May 22, 2015

2012 Florida Economic Yearbook

Economic Indicators for North Central Florida

Cynthia Barnett | 4/18/2012

Bradford/Union Counties

New River Correctional Insittue
Bradford and Union counties are trying to become less reliant on employment at prisons. [Photo: Will Dickey/The Times Union]

Long reliant on the state's prison industry for a majority of jobs, Bradford and Union counties are struggling to diversify as the state Department of Corrections closes prisons, including New River Correctional Institution in Raiford, which was to be shuttered in March. FloridaWorks and Santa Fe College, which has a branch campus in Starke, launched a business incubator to try to help local residents create and grow businesses. A regional effort is targeting transportation and other businesses that could have easy access to Jacksonville and Gainesville.

Bradford Population: 29,365
Population Growth Rate (2008-12): 0.35%
Population by Age:
0-14 15-19 20-39 40-64 65+
17.18% 4.89% 28.35% 34.64% 14.94%
Per Capita Income: $31,211

Union Population: 15,738
Population Growth Rate (2008-12): 0.03%
Population by Age:
0-14 15-19 20-39 40-64 65+
15.74% 5.52% 29.58% 37.64% 11.53%
Per Capita Income: $20,164

Tags: North Central

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