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fur

A E. McCloskey


Economic Information


R. O. Coppedge Report 8





Taylor County, Florida


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


March 1975


Food and Resource Economics Department
Florida Cooperative Extension Service and
Center for Rural Development
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
University of Florida, Gainesville 32611



















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
in 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: Florida counties, economic development, rural develop-
ment, data information.











This publication is one of several similar reports in which data

relating to rural development in various counties in Florida are pre-

sented. It is a contribution from the Center for Rural Development in

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of


Florida.













TABLE OF CONTENTS


Page

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

GENERAL SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS OF THE POPULATION .. 1

HOUSING CHARACTERISTICS . . . . ... . 15

ECONOMY AND LABOR FORCE CHARACTERISTICS . . .. 21

PUBLIC SECTOR CHARACTERISTICS; FINANCES, FACILITIES, SERVICES 31

MISCELLANEOUS . . . . ... . .... 53

SOURCES . . . . .. . . . 57




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. R. O. COPPEDGE is extension resource economist and assistant
professor of food and resource economics.









LIST OF TABLES


Table Page

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

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

3 Projections of persons aged 60 and over and 75 and over
in Taylor County by averaging the increase over the last
20 years . . . . . . 3

4 Components of population change for Taylor County
and Florida. . . . . .. .. 4

5 Selected population characteristics, Taylor County,
and county subdivisions, 1970. . . . 5

6 Years of school completed for population 25 years and
older, total and Black, Taylor County, 1970. . 6

7 Income and poverty data, total and Black, Taylor County,
1970 ... . . . . .. 7

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

9 Labor force and occupational characteristics, Taylor
County, 1970 . . . . ... . 9

10 Industry group of employed persons, Taylor County, 1970. 10

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

12 Last occupation of experienced unemployed persons,
Taylor County, 1970. . . . . ... 11

13 Offenses constituting the crime index, Taylor County,
1972 . . . . .. . . 12

14 Commitment to correctional institutions by race and sex,
Taylor County, 1972-73 . . .... ... 13

15 Housing profile, City of Perry, 1950, 1960, and 1970 16

16 Housing characteristics, Taylor County, 1970 ...... 17

17 Characteristics of all occupied units in urban and
rural areas, Taylor County, 1970 . .. ... .. .. .. 17








LIST OF TABLES (Continued)


Table Page

18 Financial characteristics of housing for Taylor
County, 1970. . . . . ... .. 18

19 Housing occupancy and facilities, Taylor County, 1970 19

20 Subsidized housing and number of Section 235 home
mortgages, Taylor County, 1970. . . . ... 20

21 Number of public housing units as of December 31, 1971. 20

22 Selected farm characteristics, Taylor County,
1964 and 1969 . . . . . 22

23 Basic labor market information, Taylor County . 23

24 Local government payrolls and employees for Taylor
County area, October 196/ . . . ... 24

25 Employment and payroll of covered workers, Taylor County,
1972. . . . . ... . .... 25

26 Payrolls for retail and wholesale trade, Taylor County,
1967. . . . . ... . .... 26

27 Receipts and number of establishments for selected
services, Taylor County, 1967 . . . ... .26

28 Sales of retail and wholesale trade, Taylor County, 1967. 27

29 Assets and liabilities of commercial banks, Taylor County 27

30 Motor vehicle tags by type of vehicle, Taylor County, 1971-
1972. . . . . ... .28

31 Gasoline sold by fiscal year, Taylor County . ... 28

32 Types of fuel used for heating, cooking, and water
heating, Taylor County, 1970. .... . . 29

33 Types of water supply and sewage disposal by housing
units, Taylor County, 1970. . . . ... 29

34 Tax base millages, Taylor County, 1971. . . ... 32

35 Comparative analysis taxable valuation of property, Taylor
County, 1971. . . ... .. . . 33

36 Assessed value of property subject to local government
property taxation, Taylor County, 1971. . . 34

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LIST OF TABLES (Continued)


Table Page

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

38 Revenues for Taylor County, 1971. . . ... 35

39 Expenditures for Taylor County, 1972. . . ... 36

40 Revenues for the City of Perry, 1971. . . ... 37

41 Expenditures for the City of Perry, 1971. . ... 38

42 Distributions to Taylor County and municipalities
from state sources and state tax collections by major
sources of revenue, 1971-72 . . . .... 39

43 Distributions to county schools from Minimum Foundation
and other foundation programs, Taylor County, 1971-72 40

44 Federal government distributions for school programs,
Taylor County, fiscal year ending June 30, 1972 ..... 41

45 Schools by type, Taylor County. . . . ... 41

46 School enrollment by grade level and age, Taylor County,
1970. . . . . ... . . 42

47 Enrollment, average daily attendance, average daily
membership of pupils at close of year for the fiscal year
1972-73, Taylor County. . . .. .. 42

48 Number of high school graduates continuing their education
and type of institution entered, Taylor County, 1971. 43

49 Instructional positions in public school system, Taylor
County. . . . .... . . 44

50 Pupil mobility in public schools during one year, grades
K-12, Taylor County, 1971-72. .... . .. 45

51 Characteristics of public school bus operations, grades
K-12, Taylor County, 1971-72. .... .. . ... 45

52 Summary of revenues and expenditures of schools including
grades K-12, Taylor County, fiscal year, 1972-73. .. .... 46

53 Public assistance by program, Taylor County . ... .47









LIST OF TABLES (Continued)


Table Page

54 Disbursements of the county government for welfare
Taylor County, fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 1971. ... .48

55 Old-age, survivors, disability, and health insurance
by number of beneficiaries with monthly cash benefits
in current payment status by age and sex, Taylor County,
December, 1972. . ... . . . 48

56 Department of Health, Education, and Welfare: Domestic
assistance program recipients and funds obligated,
Taylor County, fiscal 1973. . ... .. . 49

57 Amount paid by food stamp recipients, bonus, total, and
average value of food stamps for the month of January
1973, Taylor County . . . . . 49

58 Professionals in state licensed health occupations,
Taylor County, December 1973 . . . 50

59 Existing medical facilities, number of beds, Taylor
County, 1971 . . . . . 50

60 Resident deaths from certain causes, 1972, and incidence
of certain reportable diseases, 1971, Taylor County . 51

61 Admissions of patients to the state mental hospital
system, by type of admission, Taylor County, 1972 .. 52

62 Areas of selected places, Taylor County, 1960 ...... 54

63 Farms, land in farms, and land use, by size of farm,
Taylor County, 19.69 . . . * 54

64 Forest land area: Taylor County, 1970. . . ... 55

65 Farm sales of forest products, Taylor County, 1969 and 1964 55

66 Weather data, Perry Weather Station, Taylor County, 1973. 56




































GENERAL SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE POPULATION













Table 1.--Population characteristics: age by race and rural
residence, Taylor County, 1970


Under 5 years.
5-9 .
10-14 .
15-19 .
20-24 .


25-29
30-34
35-39
40-44
45-49


50-54 .
55-59 .
60-64 .
65 & over.
Total .
Median age.


