Flagler County Florida Located in North East Florida
Flagler County Cities
||South Palm Coast
||St Johns Park
||West Palm Coast
Land area (rank): 491 square miles (61)
Population 1993 (rank): 33,544 (42)
Population density 1993 (rank): 68 persons per square mile (40)
Growth 1980-1990 (rank): 163.0% (1)
Flagler County is on Florida's northeast coast and is bordered
by St. Johns, Putnam, and Volusia counties. The county has 17
square miles of water. The average January temperature is 58.6
degrees F, and the average August temperature is 81.6 degrees
F. The average annual rainfall is 50.74 inches.
Flagler County was established in 1917 from portions of St.
Johns and Volusia counties and named for Henry Morrison Flagler,
developer of the Florida East Coast Railroad.
In 1993 over 80% of Flagler County's population was in unincorporated
areas. The greatest population concentration is along the beaches.
Much of the county land area is wetlands. The incorporated place
with the greatest population is the city of Flagler Beach, with
a 1993 population of 4,031, followed by the city of Bunnell, with
a 1993 population of 1,977. Unincorporated Palm Coast grew rapidly
in the 1970s and 1980s and had a 1990 population of 14,287. In
1993, 90% of Flagler County's population was white and 10% was
nonwhite. In 1990, 4.4% of the population was Hispanic. Of the
population increase between 1980 and 1990, 100% was due to net
migration. The 1992 birth rate for the county was 9.9 live births
per 1,000 persons, and the 1992 death rate was 11.3 deaths per
1,000 persons. In 1992 the infant mortality rate was 0.0 per 1,000.
The leading causes of death in 1993 were heart disease, cancer,
and chronic obstructive lung disease.
Of all 1992 high school graduates, 78.2% planned to continue
their education. The 1992 high school dropout rate was 1.7%. In
1990, 78.7% of persons in the county were high school graduates,
and 17.3% had completed four or more years of college. Colleges
and universities. Served by Daytona Beach Community College (Volusia
The per capita income for 1993 in Flagler County was $14,740
(41st highest in the state). The median household income in 1989
was $28,628. In 1989, 6.6% of families had incomes below the poverty
level. In 1990, 25.2% of personal income in Flagler County was
derived from transfer payments. In 1992 the greatest numbers of
persons in Flagler County were employed in the services, retail
trade, and government sectors. Amusement and recreation and medical
and health services employed the greatest numbers of persons in
the services sector. Eating and drinking establishments were the
major employers in the retail trade sector. Lumber and wood products
firms accounted for the greatest employment in the manufacturing
sector. In 1992 there were 93 farms in Flagler County, totalling
52,259 acres (17% of land in the county). In 1991, 23,435 thousand
board feet of softwood logs, 87,861 cords of softwood for pulp,
and 7,255 cords hardwood for pulp were produced. In 1991, 1,461
pounds of fish and 535 pounds of shellfish were landed.
Median value of a single-family home 1990: $97,500
Median monthly rent 1990: $435
Mobile homes as a % of total housing: 12.4
Housing starts 1992: 692
Housing starts 1993: 751
In 1992 the price level index for Flagler County was 95.24
(28th highest in the state).
In 1993, the ad valorem millage rate was 4.3830, and the total
taxable value of property was $2,052,425,237. Taxable sales totalled
$165.40 million in 1992 and $179.00 million in 1993. Lottery sales
totalled $5,175 thousand in 1992-93. In 1990-91 Flagler County's
revenues totalled $43,457 thousand ($1,426.5 per capita) and its
expenditures $30,783 thousand ($1,010.4 per capita). Of those
18 years of age and older, 74.3% were registered to vote in 1992.
Of these, 45.4% were registered Democrat and 45.3% were registered
Republican. In the 1992 presidential election, 38.2% of the votes
were cast for Bush, 40.9% for Clinton, and 20.7% for Perot.
Places of Interest
Marineland; Bulow Plantation Ruins, vicinity of Bunnell; Washington
Oaks Garden Park, south of Marineland.