND NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL)
  • FMC - DEFUNIAK SPRINGS (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Redbay:

  • Northwest Florida State College (about 30 miles; Niceville, FL; Full-time enrollment: 5,052)
  • Gulf Coast State College (about 36 miles; Panama City, FL; FT enrollment: 4,474)
  • Enterprise State Community College (about 47 miles; Enterprise, AL; FT enrollment: 2,101)
  • George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan (about 57 miles; Dothan, AL; FT enrollment: 3,611)
  • Pensacola State College (about 73 miles; Pensacola, FL; FT enrollment: 8,740)
  • The University of West Florida (about 74 miles; Pensacola, FL; FT enrollment: 10,240)
  • Troy University (about 81 miles; Troy, AL; FT enrollment: 16,148)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Redbay: Story Landing (A), Walton County Fire Rescue Station 8 Redbay Fire and Rescue (B), Walton County Fire Rescue Station 2 United Emergency Medical Services (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Redbay include: Pleasant Valley Church (A), Saint John Church (B), Saint Johns Church (C), Magnolia Church (D), Knox Hill Church (E), Indian Creek Church (F), Holiness Church (G), Gillis Chapel (H), Euchee Valley Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Redbay Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes: Berry Ann Lake (A), Mountain Sink (B), Little Lost Lake (C), Endless Lake (D), Gar Pond (E), Lost Lake (F), C J King Junior Pond (G), S D Ingram Pond One (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Morrison Spring Run (A), Ward Branch (B), Oak Grove Branch (C), Big Branch (D), Spears Branch (E), Bruce Creek (F), Reedy Creek (G), Camp Branch (H), Big Head Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Walton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.5 people
Florida:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

68.2%
Whole state:

65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.3%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

15.4%
Whole state:

12.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

5.1%
Whole state:

5.7%
27 people in residential treatment centers for adults in 2010
31 people in homes for the mentally ill in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Redbay:

Marital status in Redbay, FL
  • Never married: 16.2%
  • Now married: 64.5%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

For population 25 years and over in Redbay:

  • High school or higher: 63.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.9
Florida average:

12.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Redbay, FL (based on Walton County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,13381
Catholic3,6384
Mainline Protestant3,32420
Black Protestant1,26610
Other8765
None32,806-
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. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 12
Here:

2.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Walton County:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Walton County:

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 42
Here:

7.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 71
Walton County:

13.46 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Walton County:

9.5%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Walton County:

26.2%
Florida:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Walton County:

12.5%
Florida:

14.0%

12.49% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($139,282 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.49%
Florida average:

7.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Okaloosa County, FL  3.09% ($74,710 average AGI)
from Bay County, FL  0.83% ($91,819)
from Santa Rosa County, FL  0.26% ($128,254)


9.28% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($74,897 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.28%
Florida average:

6.59%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Okaloosa County, FL  2.54% ($61,538 average AGI)
to Bay County, FL  0.72% ($49,826)
to Holmes County, FL  0.24% ($29,643)

Strongest AM radio stations in Redbay:

  • WZEP (1460 AM; 10 kW; DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL; Owner: WALTON COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGTX (1280 AM; 5 kW; DE FUNIAK SPRINGS, FL)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WEBY (1330 AM; 25 kW; MILTON, FL; Owner: SPINNAKER LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WJSB (1050 AM; 5 kW; CRESTVIEW, FL; Owner: CRESTVIEW BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WOOF (560 AM; 5 kW; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: WOOF, INC.)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WDIZ (590 AM; 3 kW; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQLS (1200 AM; 10 kW; OZARK, AL; Owner: STYLES BROADCASTING OF DOTHAN, INC.)
  • WBZR (1120 AM; daytime; 2 kW; DESTIN, FL; Owner: DESTINY COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WLTG (1430 AM; 5 kW; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: HOUR GROUP BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTKN (1560 AM; daytime; 5 kW; DALEVILLE, AL; Owner: JOSEPH A. ADAMS, SR.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Redbay:

  • WDJR (96.9 FM; ENTERPRISE, AL; Owner: GULF SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFSY (98.5 FM; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMXZ (103.1 FM; DE FUNIAK SPRINGS, FL; Owner: QANTUM OF FORT WALTON BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WRJM-FM (93.7 FM; GENEVA, AL; Owner: STAGE DOOR DEVELOPMENT, INC.)
  • WAKJ (91.3 FM; DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL; Owner: FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, INC.)
  • WYYX (97.7 FM; BONIFAY, FL; Owner: STYLES MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WFSW (89.1 FM; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKSM (99.5 FM; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WPAP-FM (92.5 FM; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZNS (96.5 FM; FORT WALTON BEACH, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWAV (102.1 FM; SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL; Owner: QANTUM OF FORT WALTON BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WSBZ (106.3 FM; MIRAMAR BEACH, FL; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Redbay:

  • WTVY (Channel 4; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WBIF (Channel 51; MARIANNA, FL; Owner: MARIANNA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPCT (Channel 46; PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL; Owner: BEACH TV PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • WMBB (Channel 13; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WWEO-CA (Channel 24; DeFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL; Owner: WORLD EVANGELISM OUTREACH)
  • W17CG (Channel 17; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: RICHARD & LISA GOETZ)
  • WFSG (Channel 56; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS OF FLORIDA)
  • WJHG-TV (Channel 7; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: WJHG LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WPGX (Channel 28; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: WAITT LICENSE CO. OF FLORIDA, INC.)
  • W14CN (Channel 14; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: RICHARD & LISA GOETZ)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Jessica Norrid, About 1 Mile W Of Highway 81 & About 80 Yards N Of Rock Hill Rd. (Lat: 30.592306 Lon: -85.960722), Type: 79.2, Structure height: 12131 m, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: Branch Towers, LLC, Jessica.Norrid@branchcomm.Net, , Tulsa, Phone: (918) 949-4551
  • Jessica Norrid, About 1 Mile W Of Highway 81 & About 80 Yards N Of Rock Hill Rd. (Lat: 30.592306 Lon: -85.960722), Type: 79.2, Structure height: 12131 m, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: Branch Towers, LLC, Jessica.Norrid@branchcomm.Net, , Tulsa, Phone: (918) 949-4551
  • Jessica Norrid, About 1 Mile W Of Highway 81 & About 80 Yards N Of Rock Hill Rd. (Lat: 30.592306 Lon: -85.960722), Type: 79.2, Structure height: 12131 m, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: Branch Towers, LLC, Jessica.Norrid@branchcomm.Net, , Tulsa, Phone: (918) 949-4551

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Redbay, FL
  • 67.2%Electricity
  • 31.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.8%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Redbay, FL
  • 67.2%Electricity
  • 25.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.6%No fuel used


Redbay compared to Florida state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Redbay on our top lists:

  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally ill (population 1,000+)"
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