. 1,173
. . 1,439
. . 1,601
. . 1,354
. . 898
. . 797
. . 696
. . 756
. . 788
. . 730
. . 744
. . 665
. . 654
. . 1,346
. . 13,641
. . 27


- Number - -

332 466
375 591
384 701
346 585
194 990
127 388
105 349
129 347
147 337
130 314
159 308
123 603
145 287
516 567
3,067 5,940
.2 NA NA


Source: [25].












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


Age group County Florida

Number -


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


4,013
2,577
3,109
2,901
1,577
14,177

2,950
1,965
2,595
2,362
1,178
11,049

1,063
612
514
539
399
3,127


1,826,268
1,295,634
1,776,550
1,693,155
1,253,487
7,845,093

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.--Projections of persons aged 60 and over and 75 and over in
Taylor County by averaging the increase over the last 20 years

60 years 75 years
Years and projections and over and over

Number -

1950. . . . . 1,184 213
1970. . . . . .. 2,000 453
Average annual increase . ... 40.80 12.00
Projections:
1975. ... . . . . 2,204 531
1980. . . . .. 2,408 573
1983. . . . . 2,530 609

Source: [11].


r












Table 4 .--Components of population
Florida


change for Taylor County and


Item County Florida


Number -
Population:
Census (1970). . . 13,641 6,790,929
Estimate (1973) . ... 14,177 7,845,092
Components of change:a
Total change . .. .536 1,054,163
Births... . ... 804 366,528
Deaths .. . 469 258,453
Natural increase . 335 108,075
Net migration . ... 201 946,088
Migration as percentage of 1973
estimate . . 1.42 12.06


aApril 1, 1970 to July 1, 1973.

Births minus deaths.

c
Total change nimus natural increase.

d
Net migration divided by 1973 population estimate times 100.


Source: [2, p. 4].













Table 5.--Selected population characteristics, Taylor
county subdivisions, 1970


County, and


Perry Perry
Characteristics Unit north south County
division division

Population . .. No. 10,005 3,636 13,641
Sex:
Male . ... No. 4,852 1,845 6,697
Female. . . No. 5,153 1,791 6,944
Race:
White . . No. 7,125 3,436 10,561
Black . . No. 2,871 196 3,067
Other . .. No. 9 4 13
Age:
Under 18 years. .. % 27.0 27.8 NA
18 to 64 years. .. % 38.2 35.6 NA
65 years and over .. % 9.5 10.8 NA

In group quarters a No. 0 33 33
Households:
Total . .. .No. 3,116 1,111 4,227
Black and other .. No. 849 51 900
Population in households:
Total .. .... No. 10,005 3,603 13,608
Black and other No. 2,880 186 3,066

aAll living arrangements other than households.


Source: [25, Table 33].











Table 6.--Years of school completed for population 25 years and


older, total and Black, Taylor County,


1970


Years of education for
population 25 years Male Female Total
and older

Total population: - Number - Percent

No school years com-
pleted. ..... 125 118 243 3.4
Elementary:
1 to 4 years. 512 375 887 12.4
5 to 7 years. 504 669 1,173 16.4
8 years ..... 378 395 773 10.8
High school:
1 to 3 years. 635 843 1,478 20.6
4 years ..... 787 1,004 1,791 25.0
College:
1 to 3 years. 230 126 356 4.9
4 years or more 247 210 457 6.4
Total . .. 3,418 3,740 7,158 100.0
Median school years
completed ..... 9.9 10.1 NA

Percent high school
graduates ..... 37.0 35.8 36.4

Black population; - Number - Percent
No school years com-
pleted ..... 67 84 151 10.6
Elementary:
1 to 4 years. 204 215 419 29.5
5 to 7 years. 105 164 269 18.9
8 years ..... 37 75 112 7.9
High school:
1 to 3 years. 70 152 222 15.7
4 years ..... 87 87 174 12.3
College:
1 to 3 years. 22 21 43 3.0
4 years or more 21 7 28 1.9
Total . .. 613 805 1,418 100.0
Median school years com-
pleted. ...... 6.0 6.7 NA

Percent high school
graduates ...... 21.2 14.3 17.3


Source: [26, Tables 120, 125].













Table 7 .--Income and poverty data, total
1970


and Black, Taylor County,


Item Unit Population
Item Unit,
Black Total

Persons. . .... No. 3,067 13,641
Per capital income. ..... $ 1,072 2,334
Families by income class:
Under $3,999 . ... No. 356 989
$4,000-$5,999. ...... No. 124 777
$6,000-$11,999 ...... No. 136 868
$12,000 and over ..... No. 26 799
Total. . .... No. 642 3,433
Median family income $ 3,660 6,814
Income below poverty level :
Families below poverty level No. 346 825
Percent of all families. % 53.9 24.0
Mean family income .. $ 2,103 1,892
Mean size of family .... No. 4.63 3.84
Civilian male head less than
65 years . . No. 143 388
Families with female head. No. 141 229
Percent families receiving
public assistance income % 28.0 23.2
Unrelated individuals. No. 243 610
Persons below poverty level:
Receiving Social Security
income . . % 12.3 19.7
65 years and over. . % 13.9 19.4
Receiving Social Security
income which are 65
years and over ..... % 57.8 68.7


Source:' [26, Tables 124, 125, 128, 119].












Table 8--Median earnings in 1969 of persons in experienced civilian
labor force for selected occupation groups, Taylor County


Occupation Earnings


Dollars

Male, 16 yrs. and older with earnings. ... .... 6,302
Professional, managerial, and kindred ..... 9,614
Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred . .. 7,110
Operatives, including transport . .. 5,606
Laborers, except farm . . ..... 3,299
Farmers, and farm managers. . . .. 1,818
Farm laborers except unpaid and farm foremen. 2,583
Female, 16 yrs. and older with earnings. ..... 2,261
Clerical and kindred . . ... 3,429
Operatives, including transport . ... 1,465

aIncludes persons in other occupation groups, not shown separately.

Source: [26, Table 122].













Table9 .--Labor force and occupational characteristics, Taylor County,
1970

City of
Labor force characteristics County Perry State

- Number -- -

Total labor force, 16 yrs. and
over. . .. .. .. 5,034 5,076 2,621,554
Male. . . ... 3,145 2,366 1,609,360
Female .. . .. 1,889 2,710 1,012,194
Civilian labor force. .... 5,023 2,908 2,521,245
Number employed ...... 4,908 2,859 2,426,268
Percent employed. ..... 97.7 98.3 96.3
Number unemployed .... .. 115 49 94,977
Percent unemployed. .. 2.3 1.7 3.8
Occupation of employed:
Professional, technical, and
kindred workers .. 532 369 335,254
Managers and administrators
except farm . .. .363 255 228,885
Sales workers . .. 321 205 211,110
Clerical and kindred. 687 345 433,434
Craftsmen, foremen, and
kindred workers. .... 817 396 351,331
Operatives, except transport. 825 389 209,699
Transport equipment operatives 224 116 88,895
Laborers, except farm . 340 214 127,186
Farmers and farm managers 48 11 16,566
Farm laborers and farm foremen 38 11 60,747
Service workers, except private
household . . 572 413 303,620
Private household workers 141 135 59,541
Total . . ... 4,908 2,859 2,426,268


Source: [26, Tables 117, 118, 121, 122].






