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Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Front cover
    Abstract
        Abstract
    Table of Contents
        Page i
    List of Tables
        Page ii
        Page iii
        Page iv
        Page v
    Lafayette County: an overview
        Page vi
        Page vii
        Page viii
        Page ix
    General social and economic characteristics of the population
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    Housing characteristics
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    Economy and labor force characteristics
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    Public sector characteristics
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    Miscellaneous
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    Sources
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E. McCloskey
R. O. Coppedge
J. A. Brown, Jr.


Economic Information
Report 5


Lafayette County, Florida


Information For Rural Development
Populatipp, Housing, Economy,
Labor Force, Public Sector


Fpod and Resource Economics department
Florida Cooperative Extension Service emd
Center for Rural Pevelopment
institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
University of Florida, Galnesvilte 32611


March 1975














ABSTRACT


This report is one of a series for selected counties in Florida
designated to compile secondary data from several sources into one
document. The purpose is twofold; first, to present useful information
i4 a readily usable form; and second, to provide a list of sources for
obtaining more detailed data on related topics. Subjects covered include
general social and economic characteristics of the population, housing,
the economy and labor force characteristics, and data related to the
public sector.

Key words; Floridq counties, eeo4aife 4valppgent, rural development,
data, information,













This publication is one of several salilar reports in which data
relating to rural development in various counties in Florida are pre-
sented. It is a contribution from the Cenuer for Rural Development in
The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of
Florida.
Appreciatiop is expressed to Marianne Nott for organizing the
tables and typing this manuscript.














TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page

LIST OF TABLES . . . .... . .. ii

LAFAYETTE COUNTY: AN OVERVIEW . . . ... vi

GENERAL SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS OF THE POPULATION. 1

HOUSING CHARACTERISTICS. . . . .... 13

ECONOMY AND LABOR FORCE CHARACTERISTICS. . . ... 18

PUBLIC SECTOR CHARACTERISTICS: FINANCES, FACILITIES, SERVICES 28

MISCELLANEOUS. . . . . . .. 48

SOURCES ... . .. . . .. . 52





LEGEND


NA. . .Not available
--. . .Does not apply
Blank. . .Not available
A. . .Acre
Tx. .Tax


E. F. McCLOSKEY is a research assistant in food and resource ec-
onomics. J. A. BROWN, JR., and R. O. COPPEDGE are extension resource
economists and assistant professors of food and resource economics.









LIST OF TABLES


Table Page

1 Population characteristics: age by race and rural
residence, Lafayette County, 1970. . . . 2

2 Population estimates by age and race for Lafayette
County and the State: July 1, 1973. . ... .. 3

3 Components of population change for Lafayette County
and Florida. . .... .. . . .. 4

4 Selected population characteristics, Lafayette
County and divisions, 1970 ...... .. . .. 5

5 Years of school completed for population 25 years
and older, total and black, Lafayette County, 1970 . 6

6 Income and poverty data, total and black, Lafayette
County, 1970 . . .... .. . . .. 7

7 Median earnings in 1969 of persons in experienced
civilian labor force for selected occupation groups,
Lafayette County . . . ......... 8

8 Labor force and occupational characteristics,
Lafayette County, 1970 . . . .... 9

9 Industry group of employed persons, Lafayette County,
1970 . . . . . . . 10

10 People in labor force by age and sex, Lafayette
County, 1970 . . . . 11

11 Last occupation of experienced unemployed persons,
Lafayette County, 1970 . . ... . 11

12 Offenses constituting the crime index, Lafayette
County, 1972 . ..... . . . 12

13 Housing characteristics, Lafayette County, 1970. . 14

14 Characteristics of all occupied units in rural and
urban areas, Lafayette County, 1970. . . 14

15 Financial characteristics of housing for Lafayette
County, 1970 . .. . . . .- 15

16 Housing occupancy and facilities, Lafayette County, 1970 16


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LIST OF TABLES (Continued)


Table Page

17 Subsidized housing and number of Section 235 home
mortgages, Lafayette County, 1970. . . ... 17

18 Number of public housing units as of December 31, 1971,
Lafayette County . . . . ... ... 17

19 Selected farm characteristics, Lafayette County,
1964 and 1969. . . . ... ..... 19

20 Basic labor market information, Lafayette County .... 20

21 Local government payrolls and employees for Lafayette
County area, October 1967a . . . .. 21

22 Employment and payroll of covered workers, Lafayette
County, 1970 . . . . ... ..... 22

23 Payrolls for retail and wholesale trade, Lafayette
County, 1967 . . . . . .23

24 Receipts and number of establishments for selected
services, Lafayette County, 1967 . . ... 23

25 Sales of retail and wholesale trade, Lafayette
County, 1967 . .. . . .... . 24

26 Assets and liabilities of commercial banks, Lafayette
County . . . . ... . ... 24

27 Motor vehicle tags by type of vehicle, Lafayette
County, 1971-72. . . . . ... 25

28 Gasoline sold by fiscal year, Lafayette County . 25

29 Types of fuel used for heating, cooking, and water
heating, Lafayette County, 1970. . . ... 26

30 Types of water supply and sewage disposal by housing
units, Lafayette County, 1970. . . .... 26

31 Public assistance by program, Lafayette County . .. 27

32 Tax base millages, Lafayette County, 1971. ..... .. .. 27

33 Comparative analysis taxable valuation of property,
Lafayette County, 1971 ... . .... .. 29








LIST OF TABLES (Continued)


Table Page

34 Assessed value of property subject to local government
property taxation, Lafayette County, 1971. . ... 30

35 Assessed valuation of non-exempt property as basis for
school taxes and fiscal data on effort to finance public
schools, Lafayette County, 1971-72 . .. ... .31

36 Revenues for Lafayette County, 1971. . .... 31

37 Expenditures for Lafayette County, 1971. . ... 32

38 Revenues for the City of Mayo, Lafayette County, 1971. 33

39 Expenditures for the City of Mayo, Lafayette
County, 1971 . . .... . . . 34

40 Distributions to Lafayette County and municipality from
state sources and state tax collections by major sources
of revenue, 1971-72. . ... . . 35

41 Distributions to county schools from Minimum Foundation
and other foundation programs, Lafayette County, 1971-72 36

42 Federal government distributions for school programs,
Lafayette County, fiscal year ending June 30, 1972 . 37

43 Schools by type, Lafayette County. .... . 37

44 School enrollment by grade level and age, Lafayette
County, 1970 . . . . 38

45 Enrollment, average daily attendance, average daily
membership of pupils at close of year for the fiscal
year 1971-72, Lafayette County . . . .. 38

46 Number of high school graduates continuing their
education and type of institution entered, Lafayette
County, 1971 . . . . 39

47 Instructional positions in public school system,
Lafayette County . . * * 40

48 Pupil mobility in public schools during one year,
grades K-12, Lafayette County, 1971-72 . . 41

49 Characteristics of public school bus operations, grades
K-12, Lafayette County, 1971-72. . . .. .... 41


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LIST OF TABLES (Continued)


Table Page

50 Summary of revenues and expenditures of schools including
grades K-12, Lafayette County, fiscal year, 1972-73. 42

51 Disbursements of the county government for welfare,
Lafayette County, fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 1971. 43

52 Old-age, survivors, disability, and health insurance, by
number of beneficiaries with monthly cash benefits in
current payment status by age and sex, Lafayette County,
December, 1972 . . .... . . 43

53 Department of Health, Education, and Welfare: Domestic
assistance program recipients and funds obligated,
Lafayette County, fiscal 1973. . ... ... 44

54 Amount paid by food stamp recipients, bonus, total and
average value of food stamps for the month of January
1973, Lafayette County . . . . 44

55 Professionals in state licensed health occupations,
Lafayette County, December 1973. .... . 45

56 Existing medical facilities, number of beds,
Lafayette County, 1971 . . . . 45

57 Resident deaths from certain causes, 1972, and
incidence of certain reportable diseases, 1971,
Lafayette County . . . * 46

