Data & Resources

Access to accurate, up-to-date information is critical to making educated decisions. The HCDA understands businesses rely heavily on data as they seek to choose the best site for their location or expansion. The data below offers information for you to see all that Florida’s Front Porch has to offer and how we can help your business succeed.

Key Facts

Hamilton County Population 14,361
30 Mile Radius of Hamilton County Population 130,656
60 Mile Radius of Hamilton County Population 495,598
Population High School Diploma or More (Adults 25 & Older) 73.7%
Average Wage Per Job $38,266
Unemployment Rate (August 2017) 4.6%
Median Age 40.1
Cost of Living Compared to US Average 84.6%
Median House Value (of owner occupied units) $69,500
Average Commute Time (in minutes) 26

Higher Education

Hamilton County offers four post-secondary educational institutions within 50 miles of the county, with nearly 4,000 enrolled students offering diplomas, degrees and certificates. Learn more about our education partners below.

RIVEROAK Technical College 

  • Live Oak, Florida – 15.7 miles
  • 164 student

North Florida Community College

  • Madison, Florida – 27.8 miles
  • 1,289 students

Florida Gateway College

  • Lake City, Florida – 29.7 miles
  • 3,197 students

Taylor Technical Institute

  • Perry, Florida – 47.2 miles
  • 142 students

In 2014-2015, the 50-mile region surrounding Hamilton County conferred more than 3,100 degrees ranging from Associates to PhD.

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