Residents in Jay believe in a community life colored by small town flavor and benign neighborhood feeling. The entire town relishes in family-like ambience with all citizens coexisting peacefully and due respect for each other. They fully understand the business values and support local commercial enterprises to begin and flourish.
Racial tensions and crime are not concerns in the town with residents assimilating together without discrimination. People are well educated and courteous. Employment opportunities, recreational facilities, well-planned public utilities, superior civic amenities, and ample scope for unagitated lifestyle make residents a happy lot with better quality of life.
The average household income of a family in Jay is $40,000 with per capita income hovering around $14,000. About 16 percent of residents are considered below the poverty line.
With a population of just 526, the city of Jay, Florida is filled with a charm of small-town excellence. There are about 150 families living in a little over 270 housing units. The demographic composition includes people from all races, though white Americans comprise a whopping 97 percent of the total population.
Native Americans constitute just a little over one percent while Hispanic and Latino origin people are about two percent of the total population. Those of Asian and African origin together comprise less than 0.50 percent of the people living in Jay.
Jay has less than three people per household on an average. Of all households, about 46 percent have married couples while single mothers head 12 percent of them. Almost a quarter of the total population is children below 18 years while. The average age of the town is 40 years with 25 percent between 25 and 45 years and almost similar numbers between 45 and 60 years. The sex ratio is in favor of women with just 91 males for 100 females.
Natural Gas - Now serving 275 customers. 850.675.4556
Water - Now serving 514 customers. 850.675.4556
Sewer - Now serving 300 customers. 850.675.4556
Jay is home to Bray-Hendricks Park which features a walking track, basketball court, handball court, small & large pavilions, 4 tennis courts,playgrounds, and baseball, softball and tee-ball fields. 850.675.4335
Planning & Zoning
The Town of Jay handles planning and zoning. Applications must be submitted to the Town Hall. 850.675.4335
Cemetery plots are available for $250 for residents within 10 miles of Jay and $350 within 10-20 miles. The maximum charge for plots is $500. 850.675.4335
Located in the rural community of Jay, District Five of the Santa Rosa County Sherif's Office encompasses more than 500 square miles and serves as the largest territory of all the districts. District Five works closely with Alabama Sheriff's Office, Escambia County Sheriff's Office in Florida, Brewton and Flomaton Police and Fire Departments. Personnel working at this office consist of: Lieutenant, Sergeant, Corporal, Deputy Sheriff's, and Administrative Clerk II. 850.675.4335
Jay is serviced by Santa Rosa County Fire Department, Station 27. 850.675.4904