Florida’s Richest and Poorest Places 2015

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Newly updated data on HomeTownLocator.com profiles Florida’s richest and poorest areas based on 2015 average household income

Richest & Poorest Places in Florida 2015
“Home buyers, realtors, job hunters, businesses and parents value the easy access to reliable and detailed data on every residential area in the U.S. found at HTL.” Matt Smith, president & CEO of HTL, Inc.

On July 1, 2015, http://www.HomeTownLocator.com (HTL), a leading online source of population, housing, income and other demographic data, updated its with new estimates for 920 Florida places including 411 incorporated places (268 cities, 124 towns and 19 villages) and 509 census designated places (CDPs). Based on recent (July 1, 2015) estimates of average household income, HTL profiles Florida’s richest and poorest places.

RICHEST: NORTH KEY LARGO

The North Key Largo Census Designated Place (CDP) in Monroe County has an average household income estimated to be $230,492, the highest in Florida. An average home value there is $981,337. North Key Largo CDP has a total population of 1,252 and 561 households. Average household size is 1.88 people. The vast majority of the housing units are identified as occupied by renters.

In addition to these facts, the HTL Florida website offers details on North Key Largo hotels, arts and cultural locations, real estate, jobs, schools, community organizations and places of interest. There is also population, housing and income data for the current year and forecasted growth rates for the next five years.

Here are the top five richest places in Florida based on HTL’s 2015 average household income statistics.

1.    North Key Largo CDP, Monroe County, an average household income of $230,492
2.    Town of Manalapan, Palm Beach County, an average household income of $217,477
3.    Town of Golden Beach, Miami-Dade County, an average household income of $202,153
4.    Town of Sewall’s Point, Martin County, an average household income of $196,562
5.    Village of Pinecrest, Miami-Dade County, an average household income of $192,700

More data about Florida’s richest:
Top-Twenty Richest Florida Places
Top Twenty Richest Florida ZIP Codes

POOREST: OPA-LOCKA

The Homestead Base Census Designated Place (CDP) in Miami-Dade County has the lowest average household income in Florida. However, the Homestead Air Reserve Base is a military facility with unmarried members of the service living in barracks and many married members of the service living in on-base supplied family housing. These “special-case” factors make meaningful comparisons of average household income levels too complex for this study, so we’ll ignore this case and focus attention on the next poorest place: the City of Opa-Locka.

The City of Opa-Locka in Miami-Dade County has the second lowest average household income of any of the incorporated or census designated places in Florida with $28,202. Average home value in Opa-Locka is $143,565. Opa-Locka has a total population of 15,882 and 5,264 households with an average household size of 3.0 people. The vast majority of housing units are renter occupied (57.8%) with 27.3% owner occupied units and 14.9% of the housing units vacant.

The following are the five poorest places in Florida based on 2015 average household income statistics.
1. City of Opa-Locka, Miami-Dade County, an average household income of $28,202
2. DeLand SW CDP, Volusia County, an average household income of $28,735
3. Gladeview CDP, Miami-Dade County, an average household income of $30,697
4. Lacoochee CDP, Pasco County, an average household income of $31,006
5. Goulding CDP, Escambia County, an average household income of $31,294

More data about Florida’s poorest:
Twenty of the Poorest Florida Places
Twenty of the Poorest Florida ZIP Codes

See HTL blog postings on “Richest and Poorest Places” in other states, and posts on related topics such as diversity measures.

SOPHISTICATED DATA COMPILATION BASED ON RELIABLE SOURCES

The census demographic estimates and forecasts in the HTL website are based upon data produced by Esri Demographics, which use the latest US Census Bureau annual American Community Survey (ACS) as a starting point. They then combine additional data from multiple sources including residential postal delivery counts from the USPS, a time series of county-to-county migration patterns from the IRS, building permits, housing starts and local data sources that tested well against Census 2010. For more detailed information on the data collection methodology, see Gazetteer Resources & Data Sources.
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