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Surrounding Population and Projected Changes for St. Joseph Bay Aquatic Preserve Quick Topics

Port St. Joe is a small, predominately rural community.

Year Population
2006 3,635 (population of Port St. Joe)
2007 14,039 (estimated population of Gulf County)
2010 16,566 (estimated population of Gulf County)
*Data from the U.S. Census Bureau


Tourism is vital to the the economy of Gulf County, and will continue to grow for years to come. Plans for future development include large-scale, residential, commercial and resort developments.

Over three-quarters of Florida's population live in coastal communities. As the population continues to rise and the demand for development, infrastructure, and services increases, there could be environmental and subsequent economic impacts that must be appropriately managed, especially in areas like St. Joseph Bay.

Gulf County land use map

Permitted Land Use in Gulf County

Last updated: April 06, 2015

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