58 Admissions of patients to the state mental hospital
system, by type of admission, Lafayette County, 1972 47

59 Areas of selected places, Lafayette County, 1960 . 49

60 Farms, land in farms, and land use, by size of farm,
Lafayette County, 1969 . . . * 49

61 Forest land area Lafayette County, 1970. . 50

62 Farm sales of forest products, Lafayette County,
1969 and 1964. .... . ........... 50

63 Weather data, Mayo Weather Station, Lafayette County,
1973 . . .- * * 51


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LAFAYETTE COUNTY: AN OVERVIEW


Lafayette County is located in the central part of northern Florida,
and is bordered by Taylor, Dixie, Gilchrist, Madison, and Suwannee Counties.
The Suwannee River forms a natural boundary on the northeastern and eastern
boundary offering the county approximately 55 miles of river frontage. The
county measures approximately 30 miles from north to south and about 28
miles from east to west. The total land area is 549 square miles or 352,640
acres, with an additional 2.3 square miles of inland water. The county ranks
56 in the state in total land area.
Rural Lafayette County has not experienced the rate of population ex-
pansion that has occurred in the state as a whole. Lafayette County's pop-
ulation, primarily supported by agriculture, reached its peak in 1915 with
7,860 persons as surveyed by the United States Census. From 1915 to 1970,
the county experienced a steadily declining population with the exception
of the period between 1935 and 1940 when a slight increase was noted. Since
1970 an upturn has been detected in the population trend of the county.
Outmigration has been the major cause of the declining population, due
primarily to the lack of job opportunities. Agricultural technology has
also been a factor associated with the population decline. Modern technol-
ogy during the 1950s and 1960s replaced farm workers who had to leave the
farm to seek employment elsewhere. Since industrial employment opportuni-
ties were virtually nonexistent during this period in rural Lafayette County,
families were forced to leave the county seeking employment.
Another factor has been the distribution of land holding patterns in
the county. Approximately 67 percent of all land is held by 15 private
owners. These owners have control over approximately 228,870 acres repre-
sented in holdings of 1,000 acres and over, with the greatest percentage of
this land held by large timber companies.
By 1970, the U.S. Census credits the county with 2,892 residents.
July 1, 1974 population estimates show Lafayette County with 3,228 residents,
a 12 percent increase. Based on projections by the Bureau, Lafayette County


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can expect an estimated eight percent increase in population to 3500 per-
sons by 1980. However, if the estimated statewide population trend con-
tinues, the Bureau's 3500 figure may be somewhat conservative.
Lafayette County is totally rural with all of its land area classified
as rural. Mayo, the county seat, with a population in 1972 in 825, is the
center of commercial activity. Mayo is the only incorporated town in the
county. Day, the second largest community, is located in the northern
section of the county. Approximately 28 percent of the total county pop-
ulation resides in Mayo.
Lafayette County has long been an agricultural county. The 1969 Cen-
sus of Agriculture reveals 325 farms in the county with an average size of
233.5 acres. These farms represent approximately 22 percent of the total
land area in the county.
Agriculture is the economic base on which the county depends. Total
gross income derived from agricultural production in 1974 was approximately
$12 million. Agricultural enterprises are ranked as follows: dairying,
$4.6 million; tobacco, $2.0 million; beef cattle, $1.0 million; corn $1.2
million; watermelons, $1.5 million; poultry, $844 thousand; swine, $774
thousand; timber, $200 thousand; and peanuts, $58 thousand. In addition,
USDA programs placed approximately $250 thousand in the hands of farmers
in Lafayette County in 1974.
Although the major economic thrust has been agriculture, the need for
a more balanced economy between agriculture and commerce has also been
recognized. With the exception of a boat plant, employing over 50.persons,
industrial employment is still limited. Total nonfarm annual personal in-
come is broken down into the following categories and amounts for Lafayette
County; manufacturing, $272 thousand; contract construction, $140 thousand;
transportation, communications and public utilities, $61 thousand; whole-
sale and retail trade, $346 thousand; and services, $81 thousand. Other
sources of earnings in the county are mining, finance, insurance, and real
estate, and other private industry. Retail trade and boat manufacturing
are the major sources of private employment. It should be pointed out that
many persons seek employment in neighboring counties where industrial oppor-
tunities are much more plentiful.
A natural resource, water-based recreation, whose potential is yet to
be developed, abounds due to the county's 55 miles of water front owner-
ship. A tremendous potential exists as people begin moving into the
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Lafayette County area seeking rural living.
The health and welfare needs of local citizens have been greatly im-
proved through the organization of the Mayo Clinic. The Clinic, estab-
lished in January 1969, is a joint effort between the county and the
University of Florida School of Medicine. Since the establishment of the
Clinic, 24-hour outpatient care is provided. In addition, the county re-
ceives 24-hour emergency ambulance services from Suwannee County on an
annual contract basis.
In addition to the lack of employment opportunities, Lafayette County
is faced with other problems as are most small rural counties across the
nation. One of these problems is the level of educational attainment by
citizens of the county. Although the county has good educational facili-
ties, statistics point to the fact that only 32 percent of the adult pop-
ulation over 25 years of age are high school graduates. The median school
years completed is 8.9. The lack of education is reflected in income
earning capabilities. The 1970 Census data indicates that 180 families in
the county, 24 percent of all families, receive income below poverty level.
Of the 67 counties in the state Lafayette ranks 47 with a mean family in-
come of $7,032. The per capital annual income of persons in the county is
$1978.
Housing is another factor indicative of the standard of living in a
community. According to the Census there were 955 occupied housing units
in the county in 1970. Statistics indicate that approximately 17 percent
of the total housing units in the county are substandard with the median
value of all dwellings being approximately $5,100. Approximately 38 per-
cent of all units were constructed before 1940. In addition, Lafayette
County is among 19 Florida counties having no public housing projects.
Beginning in the early spring of 1975, the Cooperative Extension
Service initiated a housing program through the County Extension Director's
office. The housing specialist hired through the program offers assis-
tance to homeowners in upgrading their homes as well as directing people
to financial lending institutions for new home construction and repair.
Approximately $200 thousand has been generated in the county through new
construction and remodeling.
It is these types of statistics that must be improved upon to sub-
stantially increase the individual social welfare of citizens in the county.


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The structure and nature of communities in Florida are undergoing
drastic changes as a result of rapid population growth -- the fastest in
the nation. Population projections indicate approximately ten million
people will be residing in Florida by the early 1980's. This represents
a 22 percent projected increase in population between 1975 and the early
1980's. Ninety-one percent of this growth will come from inward migra-
tion. As a result, Lafayette County will probably experience some of this
influx of people. One of the most demanding problems facing local citizens
and governments is how to accommodate this new growth.
For future growth and development to be beneficial, it must be planned
for and encouraged to be a contribution to the community. It is impor-
tant that citizens of Lafayette County understand that they can have an
effect on the quantity and quality of growth which they may desire for
their county. It is anticipated that this Rural Development Information
Report will provide needed information and sources of reference to help
in making community decisions concerning the future welfare of this county
and its citizens.


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GENERAL SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE POPULATION












Table l.--Population characteristics: age by race
residence, Lafayette County, 1970


and rural


Rural (farm
Age group Total Black and nonfarm)


Under 5 years. ..... 256 43 256
5-9 years ..... 278 62 278
10-14 years. ..... 276 54 276
15-19 years. ..... 288 36 288
20-24 years. ..... 166 12 166
25-29 years. ..... 169 19 169
30-34 years. . .. 156 17 156
35-39 years ....... 139 9 139
40-44 years. ..... 139 12 139
45-49 years. ..... 147 8 147
50-54 years. . .. 168 17 168
55-59 years. . .. 155 9 155
60-64 years. ..... 166 10 166
65 & over ....... 389 22 389
Total . . 2,892 330 2,892
Median age ...... 30.4 NA NA

Source: [23, Table 24; 24, Tables 134, 136].












Table 2.--Population estimates by age and race for Lafayette County
and the State: July 1, 1973


All races:
0-14 years. .
15-24 years .
25-44 years .
45-64 years .
65 and over .
All ages .
White:
0-14 years..
15-24 years .
25-44 years .
45-64 years .
65 and over .
All ages .
Nonwhite:
0-14 years..
15-24 years .
25-44 years .
45-64 years .
65 and over .
All ages .


