25th Fastest Growing County In the Nation
St. Johns County, Florida
Seat: Saint Augustine
According to U.S. Census Bureau estimates, St. Johns County is
the 25th fastest growing county in America based on percent of
growth between January 2000 and July 2006 for all counties
that began the 21st Century with more than ten thousand inhabitants.
St. Johns County which was established in 1822, had already
grown in population to 123,148 by the year 2000. But in the
six years that marked the beginning of the 21st Century, the
county increased the number of residents by 37.4 percent
bringing the estimated total population in July 2006 to
The astounding growth of the last six years has made St. Johns
County the fourth fastest growing county in the Sunshine State
of Florida and the 25th fastest growing in the nation.
Although no figures are available to determine how the growth
may have affected the price of homes in the area, in the year
2000 the median cost for a home within the 609 square mile
jurisdiction was $158,400.
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