10











TablelO --Industry group of employed persons, Taylor County, 1970



Industry Total Black


Total employed, 16 yrs. and older . . .
Agriculture, forestry, and fisheries . .
Mining . . . . .... .
Construction . . . . .
Manufacturing:
Durable goods:
Furniture, lumber, and wood products . .
Metal industries .. . . .....
Machinery except electrical. . . .
Electrical machinery, equipment supplies .
Transportation euqipment . . .
Other durable goods. . .. . .
Nondurable goods:
Food and kindred products. . . .
Textiles and fabricated textile products .
Printing, publishing, and allied industries. .
Chemicals and allied products . .
Other nondurable goods . . .
Total manufacturing industries . . .
.Railroad and railway express services . .
Trucking services and warehousing. . .
Other transportation . . . ..
Communications . . . *
Utilities and sanitary services .....
Wholesale trade. . . . . .
Food, bakery, and dairy stores . . ..
Eating and drinking places . . .
General merchandise retailing . . .
Motor vehicle retailing and service stations ..
Other retail trade . . ..... ..
Banking and credit agencies . .....
Insurance, real estate, and other finance .
Business and repair. .. . .
Private households . . . .
Other personal services. . . .
Entertainment and recreation .. . .
Hospitals . . . .
Health services, except hospitals . .
Education, government . ........
Education, private . . . .
Other education and kindred . . .
Welfare, religious, and other non-profit membership
organizations . . .
Legal, engineering, and miscellaneous professions.
Public administration . . . .


aIncludes not specified manufacturing industries.

Source: [26, Tables. 123, 127].


4,908
166
0
302


1,841
379
72
4 I
104
189

45
32
5
33
8
970
13
29
28
54
66 I
73
98
184
91)
175
279
51
65
83
143
249
18
107
66 )
355 )
26
5

52
46
243


- Number -
914
26
0
34


220
17
13
14
15

0
0
0
NA
127
406
NA
0
0
10
27
10
63

21

0
0
0
116
76
10
21


69


NA
21
4











Table 11 .--People in labor force
970 a
1.970


by age and sex, Taylor County,


Age category Male Female

- Percent -

14 and 15 years old . 14.3 5.5
16 and 17 years old . 24.5 2.6
18 and 19 years old .. 58.7 41.3
20 and 21 years old. 84.9 49.0
22 to 24 years old . 95.7 48.6
25 to 34 years old . 94.2 49.3
35 to 44 years old . 93.7 49.3
45 to 64 years old . 79.0 43.0
65 years and over. . .. 23.0 15.5
Total .. . ... 72.2 39.6


percent of particular age and sex group in labor force.

Source: [26, Table 121].





Table 12.--Last occupation of experienced unemployed persons,
Taylor County, 1970

Last occupation of experienced
unemployed 16 yrs. old and overa Male Female Total

- Number -

Professional, technical, and managerial
workers. . . . 4 0 4
Sales workers. . ... .... 10 0 10
Clerical and kindred workers .... 0 14 14
Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred workers 10 0 10
Operatives including transport 11 0 11
Laborers, except farm .. . 23 0 23
Farm workers . . .. 11 0 11
Service workers including private
households . .5 13 18
Total . . . .. 74 27 101

aIncludes persons who last worked more than 10 years ago, not
shown separately.


Source: [26, Table 123].






12






Table 13 .--Offenses constituting the crime index, Taylor County,
1972


Item County Unincor- City of
porated Perry
area


Total crime index. . ... 167 146 21
Percent index change 1971-72. 29.5 53.7 -38.2
Number of offenses:
Murder . . .... 1 1 0
'Forcible rape . ... 4 4 0
Robbery . . 3 3 0
Aggravated assault. ... 18 18 0
Breaking and entering . 85 65 20
Larceny $50 and over. ... 49 49 0
Auto theft. . ... 7 6 1
Crime rate per 100,000 popula-
tion . . ... 1,201.5 2,425.7 266.5
Percent rate change 1971-72 27.9 52.7 -39.3
Percent cleared ..... 40.1 41.8 28.6

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 incornorated jurisdictions which report this infor-
mation to the law enforcement agency responsible in that geographic
jurisdiction.


Source: [1, Table 18.034].













Table 14 .--Commitment to correctional institutions by race and sex,
Taylor County, 1972-73


Race and sex


White male. . .
White female. . .
Black male. . .
Black female. . .
Other male. . .
Other female. . .
Unknown . .
Total . . .
Percent of state total.


aDenotes inmates committed
during the fiscal year 1972-73.


1972-73a 6-30-73b


- Number -


1
0
2
0
0
0
0
3
0.06


to the Division of Corrections


Denotes inmates in the custody of the Division of Corrections
as of June 30, 1973.


Source: [10, p. 62].


8
0
9
0
0
0
0
17
0.16


. ......





































HOUSING CHARACTERISTICS













Table 15.--Housing profile, City of Perry, 1950, 1960, and 1970


Change,
Item 1950 1960 1970 1960 to 1970


Number % of total Percent
units
Population. .. 2,797 8,030 7,701 100.0 -4.1
Total housing units 892 2,578 2,680 100.0 3.9
Total occupied. 842 2,273 2,402 89.6 5.7
Owner occupied. 456 1,312 1,594 59.5 21.5
Renter occupied 386 961 808 30.1 -15.9
Total Black
occupied. .. 344 828 841 31.4 1.6
Black owner
occupied. 157 347 428 15.9 23.3
Black renter
occupied. 187 481 413 15.4 -14.1
Vacant ... 50 58 278 10.4 379.3
Single family NA NA NA
Multi-family. .. NA NA NA
Mobile homes. NA NA 74 2.8
Public housing 0 0 0 0 0
Persons per house-
hold . .. 3.1 3.1 2.8 -- -9.7
Persons per occupied
unit:
City of Perry 3.0 3.5 3.2 -- -8.6
Taylor County .. 3.0 3.6 3.2 -- -11.1
Florida . 2.8 3.1 2.9 -- -6.5

a1960 data listed as "nonwhite".
Source: [19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25].











Table 16.--Housing characteristics, Taylor County, 1970


Percent of
Characteristic Number total units


Units built before 1940. . ... 1,344 27.0
Units lacking some or all plumbing . 1,107 22.2
Units with incomplete kitchen facilities or
used by another household. . ... 567 11.4
Units with 1.01 or more persons per room 531 12.6
Substandard units . ... .. ... 580 13.7
Value/rent ratios:
Number of units valued at 2.5 times or
more the owners' incomes . .. 534 23.2
Number of units renting for 25% or more
of the renters' incomes . .. 353 35.5
Median number of persons in:
All occupied units . .... .. .. 2.8 --
Owner occupied units . .... .. .. 2.9 -
Renter occupied units. . .. 2.5 -
Median household income. ..... $5,474
Ratio of number of poverty level families
per subsidized housing unit. ...... 275.0:1
Number of subsidized housing units:
Owner occupied . . . .. 3 .1
Renter occupied. . ... .. .. 0 0


Source: [8].






Table 17.--Characteristics of all occupied units in urban and rural
areas, Taylor County, 1970


Characteristic of occupied unit Urban Rural Total

Number -

Lacking one or more plumbing facility 639 228 867
1.51 or more persons per room .. 128 24 152
Lacking one or more plumbing facility
and/or having 1.51 or more persons
per room . . . 678 241 919
Percent of total units . .. 28.2 13.2 21.7
Total occupied units . . 2,402 1,825 4,227

Source: [161.