- Number -

851 1,826,268
506 1,295,634
644 1,776,550
633 1,693,155
439 1,253,487
3,072 7,845,093


703
440
579
586
416
2,724


147
66
65
48
23
348


1,430,429
1,063,443
1,521,526
1,517,212
1,173,231
6,705,839

395,839
232,190
255,025
175,943
80,257
1,139,254


Source: [2, p. 2-3].












Table 3.--Components of population
and Florida


change for Lafayette County


Item County Florida

Population: - Number -
Census (1970). . .. .. 2,892 6,790,929
Estimate (1973) . ... .3,072 7,845,092
Components of change:a
Total change . .... 180 1,054,163
Births . .. . 145 366,528
Deaths . . 125 258,453
Natural increase b 20 108,075
Net migration c . 160 946,088
Migration as percentage of 1973
estimate d . . 5.21 12.06

"aApril 1, 1970 to July 1, 1973.
bBirths minus deaths.
CTotal change minus natural increase.
dNet migration divided by 1973 population estimate times 100.

Source: [2, p. 4].













Table 4.--Selected population characteristics,
and divisions. 1970


Lafayette County


Mayo Mayo
Characteristics Unit east west County
division division

Population. ... No. 1,902 990 2,892
Sex:
Male . ... No. 953 491 1,441
Female. . No. 949 499 1,448
Race:
White . .. No. 1,604 957 2,561
Black . .. No. 297 33 330
Other . .. No. 1 0 1
Age:
Under 18 years. % 35.5 33.0 NA
18 to 64 years. % 51.1 53.5 NA
65 years and over % 13.4 13.5 NA
In group quarters a No. 2 0 0
Households:
Total . ... No. 624 331 955
Black and other No. 74 7 81
Population in households:
Total ....... No. 1,900 990 2,890
Black and other .. No. 296 33 329

a All living arrangements other than households.

Source: [23, Table 33].














Table 5.--Years of school completed for population 25 years and
older, total and black, Lafayette County, 1970

Years of education for
population 25 years Male Female Total
and older
Total population: - Number - Percent
No school years com-
pleted. ..... 21 18 39 2.4
Elementary:
1 to 4 years. 117 71 188 11.6
5 to 7 years. 109 211 320 19.8
8 years ..... 174 130 304 18.8
High school:
1 to 3 years. .. 119 117 236 14.6
4 years ..... 165 211 376 23.3
College:
1 to 3 years. .. 43 33 76 4.7
4 years or more 43 34 77 4.8
Total . .. 791 825 1,616 100.0
Median school years
completed ... 8.9 8.9 NA

Percent high school
graduates ... 31.7 33.7 32.7

Black population a

a Data not available for counties with less than 400 Black pop-
ulation.
Source: [24, Table 120]













Table 6.--Income and poverty data, total and Black, Lafayette County,
1970


Item Unit Black a Total


Persons. ... . No. NA 2,892
Per capital income. . $ NA $1,978
Families by income class:
Under $3,999 ....... No. NA 258
$4,000-$5,999. . ... No. NA 184
$6,000-$11,999 . .. No. NA 215
$12,000 and over ..... No. NA 98
Total. . .... No. NA 755
Median family income .. $ NA $5,368
Income below poverty level
(bpl):
Families below poverty level No. NA 180
Percent of all families. % NA 23.8
Mean family income .. $ NA $1,763
Mean size of family. ... No. NA 4.03
Civilian male head less than
65 years old ..... No. NA 100
Families receiving public
assistance income .. % NA 11.1
Families with female head. No. 32
Unrelated individuals. No. NA 155
Persons below poverty level. No. NA 880
Receiving Social Security
income . ... % NA 22.6
65 years and over. . % NA .23.6
Receiving Social Security
income which are 65 years
and over . . % NA 70.7

aData not available for counties with less than 400 Black
population.
Sources: [24, Tables 124, 125, 128, 119].













Table 7.--Median earnings in 1969 of persons in experienced civilian
labor force for selected occupation groups, Lafayette County


Occupation Earnings

Dollars
Male, 16 yrs. and older with earningsa . 4,674
Professional, managerial, and kindred . .. 7,800
Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred . .. .4,488
Operatives, including transport . .. 3,470
Laborers, except farm . . . .. .3,577
Farmers and farm managers . . .. 5,200
Farm laborers except unpaid and farm foremen. 3,333
Female, 16 yrs. and older with earningsa . 1,761
Clerical and kindred. . . . ... 3,161
Operatives, including transport . .. .0

includes persons in other occupation groups, not shown separately.

Source: [24, Table 122].














Table 8.--Labor force and occupational
County, 1970


characteristics, Lafayette


Labor force characteristics a County State

Number -
Total labor force, 16 yrs. and over.. 936 2,621,554
Male . . . ... 658 1,609,360
Female . . . ... 278 1,012,194
Civilian labor force . ... 936 2,521,245
Number employed. . ... 919 2,426,268
Percent employed . ... 98.2 96.2
Number unemployed. . ... 17 94,977
Percent unemployed . ... 1.8 3.8
Occupation of employed:
Professional, technical, and kindred
workers. . . ... 76 335,254
Managers and administrators except
farm . . . ... 53 228,885
Sales workers. . . ... 48 211,110
Clerical and kindred . ... 86 433,434
Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred. 168 351,331
Operatives, except transport .. 81 209,699
Transport equipment operatives 26 88,895
Laborers except farm . ... 33 127,186
Farmers and farm managers. .... 134 16,566
Farm laborers and farm foremen 119 66,747
Service workers except private house-
hold . . . ... 88 303,620
Private household workers. . 7 -59,541
Total. . . ... 919 2,426,268


a Data not available for cities with
thus the city of Mayo could not be posted.


less than 2,500 population;


Source: [24, Tables 117, 118, 121, 122].








Table 9.--Industry group of employed persons, Lafayette County, 1970


Industry Total

Number
Total employed, 16 years and older . ... 919
Agriculture, forestry, and fisheries . .. 263
Mining . . . . . .0
Construction . . . . ... 133
Manufacturing:
Durable goods:
Furniture, lumber, and wood products .. 55
Metal industries . . .. 0
Machinery except electrical. . ... 0
Electrical machinery, equipment, and supplies 0
Transportation equipment . ... 51
Other durable goods. . . ... 15
Nondurable goods:
Food and kindred products. . ... 26
Textiles and fabricated textile products 0
Printing, publishing, and allied industries. 0
Chemicals and allied products. ..... 0
Other nondurable goods . ... .45
Total manufacturing industries. . ... 192
Railroad and railway express services. .. 0
Trucking services and warehousing. . ... 0
Other transportation . . . .. 14
Communications . . . . .4
Utilities and sanitary services. . . 5
Wholesale trade. . . . ... 13
Food, bakery, and dairy stores . ... 29
Eating and drinking places . . ... 27
General merchandise retailing. . . 5
Motor vehicle retailing and service stations 27
Other retail trade . . . ... 18
Banking and credit agencies. . . ... 10.
Insurance, real estate, and other finance .. 0
Business and repair. . . . 8
Private households . . . . 7
Other personal services. . . ... 16
Entertainment and recreation . . .. 0
Hospitals . . . . 0
Health services, except hospitals. . ... 18
Education, government . . . 52
Education, private . . . .. 23
Other education and kindred. . . 6
Welfare, religious, and other nonprofit membership
organizations . . . . 8
Legal, engineering, and miscellaneous professions. 0
Public administration . . . ... 41

aIncludes not specified manufacturing industries.

Source: [24, Tables 123, 127].













Table 10.--People in labor force by age and sex, Lafayette County,
1970


Age category Malea Femaleb

- Percent -
14 and 15 years old. 0 19.0
16 and 17 years old. ... 18.6 3.9
18 and 19 years old. ... 63.4 26.1
20 and 21 years old. .. .... 77.1 57.5
22 to 24 years old . .. 86.7 31.3
25 to 34 years old . .. 100.0 41.0
35 to 44 years old ... .. 89.8 40.0
45 to 64 years old . .. 68.7 27.6
65 years and over. . 16.2 10.0
Total . . .. 65.8 27.3

a Percent of total male labor force in respective age category.
b Percent of total female labor force in respective age category.

Source: [24, Table 121].


