Gilchrist County, Florida
Gilchrist County is located in North Central Florida, along with Alachua, Madison, Hamilton, Taylor, Suwannee, Union, Bradford, Lafayette, Dixie, Levy, Marion, and Columbia counties. Cities in Gilchrist County are Bell and Trenton (county seat).
The leading industries in Gilchrist County are healthcare, water bottling, dairy, and wood products. Major private sector employers for Gilchrist County are Ayers Health & Rehabilitation, CCDA Waters, Tri-County Health Center, Alliance Dairy, and North Florida Holsteins. Top public sector employers include Gilchrist School District, Gilchrist County Government, and Gilchrist Sheriff's Office.
The newest county in Florida, having been created in 1925, Gilchrist County is very rural. Owing to rapid population growth since the 1960s, the population is a bit over 16,000. There is only one traffic light in the entire county and no roads with more than one lane of traffic moving in one direction.
The rural county is a significant agricultural producer. It ranks number sixteen for number of cattle in Florida. Gilchrist also produces significant quantities of blueberries, peppers, cucumbers, potatoes, and squash.
Gilchrist County Florida Cities
There are 2 cities in Gilchrist County Florida. These are listed below. Click on a link for details.
Gilchrist County has a population of approximately 16,815 people. The population increased -0.7% 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. Gilchrist County is 349.68 square miles and had a population density of 48.4 Persons per square mile in 2010. This compared to 350.6 for Florida and 87.4 for the country.
There are 7,367 housing units in Gilchrist 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.) Gilchrist County has a 81.2% homeownership rate compared to Florida's rate of 69.0%. Gilchrist County's medium household income in 2011 was $38,467, which is lower than the medium income for Florida as a whole: $47,827.
2010 to 2012
2007 to 2011
17.9% of the population in Gilchrist County lives below the poverty line, compared to 14.7% in Florida and 14.3% nationwide. Additional Information:
- Gilchrist County Census Data
- University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research - Gilchrist County
Gilchrist 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 Gilchrist 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 $63 million, Gilchrist County's economic activity represents 0.01% of the Florida economy.
|Merchant wholesaler sales||$2||3.7%|
|Accommodation and food services sales||$8||12.9%|
Gilchrist County Regional Comparisons
Gilchrist County is located in North Central Florida. This region is responsible for 2.6% of Florida's economic activity. Gilchrist County represents 0.4% of the region's economy.
2010 to 2012
2007 to 2011
Gilchrist Real Estate
There are 6,690 properties in Gilchrist 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||6||$237,600||$82||January 1st, 2013||April 1st, 2013|
|Residential Property||0||0.00||118||$45,500||$33||January 1st, 2013||September 1st, 2013|
Commercial Real Estate in Gilchrist County, Florida
0( .00%) of the properties in Gilchrist County are classified as Commercial. 6 of them sold between January 1st, 2013 and April 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $1,122,700. The median sales price was $237,600. In 2013 the median sales price for Commercial Property in Gilchrist County was $82 per sq ft.
Residential Real Estate in Gilchrist County, Florida
0( .00%) of the properties in Gilchrist County are classified as Residential. 118 of them sold between January 1st, 2013 and September 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $7,766,914. The median sales price was $45,500. In 2013 the median sales price for A Class Residential Property in Gilchrist County was $73 per sq ft, B Class properties sold for $33/ft and C Class $15/ft.
Gilchrist Market Data
|Property Usage||Property Count||Total Sq Ft|
|Hotel & Motel||322||60,093|
|Sports & Entertaining||2||6,828|