Demographic & Statistical Overview

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.
 

A HISTORIC OPPORTUNITY FOR BUSINESS
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.

ST. JOHNS COUNTY DEMOGRAPHIC & STATISTICAL OVERVIEW
 
County Land Area: 609 sq.mi.
Population Estimate: 202,188
 
POPULATION HISTORY
 
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, compared to Florida's growth rate of 17.6%.
 
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.

HOUSEHOLDS

Number of 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 Net Worth (2010)                $174,234
SOURCE: ESRI 2010 / U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey

Households by Income

$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

POPULATION: RACE & ETHNICITY
Race

White                                                     89.9%

Black or African                                      5.7%

Asian or Pacific Islander                         2.4%

Other                                                     0.3%

Two or more races                                  1.6%

Hispanic or Latino Origin                         5.7%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau: State and County QuickFacts

    POPULATION: AGE & SEX
Total population                                    190,039      100.0%

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

 

 
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT - 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 

  

RETAIL PRICE & WAGE INDEX

2013     98.02

2012     98.05

2011     98.23

2010     98.11   

2009     98.48
Source: www.bebr.ufl.edu

 

Personal Income per capita (Growth)                                                     

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)

Source: edr.state.fl St.Johns County Profile

 

Average Annual Wages (2012)
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
SOURCE: www.floridajobs.org 

 

TOURISM DATA
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 

CRIME RATE
Index of crimes per 100,000 population.

Year          St. Johns County          Florida

2009          3,114.3                         4,397.5

2010          2,768.2                         4,104.7

2011          2,759.6                         4,070.2

2012          2,652.1                         3,805.8

% Change from 2011 to 2012 -3.9%-6.5%
Source: www.edr.state.fl.us

 

CLIMATE
ST AUGUSTINE TEMPERATURE
Monthly Totals/Averages

Maximum Temperature (degrees F)
Year         Jan      Feb     Mar       Apr      May     Jun      Jul        Aug     Sep     Oct       Nov      Dec     Annual
2011        61.4     69.9     77.6     82.4     84.8     89.8     90.0     92.4     88.8     79.6     74.5     71.2     80.2

2013        71.8     71.7     70.7     77.2     81.5     89.1     87.4     89.6     88.0     81.1     74.6     72.0     79.6      

Minimum Temperature (degrees F)

Year         Jan      Feb      Mar     Apr       May    Jun       Jul        Aug     Sep     Oct       Nov      Dec     Annual

2011        43.7     51.1     56.2     62.5     66.4     73.5     73.1     74.2     71.7     61.5     57.4     54.3     62.1

 

2013        52.6     51.6     46.7     53.4     65.3     73.4     72.9     74.8     73.3     67.1     59.2     55.0     62.1
Source: http://www.nws.noaa.gov

St. Augustine: Average Annual Rainfall
2011: 41.34

2013: 45.79
Source: http://www.nws.noaa.gov

 

For additional information, please contact Norman W. Gregory, CCIM, Vice President of Economic Development, St. Johns County Economic Development Council, 904-829-5681, norm.gregory@sjcchamber.com