Table ll.--Last occupation of experienced unemployed persons,
Lafayette County, 1970

Last occupation of experienced ae Fe Total
unemployed 16 yrs. old and over
- Number -
Professional, technical, and managerial
workers. . . ... 4 0 4
Sales workers. . . ... 0 0 0
Clerical and kindred workers ..... 0 0 0
Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred workers 0 0 0
Operatives, including transport. 4 0 4
Laborers, except farm ......... 0 0 0
Farm workers . . ... 0 9 9
Service workers including private
household. . . ... 0 0 0
Total . . . . 8 9 17

aIncludes persons who last worked more than 10 years ago, not
shown separately.
Source: [24, Table 123].













Table 12.--Offenses constituting the crime index,
1972


Lafayette County,


bUnincorporated
Item County
area



Total crime index . .. .. 24 24
Percent index change 1971-72 0 0
Number of offenses:
Murder . . ..... 0 0
Forcible rape . .. 0 0
Robbery . . .. 0 0
Aggravated assault. . ... 4 4
Breaking and entering .. 17 17
Larceny, $50 and over .... .3 3
Auto theft. ........ 0 0
Crime rate per 100,000 population 820.8 820.8
Percent rate change 1971-72 -0.6 -0.6
Percent cleared . .. 41.7 41.7



aThe crime index is the total number of actual offenses or
incidents known to law enforcement officers, not the number of persons
who committed them nor the number of injuries they caused.
bIncludes those unincorporated jurisdictions which report this in-
formation to the law enforcement agency responsible in that geographic
jurisdiction.


Source: [1, Table 18.304].


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HOUSING CHARACTERISTICS














Table 13.--Housing characteristics, Lafayette County, 1970


Percent of
Characteristic Number total units


Units built before 1940. . .... 390 37.6
Units lacking some or all plumbing 209 20.2
Units with incomplete kitchen facilities
or used by another household . .. 87 8.4
Units with 1.01 or more persons per room 88 9.2
Substandard units . ... 158 16.5
Value/rent ratios:
Units valued at 2.5 times or more the
owners' incomes .......... .. 79 35.9
Units renting for 25% or more the
renters' incomes . . 43 26.1
Median number of persons in:
All occupied units ........ 2.5 --
Owner occupied units . ... .24 --
Renter occupied units. . . 3.6 --
Median household income . .... $4,378
Ratio of number of poverty level families No subsidized
per subsidized housing unit. ..... housing units
Number of subsidized housing units:
Owner occupied . . .. .0 0
Renter occupied. . ..... 0 0

Source: 8].

Table 14.--Characteristics of all occupied units in rural and urban
areas, Lafayette County, 1970


Characteristic of occupied unit Rural Urban Total

- Number -
Lacking one or more plumbing facility. 177 0 177
1.51 or more persons per room 21 0 21
Lacking one or more plumbing facility
and/or having 1.51 or more persons
per room:
Number . . . 182 0 182
Percent of total units . 29.6 0 29.6
Total occupied units . . 615 0 615

Source: 14 1.













Table 15.--Financial
1970


characteristics of housing for Lafayette.County,


Item Rural Total

Contract rent Number of units -
Less than $30. .... 38 38
$30.to $39 . .... .. 34 34
$40 to $59 . . .. 28 28
$60 to $79 . . .. 16 16
$80 to $99 . .... .0 0
$100 to $149 ......... 8 8
$150 or more . . .. 0 0
No cash rent . .... 41 41
Total renter occupied .. .. 165 165
Median rent . . $37 $37
Value
Less than $5,000 ..... 109 109
$5,000 to $9,999 . .. 55 55
$10,000 to $14,999 . 41 41
$15,000 to $19,999 ... 4 4
$20,000 to $24,999 . 4 4
$25,000 to $34,999 . 7 7
$35,000 or more . 0 0
Total owner occupied . 220 220
Median value . . $5,100 $5,100

Source: [19, p. 236].













Table 16.--Housing occupancy and facilities, Lafayette County, 1970


Item Rural Total


Occupancy: Number Percent
All housing units . ... 1,036 1,036 100.0
Vacant, seasonal, and migratory. 0 0 0.0
Owner occupied . .. 738 738 71.2
Renter occupied . ... 217 217 20.9
Vacant year round. ...... 81 81 7.8
Population in housing units. 2,882 2,882 100.0
Per unit. . . 3.0 3.0 --
Owner occupied . . 2.8 2.8
Renter occupied. . . 3.8 3.8 --
Persons per room, all occupied units 955 955 100.0
1.00 persons or less . .. 886 886 92.8
1.01 to 1.50 persons . .. 48 48 5.0
1.51 or more persons .... 21 21 2.2
Facilities:
Lacking some or all plumbing
facilities . .... .209 209 20.2
Telephone available. . .. 639 639 61.7
Air conditioning ....... 258 258 24.9
Median number of rooms ..... 4.9 4.9 --
Median value a $5,100 $5,100
Median gross rentb . $73 $73


aOwner occupied units.
bSpecified renter occupied; excludes one
or more.
Source: [19, Tables 60, 61, 62].


family homes


on 10 acres






17






Table 17.--Subsidized housing and number of Section 235 home
mortgages, Lafayette County, 1970


Item Number


Subsidized rental units (under management,
construction, or commitment, all programs). .. .. 0
Units in insured projects eligible for rent
supplement (under management or commitment) 0
Families with income less than poverty level. . 180
Mean family income . . . ... $1,763
Section 235 home mortgages:
In 1969 . . . . . 0
In 1970 . . . . .. . 0
In 1971 . . . . . 0
In 1972 a . . . . . 0
.Total . . . . ...... 0

a The count is for only 6 months.

Source: P4 ].






Table 18.--Number of public housing units as of December 31, 1971,
Lafayette County

Item


As of December 31, 1971, Lafayette County is among 19 counties having
no public housing projects.





































ECONOMY AND LABOR FORCE

CHARACTERISTICS









Table 19.--Selected farm characteristics, Lafayette County, 1964 and 1969


County Florida
Item Unit 1 1969
1969 1964 1
Total farms ............... No. 325 327 35,586
Land in farms .............. Acres 75,907 130,355 14,031,998
Average size of farms. . .... Acres 233.5 398.6 394.3
Total cropland . . .... Acres 38,379 43,789 3,774,119
Harvested cropland . . Acres 8,780 13,737 2,234,036
Woodlanda . . . Acres 24,766 79,534 3,814,187
Value of land and buildings. ........ $ $45,778 $30,650 $139,818
Number of farms:
Sales of $20,000 and over. ...... No. 79 50 6,654
Sales of $10,000 to $19,999. . .. No. 48 47 3,335
Sales of $5,000 to $9,999 . No. 47 72 4,537
Sales of $2,500 to $4,999 . .. No. 55 61 5,570
Class 6 .. . . . No. 10 32 2,659
Part-timec . . . No. 48 32 9,551
Part retirement . . .. No. 38 33 3,238
Abnormal . . . No. 0 0 42
Farm products sold:
Crops ............... $ 1,481,228 2,256,055 731,733,327
Livestock products . . .. $ 4,371,949 947,447 395,241,624
Forest products. . . ... $ 154,617 70,272 5,099,170
Total sales. .. . ...... $ 6,007,794 3,273,750 1,132,074,127
Average value sold per farm .. .. $ 18,485 10,012 31,812

a Includes woodland pasture.


b Value of products sold $50-$2,500 and an operator under 65 yrs. who did not work off fan
100 days or more during year.
c Value of products sold $50-$2,500 and an operator under 65 yrs. who worked off farm 100
days during year.
d Value of products sold $50-$2,500 and an operator over 65 yrs.
e.Institutional, experimental and research farms and those run by agencies.

Source: [16, pp. 265-272].


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table 20.--Basic labor market information, Lafayette County



Item March 1971 March 1972


Number -
Total population. ....... .. 2,900 2,900
Civilian labor force. ........... 640 680
Total unemployed. . . ... 20 20
Unemployment rate, percent. . 3.1 2.9
Total employment. . ....... 620 660
Nonagricultural employment. . ... 440 460
Wage and salary workers . ... 420 440
Manufacturing . . ... 60 80
Construction. . . .. 20 20
Transportation and public utilities 20 20
Wholesale and retail trade. .. 60 60
Finance, insurance, and real estate 20 20
Service and other wage and salary 60 60
Government . . .. 180 180
All other nonagricultural .. 20 20
Agricultural employment . ... 180 200
Self-employed & unpaid family workers 120 140
Wage and salary workers (hired labor) 60 60

Source: [7 ].