18






Table 18.--Financial characteristics of housing for Taylor County,
1970


Item Rural Total


Contract rent Number of units -
Less than $30. .... .. 42 273
$30 to $39 . . 8 136
$40 to $59 . .... .. .. 43 266
$60 to $79 . .... .. .. 13 99
$80 to $99 . .... .... 4 4
$100 to $149 . .... 24 29
$150 or more . .... .. 0 11
No cash rent . .... .65 175
Total renter occupied. . .. 199 993
Median rent. . ... .. .. $45 $40
Value
Less than $5,000 . ... .331 584
$5,000 to $9,999 . .. 319 787
$10,000 to $14,999 ....... 134 457
$15,000 to $19,999 ....... 100 221
$20,000 to $24,999 . .. 15 93
$25,000 to $34,999 ....... 6 110
$35,000 or more . .... 0 44
Total owner occupied ...... 905 2,296
Median value . .... .. $6,400 $8,100

Source: [21, p. 239].






19







Table 19.--Housing occupancy and facilities, Taylor County, 1970



Item Rural Total


Occupancy: Number Percent
All housing units. . ... 2,311 4,991 100.0
Vacant, seasonalsand migratory .. 15 15 .3
Owner occupied . ... 1,592 3,186 63.8
Renter occupied. . ... 233 1,041 20.9
Vacant year round. . ... 471 749 15.0
Population in housing units. .... 5,837 13,538 99.2
Per unit . . ... 3.2 3.2
Owner occupied . . .. 3.2 3.2
Renter occupied. . ... 2.9 3.2
Persons per room, all occupied units 1,825 4,227 84.7
1.00 persons or less ...... 1,657 3,755 75.2
1.01 to 1.50 persons ...... 144 320 6.4
1.51 or more . . .. 24 152 3.0
Facilities:
Lacking some or all plumbing
facilities . . ... 365 1,107 22.2
Telephone available. . ... 1,416 3,067 61.5
Air conditioning . ... 924 1,833 36.7
Median number of rooms ...... 4.7 4.8 --
Median value $6,400 $8,100
Median gross rent . . $71 $65

aOwner occupied units.

Specified renter occupied; excludes one-family homes on 10 acres
or more.


Source: [21, Tables 60, 61,62].













Table 20 .--Subsidized housing and number of Section 235 home
mortgages, Taylor 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. ... 825
Mean family income. . . . ... $1,892
Section 235 home mortgages:
In 1969 . . . .... .. .. 0
In 1970 . . . . ... . 0
In 1971 . . . .... ... 1
In 1972a. .... . . ... .. . 2
Total . . . . .. . 3

aThe count is for only 6 months.

Source: [16].






Table 21.--Number of public housing units as of December 31, 1971


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




































ECONOMY AND LABOR FORCE

CHARACTERISTICS










Table 22.--Selected farm characteristics, Taylor County, 1964 and 1969



Item Unit County Florida
1969 1964 1969

Total farms. . . .... No. 225 291 35,586
Land in farms. . . .... Acres 106,199 191,435 14,031,998
Average size 6f farms. ....... Acres 471.9 657.9 394.3
Total cropland . . ... Acres 8,382 9,050 3,774,119
Harvested cropland . . Acres 1,156 2,134 2,234,036
Woodlanda . . . Acres 71,083 173,913 3,814,187
Value of land and buildings per farm $ 49,657 47,748 139,818
Number of farms:
Sales of $20,000 and over ...... No. 8 4 6,654
Sales of $10,000 to $19,999. .... No. 10 12 3,335
Sales of $5,000 to $9,999. . No. 21 16 4,537
Sales of $2,500 to $4,999. . ... No. 35 28 5,570
Glass 6 . . . No. 10 33 2,659
Part-timec . . No. 99 155 9,551
Part retirement . .. No. 42 43 3,238
Abnormale. . . .... No. 0 0 42
Farm products sold:
Crops. . . . ... $ 185,902 411,627 731,733,327
Livestock products .. . $ 717,889 166,790 395,241,624
Forest products. . . ... $ 17,932 32,204 5,099,176
Total sales. . . .... $ 921,723 613,365 1,132,074,127
Average value sold per farm. ... $ 4,096 2,108 31,812

bIncludes woodland pasture.
Value of products sold $50-$2,500 and an operator under 65 yrs. who did not work off farm
100 days or more during year.
Value of products sold $50-$2,500 and an operator under 65 yrs. who worked off farm 100
days during year.
Value of products sold $50-$2,500 and an operator over 65 yrs.
institutional, experimental, and research farms and those run by agencies.

Source: [18, pp. 313-320].


__














Table 23.--Basic labor market information, Taylor County
4-I


Item


March 1971 March 1972


V'


Total population. . . .
Civilian labor force. . . .
Total unemployed. . . .
Unemployment rate, percent. . .
Total employment. . . .
Nonagricultural employment. . .
Wage and salary workers . .
Manufacturing . . .
Construction. . . .
Transportation and public utilities .
Wholesale and retail trade. . .
Finance, insurance, and real estate
Service and other wage and salary .
Government . . . .
All other nonagricultural . .
Agricultural employment . . .
Self-employed and unpaid family workers
Wage and salary workers (hired labor)


- Number -

13,700 13,700
5,420 5,640
120 140
2.2 2.5
5,300 5,500
5,240 5,420
4,580 4,740
2,040 2,120
260 240
180 200
740 720
100 100
440 280
820 1,080
660 680
60 80
40 60
20 20


Source: [7].













Table 24 .--Local government payrolls and employees for Taylor County
area, October 1967


Item Payrolls and employees


Payroll: Dollars

October payroll. . . ... 189,000
Education . .......... 129,000
Teachers only. . . .. 99,000
Functions other than education 61,000
Average monthly earnings, full time
employees:
Teachers . . . .528
Others . . . . 343

Local government employees: Number

Total. . . . ... 532
Full time. . .. . 414
Part-time. . . . ... 118
Full time equivalent employment. . 449
Education. ............ 282
Teachers only. . . ... 188
Functions other than education 167
Highways .... ........ 29
Public welfare . . 1
Hospitals. . . ... 62
Health . . . ... 0
Police protection. . . 19
Fire protection. . . 5
Sewerage . . . 8
Sanitation other than sewerage 6
Parks and recreation . .. 1
Natural resources. . . 2
Housing and urban renewal. . 0
Corrections. . . .. 0
Libraries. . . . 2
Financial administration .. 14
General control. . . 11
Water supply . . ... .0
Other local utilities. . .. 0
Other and unallocable. . 7

aln general, local governments account for somewhat more than
one-half of all civilian employment. Includes county and municipal
employees.
Source: [28, Table 20].












Table 25--Employment and payroll of covered workers, Taylor County,
1972


Employing Total Average
Industry units, quarter annual monthly
average payroll payment

Number Dollars Number

Agriculture, forestry, and
fisheries ....... 0 0 0
Mining . . .. 0 0 0
Contract construction. 15 2,182,290.91 293
Manufacturing. ..... 43 17,205,990.80 2,025
Transportation, communica-
tion, electric, gas,
and sanitary services. 14 776,823.00 132
Wholesale trade. ... .... .18 598,451.52 95
Retail trade ...... 130 2,580,991.81 673
Finance, insurance, and
real estate. ..... 22 517,938.84 95
Services . . 73 940,236.22 284
State and federal govern-
ment ........ 16 1,560,623.60 218
Other nonmanufacturing 9 39,147.88 11
Total, all industries. 340 26,402,494.58 3,826

aServices 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 organization, miscellaneous services.


