Florida State Prison is just outside Raiford
Raiford is the site of Union Correctional Institution and the famous Florida State Prison sits just across the county line in Bradford County. Both prisons house death row inmates but those deeds are done only at Florida State Prison. Raiford is a town were virtually everyone's life is intertwined with the workings of the Florida Department of Corrections in one way or another. The Florida training facilities for Correctional Officers are also next to the Correctional Institution.
Since 2000, the population of Raiford is up about 36%. That might be because Florida is cutting back on schools and expanding prisons...
High School or Higher: 59.0%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 7.4%
Cost of Living Index for Raiford: 81.3
Median Household Income: $33,300
Median Home Value: $70,000
Population Density: 486 People per Square Mile
Median Resident Age: 34.5 Years
Government, Construction, Shipping & Handling
Unemployed (March 2015): 5.9%