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Gilchrist County, FL


Metropolitan Statistical Area: Gainesville, FL
Designated Market Area: Gainesville, FL
USDA County Type (2015): Government, Low Employment, Retirement Destination
American Communities Project County Type (2023): Working Class Country

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2022 population: 18,992   ( 2,053 from 2010)
Land area: 349.7 square miles
Population density: 54.3 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:16,566 87.23% 11.3%
Black:6783.57% 23.3%
Indian:900.47% 42.9%
Asian:1140.60% 90.0%
2+ races:3021.59% 56.5%
Hispanic:1,2426.54% 47.0%
Total non-White:2,42612.77% 17.9%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:428 12.0
Deaths:58816.5
Net Migration: 1,22134.2
Net Immigration: 611.7
Change in White population:1,684 9.9
Change in Non-White pop.:369 2.2




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
16,939
14,88287.86%
8845.22%
630.37%
600.35%
1931.14%
8454.99%
2,05712.14%

2000
14,437
12,81288.74%
9966.90%
500.35%
230.16%
1451.00%
4042.80%
1,62511.26%

1990
9,667
8,67889.77%
7998.27%
340.35%
30.03%
n/a
1531.58%
98910.23%

1980
5,767
5,33392.47%
3415.91%
00.00%
110.19%
n/a
821.42%
4347.53%

1970
3,551
3,24891.47%
2878.08%
30.08%
20.06%
n/a
120.34%
303 8.53%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
1,747 12.1
1,44810.0
2,38016.5
500.3
2,070 14.3
432 3.0
1990's
NumberRate
1,493 15.4
1,23712.8
4,23043.8
350.4
4,134 42.8
636 6.6
1980's
NumberRate
1,173 20.3
762 13.2
3,486 60.4
n/a
3,345 58.0
555 9.6
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
1,968 55.4
n/a
2,085 58.7
131 3.7

Age, Family & Household Data for Gilchrist County, FL

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
42.7
3,591 18.9%
15,401 81.1%
3,628 19.1%
6,872
2.48
4,950 72.0%
3,863 78.0%
456 9.2%
1,922 28.0%

2010
NumberPercent
40.6
3,631 21.4%
13,308 78.6%
2,856 16.9%
6,121
2.58
4,357 71.2%
3,339 76.6%
350 8.0%
1,764 28.8%

2000
NumberPercent
35.4
3,514 24.3%
10,923 75.7%
1,961 13.6%
5,001
2.61
3,704 74.1%
2,992 80.8%
344 9.3%
1,297 25.9%

1990
NumberPercent
33.5
2,422 25.1%
7,245 74.9%
1,344 13.9%
3,297
2.65
2,582 78.3%
2,115 81.9%
214 8.3%
715 21.7%

1980
NumberPercent
31.5
1,746 30.3%
4,021 69.7%
625 10.8%
1,985
2.85
1,575 79.3%
1,411 89.6%
92 5.8%
410 20.7%

2022 Housing Data for Gilchrist County, FL

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units7,579 
Median Value$165,500 
Occupied6,87290.7%
Vacant7079.3%
Owned5,68482.7%
Rented1,18817.3%
Median Rent$801 
Single-Family Units3,73849.3%
    Detached3,71749.0%
    Attached210.3%
Buldings with 5+ Units440.6%
Mobile Homes3,67748.5%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Gilchrist County, FL

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0005407.9%
$10,000 to $14,9992483.6%
$15,000 to $19,9994326.3%
$20,000 to $24,9992643.8%
$25,000 to $29,9993264.7%
$30,000 to $34,9992633.8%
$35,000 to $39,9993244.7%
$40,000 to $44,9992884.2%
$45,000 to $49,9993254.7%
$50,000 to $59,9996649.7%
$60,000 to $74,9995848.5%
$75,000 to $99,99986712.6%
$100,000 to $124,99977211.2%
$125,000 to $149,9993124.5%
$150,000 to $199,9993284.8%
$200,000 or more3354.9%
Median Household Income56,823 
Per Capita Income31,477 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to state81 
Compared to U.S.79 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI3685.4%
Public Assistance1882.7%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps1,30819.0%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed6,91765.4%
Unemployed2102.0%
In Armed Forces00.0%
Total Labor Force7,12767.4%
Not in Labor Force3,44432.6%
Real Unemployment Rate 34.6%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector2,4391,99355.0%
Non-Profit44421767.2%
Self-Employed78521778.3%
Local Government25465627.9%
State Government18822645.4%
Federal Government5413328.9%
Total Private + Self3,2242,21059.3%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.9401,23243.3%
Total4,1643,44254.7%
Pct. Govt.19.9%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts1,04613.8%
Sales and Office Occupations1,56420.6%
Professional, Technical1,29717.1%
Service Occupations1,42718.8%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing1502.0%
All others2,27229.9%
White Collar 51.4%
Industry
 Number%
Retail trade1,14415.0%
Health care and social assistance92712.2%
Construction87411.5%
Educational services83611.0%
Accommodation and food services5236.9%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.4876.4%
Public administration4766.3%
Manufacturing4696.2%
Transportation and warehousing3274.3%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting2853.7%
Other services2543.3%
Real estate and rental and leasing2162.8%
Professional, scientific, technical2052.7%
Finance and insurance1992.6%
Utilities1011.3%
Wholesale trade1011.3%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction861.1%
Arts, entertainment, recreation500.7%
Information410.5%
Management50.1%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Gilchrist County, FL

