Introduction to Live Oak, Florida

Live Oak, Florida, in Suwannee county, is 59 miles NW of Gainesville, Florida (center to center) and 79 miles W of Jacksonville, Florida

Live Oak History

The city of "Live Oak" was named after a large shade tree that served as a community meeting place. Live Oak is the county seat of Suwannee County, which was founded on December 21st, 1858. The county was named after the Suwannee River.

Live Oak and Nearby Attractions

  • Olustee Battlefield State Monument.
  • Suwannee County Historical Museum.
  • Peacock Springs State Park.
  • Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art.
  • Stephen Foster State Folk Culture Center.
  • Florida Museum of Natural History.

Things To Do In Live Oak

The Suwannee County Historical Museum houses exhibits of historical importance. The Stephen Foster State Folk Culture Center, which is near Live Oak, honors the works of the American composer Stephen Foster. Olustee Battlefield State Monument, the site of a Civil War battle that took place in 1864, is a historical site in close proximity to the Osceola National Forest. The Suwannee River State Park features nature trails and offers facilities for camping, fishing, canoeing, boating and picnicking. The 3,782-acre Big Shoals State Park has whitewater rapids. This park, as well as Peacock Springs State Park, also offers opportunities for scuba diving, snorkeling and kayaking. The city of Live Oak hosts the Suwanee County Fair, and Suwanne River Fall Jubilee every year.

Live Oak Transportation

Valdosta Regional Airport is the nearest major airport.

Live Oak Higher Education

Santa Fe Community College, Valdosta State University and University of Florida are some of the colleges close to Live Oak.


Total Population 6,920
Male Share of the Population 46.4%
Female Share of the Population 53.6%
Senior Citizens 14.9%
Employed Population 16+ 2,366
Age of the Population 34


% of people married 31.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $29,720
% Above Poverty Level 64.3%
% Below Poverty Level 35.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 0.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.7%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 29%
Median Gross Rent $636
Median House Value $84,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 43.5%
US/American 0%
English 7.9%
Irish 5.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Live Oak Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 59 miles NW of Gainesville, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 79 miles W of Jacksonville, Florida
County Suwannee
Standard Zip Codes 32060, 32064
Phone Area Codes 386
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.294
Longitude -82.984

Live Oak Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station LIVE OAK
Distance 1.3 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 67 F
Apr Temp 55 to 82 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 59 to 83 F
Annual Precip 52.8 inches
Station MAYO
Distance 20.1 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 66 F
Apr Temp 54 to 81 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 57 to 83 F
Annual Precip 54.8 inches
Station LAKE CITY 2 E
Distance 24.2 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 64 F
Apr Temp 56 to 79 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 60 to 81 F
Annual Precip 53.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Live Oak, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Dowling Park (32060, 32064)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Jasper 4,243 $30,000
Jennings 668 $27,794
Lake City 12,082 $39,759
Lee 561 $50,313
Mayo 1,145 $40,982
White Springs 961 $33,710

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Live Oak Public Libraries

Suwannee River Regional Library System
Live Oak, Florida
(386) 362-2317
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Live Oak Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1100 SW 11TH ST
(904) 362-1413
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 19

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Student/teacher ratio: 52

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