Source: [9].











Table26 .--Payrolls for retail and wholesale trade, Taylor County,
1967


Item


Number


Retail trade:
Establishments. . . . ... 183
With payroll. . . . ... 65.0%
Payroll, entire year. . . .. $1,747,000
Paid employees, week including March 12 619
Wholesale trade:
Establishments. . . . ... 19
Payroll, entire year. . . ... $198,000
Paid employees, week including March 12. 54


Source: [27, p. 98, 99].





Table 27.--Receipts and number of establishments for selected
services, Taylor County, 1967


Selected services Number


Establishments. . . . ... .99
With payroll. . . . ... 52.5%
Receipts:
Total, all establishments. ... . $2,846,000
Change in 1963-67 . . ... .16.9%
Establishments with payroll . ... 89.1%
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. . . ... $556,000
Paid employees, week including March 12 217

aTotal includes kinds of businesses not shown separately.

Source: [27, Table 2, p. 99].











Table 28.--Sales of retail and wholesale trade, Taylor 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 furnishing, and equipment
stores . . . . .
Building materials, hardware, and farm
equipment dealers. . . .
Apparel and accessory stores . .
Drug stores and proprietary stores .
Total sales, all establishments . .
Change of sales from 1963-1967 . .

Wholesale trade:
Total sales . . . .
Merchant wholesalers . . .


aTotal includes businesses not listed
Source: [27, p. 98, 99].


Percent


91.8

29.5
13.5
2.7
7.7
16.8

2.6

4.1
6.2
3.8
$18,062,000
9.5


$5,280,000
25.4


separately.


Table 29.--Assets and liabilities of commercial banks, Taylor County


I tem February
*Item
1972 1973
- Dollars -

Loans and discounts. ... 6,802,000 8,377,000
Total deposits . .. 15,897,000 16,788,000
Time deposits. . ... 8,021,000 7,801,000
Demand deposits. ... 1,111,000 8,987,000


Source: [1, Table 6.202].













Table .30.--Motor vehicle tags by type of vehicle, Taylor County,
1971-72


Vehicle County Florida

Number -

Passenger cars. . ... 5,264 3,892,619
Buses . . ... 29 10,753
Trucks . . 2,342 592,860
Trailers. . ... 1,321 691,834
Motorcycles . ... 87 125,716
Demonstrators and misc. 107 46,520
Total . . ... .9,150 5,360,302


Source: [1, Table


16.312].


Table 31--Gasoline sold by fiscal year, Taylor County



Fiscal year Volume


Gallons
1959-1960. . . ... 10,772,000
1967-1968. ....... ... 14,008,000
1968-1969. . . ... 13,184,000
1969-1970. . . ... 15,023,000
1970-1971. . . ... 14,772,000
1971-1972. . . ... 15,419,000


Source: [1, Table 7.192].













Table 32.--Types of fuel used for heating, cooking, and water heating,
Taylor County, 1970

House Water
S W Cooking Total
heating heating

- Number of units -

Utility gas . .. 1,064 780 679 2,523
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. a 760 22 39 821
Electricity . ... 264 1,665 1,817 3,746
Bottled, tank, or LP gas 1,629 1,055 1,539 4,223
Other fuel ... 602 22 222 846
No fuel . . ... 23 798 46 867
Total . . .. 4,342 4,342 4,342 --

alncludes also gasoline, alcohol, and other combustible fuels.

blncludes coal, coke, wood, and any fuel not separately listed.

Source: [1, Table 8.692].


Table 33--Types of water supply and sewage disposal by housing units,
Taylor County, 1970


Item Total


Water source: Number
Public system or private company .. 2,904
Individual well . . ... 2,014
Other . . . ... 67
Total . . . ... 4,985
Sewage disposal:
Public sewer ........... .. 1,500
Septic tank or cesspool ........ 2,921
Other . . . ... .564
Total . . . . 4,985


Source: [21, Table 62].




































PUBLIC SECTOR CHARACTERISTICS;

FINANCES, FACILITIES, SERVICES
















Table 34.--Tax base millages, Taylor County, 1971



Type Tax base


Mills

Total general millage. .... .. 15.30
County general millage . .. 5.50
School general millage ... ... 9.80
Percent change in total general
millage 1971-70 . . -7.55


Source: [1, Table 20.382].














Table 35 .--Comparative analysis taxable valuation of property, Taylor County, 1971



Property County City of Perry Florida


Dollars % of total Dollars % of total property
property

Non-exempt real estate. .. 50,300,835 48.65 10,996,045 41.14 58.96
Personal property .. 30,476,093 29.48 3,432,553 12.84 10.97
Railroad, telegraph, and
private car lines .... 2,779,092 2.69 138,639 .52 .50
Total all non-exempt value. 83,556,020 80.82 14,567,237 54.50 70.43
Homestead exempt property 11,673,045 11.29 5,862,575 21.93 11.62
All exempt property exclud-
ing homestead ..... 7,039,600 7.89 6,301,470 23.57 17.95
Total exempt property 18,712,645 19.18 12,164,045 45.50 29.57
Total value all property. 103,390,825 100.00 26,731,282 100.00 100.00
Total 1971 taxes levied 1,278,518 -- 101,863


Source: [14].


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Table 36.--Assessed value of property subject to local government
property taxation, Taylor County, 1971


Item Assessed value


Dollars
Gross assessed value (before partial
exemptions):
Total, including state-assessed property 95,435,000
Locally assessed property:
Real property. . . .. 62,179,000
Personal property. . ... 30,477,000
Tax exempt proportion of locally assessed
value:
Real property . . .. 11,691,000
Personal property. . . ... .. 1
Assessed value subject to tax, after
deduction of partial exemption:
Total . . . . 83,743,000
State assessed property. . ... .2,779,000
Locally assessed property (total) ... 80,964,000
Rdal property. . . .. 50,488,000
Personal property . . ... 30,476,000
Percent
Percent of assessed value subject to tax
(total 100 percent for each area):
State assessed property. . ... .3.3
Locally assessed property:
Real property . . .. 60.3
Personal property. . . ... .36.4


Source: [30, Table 4].










Table 37.--Assessed valuation of non-exempt property as basis for
school taxes and fiscal data on effort to finance public
schools, Taylor County, 1971-72


Item Amount


Non-exempt assessed valuation of property:
1970-71 . . ..... . $73,032,000
1971-72 . . . .. $83,556,000
County percent increase from 1962-1972 377.13
County percent of state total in 1972 .18
Valuation per pupil in average daily
attendance 1971-72 . . .. $25,220
Percent of county revenue from local sources 22.94
Required local effort per pupil in average
daily attendance (1971-72) . $89.56
Local effort required to participate in
Minimum Foundation Program (1971-72) .$312,000


Source: [1, Table 4.462].



