Sawgrass, Florida

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Sawgrass, Florida
CDP
Location in St. Johns County and the state of Florida
Location in St. Johns County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 30°11′34″N 81°22′22″W / 30.19278°N 81.37278°W / 30.19278; -81.37278Coordinates: 30°11′34″N 81°22′22″W / 30.19278°N 81.37278°W / 30.19278; -81.37278
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  St. Johns
Area
 • Total 3.2 sq mi (8.4 km2)
 • Land 3.1 sq mi (8 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation 3 ft (1 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,880
 • Density 1,544.4/sq mi (588.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 904
FIPS code 12-64525[1]
GNIS feature ID 1867201[2]
Website http://www.sawgrasscommunity.com

Sawgrass is a census-designated place (CDP) in St. Johns County, Florida, United States. The population was 4,880 per the 2010 City-Data Website.[3] This population change is a -1.3% decrease since 2000. The area is located in Ponte Vedra Beach. Sawgrass is home to The Players Championship (TPC), established in 1974, and offers the highest prize fund of any tournament in golf. This event is a huge success and many locals look forward to it every year.[4]

Geography[edit]

Sawgrass is located at 30°11′34″N 81°22′22″W / 30.19278°N 81.37278°W / 30.19278; -81.37278 (30.192742, -81.372668).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.3 km2), of which 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (4.33%) is water

TPC Sawgrass Players Club[6][edit]

This upscale community in Ponte Vedra Beach consists of 1,200 acres. Located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intercoastal Waterway, Sawgrass Players Club, a gated community, holds 16 neighborhoods, a retirement community called Vicar’s Landing, the Oak Bridge Golf and Country Club, and the famous golf course, the TPC Sawgrass.

Sawgrass Country Club[7][edit]

Located in Ponte Vedra Beach, this residential area resides to the east of A1A. There are 38 smaller neighborhoods within the large gated community. Within Sawgrass Country Club, there is a private golf course with amenities and a beach club across the street. Membership is required.

Demographics[edit]

Sawgrass comprises two subdivisions: Sawgrass Country Club and TPC Sawgrass Players Club. The total number of residences is 1,409 in Sawgrass Country Club and 1,564 in TPC Sawgrass Players Club for a total of 2,973. This calculation excludes Vicar’s Landing retirement apartment community located in TPC Sawgrass Players Club. The median resident age is 56.6 years while Florida’s median age is 41.8. Males make up 47.6% of sawgrass while females make up 52.4%. The population density is 1,600.4 people per square mile (617.5/km²). There are 3,089 housing units at an average density of 1,000.3/sq mi (386.0/km²).

Monetary Demographics[edit]

The median income for a household in Sawgrass was $79,951 in 2015 which is $30,525 above the state average. Many residents make $200,000 or more a year (19%). In 2015, the average housing unit cost $338,755. Detached houses cost $386,262 and townhouses cost $168,720. Houses for sale range from $200,000 to $2,000,000. The common industries for males and females are finance and insurance.

Racial Demographics[edit]

Per the 2010 City-Data Website, Sawgrass is racially similar meaning diversity is scarce. The racial makeup includes:

· White Alone- 94.2% (4,598)

· Hispanic- 2.6% (125)

· Asian Alone-1.4% (69)

· Two or More Races- 1.0% (50)

· Black Alone- 0.5% (22)

· American Indian Alone- 0.2% (10)

· Other Race Alone- 0.1% (5)

· Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone- 0.02% (1)

Sawgrass Compared to State Averages[edit]

The median household income and house values are above the state averages. The renting percentage is below the state average. The median age is significantly above state average. The percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher is significantly above the state average. The unemployed percentage is significantly below the state average. The foreign-born population percentage is also below the state average.

Schools Nearby[edit]

Elementary[edit]

· PVPV/Rawlings

· Ocean Palms

· Palmer (K-8)

Middle School[edit]

· Landrum

· Palmer (K-8)

High School[edit]

· Ponte Vedra High School

Community College[edit]

· Florida State College of Jacksonville

· Saint Johns River State College

College[edit]

· Flagler College

· Jacksonville University

· University of North Florida

Rankings[edit]

· #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"

· #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"

· #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"

· #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in France (population 500+)"

· #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"

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