Gilchrist County, Florida Population 2024

20,172

Gilchrist County, Florida's estimated 2024 population is 20,172 with a growth rate of 2.99% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Gilchrist County, Florida is the 56th largest county in Florida. The 2010 population was 17,006 and has seen a growth of 18.62% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202923,0975852.6%
202822,5125852.67%
202721,9275852.74%
202621,3425852.82%
202520,7575852.9%
202420,1725852.99%
202319,5875853.08%
202219,0026863.75%
202118,3164342.43%
202017,882-690-3.72%
201918,5723091.69%
201818,2633642.03%
201717,8992921.66%
201617,6072131.22%
201517,3943872.28%
201417,007350.21%
201316,972640.38%
201216,908-94-0.55%
201117,002-4-0.02%
201017,00600%
19909,6673,90067.63%
19805,7672,21662.4%
19703,55168323.81%
19602,868-631-18.03%
19503,499-751-17.67%
19404,2501132.73%
19304,137-18,960-82.09%
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2024 Growth Rate
2.99% (585)
County Website
Gilchrist County
State
Florida
County Seat
2020 Population
17,882
Area
350 mi²
Density
58 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
12.81% (2,290)
Founded
December 4, 1925

Gilchrist County, Florida Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White16,39690.74%
Two or more races7594.2%
Black or African American5863.24%
Other race2311.28%
Native American480.27%
Asian470.26%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander30.02%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Gilchrist County, Florida Population by Race

Gilchrist County, Florida Population Pyramid 2024

Gilchrist County, Florida Median Age

42.7

Total

39

Male

46.7

Female

Gilchrist County, Florida Adults

There are 14,479 adults, (3,628 of whom are seniors) in Gilchrist County, Florida.

Gilchrist County, Florida Age Dependency

66.5

Age Dependency Ratio

33.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Gilchrist County, Florida Sex Ratio

Female8,75048.42%
Male9,32051.58%

Gilchrist County, Florida Population by Age

Gilchrist County, Florida Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,8722.4882.717.3
Married3,8632.9991.98.1
Non Family1,9221.237525
Female7032.9260.639.4
Male3842.9269.530.5

2.9

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

82.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Gilchrist County, Florida Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5734.44%
9th to 12th Grade1,2349.57%
High School Graduate5,03939.08%
Some College2,80921.78%
Associates Degree1,35310.49%
Bachelors Degree1,2849.96%
Graduate Degree6034.68%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Gilchrist County, Florida Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Gilchrist County, Florida Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White11,50510,1881,731
Hispanic67234814
2+ Races426383101
Black3402039
Other Race19416512
Asian443326
Native American2530
Islander330

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 59.09%.

Gilchrist County, Florida Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$38,864$53,447$28,361
Less Than 9th Grade$43,542$53,974$23,231
High School Graduate$30,856$45,703$25,239
Some College$34,953$49,318$24,682
Bachelors Degree$55,541$77,442$46,538
Graduate Degree$72,619$0$58,889

$38,864

Average Earnings

$53,447

Average Male

$28,361

Average Female

Gilchrist County, Florida Earnings by Educational Attainment

Gilchrist County, Florida Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Gilchrist County, Florida Language

94.11% of Gilchrist County, Florida residents speak only English, while 5.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.51% of the population.

Gilchrist County, Florida Language

Gilchrist County, Florida Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White15,2851,66610.9%
Hispanic99122322.5%
Multiple70118926.96%
Black1957638.97%
Other2082612.5%
Native451635.56%
Asian471429.79%
Islander33100%

12.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.01%

Male Poverty Rate

13.86%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gilchrist County, Florida

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gilchrist County, Florida is Islander, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gilchrist County, Florida is White, with 10.9% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.23%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.31%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.45%.

Gilchrist County, Florida Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.45%
High School14.77%
Bachelors or Greater10.55%
Some College3.3%

Gilchrist County, Florida Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed39.47%
Female Unemployed38.1%
Female Employed9.01%
Male Employed2.91%

Gilchrist County, Florida Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Gilchrist County, Florida Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$56,823$80,346
Families$71,467$90,231
Married Families$80,806$-999,999,999
Non Families$24,073$51,519

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Gilchrist County, Florida Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.1%

Male Marriage Rate

54.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Gilchrist County, Florida Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Gilchrist County, Florida Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Gilchrist County, Florida Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Gilchrist County, Florida Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,352

Number of Veterans

1,204

Male Veterans

148

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam530
Second Gulf War240
First Gulf War223
Korea87
World War II12

Gilchrist County, Florida Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74436
35 to 54331
55 to 64311
75+246
18 to 3428

Gilchrist County, Florida Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1,2929.78%
Black336.43%
2+ Races245.08%
Hispanic121.57%
Native American312%

Gilchrist County, Florida Veterans by Race

Gilchrist County, Florida Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.72%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gilchrist County, Florida Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

52.3%

Labor Force Participation

50.7%

Employment Rate

3.1%

Unemployment Rate

Gilchrist County, Florida Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Gilchrist County, Florida Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Gilchrist County, Florida Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

62.96%

Born in Gilchrist County, Florida

95.5%

Native Born

4.5%

Foreign Born

3.32%

Non Citizen

1.18%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.5% of Gilchrist County, Florida residents were born in the United States, with 62.96% having been born in Florida. 3.32% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Gilchrist County, Florida Place of Birth

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