Port St Joe, Florida

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Port St Joe, Florida

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High Points

Port St Joe strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Florida):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 6% Port St Joe Affordability of Rents
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 11% Port St Joe Low Property Crime
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 11% Port St Joe Affordability of Property Taxes
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 19% Port St Joe Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Port St Joe, Florida

Comparing Port St Joe to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Florida (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 9 7
Senior Citizens 9 7
Racial Diversity 8 3
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 6 5
Well-Paid Single Men 5 5
Male Share of the Population 3 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 8
Average Household Size 6 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 6 4
People in Middle Class or Better 6 6
Median Family Income 5 5
People Above Poverty 5 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 9
Walking and Biking to Work 6 3
Public Transportation Use 5 3
Working at Home 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 9
Affordability of Rents 9 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
Housing Recently Built 5 1
People Living Alone 5 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 7 9
Low Violent Crime 1 4

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Port St Joe Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 75 miles SW of Tallahassee, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 215 miles NW of Tampa, Florida
County Gulf
Standard Zip Codes 32456
P.O. Box Zip Codes 32410, 32457
Phone Area Codes 850
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 29.811
Longitude -85.303

Port St Joe Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 18 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 62 F
Apr Temp 58 to 76 F
Jul Temp 74 to 90 F
Oct Temp 61 to 80 F
Annual Precip 56.5 inches
Distance 33.2 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 62 F
Apr Temp 53 to 77 F
Jul Temp 71 to 89 F
Oct Temp 55 to 80 F
Annual Precip 64.7 inches
Station CHIPLEY 3 E
Distance 68.1 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 61 F
Apr Temp 52 to 78 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 54 to 80 F
Annual Precip 58.2 inches
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Port St Joe Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,644 100%
Male 1,710 46.9%
Female 1,934 53.1%
Under 18 859 23.6%
18+ 2,785 76.4%
65+ 784 21.5%
Median Age 41.9
Average Family Size 2.94
White 2,497 68.5%
African-American 1,097 30.1%
Asian 8 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 0.2%
Other 2 0.1%
Mixed Race 32 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 20 0.5%

Estimated Port St Joe Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,602
Growth -42
Growth % -1.2%

Port St Joe Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 42.8%
US/American 19.6%
Irish 10.9%
English 6.4%
German 4.8%
Italian 3.2%
Dutch 2.3%
Scotch-Irish 2.1%
Scottish 1.8%
French (except Basque) 1.6%
Greek 0.9%
Polish 0.7%
Russian 0.6%
British 0.5%
African 0.5%
French Canadian 0.2%
Swedish 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Port St Joe, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Cape San Blas (32456)
Overstreet (32456)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Port St Joe 3,644 $39,489
Apalachicola 2,334 $28,464
Mexico Beach 1,017 $40,163
Wewahitchka 1,722 $32,935
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Port St Joe High Schools (2004)

Serves 391 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.8

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City, State Similarity   1 Person Houses 65+ College Grads Commute Minutes Family Income Kids 0-4 Non White Pop. Poverty Prop. Crime Seasonal Housing Viol. Crime
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1. Clifton, Texas 87.8   30.7% 27.2% 16.9% 17 $41,548 6.3% 14% 3,542 12.7% 15.5 0.3% 6.2
2. Prague, Oklahoma 85.6   30.7% 19.4% 11.6% 25 $32,137 6% 16.9% 2,138 17% 29.9 0.4% 8.4
3. Dewey, Oklahoma 84   31.3% 19.8% 9.6% 19 $35,844 6.4% 21.4% 3,179 16.5% 30.5 0.3% 3.2
4. Buena, New Jersey 75.4   27.9% 15.8% 8.8% 26 $44,352 6.3% 22.7% 3,873 18.7% 25.1 0.3% 5.7
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