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican3411.89%
Puerto Rican1720.95%
Cuban1310.72%
Dominican40.02%
Total Central American3501.94%
Costa Rican00.00%
Guatemalan370.20%
Honduran1100.61%
Nicaraguan00.00%
Panamanian120.07%
Salvadoran1911.06%
Other Central American00.00%
Total South American550.30%
Argentinean80.04%
Bolivian00.00%
Chilean00.00%
Colombian40.02%
Ecuadorian00.00%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian430.24%
Uruguayan00.00%
Venezuelan00.00%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic720.40%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Filipino400.22%
Chinese70.04%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English16,12494.1%
Spanish7734.5%
German, other Germanic1010.6%
Tagalog760.4%
Other Indo-European140.1%
Other Asian130.1%
Russian, Polish, other Slavic90.1%
Arabic90.1%
French, Haitian, Cajun70.0%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
Irish2,95916.4%
German2,54014.1%
English1,7179.5%
American1,3047.2%
French9675.4%
Italian7834.3%
Scottish3411.9%
Polish2351.3%
European2181.2%
Hungarian2091.2%
Welsh2081.2%
Scotch-Irish1891.0%
Norwegian1590.9%
Dutch1570.9%
Czech1360.8%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen17,47096.7%
Not a citizen6003.3%
Native17,25695.5%
Foreign-born8144.5%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Gilchrist County, FL

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
573 4.4%1,234 9.6%5,039 39.1%4,162 32.3%1,284 10.0%603 4.7%
  Average years of education: 12.6
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 573 4.4%
9-12 Years 1,234 9.6%
H.S. Grad or GED 5,039 39.1%
Some College 4,162 32.3%
Bach. Degree 1,284 10.0%
Grad Degree 603 4.7%
Average years of education: 12.6

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Gilchrist County, FL

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 4,049 3,725 324 8.0% 6.2%
1991 4,053 3,724 329 8.1% 7.6%
1992 4,086 3,789 297 7.3% 8.4%
1993 4,218 3,953 265 6.3% 7.4%
1994 4,143 3,949 194 4.7% 6.5%
1995 4,374 4,213 161 3.7% 5.6%
1996 4,558 4,361 197 4.3% 5.3%
1997 4,708 4,506 202 4.3% 4.9%
1998 4,761 4,560 201 4.2% 4.4%
1999 4,676 4,483 193 4.1% 3.9%
2000 6,487 6,252 235 3.6% 3.8%
2001 6,622 6,336 286 4.3% 4.4%
2002 6,702 6,407 295 4.4% 4.9%
2003 6,925 6,659 266 3.8% 4.5%
2004 7,080 6,847 233 3.3% 3.8%
2005 7,441 7,258 183 2.5% 2.9%
2006 7,675 7,506 169 2.2% 2.5%
2007 7,574 7,335 239 3.2% 3.3%
2008 7,781 7,372 409 5.3% 5.7%
2009 7,633 6,973 660 8.6% 9.6%
2010 6,814 6,102 712 10.4% 10.8%
2011 6,817 6,116 701 10.3% 10.0%
2012 6,675 6,051 624 9.3% 8.6%
2013 6,608 6,066 542 8.2% 7.5%
2014 6,548 6,094 454 6.9% 6.4%
2015 6,524 6,151 373 5.7% 5.5%
2016 6,698 6,360 338 5.0% 4.9%
2017 6,814 6,509 305 4.5% 4.2%
2018 7,023 6,754 269 3.8% 3.6%
2019 7,303 7,043 260 3.6% 3.3%
2020 7,028 6,683 345 4.9% 7.7%
2021 7,275 6,997 278 3.8% 4.6%
2022 7,408 7,184 224 3.0% 2.9%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com