Table 21.--Local government payrolls and employees for Lafayette County
area, October 1967


Item Payrolls and Employees


Payroll: Dollars
October payroll . . .44,000
Education .............. 3*. 0,000
Teachers only. ... .21,000
Functions other than education 14,000
Average monthly earnings, full time
employees:
Teachers .............. 532
Others . . . . 283
Local government employees: Number
Total . . ....... .158
Full time . . . .. 101
Part-time. . . .. 57
Full time equivalent employment. . 116
Education. . . ... 79
Teachers only. . . ... 40
Functions other than education 37
Highways . . ... 15
Public welfare .. . .... 1
Hospitals. . . . 0
Health . . . ... 0
Police protection. . . 3
Fire protection. ........ 0
Sewerage . . ... .
Sanitation other than sewerage .. 1
Parks and recreation . .. 0
Natural resources. . 2
Housing and urban renewal. . 0
Correction . ... . .0
Libraries ............ 0
Financial administration . 3
General control. . . 7
Water supply . . .. 1
Other utilities. . .. 0
Other and unallocable. . 4


a In general, local governments account for more than one-half
of all civilian employment, which includes county and municipal employees.
Source: [26, Table 20].













Table 22.--Employment and
1970


payroll of covered workers, Lafayette County,


Employing Total Average
Industry units, quarter annual monthly
average payroll employment
Number Dollars Number

Agriculture, forestry,
and fisheries. .. 0 0 0
Mining . .. .0 0 0
Contract construction. 0 0 0
Manufacturing. ..... 4 133,497 31
Transportation, communi-
cations, electric, gas,
and sanitary services. 0 0 0
wholesale trade. . 10 127,394.26 37
Retail trade . .
Finance, insurance, and
real estate ..... 0 0
Services . .. 0 0 0
State and federal govern-
ment . .. .0 0 0
Other nonmanufacturing 9 227,936.89 46
Total, all industries. 23 488,828.78 114

a Services include hotels and other lodging places, personal
services, miscellaneous business services, miscellaneous and auto
repair and services, motion pictures, amusement and recreation, medical
and health services, legal services, educational services, nonprofit
membership organizations, miscellaneous services.
Source: [ 9, p. 87].













Table 23.--Payrolls for retail and wholesale trade, Lafayette County,
1967


Item


Number


Retail trade:
Establishments. . . ... 34
With payroll. . . . ... 50%
Payroll, entire year. . . .. $115,000
Paid employees, week including March 12 46
Wholesale trade:
Establishments. . . . 3
Payroll, entire year. . . ... .$121,000
Paid employees, week including March 12 .21


Source: [25, pp. 98-99].





Table 24.--Receipts and number of establishments for selected
services, Lafayette County, 1967


Selected services Number


Establishments. . . . ... .14
With payroll . . . ... 14.3%
Receipts:
Total, all establishments . $67,000
Change in 1963-1967 . . ... 13.6%
Establishments with payroll . ... NA
Receipts, all establishments:
Motels, hotels, and camps . ... NA
Automotive repair and services. . NA
Amusement and recreation including movies NA
Establishments with payroll:
Payroll, entire year. . . ... NA
Paid employees, week including March 12 NA

aTotal includes kinds of businesses not shown separately.

Source: [25, p. 99].













Table 25.--Sales of retail and wholesale trade, Lafayette County, 1967


Trade


Retail trade:
Establishments with payroll. . .
Total sales by establishments:
Food stores . . . .
Automotive dealers . . .
General merchandise stores . .
Eating and drinking places . .
Gasoline service stations. . .
Furniture, home furnishings, and equip-
ment stores . . .
Building materials, hardware, farm equip-
ment dealers . . . .
Apparel and accessory stores . .
Drug stores and proprietary stores .
Total sales, all establishmentsa .
Change of sales from 1963-1967 . .
Wholesale trade:
Total sales . . . .
Merchant wholesalers . . .


Percent


64.7

38.0
NA
NA
NA
8.1

0

20.5
6.4
7.8
$1,934,000
18.2


$1,049,000
NA


a Total includes businesses not listed separately.

Source: [25, pp. 98-99].




Table 26.--Assets and liabilities of commercial banks, Lafayette County


February
Item
1972 1973

- Dollars -
Loans and discounts 583,000 577,000
Total deposits . .. 2,762,000 3,197,000
Time deposits . ... 1,425,000 1,525,000
Demand deposits .... 335,000 1,672,000_


Source: [1, Table 6.202].














Table 27.--Motor vehicle tags by
1971-72


Vehicle


Passenger cars. .
Buses . .
Trucks. . .
Trailers .. .
Motorcycles .
Demonstrators and
Total . .


misc.
. .


type of vehicle, Lafayette County,


County


Number -
1,023
1
617
237
14
43
1,935


Source: [1, Table 16.312].










Table 28.--Gasoline sold by fiscal year, Lafayette County



Fiscal year Volume


Gallons
1959-1960 . . .. 1,190,000
1967-1968 . . .. 2,197,000
1968-1969 . . .. 1,356,000
1969-1970 . . .. 1,465,000
1970-1971. . . .. 1,553,000
1971-1972 . . .. 2,048,000


Source: [1, Table 7.192].


Florida


3,892,619
10,753
592,860
691,834
125,716
46,520
5,360,302


I













Table 29.--Types of fuel used for heating, cooking, and water heating,
Lafayette County, 1970


Item House Water Cooking Total
heating heating

Fuel: - Number of units -
Utility gas . ... 21 0 23 44
Fuel oil, kerosene, etca 190 0 22 212
Electricity . ... 0 504 299 803
Bottled, tank, or LP gas 652 350 631 1,633
Other fuel . 112 0 0 112
No fuel . . 0 121 0 121
Total . . 975 975 975 --

a Includes also gasoline, alcohol, and other combustible fuels.
b Includes coal, coke, wood and any fuel not separately listed.

Sources: [1, Table 8.692 and 19, Table 62].






Table 30.--Types of water supply and sewage disposal by housing units,
Lafayette County, 1970


Item Total


Water source: Number
Public system or private company . 283
Individual well . . .. 753
Other . . . . --
Total . . . . 1,036
Sewage disposal:
Public sewer . . .. 13
Septic tank or cesspool . .. 875
Other . . . . 148
Total . . . . 1,036


Sources: [1, Table 8.692 and 19, Table 62].













Table 31.--Public assistance by program, Lafayette County


Cases of Payments
Program
recipients Total Average

Number Dollars -
Old Age Assistance (72-73). 77 56,428 61.07
Aid to the Blind (72-73). 0a 0 0
Aid to the Disabled (72-73) 12a 13,073 90.78
Aid to Families with Dependent
Children (72-73) .... 60 a 12,033 16.71
Total Direct Assistance 149a 81,534 45.60
Social Security (Dec. 1972) 495 43,000 101.00
Enrollment Health Insurance
Program for the Aged
(Medicare, 1970) type:
Hospital, and/or medical
insurance ....... 346 103,000 NA
Hospital insurance. ... 341 75,000 NA
Supplementary medical insur. 329 28,000 NA
Old-Age, Survivors, Disability
and Health Insurance Bene-
ficiaries (6-30-72):
Retired workers ..... 226 29,000 NA
Disabled workers ... 41 7,000 NA
Others . . 249 21,000 NA
I


aAverage recipients per month.
bDependents of retired and disabled workers, survivors,
age 72 beneficiaries.


and special


Sources: [1, Tables 17.172, 17.392, 17.832; 25, p. 94, 10, p. 12].


Table 32.--Tax base millages, Lafayette County, 1971


Type Tax base


Mills
Total general millage. ..... 8.54
County general millage .... 2.90
School general millage ..... 5.64
Percent change in total general
millage 1971-70. . ... 44.75


Source: [1, Table 20.382].



