Table 3&--Revenues for Taylor County, 1971


Item Revenue


Total millage. . . ... 6.55 mills
Dollars
Assessment:
Exempt . . . ... 19,834,805
Non-exempt . . .... 83,562,815
Ad valorem . . ... 478,367
Tax redemptions. . . 164
Special tax. . . .. 0
Tax delinquent lands . .. 0
Utility. . . . ... 0
Cigarette tax. . . ... 10,157
Fees . . . .. 43,238
Licenses and permits . .. 6,513
Fines and forfeitures. . ... 89,001
Investment . . ... 20,244
Federal revenue. . . ... .69
State revenue. . . ... 406,596
Other . . . .... .21,567
Total revenue. . . ... 1,075,922


Source: [6].














Table 39 .--Expenditures for Taylor County, 1972



Expenditures Dollars


General government:
Current. . . . . ... 283,309
Capital outlay . . . ... 69,783
Total . . . . . 353,092
Public safety:
Court . . . . . 59,465
Sheriff's office . . . ... 152,024
Other . .... .. .... .. .. 44,302
Total . . . . . 196,326
Public works . . .... . 208,038
Health and welfare . . . ... 51,030
Culture and recreation . . . 36,044
Economic development . . ... 35,358
Payments for debt service. . . ... 104,483
Other . . . ....... 104
Total expenditure ............ .. 1,043,940


Source: [6].













Table 4Q--Revenues for


Revenues


Population. . .
City employees .
Exempt valuation. .
Non-exempt valuation.
Operating millage ..
Total millage .
Total ad valorem. .
Utility service tax .
Franchise fees .
Utility fees. .
Licenses and permits.
Fines and forfeitures
Investment income .
Enterprise funds. .
Other revenues. .
State shared:
Cigarette tax .
Gasoline tax. .
Total revenues. .


City of Perry

Total Per capital


No. 7,701
No. 0
$ 11,027,611
$ 14,213,196
Mills 7.00
Mills 7.00
$ 96,220
$ 107,801
$ 48,711
$ 218,916
$ 20,212
$ 31,337
$ 2,413
$ 184,700
$ 40,970

$ 133,859
$ 1,613
$ 886,752


1,431.97
1,845.63
14.20


12.49
14.00
6.33
28.43
2.62
4.07
.31
23.98
5.32

17.38
.21
115.15


Source: [6, pp. 84-85].


the City of Perry, 1971








Brooker and Brandenberg), Carl Deden and Tom Harris, Russell Home and
'Bert Nelson, to name a few. Landon Carney was a backer of share-cropped
beans, coming to the area possibly in the 'teens. Julius Dingfelder
came to Homestead in 1926 and packed tomatoes. Landon Carney represented
C. I. and M. Dingfelder as their bean buyer. J. D. Barnes reached his
planting peak with some 800 acres of bush beans which were killed by a
freeze, possibly in the "Big Freeze" of 1927. Dunn Brothers were growing
beans and mixed vegetables for the Miami Curb Market, probably in the
mid-'20s.
In the '30s more growers became active in bean production, some de-
voting all their time to this crop, while others were quite diversified.
One of these growers was B. R. "Bob" Biggars, mentioned above, who
married the daughter of homesteader Campbell in 1934 and started bean
farming. He increased his bush bean acreage to a peak performance in the
mid-'40s, continuing through most of the '50s. Homer Davis grew excellent
quality beans, but not on a large scale. S. S. and Whitney Beam were early
growers who migrated from North Carolina. Craddock and Nealy were grower-
shippers over a long period. Ed Bryngleson started in the early '30s;
with the capable assistance of Don Sickle, he produced a variety of com-
modities, marketing much of it on the Miami Curb Market. F. M. Dolan
followed potatoes with beans, starting in the '30s. J. W. Johnstone di-
versified his bean plantings to include a few trellised butterbeans as
well as larger acreages of pole beans in the '40s. Tom Hinman, his brother,
Albert, and his father added beans successfully in the late '30s. W. T.
Vick grew vegetables for the Miami Curb Market and later for shipping.
In the WW II years, demand for beans for fresh market and processing
was strong; FCLRS listed 52 growers in Dade County in 1946-47 with a
total of 3,600 acres. More than that number were planted for the figure
adopted for the estimated acreage that season was 5,000 acres, but losses
were heavy since only 2,650 acres were estimated to have been harvested j10].
Cornelius and Sons arrived in the '40s and became an important factor
in bean production, planting and handling a large acreage. August
Burrichter had started growing pole beans successfully and others were
beginning to follow suit. Of the 3,600 acres of beans tabulated as
being grown by the 52 growers listed by FCLRS, nine growers reported 220
acres of pole beans; August Burrichter, Cornelius and Sons, J. W. Johnstone,












Table 42.--Distributions to Taylor County and municipalities from
state sources and state tax collections by major sources
of revenue, 1971-72


Item County City of Perry


Source of distribution
Total gasoline, special
fuel, and motor fuel tax
20 gas and special fuel
tax to State Board of
Administration 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 . . .
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 -


886,382.10


560,428.61

300,671.85
25,281.64

12,907.72
2,668.80

13,419.90
0

355.68
10,041.30
0
925,775.50


1,277,856.63
1,217,669.54
241,179.01
0
281,747.19
77,851.85

14,928.40
20,684.75
8,214.32
28,959.83
3,169,091.52


0
39,232.03

125.00
2,857.60


0
141,198.09
2,334.00
185,746.72


Source: [4, pp. 368-369, 372-379, 364-365].


aOther includes Firemen's Relief and Pension Fund and Municipal
Police Officer's Retirement Fund.













Table 43 .--Distributions to county schools from Minimum Foundation
and other foundation programs, Taylor County, 1971-72


Item Distribution


General revenue appropriations: Dollars
Grades K-12:
Instructional salaries. . .. 1,047,464.00
Transportation .. . .. 57,208.00
Other current expenses. ...... .. 427,484.00
Educational improvement expenses. 319,907.00
Average daily attendance supplement 38,971.00
EIE school lunch supplement . .. 8,101.69
County school sales tax fund. . 95,485.00
Total K-12 (exclusive of capital
outlay and debt service). . 1,994,620.69
Additional capital outlay . 0
Junior college. . . .. 0
Driver education. .. . 4,492.96
Total from General Revenue Fund ..... 1,999,113.65
County Capital Outlay and Debt Service
School Fund:
Capital outlay . .. 29,683.92
Board of Administracion Debt Service. 45,458.61
Interest on investments ..... 586.44
Total from trust funds .. ..... 75,728.97
Total from state funds . .. 2,074,842.62


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





41




Table 44--Federal government distributions for school programs,
Taylor County, fiscal year ending June 30, 1972


Program Distributions

Dollars

Educational Aid Trust Funda . . 275,923.00
Food and nutrition services:
Elementary and secondary educational aid to
counties . . . ... 123,174.76
Manpower development:
Training, vocational, education, aid to counties 0
Total . . . . .. 399,097.76

alncludes: 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
Does not include $413.12 cancellations and restorations.
Source: [4, p. 380].






Table 45 .--Schools by type, Taylor County



Type of school 1971-72

Number

Kindergarten only. . . . ... 0
Elementary only. . ... . ... 5
Elementary and high school:
Elementary and junior high . ... 0
Elementary and senior high .. . ... 0
High school only:
Junior high. . . . ... .0
Senior high. . . . ... 0
Junior-senior high . . ... 0
4-year high. . . . .. 1
Total . . . . ... .. 6
Kindergartens counted as part of elementary
school . . . . .. .. 2


aElementary and secondary departments each counted as a school.
Source: [3].










