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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,854
Male Share of the Population50.9%
Female Share of the Population49.1%
Senior Citizens13.5%
Employed Population 16+2,769
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married34.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.7%
Median Earnings25+$25,876
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,194
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,750

Wealth

Median Family Income$38,876
% Above Poverty Level77.4%
% Below Poverty Level22.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.9%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone18%
Median Gross Rent$659
Median House Value$82,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)38.6%
English8.4%
Irish5.8%
Italian4%
German3.6%
French Except Basque1.8%
Iraqi1.8%
Arab1.8%
Scottish1.1%
Norwegian0.9%
Polish0.7%
West Indian0.6%
Czech0.6%
Jamaican0.6%
Finnish0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Welsh0.2%
Canadian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Greek0.1%
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Live Oak Almanac

CategoryValue
County Suwannee County
Standard Zip Codes32060, 32064
Phone Area Codes386
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude30.27
Approximate Longitude-83.04

Live Oak Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLIVE OAK
Distance1.3 miles
Jan Temp43 to 67 F
Apr Temp55 to 82 F
Jul Temp72 to 93 F
Oct Temp59 to 83 F
Annual Precip52.8 inches
StationMAYO
Distance20.1 miles
Jan Temp40 to 66 F
Apr Temp54 to 81 F
Jul Temp72 to 93 F
Oct Temp57 to 83 F
Annual Precip54.8 inches
StationLAKE CITY 2 E
Distance24.2 miles
Jan Temp43 to 64 F
Apr Temp56 to 79 F
Jul Temp72 to 91 F
Oct Temp60 to 81 F
Annual Precip53.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Jasper4,077$39,537
Jennings615$23,403
Lake City12,033$39,087
Lee499$45,781
Mayo979$38,958
White Springs825$36,776

Live Oak Public Libraries

Suwannee River Regional Library System
1848 OHIO/M L KING AVENUE SOUTH
Live Oak, Florida
(386) 362-2317

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Live Oak Hospitals

Shands Live Oak Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
1100 Sw 11th St
(386) 362-0800

Live Oak Public Schools

Community Base Service Students
702 2nd St Nw
ZIP: 32064
(386) 647-4600
Other
Florida Sheriff's Boys Ranch
1689 Mendez Pl
ZIP: 32064
(386) 842-2208
Other
Total Enrollment 47
Suwannee Elementary School
1748 Ohio/mlk Ave S
ZIP: 32064
(386) 647-4400
Primary
Total Enrollment 784
Suwannee High School
1314 Pine Ave Sw
ZIP: 32064
(386) 647-4000
High
Total Enrollment 1243
Suwannee Intermediate School
1419 Walker Ave Sw
ZIP: 32064
(386) 647-4700
Middle
Total Enrollment 670
Suwannee Middle School
1730 Walker Ave Sw
ZIP: 32064
(386) 647-4500
Middle
Total Enrollment 999
Suwannee Primary School
1625 Walker Ave Sw
ZIP: 32064
(386) 647-4300
Primary
Total Enrollment 872
Suwannee Virtual Franchise
702 2nd St Sw
ZIP: 32064
(386) 647-4623
Other
Total Enrollment 4
Suwannee Virtual Instruction Program
702 2nd St Nw
ZIP: 32064
(386) 647-4623
Other
Total Enrollment 8
Suwannee Virtual School
702 2nd St Nw
ZIP: 32064
(386) 647-4623
Other
Total Enrollment 10
Suwannee-hamilton Technical Center
415 Pinewood Dr Sw
ZIP: 32064
(386) 647-4200
High
Teen Parent Babies
702 2nd St Nw
ZIP: 32064
(386) 647-4600

Live Oak Private Schools

Melody Christian Academy
10046 Highway 129 S
ZIP: 32060
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 233
Tabernacle Baptist School
8637 Goldkist Blvd
ZIP: 32060
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 25
Boys Ranch Learning Center
1813 Cecil Webb Place
ZIP: 32064
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 46
Westwood Christian School
920 11th St Sw
ZIP: 32064
Elementary
Total Enrollment 116
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