Economic Development Council


Demographics

St. Johns County is an ideal location in which to live, work, play and invest!

When you hear about St. Johns County being a "hot spot" these days, it is usually not a reference to the enviable year-round climate. St. Johns County offers an ideal climate for business success and residents enjoy a truly exceptional quality of life.


St. Johns County's local economy is one of the strongest in Florida and in the United States. St. Johns County economy is growing and our local unemployment rate is now 7.1%. Our business and political leaders are optimistic about the continued expansion of our local and state economy.

St. Johns County's labor force has grown by more than 45 percent over the last ten years. In additon to having 202,188 residents, the County is part of the Jacksonville Metropolitan Area, with a total population of more than 1 million people. Approximately one quarter of Florida's mega-state population - more than 4 million people - live within a two-hour driving radius of St. Johns County, including the Jacksonville, Orlando, Daytona Beach, Melbourne-Palm Bay, Gainesville, Ocala and surrounding markets.

From a distribution standpoint, St. Johns County's premier Northeast Florida location puts approximately 45 million US customers with a day's drive. St. Johns County's close proximity and cost-effective access to Jacksonville's international seaport and airport terminals - which service major domestic and international markets offers significant geographic business advantage to St. Johns County businesses. Multiple seaports (Savannah, Charleston, Cape Canaveral, Miami, Tampa) and international airports (Atlanta, Orlando, Miami) are within a reasonably short drive time and available to businesses distributing products to North and South American and international markets. Our Metropolitan Service Area has been consistently named as a "Top 5 Star Logistics Metro" by Logistics Today.

According to the 2010 US Census, the total population in St. Johns County's grew to 190,039 in 2010, a 54.3% rise in the last 10 years.

     Date                                             Population               
1980 51,303
1990 83,829
2000 123,148
2010 190,039
2012 202,188
2015 219,957
2030 311,900

% Change 2000-2010 54.3% SOURCE: U.S. Census 2010/2012 and ESRI, * = Projected.


Number of Households

Date                   Households               
2000 49,614
2010 75,338
2013 78,295
2015 87,021

% Change 2000-2013 57.8%
SOURCE: U.S. Census 2010, 2012 Community Survey, and ESRI, * = Projected.

Average Family size = 2.95

Household Income(2012)
Average Household income = $92,274

Median Household Income = $64,346

Per Capita Income = $36,639

Median New Worth (2010) = $174,234
SOURCE: ESRI 2010 / U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey

Households by Income

      Income Rate    Percent              
$0K - $24K                        20.3%
$25K - $49K 19.9%
$50K - $99K 31.7%
$100K -$149K 14.3%
$150K - $199K 4.8%
$200K+ 8.9%

SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 Community Survey

    Race                  Percent         
White 89.9%
African American 5.7%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2.4%
Other 0.3%
Two or more races 1.6%
Hispanic or Latino 5.7%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau: State and County QuickFacts

   Age                          Percent                 
Under 5 years                       9,907 ; 4.9%
5 to 9 years 11,525 ; 5.7%
10 to 14 years 15,569 ; 7.7%
15 to 19 years 12,940 ; 6.4%
20 to 24 years 10,716 ; 5.3%
25 to 29 years 9,907 ; 4.9%
30 to 34 years 10,716 ; 5.3%
35 to 39 years 11,525 ; 5.7%
40 to 44 years 15,164 ; 7.5%
45 to 49 years 15,164 ; 7.5%
50 to 54 years 15,771 ; 7.8%
55 to 59 years 14,962 ; 7.4%
60 to 64 years 14,355 ; 7.1%
65 to 69 years 11,727 ; 5.8%
70 to 74 years 8,289 ; 4.1%
75 to 79 years 5,256 ; 2.6%
80 to 84 years 4,044 ; 2.0%
85 years and over 4,650 ; 2.3%

Median Age(years) = 42.5

Male population = 97,377 ; 48.1 %

Female population = 104,811  ;     51.8%
SOURCE: US Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey

Residents 25 Years and Older with College Education (%)

                                                    St. Johns County        State of Florida   
High School Graduates 93.1% 86.5%
Bachelor’s or Higher Degree 43.1% 26.9%
Graduation Rate (2011) 93.3% 81.2%
Dropout Rate 0.8% 1.9%

Source: US Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey

2013 98.02

2012 98.05

2011 98.23

2010 98.11

2009 98.48
Source: www.bebr.ufl.edu

Area       Florida state total     St. Johns, FL     Jacksonville, FL (MSA)   
2000 29,079 38,647 30,136
2001 29,804 38,064 30,350
2002 30,462 38,079 31,002
2003 31,241 38,573 32,313
2004 33,463 42,623 34,210
2005 35,489 45,312 36,521
2006 37,996 49,122 39,197
2007 39,256 50,714 40,111
2008 39,978 52,065 40,773
2009 37,382 47,531 38,398
2010 38,210 48,640 39,550
2011 39,896 49,092 39,550 (2010)
2012 41,012 52,205 39,550 (2010)

     Occupation                                             Income Rate               
All Industries $36,943
Production - Goods $47,102
Natural Resources $24,704
Agriculture $24,487
Construction $41,865
Manufacturing $58,570
Durable Goods Mfg. $62,160
Nondurable Goods Mfg $32,855
Service $35,873
Trade, Transportation, Utilities $32,238
Wholesale Trade $63,222
Retail Trade $24,374
Transportation & Warehousing $44,046
Utilities $72,162
Information $61,887
Financial $64,576
Finance and Insurance $79,662
Real Estate, Rentals, Leasing $40,365
Professional Business Services $39,906
Professional, Scientific, and Tech $55,900
Management of Companies & Enterprises $67,582
Admin, Support, Waste Mgt., Remedial $27,675
Education and Health Services $38,922
Education Services $35,577
Health Care, Social Assistance $41,820
Leisure and Hospitality $20,117
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation $25,596
Accommodation and Food Services $18,687
Other Services $54,360
Public Administration $42,795
Despite challenging economic conditions throughout the country and world, St. Johns County has been actively seeking and having success in attracting visitors to Florida’s Historic Coast. The numbers of visitors continue to rise as the efforts of the St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & the Beaches Visitors and Conventions Bureau, Tourist Development Council, St. Johns County, the City of St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra Beach, St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce, the St. Johns Cultural Council and numerous other organizations to attract more and more visitors to the area strengthens the brand of St. Johns County as a destination.

•Revenue per room available has risen to each of the last two years to $59.44

•Since 2010 lodging revenue has risen nearly 16 million dollars to $121,420,778

•There were 2,052,093 available room nights in St. Johns County in 2011

•Lodging Demand: 1,161,182 Room nights were in demand in 2011

•In 2011 the hotel occupancy rate rose to 56.6 percent. At publication deadline the occupancy rate is 58 percent. (Source: Smith & Travel Reports)


Visitor Related Economic Activity - Visitor Expenditures by Month, 2011
January - $49,758,300
February - $42,833,317
March - $66,660,200
April - $66,299,599
May - $61,364,039
June - $65,673.649
July - $58,271,180
August - $64,757,292
September - $47,653,715
October - $46,739,463
November - $51,342685
December - $47,958,198
Total - $669,311,637
Source: St. Johns County Tourist Development Council