Table 46--School enrollment by grade level and age, Taylor County, 1970



School enrollment Enrollment

Number

Total enrolled, 3-34 years old. . 4,011
Nursery school . . .. 24
Public . . . .. 17
Kindergarten. . . .... 280
Public . . ... .223
Elementary, 1-8 years . . 2,589
Public . . ... .. 2,583
High school, 1-4 years. .. 940
Public . . . .922
College . . .... .178
Percent

Percent enrolled, 3-34 years. . 54.6
3 and 4 years old . .. .14.6
5 and 6 years old . ... .74.4
7 to 13 years old . .. .97.9
14 and 15 years old . .. 95.1
16 and 17 years old . .. 86.4
18 and 19 years old . .. 43.9
20 and 21 years old . .. 15.6
22 to 24 years old. . ... .6.6
25 to 34 years old. . ... .3.8

Source: [26, Table 120].


Table 47.--Enrollment, average daily attendance, average daily member-
ship of pupils at close of year for the fiscal year 1972-73,
Taylor County

Average daily Membership
Grades Enrollment at close
Attendance Membership of year
- - Number - -

Kindergarten 215 173 192 190
Grades 1-12 3,885 3,313 3,553 3,519
Grades 1-6 2,087 1,794 1,903 1,906
Grades 7-9 1,032 874 948 932
Grades 10-12. .. 766 645 702 681
Total . .. 4,100 3,486 3,745 3,709
Promoted, K-12. .- -- -- 3,648
Non promoted, K-12. -- -- 61

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




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Table 48.--Number of high school graduates continuing their education
and type of institution entered, Taylor County, 1971


Item Graduates


Number

Total high school graduates. ..... 196
Public. . . . .196
Private . . . .0
Continuing at junior college:
Public . . . . 74
Private. . . . . 1
Continuing at senior college or university:
Public . . . ... 17
Private. . . . .. 0
Continuing at out-of-state college 2
Continuing at technical, trade, and other:
In Florida . . . 2
Out-of-state . . ... .0


Source: [1, Table 4.922].













Table 49.--Instructional positions in public school system, Taylor
County


Positions Fiscal year 1971-72


Number
Supervisors of instruction (general and
special subjects). . . 2
Principals and supervising principals:
Kindergarten only. . . ... 0
Elementary . . . 4
High school. . . . .. 2
Elementary and high school . .. .0
Total principals . . . 6

Teachers:
Men:
Kindergarten . . .0
Grades 1-6 . . . 4
Grades 7-9 . . . 17
Grades 10-12 . . . 24

Women:
Kindergarten .. . . 7
Grades 1-6 .. . . 78
Grades 7-9 . . . 24
Grades 10-12 . . . .18
Total teachers . . ... .172

Other instructional staff:
Librarians:
Grades 1-6 . . . 3
Grades 7-12 . . . 3
Guidance:
Grades 1-6 . . . .0
Grades 7-12 . . . 4
Psychological and other:
Grades 1-6 . . . 0
Grades 7-12 . ... ... ... 1
Total other instructional staff. . 11
Other county-wide instructional staff. 5
Total full-time instructional personnel. 196


Source: [3, p. 13].










Table 50 .--Pupil mobility in public schools during one year, grades
K-12, Taylor County, 1971-72


Components of change Pupils

Number

Total enrollment . . .... 4,100
Withdrawalsa. ...... 489
First-time entries . . 3,835
Transfers from out-of-state . 100
Transfers from other districts c. . 165


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


Table 51 .--Characteristics of public school
Vr 1 117 7


bus operations, grades


K--L2, iayjUor UUti Ly L71J--I


Characteristic Unit Amount


Funds for pupil transportation. .... Dollars 137,968
Pupils transported at public expense. Percent 62.74
School bus mileage:
Morning trips .. . . Miles 745
Extra-curricular . . .. Miles 7,840
Pupils transported less than 2 miles. Percent 31.20
School bus drivers. . . ... Number 32
Average monthly salary. . ... .Dollars 265.00


aCombined mileage of all school buses, one way. Doubling this
figure gives approximate total daily mileage.
Estimated.
Source: [1, Tables 4.962, 4.982].










Table 52.--Summary of revenues and expenditures of schools including
grades K-12, Taylor 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, trans-
fers, and balances . .
Adjustments to fund balance .
Total revenues, receipts, trans-
fers, balances, and adjust-
ments . . .
Remittances to other districts and
agencies . . .. ..
Total expenditures and remittances
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 .. ...
Total expenditures (all


(day


(all



funds)


Dollars
103,710.00
2,346,801.47
292,648.62
816,597.36
3,559,757.45
0
0
3,559,757.45
343,879.89
1,059,197.82

4,962,835.16
3,224.86


4,959,610.30

0
3,614,506.79
343,879.89
1,001,186.25
37.37


4,959,610.30


105,271.74

2,185,496.82
155,978.15
64,221.38
341,019.35
197,978.88

3,049,966.32
0

3,049,966.32
322,582.81
241,957.66
3,614,506.79


Percent of total
2.1 2.2
47.3 42.3
5.9 4.9
16.5 27.0
71.8 76.5
0 4.3
0 .1
71.8 80.8
6.9 2.9
21.4 16.3


100.0
0.1


99.9
0


100.0 100.0


0
72.9
6.9
20.2
0


100.0


2.9

60.5
4.3
1.8
9.4
5.5

84.4
0

84.4
8.9
6.7
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


Source: [3, pp. 17, 19, 55, 89].













Table 53--Public assistance by program, Taylor County


Cases or Payments
Program
recipients Total Average

Number Dollars -

Old Age Assistance (72-73). 252a 198,542 NA
Aid to the Blind (72-73). 12a 11,886 NA
Aid to the Disabled (72-73) 98a 95,579 NA
Aid to Families with Dependent
Children (72-73). . .. 805a 231,378 NA
Total direct assistance . 1,167a 537,385 NA
Social Security (12-71) . 2,384 223,000 113.00
Enrollment in Health Insurance
Program for the Aged
(Medicare, 1970 type):
Hospital and/or medical
insurance . .. 1,433 333,000 232.38
Hospital insurance. .... 1,424 247,000 173.46
Supplementary medical
insurance . .... 1,360 86,000 63.24
Old-Age, Survivors, Disability,
and Health Insurance Bene-
ficiaries (6-30-72):
Retired workers . .. 1,046 145,000 138.62
Disabled workers . 203 35,000 172.41
Others . . .. 1,201 103,000 85.76

aAverage recipients per month.
Dependents of retired and disabled workers, survivors, and
special age 72 beneficiaries.
Sources: [1, Tables 17.172, 17.392, 27, p. 94, 12, p. 12].





