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Housing Profile
Suwannee County, Florida
  • Population, 2016: 44349. Suwannee County ranks # 44 of Florida's 67 counties in population.
  • Households, 2016: 17124
  • Homeownership Rate, 2016: 75.5%. Statewide, Florida's homeownership rate is 67.8%.
Population Projections
  • In 2040, Suwannee County is projected to have a population of 51801, ranking it # 44 of Florida's 67 counties.

Projected Total Population, Suwannee County, 2010-2040

Place 2010 2016 2020 2025 2030 20352040
Suwannee County 41551 44349 45999 47800 49298 50598 51801
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: $98495. (Statewide, the average just value of a single family home in Florida in 2016 was $219681).
  • Mobile Home, average just value, 2016: $48975.
  • Condominium, average just value, 2016: $0.

Home Sales Prices

  • The average sales price for a single family home was $136425 in 2016. The median sales price that year was $120000, 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, Suwannee 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
Suwannee County Single Family Homes 55000 60000 60000 64900 69000 78250 79000 77250 89900 128450 147850 129500 130000 123250 117000 105000 128000 99300 118450 130250 120000
Suwannee 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, Suwannee County, Florida, 2011-2015 American Community Survey

Place Median Gross RentState Median Gross Rent
Suwannee County, Florida 677 1002
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, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File
  • In Suwannee County and the surrounding metro area, the HUD Fair Market Rent in 2017, representing rent for a typical modest apartment, was $532 for a studio apartment, $542 for a one-bedroom, $652 for a two-bedroom, $903 for a three-bedroom, and $1060 for a four-bedroom unit.

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

Households by Monthly Rent Paid, Suwannee County, 2011-2015

Place <$200 $200-$299 $300-$499 $500-$749 $750-$999 $1,000-$1,499 $1,500-$1,999 $2,000-$2,499 $2,500-$2,999 $3,000-$3,499 $3,500 or More No Cash RentTotal
Suwannee County 128 53 886 1215 1116 416 0 35 0 0 0 1048 4897
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, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File

Manufactured Housing Parks and Condominiums

  • There are 6 licensed manufactured housing parks in Suwannee with 289 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, Suwannee County, 2005-2015

Application Count
Place County Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 20142015
Suwannee County Suwannee One to four-family (other than manufactured housing) 256 256 213 125 88 81 81 118 122 181 189
Suwannee County Suwannee Manufactured housing 144 137 184 121 94 107 57 85 106 86 122
Suwannee County Suwannee Multifamily 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 2
Notes:  Shows loan applications resulting in loan origination only. For more information, see HMDA User Guide
Sources:  Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data 2005-2015

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 2016, 4868 Suwannee County households (28%) pay more than 30% of income for housing. By comparison, 42% of households statewide are cost-burdened.
  • 2404 households in Suwannee County (14%) pay more than 50% of income for housing.

Households by Cost Burden, Suwannee County, 2016

Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-50%50% or more
Total 12256 2464 2404
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, Suwannee County, 2016

Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-50%50% or more
Owner 9931 1484 1511
Renter 2325 980 893
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 Suwannee County and the surrounding metro area, the HUD-estimated median income for a family of four is $47100 in 2017.

Households by Income and Cost Burden, Suwannee County, 2016

Household Income as Percentage of Area Median Income Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-50%50% or more
<=30% AMI 419 68 1191
30.01-50% AMI 870 740 530
50.01-80% AMI 2117 825 362
80.01+% AMI 8850 831 321
Total 12256 2464 2404
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.

Elderly Households

  • 5877 households in Suwannee County (34.3%) are headed by a person age 65 or older in 2016. In comparison, 30.1% of households statewide are headed by elderly persons.
  • 4926 of elderly households in Suwannee (83.8%) own their homes.
  • 1431 elderly households (24%) pay more than 30% of income for rent or mortgage costs.

Elderly Households by Age and Cost Burden, Suwannee County, 2016

Age of Householder Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-49.9%50+ %
65 or more 4446 714 717
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 Suwannee County was 1580 square feet.

Year Structure Built, Suwannee County, 2011-2015 American Community Survey

Place Number Share by Decade
2010 or After 2000-2009 1990-1999 1980-1989 1970-1979 1960-1969 1950-1959 1940-1949 1939 or Earlier Total 2010 or After 2000-2009 1990-1999 1980-1989 1970-1979 1960-19691959 or Earlier
Suwannee County 431 3912 4756 3931 2873 1243 611 486 684 18927 2.3 20.7 25.1 20.8 15.2 6.6 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, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File

Housing Condition Characteristics (Occupied Units), Suwannee County, 2011-2015 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 (%)
Suwannee County 481 3.1 150 1.0 976 5.2 838 4.4
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, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File