Gulf County, Florida
Gulf County is located in northwest Florida, along with Bay, Santa Rosa, Escambia, Walton, Holmes, Jackson, Washington, Okaloosa, Calhoun, Liberty, Franklin, Gadsden, Leon, Jefferson, and Wakulla counties. The largest industries are trade, transportation & utility; education & health services; and financial activities. Major private sector employers are GAC Contractors, Bay St. Joseph Care & Rehabilitation Center, Duren's Piggly Wiggly, Fairpoint Communications, and Raffield Fisheries. The top public sector employers include Florida Department of Corrections, Gulf County School District, and County of Gulf. Cities and towns in Gulf County include Port St. Joe (county seat), Wewahitchka, and White City.
Gulf County Florida Cities
There are 2 cities in Gulf County Florida. These are listed below. Click on a link for details.
Gulf County has a population of approximately 15,718 people. The population increased -0.9% 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. Gulf County is 564.01 square miles and had a population density of 28.1 Persons per square mile in 2010. This compared to 350.6 for Florida and 87.4 for the country.
There are 9,148 housing units in Gulf 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.) Gulf County has a 74.8% homeownership rate compared to Florida's rate of 69.0%. Gulf County's medium household income in 2011 was $41,291, which is lower than the medium income for Florida as a whole: $47,827.
2010 to 2012
2007 to 2011
17.5% of the population in Gulf County lives below the poverty line, compared to 14.7% in Florida and 14.3% nationwide. Additional Information:
Gulf 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 Gulf 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 $95 million, Gulf County's economic activity represents 0.02% of the Florida economy.
|Merchant wholesaler sales||$0||0.0%|
|Accommodation and food services sales||$19||19.7%|
Gulf County Regional Comparisons
Gulf County is located in Northwest Florida. This region is responsible for 4.6% of Florida's economic activity. Gulf County represents 0.3% 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|
Gulf Real Estate
There are 8,711 properties in Gulf 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||13||$66,000||$22||February 1st, 2013||September 1st, 2013|
|Residential Property||0||0.00||290||$114,500||$75||January 1st, 2013||October 1st, 2013|
Commercial Real Estate in Gulf County, Florida
0( .00%) of the properties in Gulf County are classified as Commercial. 13 of them sold between February 1st, 2013 and September 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $1,106,200. The median sales price was $66,000. In 2013 the median sales price for Commercial Property in Gulf County was $22 per sq ft.
Residential Real Estate in Gulf County, Florida
0( .00%) of the properties in Gulf County are classified as Residential. 290 of them sold between January 1st, 2013 and October 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $44,986,400. The median sales price was $114,500. In 2013 the median sales price for A Class Residential Property in Gulf County was $155 per sq ft, B Class properties sold for $75/ft and C Class $16/ft.
Gulf Market Data
|Property Usage||Property Count||Total Sq Ft|
|Hotel & Motel||294||123,517|
|Sports & Entertaining||18||90,652|