If you’re wondering which cities in Florida have residents with the lowest median household income, we have the tally for you. This list just goes to show how the cost of living varies greatly throughout Florida- and, of course, the same is true of the U.S. After all, Florida is diverse demographically, so it’s to be expected that some areas of the state have a higher cost of living than others.
The staff at Zip Atlas has published a fresh list of the median household incomes across Florida using a variety of data. The site offers a “structured collection of zip code, area code, city and state demographic, social and economic profiles,” according to their official website. They add, “Here you will find employment and unemployment rates, industry statistics, household and personal income reports, property value assessment, housing unit occupancy and vacancy breakdown, mortgage and rent analysis, age, gender, ancestry and racial profiles, education attainment levels and school enrolment among many others.”
If you’re wondering, according to the study, none of the 10 cities in the U.S. with the highest median household income are in Florida. No. 1 is Short hills, New Jersey, at $185,466, followed by Purchase, New York and Villa Maria, Pennsylvania. Florida didn’t even make the top 15 cities in the U.S. when it came to highest median household income. As for the lowest median household income, Florida starts at $16,532 and goes up from there.
So, which Florida cities have the lowest median household incomes? View the list of cities below, and see if your city made the cut. Because there are so many little towns in Florida I’ve decided to keep this to areas of population greater than 10,000. Wabaso has an average household income of $6,250, but only 115 people live there. For more information, visit the Zip Atlas website here. Note that some of these might be college towns, so that factors into the median household income. In reality, the non-students in those cities likely have a higher median household income. We are also dealing with a lot of retirees in Florida. In places like Labelle, you can get by with less cash because everyone takes golf carts wherever they go. Cars are expensive.
I’ll also attach Anne Erickson’s version of this list with the one she did for Michigan for comparison.