PUBLIC SECTOR CHARACTERISTICS;

FINANCES, FACILITIES, SERVICES












Table 33.--Comparative analysis taxable valuation of property, Lafayette County, 1971


Property County City of Mayo Florida

% of total
Dollars of total Dollars % of total property
property
Non-exempt real estate. 22,420,690 71.55 1,015,210 30.00 58.96
Personal property ..... 3,481,390 11.11 129,320 7.80 10.97
Railroad, telegraph, and
private car lines . 421,183 1.34 11,392 .34 .50
Total all non-exempt value 26,326,263 84.00 1,155,922 38.14 70.43
Homestead exempt property 3,053,920 9.75 661,650 19.55 11.62
All exempt property ex-
cluding homestead . 1,959,510 6.25 1,471,670 43.49 17.95
Total exempt property 5,013,430 16.00 2,133,320 63.04 29.57
Total value all property. 31,336,693 100.00 3,383,852 100.00 100.00
Total 1971 taxes levied 228,986 -- 3,752

Source: [12, pp. 5-8, 26-29].













Table 34.--Assessed value of property subject to local government
property taxation, Lafayette County, 1971


Item


Gross assessed value (before partial
exemptions):
Total, including state assessed property
Locally assessed property:
Real property . . .
Personal property . . .
Tax exempt proportion of locally assessed
value:
Real property . .. . .
Personal property . . .
Assessed value subject to tax, after
deduction of partial exemptions:
Total . . . . .
State assessed property . .
Locally assessed property (total). .
Real property . . .
Personal property . . .
Percent of assessed value subject to tax
(total 100% for each area):
State assessed property . .
Locally assessed property:
Real property . . .
Personal property . . .


Assessed value


Dollars

49,641,000

45,739,000
3,481,000


3,095,000
0


46,546,000
421,000
46,125,000
46,644,000
3,481,000
Percent
0.9

91.6
7.5


Source: [28, Table 4].












Table 35.--Assessed valuation of non-exempt property as basis for
school taxes and fiscal data on effort to finance public
schools, Lafayette County, 1971-72


Item Amount


Non-exempt assessed valuation of property:
1970-71. . . . ... $31,732,000
1971-72. . . . ... $26,323,000
County percent increase from 1962-1972 529.22
County percent of state total in 1972. .06
Valuation per pupil in average daily
attendance, 1971-72. . ... $43,082
Percent of county revenue from local sources 19.35
Required local effort per pupil in average
daily attendance, 1971-72. . ... $207.11
Local effort required to participate in Min-
imum Foundation Program, 1971-72. $136,000


Source: [1, Table 4.462].



Table 36.--Revenues for Lafayette County, 1971



Item Revenue


Total millage. . . ... 2.90 mills
Assessment: Dollars
Exempt . . . ... 4,821,070
Non-exempt . . ... 34,524,323
Ad valorem . . ... 99,925
Tax redemptions. . . ... 0
Special tax. . .... ... 0
Tax delinquent lands . .. 0
Utility. ... . . .. .0
Cigarette tax. . . ... 1,224
Fees . . . . 12,935
Licenses and permits . .. 1,319
Fines and forfeitures. . .. 7,419
Investment . . ... 4,131
Federal revenue. . . ... 4,765
State revenue. . .. .. 259,169
Other . . . . 14,715
Total revenue. ... .......... 405,604


Source: [6].













Table 37.--Expenditures for Lafayette County, 1971



Expenditures Dollars

General government:
Current ....... . . ... 132,372
Capital outlay . . .... .6,433
Total. . .. ... . . 138,805
Public safety:
Court. . . . . ... .20,052
Sheriff's office . . .. .45,017
Other. . . . . ... .9,666
Total. . . . . .. 54,683
Public works . . . ... 94,868
Health and welfare . . ... .43,142
Culture and recreation . . ... 13,595
Economic development . . .. .26,071
Payments for debt service. . ... 19,254
Other . . . .... 4,788
Total expenditure. ..... .......... .415,258


Source: 66].













Table 38.--Revenues for the City of Mayo, Lafayette County, 1971


City of Mayo
Revenues Unit City of Mayo
Total Per capital

Population. ..... No. 793 --
City employees. .No. 12
Exempt valuation. $ 2,063,070 2,601.60
Non-exempt valuation. $ 1,497,282 1,888.12
Operating millage mills 11.80 1.5
Total millage ... mills 11.80
Total ad valorem. $ 4,162 5.25
Utility service tax $ 10,560 13.32
Franchise fees' $ 2,213 2.79
Utility fees .... $ 18,960 23.91
Licenses and permits. $ 734 .93
Fines and forfeitures $ 0 0
Investment income $ 0 0
Enterprise funds. $ 0 0
Other revenues .... $ 2,072 2.61
State shared:
Cigarette tax .. $ 15,945 20.11
Gasoline tax. ... $ 297 .37
Total revenues. ..... $ 54,943 69.28

Source: [6].














Table 39.--Expenditures for the City of Mayo, Lafayette County, 1971


Expenditures City of Mayo
Total Per capital
Dollars
General government. . .. 29,227 36.86
Public safety . ... 3,887 4.90
Public works. . ... 14,059 17.73
Health and welfare. ..... 0 0
Culture and recreation. ..... 0 0
Subsidies to enterprises. .. 0 0
Other expenses. . ... 0 0
Debt service. . . ... 4,600 5.80
Total expenditures. . 51,773 65.29
Debt:
Debt millage. . ... 0 0
General obligation bonds. 79,000 99.62
Revenue bonds . .. 79,000 99.62
Other bonds . .. 0 0
Total bonds . .. 158,000 199.24
Enterprise funds:
Enterprise income ..... .0 0
Enterprise expenditure. .. 0 0


Source: [6].







35





Table 40.--Distributions to Lafayette County and municipality from
state sources and state tax collections by major sources
of revenue, 1971-72


Item County City of Mayo


Source of distribution

Total gasoline, special fuel,
and motor fuel tax. .
20 gas and special fuel tax
to State Board of Admin-
instration for County
Road Bonds .
7th gas and special fuel
tax . . .
8th( motor fuel tax .
Auto mileage tax to Board
of Administration .
Beverage licenses . .
Mosquito control-state
matching . .
Gas and oil production tax.
Insurance agents county
license tax . .
Cigarette tax . .
Other a . .
Total . . .
Source of revenue
Sales and use tax . .
Gasoline taxes. . .
Motor vehicle licenses.
Racing taxes . ..
Cigarette taxes ...
Documentary stamp taxes
Documentary stamp tax:
Surtax. . .
Hunting and fishing licenses
Occupational licenses .
Intangible taxes. . .
Total . . .


- Dollars -


315,917.77



208,051.57

122,037.79
5,828.41

2,391.89
72.00

0
0

80.64
1,275.15
0
339,737.45


75,975.53
162,314.20
53,072.57
0
32,327.25
11,001.50

3,065.70
7,384.75
1,234.80
6,148.42
352,524.72


0



0

0
2,635.64

25.00
38.00

0
0

0
16,077.83
0
18,776.47


a Other includes Firemen's Relief and Pension Fund and Municipal
Police Officer's Retirement Fund.
Source: [4, pp. 368-369, 372-379, 364-365].













Table 41.--Distributions to county schools from Minimum Foundation
and other foundation programs, Lafayette County, 1971-72


Item Distribution


General revenue appropriations; Dollars
Grades K-12:
Instructional salaries . ... .136,043.00
Transportation . . .. 10,021.00
Other current expenses. . .. .54,547.00
Educational improvement expenses. 56,967.00
Average daily attendance supplement 6,654.00
EIE school lunch supplement .. 3,607.30
County school sales tax fund. 18,175.00
Total K-12 (exclusive of capital
outlay and debt service). .. 301,007.30
Additional capital outlay .. 0
Junior colleges . . .. .0
Driver education. . ... 860.16
Total from General Revenue Fund . 301,867.46
County Capital Outlay and Debt Service
School Fund:
Capital outlay... . .... 6,896.99
Board of Administration Debt Service. 9,436.99
Interest on investments . .. 120.86
Total from trust fund . ... 16,454.84
Total from state funds. . ... 318,322.30


Source: [4, p. 366-367].