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Table 54.--Disbursements of the county government for welfare,
Taylor County, fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 1971


Social services Operating Capital
expenses outlay

Dollars -
Foster home care. . ... 0 0
Federal commodities . ... 7,111.50 0
Welfare administration. .. 0 0
Welfare services. . ... 1,468.00 0
Mental health . . .. 2,052.00 0

Tubercular care . .. .258.75 0
State-county welfare participation. 20,131.37 0
Health unit or department . 23,500.00 0
County cemetaries . ... 0 0
County hospitals. . ... 35,000.00 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 . . . ... .89,521.62 0


Source: [5, pp. 48-51].



Table 55 .--Old-age, survivors, disability, and health insurance, by
number of beneficiaries with monthly cash benefits in
current payment status by age and sex, Taylor County,
December, 1972


Beneficiaries by age and sex Beneficiaries


Number
Total. . . . ... 2,450
Under age 60:
Under 18 yrs.. . . 475
18-21 years. . . ... 51
22-59 years. . . ... 286

Age 60 and over:
Male ... . . .763
Female . . . ... .875
60-61 years. . . ... 63
62-64 years. . . ... 251
65-71 years. . . ... 678
72 and over. . . ... 646


Source: [1, Table 17.192].





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Table 56 .--Department of Health, Education, and Welfare: Domestic
assistance program recipients and funds obligated,
Taylor County, fiscal 1973


Agency Dollars


Food and Drug Administration. . .. 0
Health services and Mental Health Administra-
tion . .. .. . ........ 49,701
National Institute of Health. . .. 0
Office of Education . . ... .112,701
Office of the Secretary . .. 0
Social and Rehabilitation Service .. 1,040,434
Social Security Administration. .. 4,199,804
Special institutions. . . ... 0
Total . . . ... .5,402,640


Source: [31, p. 84].


Table 57 .--Amount paid by food stamp recipients, bonus, total, and
average value of food stamps for the month of January
1973, Taylor County


Recipients Number


Households. . . .... 558
Persons ... . .. .. 1,639
Amount paid by recipients . $15,870
Bonus (free) value.... . $27,371
Total value issued. . ... $43,241
Average stamp value per household $77.49

aIncreased food purchasing power.

Source: [1, Table 17.842].


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Table 58 .--Professionals in state licensed health occupations,
Taylor County, December 1973

Number per 1,000
Personnel Total population

Number -

Medical doctors . ... 9 .64
Doctors of osteopathy. .. 0 --
Dentists . . . 5 .36
Registered nurses . ... 37 2.64
Licensed practical nurses. 40 2.86
Pharmacists . .. 7 .50
Dental hygienists . .0 --
Chiropractors . ... 1 .07
Veterinarians . .. ... 1 .07
Optometrists . .. 1 .07
Physical therapists . --

Opticians . . .. 0 --
Sanitarians. .. . 1 .07
Nursing home administrators. .0 --
Psychologists. . .. .0 --
Podiatrists ...... .. --
Naturopaths . ....... 0 --


Source: [13, p. 20].



Table 59 .--Existing medical facilities, number of beds, Taylor
County, 1971


Medical facility Facilities Beds


Number -

General hospitals . . ... 1 48
Long-term care facilities .. 0 0
Nursing homes . . ... 0 0
Tuberculosis hospitals .. .... 0 0
Homes for the aged . .. 0 0
Diagnostic or treatment centers. 0 0
Rehabilitation facilities . .0 0
Public health centers . . 1 NA


aIncludes principal units and auxiliary facilities.
Source: [1, Table 3.532].









Table 60.--Resident deaths from certain causes, 1972, and incidence
of certain reportable diseases, 1971, Taylor County


Cause of death and incidence of disease County Florida


Cause of death:
Cardiovascular:
Heart disease. . . .
Vascular lesions of central nervous
system . . . .
Aortic aneurism and certain arterial
disease. . . . .
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 . .


- Number -


56

9

0
2
25
2
1


1
2
4
0


3
7
1
3
116


0
0
5
1
0
0
0
0
0
10
3


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
3,651b
1,551


includes 53 state and federal prison-hospital patients.
Includes 34 state and federal prison-hospital patients.

Source: [1, Tables 3.292, 3.282].













Table 61.--Admissions of patients to the state mental hospital
system, by type of admission, Taylor County, 1972


Admissions County Florida


Number -

Rate of admissions per 100,000 civilian
population . . . 138.7 75.8
Type of admission:
Total . . . ... 19 5,472
County Court . . ... 15 3,760
Criminal and circuit court .. 0 531
Certified. . . .... 0 713
Voluntary. . . ... 4 387
Other . . . ... 0 81


a1972 population estimates by Bureau of the Census.
Source: [1, Table 3.632].




































MISCELLANEOUS














Table 62 .--Areas of selected places, Taylor County, 1960


1


Taylor County ..
Perry, north division.
Perry. . ..
Remainder of division
Perry, south division.


- Suare miles - Number -

,052 1,050.6 1.4 13,168 12.'
508.9 508.7 .2 9,963 19.


9.5
499.4
543.1


9.5
499.2
541.9


8,030
1,933
3,205


5
5


845.3
3.9
5.9


Source: [17, p. 10].








Table 63.--Farms, land in farms, and land use, by size of farm,
Taylor County, 1969

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

Number Acres - Number - -
All farms. 225 106,199 110 44,987 1,156
Farms with:
1-9 A. 15 60 11 54 21
10-49 A. .. 7 1,976 34 954 298
50-69 A. 17 961 11 613 74
70-99 A. 26 2,085 12 993 153
100-139 A. 27 3,090 13 1,522 164
140-179 A. 0 1,579 4 648 27
180-219 A. 15 3,056 7 1,427 168
220-259 A. 4 926 1 230 2
260-499 A. 17 6,222 11 4,289 144
500-999 A. 9 6,094 1 516 60
1,000-1,999 A 3 5,357
2,000 & over 8 74,793 5 33,741 45


Source: [18, p. 313].













Table 64.--Forest land area: Taylor County, 1970


Type of land County Florida

Thousands of acres -

All land . . ... 668.2 35,179.4
Forest land:
Commercial. . ... 607.0 16,231.6
Unproductive. . ... 4.5 1,606.9
Productive reserved . a 94.4
Total . . . 611.5 17,932.9
Non-forest land . ... 56.7 17,246.5

aLess than 50 acres.

Source: [1, Table 11.362].


Table 65.--Farm sales of
and 1964


forest products, Taylor County, 1969


1969 1964
Forest products
Farms Sales Farms Sales
reporting ales reporting
Number Dollars Number Dollars

Standing timber or trees. 3 2,542 8 8,195
Firewood and fuelwood 0 0 NA NA
Sawlogs and veneer logs 0 0 NA NA
Pulpwood . .. 9 6,829 NA NA
Other forest products 2 737 NA NA


Source: [18, p. 488].














Table 66.--Weather data, Perry Weather Station, Taylor County, 1973


Total Temperature
Month precipitation
precipitation Average Low High


Inches -Degrees Farenheit -
January .. 3.40 55.5 19 85
February 5.37 51.3 27 76
March. ... 5.08 65.9 36 86
April. ..... 11.56 67.1 NA NA
May ... .. 3.84 74.1 NA NA
June . 5.33 81.1 NA NA
July . 4.77 82.5 69 97
August.. 4.87 81.1 64 95
September. 5.29 79.9 65 94
October .... .03 71.5 29 92
November 2.27 66.2 29 85
December .. 3.63 53.7 18 80


Source: [32, p. 2-3].









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