St. Johns County Profile

St. Johns County is home to 292,466 people that are served by two municipalities and the County Government. The County is nestled in between the Atlantic Ocean and the St. Johns River and is filled with dozens of historical and natural landmarks, making it ideally positioned to attract visitors and industry.

St. Augustine, the county seat, was incorporated under Florida law on Dec. 2, 1924. Other great communities include Ponte Vedra, St. Augustine Beach, Fruit Cove, Nocatee, Hastings, among others.

St. Johns County is one of the fastest-growing counties in both Florida and the United States with a current estimated population of 306,841. The county was established in 1821 when General Andrew Jackson, Governor of the Territory of Florida, divided it into two counties with the eastern portion designated St. Johns County and the western Escambia County.

The Department of Economic Development encourages a better balance of local employment opportunities, including the expansion of industrial and office-related jobs. By working together through strategic partnerships, St. Johns County welcomes and encourages those opportunities that will strengthen and diversify the County’s economy.

County Profile

Community Overview

The community overview provides information about demographics, business climate, labor force, education, transportation, infrastructure and quality of life.

Major Employers

This list is of select employers in the county, excluding retailers.

  • St. Johns County School District | 5,893 employees
  • UF Health St. Johns | 1,564 employees
  • St. Johns County | 1,299 employees
  • Northrop Grumman | 1,110 employees
  • Florida National Guard Headquarters | 900 employees
  • PGA TOUR | 898 employees
  • St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office | 689 employees
  • Florida School for the Deaf & Blind | 682 employees
  • Carlisle Interconnect Technologies | 644 employees
  • Ring Power | 548 employees
  • Ponte Vedra Inn & Club | 525 employees
  • Sawgrass Marriott | 450 employees
  • Flagler College | 367 employees
  • City of St. Augustine | 365 employees
  • Hydro Extrusion USA | 355 employees
  • KeHE Distributors | 345 employees
  • Vicar’s Landing Nursing Home | 287 employees
  • Westminster Woods on Julington Creek | 250 employees
  • D.R. Horton | 213 employees
  • Bayview Healthcare | 185 employees
  • Moultrie Creek Nursing | 175 employees
  • Casa Monica Hotel | 160 employees
  • Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village | 160 employees
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Augustine Beach Oceanfront Resort | 150 employees
  • Rulon International | 150 employees
  • Ideal Aluminum | 125 employees
  • Encompass Health | 125 employees
  • Westminster St. Augustine | 120 employees
  • David Dobbs Enterprises | 90 employees
  • Riley Gear Corp. | 70 employees