Table 42.--Federal government distributions for school programs,
Lafayette County, fiscal year ending June 30, 1972


Program Distributions

Dollars
Educational Aid Trust Fund a . .... 99,066.00
Food and nutrition services:
Elementary and secondary education, aid to
counties b . . . . 29,910.50
Manpower development training, vocational educa-
tion, aid to counties . . .. 0
Total . . . . . 128,976.50

aIncludes: Adult Basic Education Funds; Civil-Defense, U. S.
Elementary and Secondary Education; U. S. Vocational Education Act of
1963; National Defense Education Act Funds; and Veterans, U. S. funds.
bDoes not include $413.12 cancellations and restorations.
Source: [4, p. 380].





Table 43.--Schools by type, Lafayette County


Type of school


I1


Kindergarten only. . . . .
Elementary only . . . .
Elementary and high school:
Elementary and junior high . .
Elementary and senior high . .
High school only:
Junior high . . . .
Senior high . . . .
Junior-senior high . . .
4-year high. . . . .
Total . . . .
Kindergartens counted as part of elementary
school . . . . ..


1971-72


Number
0
0

0
1

0
0
0
0
1

1


a Elementary and secondary departments each counted as a school.

Source: [3, p. 16].












Table 44.--School enrollment by grade level and age, Lafayette County,
1970


School enrollment Enrollment


Number
Total enrolled, 3-34 years. . 757
Nursery school . . 0
Public . . ... 0
Kindergarten. . . . 50
Public . . . 50
Elementary, 1-8 years . .. 423
Public . . ... 423
High school, 1-4 years. .. .. 245
Public . . .... 24.5
College . . . 39
Percent enrolled, 3-34 years. . 52.5
3 and 4 years old . ... 17.4
5 and 6 years old . ... 73.4
7 to 13 years old . .. 90.6
14 and 15 years old . ... 99.9
16 and 17 years old . . 94.2
18 and 19 years old . .. 41.0
20 and 21 years old . .. 22.7
22 to 24 years old. . ..
25 to 34 years old. . . 3.1


Source: [24, Table 120].




Table 45.--Enrollment, average daily attendance, average daily member-
ship of pupils at close of year for the fiscal year 1971-72,
Lafayette County


dAverage faily Membership
Grades Enrollment Avat close of
Attendance Membership year
- - Number - -
Kindergarten 54 44 49 48
Grades 1-12. 731 611 666 657
Grades 1-6 399 331 359 357
Grades 7-9 180 151 165 164
Grades 10-12 152 129 142 136
Total . 785 655 715 705
Promoted, K-12 .- -- 683
Not promoted, K-12 -- -- 22


Source: [3, pp. 7, 9, 11].








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Table 46.--Number of high school graduates continuing their education
and type of institution entered, Lafayette County, 1971


Item Graduates

Number
Total high school graduates. . ... 34
Public . . . . 34
Private. . ... .. . .0
Continuing at junior college:. . .
Public . . . . 14
Private. ..... . .0
Continuing at senior college or university:
Public . . . . 0'
Private . .. . . 0
Continuing at out-of-state college 0
Continuing at technical, trade, and other:
In'Florida .... ... . . 6
Out-of-state . .... .. .. 0


Source: [1, Table 4.922].






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Table 47.--Instructional positions in public
County


school system, Lafayette


Positions Fiscal year 1971-72


Supervisors of instruction (general
and special subjects). . .
Principals and supervising principals:


Kindergarten only
Elementary .
High school. ,
Elementary and hi


. .t .
h school .





a ft o



o e a ft o

a o

e a
. *
.


Total principals

Teachers:
Men:
Kindergarten .
Grades 1-6 .
Grades 7-9 .
Grades 10-12 .

Women:
Kindergarten .
Grades 1-6 .
Grades 7-9 .
Grades 10-12 .
Total teachers


Other instructional staff:
Librarians:
Grades 1-6 . .
Grades 7-12. . .
Guidance:
Grades 1-6 . .
Grades 7-12 .
Psychological and other:
Grades 1-6 . .
Grades 7-12. . .


Total other instructional staff. . .
Other county-wide instructional personnel.
Total full-time instructional personnel. .


Source: [3, p. 13].


Number

1

0
0
0
2
2



0
3
3
5


1
12
6
5
35



0
1

0
1

0
0
2
0
40


-gl


:::::::::













Table 48.--Pupil mobility in public schools during one year, grades
K-12, Lafayette County, 1971-72


Components of change Pupils

Number
Total enrollment . . ... 785
Withdrawalsa 104
First-time entries . . 735
Transfers from out-of-state c .. 9
Transfers from other districts c . 41

a May have been to enter another school in this or another state
or to leave school.
b Pupils who had not previously entered any other school during
the 1971-72 school year. First-time entries would be 100% of the
enrollment if no "new" pupils entered during the school year.
c Pupils who transferred during the 1971-72 school year, not at
the beginning of the year.
Source: [1, Table 4.192].


Table 49.--Characteristics of public school
K-12, Lafayette County, 1971-72


bus operations, grades


Characteristic Unit Amount

Funds for pupil transportation .. .. Dollars $43,657
Pupils transported at public expense. Percent 63.97
School bus mileage:
Morning trips a . . Miles 337.0
Extra-curricularb . . .. Miles 5,710
Pupils transported less than 2 miles. Percent 20.45
School bus drivers. . ... .. Number 10
Average monthly salary. .... Dollars $313.70


aCombined mileage of all school buses,
figure gives approximate total daily mileage.
bEstimated.
Source: [1, Tables 4.962, 4.982].


one way. Doubling this











Table 50.--Summary of revenues and expenditures of schools including
grades K-12, Lafayette County, fiscal year, 1972-73


Revenues and expenditures County State


Revenues
Federal sources . .
State sources. . .
Federal through state. .
Local sources . ... .
Total revenue. . .
Total non-revenue receipts .
Remittances from other sources
Total revenues and receipts. .
Transfers . . .
Beginning balances . .
Total revenues, receipts,
transfers, and balances. .
Adjustments to fund balance.
Total revenues, receipts,
transfers, balances, and
adjustments. . .
Remittances to other districts
and agencies . .
Total expenditures and remit-
tances . . .
Transfers. ... . ..
Ending balance . .
Adjustments. . . .
Total expenditures, transfers
reserves, balances, and
adjustments. . .
Expenditures
Administration . .
Current expenses, all funds:
Instruction. . .
Operation of plant . .
Maintenance of plant .
Auxiliary services . .
Fixed charges. . .


Total current expenses
schools) . ..
Non-program schools.
Total current expenses
schools) . .
Capital outlay . .
Debt service . .


(day


(all
. .,
. *.
. .


Total expenditures (all
funds) . . .


Dollars

102.00
535,276.32
94,790.30
151,198.11
781,366.73
3,499.25
0
784,865.98
50,000.00
276,691.65

1,111,557.63

0


1,111,557.63

0

799,363.57
50,000.00
262,190.42
3.64


1,111,557.63


46,488.15

426,164.24
27,250.18
28,006.99
93,229.92
38,452.13


659,591.61
0

659,591.61
129,389.32
10,382.64

799,363.57


Percent of total
0 2.2
48.2 42.3
8.5 4.9
13.6 27.0
70.3 76.5
.3 4.3
0 .1
70.6 80.8
4.5 2.9
24.9 16.3


100.0

0


100.0

0

71.9
4.5
23.6
0


100.0


5.8

53.3
3.4
3.5
11.7
4.8


82.5
0

82.5
16.2
1.3


99.9
0


100.0

.1

78.0
2.9
2.9
16.1


100.0


2.4

62.4
6.0
2.7
5.6
7.4


86.6
.2

86.8
8.4
4.8


100.0 100.0






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Table 51.--Disbursements of the county government for welfare,
Lafayette County, fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 1971


Social services Operating Capital
Social services
expenses outlay

- Dollars -
Foster home care. . .... .. 0 0
Federal commodities . ... .2,288.43 0
Welfare administration. .. 0 0
Welfare services. . ... 1,000.00 0
Mental health . ... 0 0
Tubercular care . ... .90.00 0
State-county welfare participation. 5,485.27 0
Health unit or department . 28,231.78 0
County cemeteries . .. 9,061.96 0
County hospitals . ... 0 0
Homes for infirm. . .... 0 0
Parental homes. . .... .0 0
Juvenile or detention homes .... 0 0
Neighborhood youth corps. .. 0 0
Legal aid . . . 0 0
Total . . . .. .46,157.44 0


Source: [5, pp. 46-49].


