Baker County, Florida
Baker County is part of the Northeast Florida region, along with Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam, St John's, and Flagler counties. Towns and cities in Baker County include Glen St. Mary, Macclenny, and the unincorporated community of Sanderson. The county is home to over 25,000 people.
Baker County is a primarily rural area. Its largest industries by employment are trade, transportation & utility; public administration; and construction. Major private sector employers for Baker County include Wal-Mart Distribution Center, Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital & Healthcare, Ray's Nursery, Macclenny Nursing & Rehab Center, and Earthworks of Northeast Florida, Inc. Top public sector employers are Northeast Florida State Hospital, Baker County School Board, Baker Correctional Institute, and Baker County Board of Commissioners.
A lightly-inhabited county, Baker has thousands of acres available for outdoor recreation, including the John M. Bethea State Forest. Partially within Baker County, Osceola National Forest is a destination for hunters as well as a historical center for logging and turpentine. Baker County has a trail within the forest connecting historic sites related to the Seminole Indians.
The major tourist attraction in Baker County is the Olustee Battlefield. Olustee was the site of the only major American Civil War battle in the state of Florida. The site include a walking trail and a visitor center. Every February, reenactors visit the site, and tens of thousands visit to see them.
Despite being a rural county, there is little commercial agricultural production. Baker County ranks number 51 among Florida counties for number of cattle and calves. The eastern portions of the county are growing as bedroom communities for Jacksonville, especially the county seat of Macclenny with its location on I-10 and US 90.
Baker County Florida Cities
There are 4 cities in Baker County Florida. These are listed below. Click on a link for details.
Baker County has a population of approximately 27,086 people. The population increased -0.1% from 2010 to 2012. This compared to a 2.7% increase for the State of Florida and a 1.7% increase for the country as a whole. Baker County is 585.23 square miles and had a population density of 46.3 Persons per square mile in 2010. This compared to 350.6 for Florida and 87.4 for the country.
There are 9,782 housing units in Baker County (a housing unit is defined by the US Census Bureau as a house, apartment, mobile home, group of rooms, or single room that is occupied as separate living quarters.) Baker County has a 76.1% homeownership rate compared to Florida's rate of 69.0%. Baker County's medium household income in 2011 was $47,041, which is lower than the medium income for Florida as a whole: $47,827.
2010 to 2012
2007 to 2011
16.5% of the population in Baker County lives below the poverty line, compared to 14.7% in Florida and 14.3% nationwide. Additional Information:
- Baker County Census Data
- University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research - Baker County
Baker County Economic Activity
The U.S. Bureau of the Census, Economic , 2007 calculated the total value manufacturing, merchant wholesaler, retail sales and food service sales in Baker County. The Census measured activity of large and medium-sized firms during calendar year 2007. It does not include every aspect of the economy but can be used as a measure of economic activity.
At $200 million, Baker County's economic activity represents 0.03% of the Florida economy.
|Merchant wholesaler sales||$0||0.0%|
|Accommodation and food services sales||$20||9.9%|
Baker County Regional Comparisons
Baker County is located in Northeastern Florida. This region is responsible for 8.7% of Florida's economic activity. Baker County represents 0.4% of the region's economy.
2010 to 2012
2007 to 2011
|St. Johns County||202,188||$3,952||6.4%||$64,153||91,348||$279,700|
Baker Real Estate
There are 14,683 properties in Baker County. The following table shows a summary of them based on 2013 sales data.
|Usage Type||Property Count||%||Sales Count||Median Price||Median Price/Ft||Sales From||To|
|Commercial Property||0||0.00||3||$112,800||$67||February 1st, 2013||August 1st, 2013|
|Miscellaneous Property||46||0.31||3||$99,000||$52||June 1st, 2013||July 1st, 2013|
|Residential Property||0||0.00||328||$81,500||$57||January 1st, 2013||October 1st, 2013|
Commercial Real Estate in Baker County, Florida
0( .00%) of the properties in Baker County are classified as Commercial. 3 of them sold between February 1st, 2013 and August 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $611,800. The median sales price was $112,800. In 2013 the median sales price for Commercial Property in Baker County was $67 per sq ft.
Miscellaneous Real Estate in Baker County, Florida
46( .31%) of the properties in Baker County are classified as Miscellaneous. 3 of them sold between June 1st, 2013 and July 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $333,000. The median sales price was $99,000. In 2013 the median sales price for Miscellaneous Property in Baker County was $52 per sq ft.
Residential Real Estate in Baker County, Florida
0( .00%) of the properties in Baker County are classified as Residential. 328 of them sold between January 1st, 2013 and October 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $33,451,290. The median sales price was $81,500. In 2013 the median sales price for A Class Residential Property in Baker County was $97 per sq ft, B Class properties sold for $57/ft and C Class $21/ft.
Baker Market Data
|Property Usage||Property Count||Total Sq Ft|
|Hotel & Motel||7||69,639|
|Sports & Entertaining||18||46,356|