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

The 30 minute region for Hamilton County is defined as the following counties: Columbia County, Florida; Hamilton County, Florida; Madison County, Florida; Suwannee County, Florida; Echols County, Georgia; Lowndes County, Georgia. All information unless otherwise noted is sourced from JobsEQ. 

Indicator

 

Hamilton County Population

14,362

30 Minute Radius of Hamilton County Population

262,696

Percent of Population Ages 25-54 (30 Minute Region)

37.5%

60 Minute Radius of Hamilton County Population

386,435

Population with Associate’s Degree or Higher (30 minute region) 

27.1%

Average Annual Wages

$43,360

Unemployment Rate (September 2018)

3.7%

Private Sector Unionization Rate (30 minute region) 

3.0%

Manufacturing Sector Unionization Rate (30 minute region) 

3.9%

Median Age (30 minute region) 

36.2

Cost of Living Compared to US Average

87%

Median House Value (of owner occupied units)

$71,000

Average Commute Time in Minutes (30 minute region) 

22

Higher Education

Hamilton County offers six post-secondary educational institutions within 60 minutes of the county, with more than 20,000 enrolled students offering diplomas, degrees and certificates. Learn more about our education partners below.

Valdosta State University

  • Valdosta, Georgia – 33.3 miles
  • 11,375 students

North Florida Community College

  • Madison, Florida – 27.8 miles
  • 1,324 students

Wiregrasss Georgia Technical College

  • Valdosta, Georgia  – 39.1 miles
  • 3,939 students

RIVEROAK Technical College

  • Live Oak, Florida – 15.7 miles
  • 164 students

Florida Gateway College

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

Big Bend Technical College

  • Perry, Florida – 60 miles
  • 137 students

In the 60-minute region surrounding Hamilton County, there are six higher education institutions with more than 20,000 students enrolled awarding more than 6,100 certificates and degrees in 2017. 

Florida Facts & Figures

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