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Housing Profile
Baker County, Florida
  • Population, 2015: 27020. Baker County ranks # 52 of Florida's 67 counties in population.
  • Households, 2015: 8948
  • Homeownership Rate, 2015: 78.1%. Statewide, Florida's homeownership rate is 67.7%.
Population Projections
  • In 2040, Baker County is projected to have a population of 34503, ranking it # 50 of Florida's 67 counties.

Projected Total Population, Baker County, 2010-2040

Place 2010 2015 2020 2025 2030 20352040
Baker County 27115 27020 29002 30600 31998 33302 34503
Notes:  Not Available.
Sources:  University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research, Population Projections; U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Decennial Census.
Housing Market

Existing Home Values (Based on County Property Appraisers' Just Value)

  • Single Family Home, average just value, 2016: $120233. (Statewide, the average just value of a single family home in Florida in 2016 was $219681).
  • Mobile Home, average just value, 2016: $51656.
  • Condominium, average just value, 2016: $0.

Home Sales Prices

  • The average sales price for a single family home was $179117 in 2016. The median sales price that year was $160000, compared to a statewide median sales price of $212000.

    Source: Florida Department of Revenue, Sales Data Files

Median Sales Price for Single Family Homes and Condominiums, Baker County, 1996-2016

Place Housing Type 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 20152016
Baker County Condominiums NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Baker County Single Family Homes 65000 73900 78700 80000 79300 84300 91450 103000 120000 157850 185000 189000 160000 147200 145000 140000 145000 150000 147000 155000 160000
Notes:  Not applicable
Sources:  Florida Department of Revenue, Sales Data Files

Median Gross Rent, Baker County, 2010-2014 American Community Survey

Place Median Gross RentState Median Gross Rent
Baker County 727 998
Notes:  American Community Survey is based on a sample of households and therefore involves a margin of error. To find the margin of error for this and other ACS-based tables, see the General Unit Characteristics tool. A "-" indicates that the value in the ACS is not statistically significant from zero.
Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File
  • In Baker County and the surrounding metro area, the HUD Fair Market Rent in 2016, representing rent for a typical modest apartment, was $452 for a studio apartment, $626 for a one-bedroom, $724 for a two-bedroom, $957 for a three-bedroom, and $1199 for a four-bedroom unit.

    Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2016 Fair Market Rents

Households by Monthly Rent Paid, Baker County, 2010-2014

Place <$200 $200-$299 $300-$499 $500-$749 $750-$999 $1,000-$1,499 $1,500 or More No Cash RentTotal
Baker County 10 30 176 630 324 344 19 399 1932
Notes:  American Community Survey is based on a sample of households and therefore involves a margin of error. To find the margin of error for this and other ACS-based tables, see the General Unit Characteristics tool. A "-" indicates that the value in the ACS is not statistically significant from zero.
Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File

Manufactured Housing Parks and Condominiums

  • There are 6 licensed manufactured housing parks in Baker with 81 lots in 2012.
  • There are 1 licensed condominium developments in Baker with 17 units in 2012. Of these, 0 properties with 0 units were converted from rental to condo.

    Source: Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation

Home Purchase Loans by Property Type, Baker County, 2005-2014

Application Count
Place County Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 20132014
Baker County Baker One to four-family (other than manufactured housing) 405 343 261 140 113 113 101 191 286 309
Baker County Baker Manufactured housing 93 91 85 67 30 35 47 58 40 81
Notes:  Shows loan applications resulting in loan origination only. For more information, see HMDA User Guide
Sources:  Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data 2005-2014

Foreclosures and Serious Delinquencies

This table is not available outside of Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)

Affordable Housing Needs

Cost Burden, General

  • "Cost-burdened" households pay more than 30% of income for rent or mortgage costs. In 2015, 2512 Baker County households (28%) pay more than 30% of income for housing. By comparison, 42% of households statewide are cost-burdened.
  • 1244 households in Baker County (14%) pay more than 50% of income for housing.

Households by Cost Burden, Baker County, 2015

Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-50%50% or more
Total 6436 1268 1244
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.
Homeowners and Renters

Households by Homeowner/Renter Status and Cost Burden, Baker County, 2015

Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-50%50% or more
Owner 5342 870 772
Renter 1094 398 472
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.

Household Income

  • In the following table, household income is measured as a percentage of the median income for the county or area, adjusted for family size. In Baker County and the surrounding metro area, the HUD-estimated median income for a family of four is $60400 in 2016.

Households by Income and Cost Burden, Baker County, 2015

Household Income as Percentage of Area Median Income Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-50%50% or more
<=30% AMI 346 141 675
30.01-50% AMI 456 256 319
50.01-80% AMI 1010 345 173
80.01+% AMI 4624 526 77
Total 6436 1268 1244
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.

Elderly Households

  • 2107 households in Baker County (23.5%) are headed by a person age 65 or older in 2015. In comparison, 29.6% of households statewide are headed by elderly persons.
  • 1824 of elderly households in Baker (86.6%) own their homes.
  • 481 elderly households (23%) pay more than 30% of income for rent or mortgage costs.

Elderly Households by Age and Cost Burden, Baker County, 2015

Age of Householder Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-49.9%50+ %
65 or more 1626 233 248
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.

Supply Characteristics

Single Family Home Size and Age

  • In 2016, the median size for a new single-family home in Baker County was 1662 square feet.

Year Structure Built, Baker County, 2010-2014 American Community Survey

Place Number Share by Decade
2000 or After 1990-1999 1980-1989 1970-1979 1960-1969 1950-1959 1940-1949 1939 or Earlier Total 2000 or After 1990-1999 1980-1989 1970-1979 1960-19691959 or Earlier
Baker County 2148 2293 1555 2023 714 523 282 102 9640 22.3 23.8 16.1 21.0 7.4 9.4
Notes:  American Community Survey is based on a sample of households and therefore involves a margin of error. To find the margin of error for this and other ACS-based tables, see the General Unit Characteristics tool. A "-" indicates that the value in the ACS is not statistically significant from zero.
Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File

Housing Condition Characteristics (Occupied Units), Baker County, 2010-2014 American Community Survey

Place Persons Per Room House Heating Fuel Kitchen Facilities Plumbing Facilities
1.01 or More Persons per Room Share of Occupied Units (%) No Fuel Used Share of Occupied Units (%) Lacking Complete Facilities Share of Occupied Units (%) Lacking Complete FacilitiesShare of Occupied Units (%)
Baker County 304 3.6 - - 317 3.3 323 3.4
Notes:  Housing units are considered to be substandard if they are overcrowded, do not have heat, or lack complete kitchens or plumbing.
American Community Survey is based on a sample of households and therefore involves a margin of error. To find the margin of error for this and other ACS-based tables, see the General Unit Characteristics tool. A "-" indicates that the value in the ACS is not statistically significant from zero.
Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File