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Housing Profile
Gilchrist County, Florida
  • Population, 2015: 16840. Gilchrist County ranks # 57 of Florida's 67 counties in population.
  • Households, 2015: 6437
  • Homeownership Rate, 2015: 84.3%. Statewide, Florida's homeownership rate is 67.7%.
Population Projections
  • In 2040, Gilchrist County is projected to have a population of 20400, ranking it # 56 of Florida's 67 counties.

Projected Total Population, Gilchrist County, 2010-2040

Place 2010 2015 2020 2025 2030 20352040
Gilchrist County 16939 16840 17702 18500 19201 19803 20400
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: $106824. (Statewide, the average just value of a single family home in Florida in 2016 was $219681).
  • Mobile Home, average just value, 2016: $47035.
  • Condominium, average just value, 2016: $0.

Home Sales Prices

  • The average sales price for a single family home was $155817 in 2016. The median sales price that year was $142000, 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, Gilchrist 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
Gilchrist County Single Family Homes 60250 73500 53000 69650 67650 77900 89000 88500 118900 140000 148000 188500 146500 132000 125000 114000 130000 147500 149900 152500 142000
Gilchrist County Condominiums NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Notes:  Not applicable
Sources:  Florida Department of Revenue, Sales Data Files

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

Place Median Gross RentState Median Gross Rent
Gilchrist County 719 998
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 Gilchrist County and the surrounding metro area, the HUD Fair Market Rent in 2016, representing rent for a typical modest apartment, was $637 for a studio apartment, $719 for a one-bedroom, $887 for a two-bedroom, $1196 for a three-bedroom, and $1392 for a four-bedroom unit.

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

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

Place <$200 $200-$299 $300-$499 $500-$749 $750-$999 $1,000-$1,499 $1,500 or More No Cash RentTotal
Gilchrist County 6 41 131 346 230 206 55 207 1222
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 licensed manufactured housing parks in with lots in 2012.
  • There are licensed condominium developments in with units in 2012. Of these, properties with units were converted from rental to condo.

    Source: Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation

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

Application Count
Place County Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 20132014
Gilchrist County Gilchrist One to four-family (other than manufactured housing) 147 88 93 65 49 36 45 69 107 133
Gilchrist County Gilchrist Manufactured housing 103 94 97 66 62 53 38 63 76 82
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, 1691 Gilchrist County households (26%) pay more than 30% of income for housing. By comparison, 42% of households statewide are cost-burdened.
  • 892 households in Gilchrist County (14%) pay more than 50% of income for housing.

Households by Cost Burden, Gilchrist County, 2015

Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-50%50% or more
Total 4746 799 892
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, Gilchrist County, 2015

Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-50%50% or more
Owner 4140 619 668
Renter 606 180 224
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 Gilchrist County and the surrounding metro area, the HUD-estimated median income for a family of four is $59700 in 2016.

Households by Income and Cost Burden, Gilchrist 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 415 94 617
30.01-50% AMI 458 192 172
50.01-80% AMI 945 248 54
80.01+% AMI 2928 265 49
Total 4746 799 892
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.

Elderly Households

  • 2054 households in Gilchrist County (31.9%) are headed by a person age 65 or older in 2015. In comparison, 29.6% of households statewide are headed by elderly persons.
  • 1894 of elderly households in Gilchrist (92.2%) own their homes.
  • 400 elderly households (19%) pay more than 30% of income for rent or mortgage costs.

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

Age of Householder Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-49.9%50+ %
65 or more 1654 215 185
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 Gilchrist County was 1813 square feet.

Year Structure Built, Gilchrist 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
Gilchrist County 1828 2294 1600 962 316 129 30 100 7259 25.2 31.6 22.0 13.3 4.4 3.6
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), Gilchrist 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 (%)
Gilchrist County 124 2.0 72 1.1 124 1.7 168 2.3
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