Gadsden County, Florida
Gadsden County is located in northwest Florida, along with Bay, Santa Rosa, Escambia, Walton, Holmes, Jackson, Washington, Okaloosa, Calhoun, Liberty, Gulf, Franklin, Leon, Jefferson, and Wakulla counties. Gadsden County is Florida's only predominantly African-American county. It has a population over 45,000. Top industries are education, health & social services; public administration; and retail trade.
Gadsden County's major private employers are Coastal Plywood Company, Talquin Electric Cooperative, T Formation, TeligentEMS, and Super-Valu. Top public employers include Florida State Hospital School, Department of Children, University of Florida, Gadsden County Supervisors Office, and Florida Department of Corrections- Quincy. Cities and towns in Gadsden County include Chattahoochee, Greensboro, Gretna, Havana, Midway, River Junction, and Quincy.
Gadsden?s claim to fame is its "Coke millionaires". Quincy banker Pat Monroe invested in the company when it offered shares to the public for the first time in 1919. He encouraged others to do the same. It is not known just how many Gadsden County residents own shares in Coca-Cola, but a local rumor suggested that the company sent a representative to collect shareholder votes.
Gadsden County Florida Cities
There are 6 cities in Gadsden County Florida. These are listed below. Click on a link for details.
Gadsden County has a population of approximately 46,528 people. The population increased -2.6% 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. Gadsden County is 516.33 square miles and had a population density of 89.8 Persons per square mile in 2010. This compared to 350.6 for Florida and 87.4 for the country.
There are 19,561 housing units in Gadsden 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.) Gadsden County has a 69.7% homeownership rate compared to Florida's rate of 69.0%. Gadsden County's medium household income in 2011 was $33,453, which is lower than the medium income for Florida as a whole: $47,827.
2010 to 2012
2007 to 2011
29.4% of the population in Gadsden County lives below the poverty line, compared to 14.7% in Florida and 14.3% nationwide. Additional Information:
- Gadsden County Census Data
- University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research - Gadsden County
Gadsden 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 Gadsden 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 $1,106 million, Gadsden County's economic activity represents 0.18% of the Florida economy.
|Merchant wholesaler sales||$384||34.7%|
|Accommodation and food services sales||$19||1.7%|
Gadsden County Regional Comparisons
Gadsden County is located in Northwest Florida. This region is responsible for 4.6% of Florida's economic activity. Gadsden County represents 3.8% of the region's economy.
2010 to 2012
2007 to 2011
|Santa Rosa County||158,512||$1,467||4.7%||$55,913||65,728||$173,400|
Gadsden Real Estate
There are 17,901 properties in Gadsden 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||9||$100,000||$44||January 1st, 2013||August 1st, 2013|
|Government Property||344||1.92||1||$130,000||$13||August 1st, 2013||August 1st, 2013|
|Residential Property||0||0.00||287||$80,000||$44||January 1st, 2013||August 1st, 2013|
Commercial Real Estate in Gadsden County, Florida
0( .00%) of the properties in Gadsden County are classified as Commercial. 9 of them sold between January 1st, 2013 and August 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $2,465,000. The median sales price was $100,000. In 2013 the median sales price for Commercial Property in Gadsden County was $44 per sq ft.
Government Real Estate in Gadsden County, Florida
344( 1.92%) of the properties in Gadsden County are classified as Government. 1 of them sold between August 1st, 2013 and August 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $130,000. The median sales price was $130,000. In 2013 the median sales price for Government Property in Gadsden County was $13 per sq ft.
Residential Real Estate in Gadsden County, Florida
0( .00%) of the properties in Gadsden County are classified as Residential. 287 of them sold between January 1st, 2013 and August 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $24,854,841. The median sales price was $80,000. In 2013 the median sales price for A Class Residential Property in Gadsden County was $90 per sq ft, B Class properties sold for $44/ft and C Class $11/ft.
Gadsden Market Data
|Property Usage||Property Count||Total Sq Ft|
|Hotel & Motel||14||183,844|
|Sports & Entertaining||21||151,868|