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Columbia County, Florida
Map of Florida highlighting Columbia County
Location in the state of Florida
Map of the U.S. highlighting Florida
Florida's location in the U.S.
Seat Lake City
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

801 sq mi (2,075 km²)
797 sq mi (2,064 km²)
4 sq mi (10 km²), 0.50%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

56,513
70/sq mi (27/km²)
Founded February 4, 1832
Website www.columbiacountyfla.com

Columbia County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2000, the population was 56,513. The U.S. Census Bureau 2005 estimate for the county is 64,040 [1]. Its county seat is Lake City, Florida[1].

The Lake City Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Columbia County.

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History

Columbia County was created in 1832. For the origin of its name, see Columbia.

In 1958, the Columbia Amateur Radio Society was formed. This was a group of amateur radio operators that enjoyed the ability to communicate all over the world. This radio club still exists today.[2]

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 56,513 people, 20,925 households, and 14,919 families residing in the county. The population density was 71 people per square mile (27/km²). There were 23,579 housing units at an average density of 30 per square mile (11/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 79.72% White, 17.03% Black or African American, 0.53% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.60% from other races, and 1.42% from two or more races. 2.74% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 20,925 households out of which 32.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.70% were married couples living together, 12.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.70% were non-families. 23.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.40% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 27.70% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 102.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,881, and the median income for a family was $35,927. Males had a median income of $27,353 versus $21,738 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,598. About 11.40% of families and 15.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.10% of those under age 18 and 13.60% of those age 65 or over.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 801 square miles (2,075 km²), of which, 797 square miles (2,064 km²) of it is land and 4 square miles (10 km²) of it (0.50%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

National protected area

Cities and towns

Incorporated

Unincorporated

Politics

Columbia County is one of several North Florida counties that vote more "southern" than the rest of the state, which means the county tends to vote Republican in presidential elections, but can support Democrats for state and local offices if they are conservative.[4]

Presidential elections results
Year Republican Democratic Other
2008 66.1% 32.5% 1.4%
2004 67.1% 32.1% 0.8%
2000 59.2% 38.1% 2.7%
1996 46.5% 41.0% 12.5%
1992 43.4% 37.0% 23.0%
1988 65.1% 34.2% 0.7%

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ In 1958, the Columbia Amateur Radio Society was formed.
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  4. ^ Columbia County, Florida Supervisor of Elections website: 2008 Election Results

External links

Government links/Constitutional offices

Special districts

Judicial branch

Columbia County Courthouse in Lake City

Tourism links

Coordinates: 30°14′N 82°38′W / 30.23°N 82.63°W / 30.23; -82.63


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Columbia County, Florida
File:Columbia County Fl Seal.png
Map
File:Map of Florida highlighting Columbia County.png
Location in the state of Florida
Map of the USA highlighting Florida
Florida's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded February 4 1832
Seat Lake City
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.50%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

56513
Website: www.columbiacountyfla.com

Columbia County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2000, the population was 56,513. The U.S. Census Bureau 2005 estimate for the county is 64,040 [1]. Its county seat is Lake City6.

Contents

History

Columbia County was created in 1832. It was named for Christopher Columbus, the famous explorer.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,075 km² (801 sq mi). 2,064 km² (797 sq mi) of it is land and 10 km² (4 sq mi) of it (0.50%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 56,513 people, 20,925 households, and 14,919 families residing in the county. The population density was 27/km² (71/sq mi). There were 23,579 housing units at an average density of 11/km² (30/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 79.72% White, 17.03% Black or African American, 0.53% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.60% from other races, and 1.42% from two or more races. 2.74% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 20,925 households out of which 32.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.70% were married couples living together, 12.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.70% were non-families. 23.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.40% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 27.70% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 102.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,881, and the median income for a family was $35,927. Males had a median income of $27,353 versus $21,738 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,598. About 11.40% of families and 15.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.10% of those under age 18 and 13.60% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Incorporated

Unincorporated

Politics

Columbia County is one of several North Florida counties that vote more "southern" than the rest of the state, which means the county tends to vote Republican in presidential elections, but can support Democrats for state and local offices if they are conservative.

Presidential elections results
Year Republican Democratic Other
2004 67.1% 32.1% 0.8%
2000 59.2% 38.1% 2.7%
1996 46.5% 41.0% 12.5%
1992 43.4% 37.0% 23.0%
1988 65.1% 34.2% 0.7%

External links

Government links/Constitutional offices

Special districts

Judicial branch

Columbia County Courthouse in Lake City

Tourism links

Coordinates: 30°14′N 82°38′W / 30.23, -82.63


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Columbia County, Florida
Map

Location in the state of Florida

Florida's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded February 4, 1832
Seat Lake City
Largest City Lake City
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

801 sq mi (2,075 km²)
797 sq mi (2,064 km²)
4 sq mi (10 km²), 0.50%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

56,513
70/sq mi (27/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website: www.columbiacountyfla.com
Named for: Columbia

Columbia County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida, and was formed on February 4, 1832. As of 2000, the population is 56,513. Columbia County's seat is Lake City.

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