Table 52.--Old-age, survivors, disability, and health insurance, by
number of beneficiaries with monthly cash benefits in
current payment status by age and sex, Lafayette County,
December 1972


Beneficiaries by age and sex Number of beneficiaries

Total. . . . ... .516
Under age 60:
Under 18 years . .... 86
18-21 years. . . . 9
22-59 years. . . ... 52
Age 60 and over:
Male . . . . 178
Female . . . ... 191
60-61 years. . . . 8
62-64 years. . . ... 61
65-71 years. . . . 159
72 and over. . . ... 141


Source: [1, Table 17.192].












Table 53.--Department of Health, Education, and Welfare: Domestic
assistance program recipients and funds obligated, Lafay-
ette County, fiscal 1973


Agency Dollars


Food and Drug Administration. . .. 0
Health services and Mental Health Administra-
tion . . . . .30,778
National Institute of Health. . .. 0
Office of Education . . ... 29,340
Office of the Secretary ....... 0
Social and Rehabilitation Service .. 217,336
Social Security Administration. . .. 877,007
Special institutions. . . '0
Total . . . .... .. 1,154,461


Source: [29, p. 67].


Table 54.--Amount paid by food stamp recipients, bonus, total and
average value of food stamps for the month of January
1973, Lafayette County


Recipients Number

Households. . . ... 106
Persons . . . ... 284
Amount paid by recipients . .. $2,747
Bonus (free) value . $3,955
Total value issued. . . ... $6,702
Average stamp value per household $63.23

a
Increased food purchasing power.
Source: [1, Table 17.842].






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Table 55.--Professionals in state licensed health occupations,
Lafayette County, December 1973

Number per
Personnel Total 1,000
population
Number -
Medical doctors . . ... --
Doctors of osteopathy . ... --
Dentists . . ... --
Registered nurses . ... 9 3.00
Licensed practical nurses ... ... .6 2.00
Pharmacists . . .... .1 .33
Dental hygienists . . 0
Chiropractors . . .... --
Veterinarians . . ... --
Optometrists. . . ... .0 -
Physical therapists . ... 0
Opticians . . . -
Sanitarians . . .. 1 .33
Nursing home administrators .... 0 -
Psychologists . . ... --
Podiatrists . . ... --
Naturopaths . . .... 0


Source: [11 p. 19].


Table 56.--Existing medical facilities, number of beds, Lafayette
County, 1971


Medical facility Facilities Beds

Number -
General hospitals. . . ... 0 0
Long-term care facilities. . .. 0 0
Nursing homes . .... ... 0 0
Tuberculosis hospitals ...... ... 0 0
Homes for the aged . .... 0 0
Diagnostic or treatment centers. .. 1 NA
Rehabilitation facilities. ... 0 0
Public health centers a 1 NA

aIncludes principal units and auxiliary facilities.

Source: [1, Table 3.532].






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Table 57.--Resident deaths from certain causes, 1972, and incidence
of certain reportable diseases, 1971, Lafayette County


Cause of death and incidence of disease County Florida

Cause of death: Number -


Cardiovascular:
Heart disease. . . .
Vascular lesions of central nervous
system . . . .
Aortic aneurism and certain arterial
diseases . . . .
General arteriosclerosis . .
Cancer . . . .
Diabetes mellitus. . . .
Cirrhosis of the liver . .


Respiratory diseases:
Tuberculosis . .
Influenza and pneumonia. .
Bronchitis, emphysema, and


asthma.


Maternal deaths. . . .
Violent deaths:
Motor vehicle accidents. . .
Other accidents. . . .
Suicides . . . .
Homicides. . . . .
Total deaths from all causes . .
Incidence of disease:
Chicken pox. . . . .
German measles . . .. .
Gonorrhea. . . . .
Hepatitis, infectious . .
Influenza. . . . .
Measles . . . .
Mumps . . .
Salmonellosis . . ...
Streptococcal, infectious. . .
Syphilis . . . .
Tuberculosis . . .


25

2

0
0
3
1
0


O
0
3
1
0


3
1
0
0
39


0
0
9
0
0
0
0
0
12
0
0


30,626

9,289

1,210
1,088
15,979
1,384
1,447

223
2,195
1,627
23


2,415
2,312
1,112
968
71,898


2,594
1,818
30,659
2,191
9,634
2,365
2,995
1,517
8,370
3,651 a
1,551 b


includes 53 state and federal prison-hosptal patients
Includes 53 state and federal prison-hospital patients.
Soncludes 34 state and federal prison-hospital patients.3.282].
Source: [1, Tables 3.292, 3.282].














Table 58.--Admissions of patients to the state mental hospital
system, by type of admission, Lafayette County, 1972


Admissions County Florida

Number -
Rate of admissions per 100,000 civilian
population a . . ... 206.9 75.8
Type of admission:
Total . ... .. . 6 5,472
County court . . ... 3 3,760
Criminal and circuit court .. 2 531
Certified. . . ... 0 713
Voluntary. . . ... 0 387
Other. . . .... .. 1 81

a1972 population estimates by Bureau of the Census*

Source: [1, Table 3.632].
































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Table 59.--Areas of selected places, Lafayette County, 1960


Area Population, 1960
Location
Location I --- Inland3 I P-5 q.
Total .Land I aer Total Plllq
Square miles -Number -

Lafayette County. 551 548.7 2.3 2,889 5.3
Mayo division . 551 548.7 2.3 2,889 5.3

Source: [15, p. 7].









Table 60.--Farms, land in farms, and land use, by size of farm,
Lafayette County, 1969

Farms with harvested cropland
Farms Farms TQgtal acres Acres of
Total in farms arves. cropl.

Number Acres - Number - -
All farms. 325 75,907 242 63,306 8,780
Farms with:
1-9 A. 7 39 3 17 10
10-49 A 32 967 17 538 233
50-69 A 11 641 5 295 25
70-99 A 38 3,097 23 1,904 567
100-139 A. 35 4,035 23 2,644 604
140-179 A. 46 7,187 35 5,424 533
180-219 A. 25 4,892 22 4,278 939
220-259 A. 27 6,346 20 4,701 582
260-499 A 71 24,063 64 21,525 3,236
500-999 A. 29 18,202 27 17,142 1,836
1,000-1,999 A. 4 6,438 3 4,838 215
2,000 and over 0 0 0 0 0


Source: [16, p. 265].







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Table 61.--Forest land area, Lafayette County, 1970


Type of land County Florida

Thousands of acres -
All land . . 352.0 35,179.4
Forest land:
Commercial . ... 294.7 16,231.6
Unproductive . . .2 1,606.9
Productive reserved 0.0 94.4
Total . . . 294.9 17,932.9
Non-forest land . .. 57.1 17,246.5

Source: [1, Table 11.362].










Table 62.--Farm sales of forest products, Lafayette County, 1969
and 1964

1969 1964
Forest products FSales Sales
aepEg Sales FepF ng Sales
Number Dollars Number Dollars
Standing timber or trees. 9 100,648 29 41,720
Firewood and fuelwood 0 0 NA NA
Sawlogs and veneer logs 2 a NA NA
Pulpwood . .. 18 a NA NA
Other forest products 0 0 NA NA

aData withheld to avoid disclosure of information for individual
farms.
Source: [16, p. 272].














Table 63.--Weather data, Mayo Weather Station, Lafayette County, 1973


January.
February
March .
April..
May. .
June .
July .
August .
September.
October.
November
December


Inches
5.33
3.42
6.99
4.37
3.75
7.90
7.25
4.01
5.33
0.49
0.70
4.39


Degrees Farenheit -
53.9 20
50.7 24
65.2 35
65.1 40
72.9 47
79.5 65
82.0 66
80.4 63
81.1 68
70.3 32
NA 32
52.3 NA


Source: [30, p. 2-3].









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