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

864 sq mi (2,238 km²)

160 sq mi (414 km²), 18.49%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

13,827
21/sq mi (8/km²)
Founded 25 April 1921
Dixie County (Cross City).jpg
Dixie County Courthouse
Website dixie.fl.gov

Dixie County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2000, the population was 13,827. The U.S. Census Bureau 2005 estimate for the county is 14,647 [1]. Its county seat is Cross City, Florida[1].

Contents

History

Dixie County was created in 1921 from the southern portion of Lafayette County. "Dixie" is a common nickname for the Southern United States.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 864 square miles (2,237 km²), of which, 704 square miles (1,823 km²) of it is land and 160 square miles (413 km²) of it (18.49%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 13,827 people, 5,205 households, and 3,659 families residing in the county. The population density was 20 people per square mile (8/km²). There were 7,362 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 88.80% White, 8.98% Black or African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.45% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. 1.80% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,205 households out of which 27.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.90% were married couples living together, 10.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.70% were non-families. 23.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.10% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 26.60% from 25 to 44, 26.20% from 45 to 64, and 17.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 113.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 117.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,082, and the median income for a family was $31,157. Males had a median income of $26,694 versus $17,863 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,559. About 14.50% of families and 19.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.90% of those under age 18 and 16.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Unincorporated

  • Clara (shared with Taylor County)
  • Eugene
  • Hines
  • Jonesboro
  • Old Town
  • Shamrock Noted for its turpentine industry in the 1930s and 40s.
  • Shired Island Noted for topping the list of America's most polluted beaches in 2008.
  • Suwannee
  • Yellow Jacket

Politics

In Presidential elections, Dixie County tends to vote Republican, although both Democrat Bill Clinton and Reform Party candidate Ross Perot did very well in 1992 and 1996.

Presidential elections results
Year Republican Democratic Other
2008 71.2% 26.4% 2.4%
2004 68.8% 30.4% 0.8%
2000 57.8% 39.1% 3.1%
1996 36.8% 45.6% 17.6%
1992 32.0% 42.4% 25.5%
1988 59.8% 40.2% 0.0%

Points of interest

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. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

External links

Government links/Constitutional offices

Special districts

Judicial branch

Tourism links

Coordinates: 29°35′N 83°11′W / 29.59°N 83.19°W / 29.59; -83.19


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Dixie County, Florida
Seal of Dixie County, Florida
Map
File:Map of Florida highlighting Dixie County.png
Location in the state of Florida
Map of the USA highlighting Florida
Florida's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 25 April 1921
Seat Cross City
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 18.49%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

13827
Website: dixie.fl.gov

Dixie County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2000, the population is 13,827. The U.S. Census Bureau 2005 estimate for the county is 14,647 [1]. Its county seat is Cross City6.

Contents

History

Dixie County was created in 1921. "Dixie" is a common nickname for the Southern United States.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,237 km² (864 sq mi). 1,823 km² (704 sq mi) of it is land and 413 km² (160 sq mi) of it (18.49%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 13,827 people, 5,205 households, and 3,659 families residing in the county. The population density was 8/km² (20/sq mi). There were 7,362 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (10/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 88.80% White, 8.98% Black or African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.45% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. 1.80% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,205 households out of which 27.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.90% were married couples living together, 10.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.70% were non-families. 23.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.10% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 26.60% from 25 to 44, 26.20% from 45 to 64, and 17.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 113.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 117.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,082, and the median income for a family was $31,157. Males had a median income of $26,694 versus $17,863 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,559. About 14.50% of families and 19.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.90% of those under age 18 and 16.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Unincorporated

Politics

In Presidential elections, Dixie County tends to vote Republican, although both Democrat Bill Clinton and Reform Party candidate Ross Perot did very well in 1992 and 1996.

Presidential elections results
Year Republican Democratic Other
2004 68.8% 30.4% 0.8%
2000 57.8% 39.1% 3.1%
1996 36.8% 45.6% 17.6%
1992 32.0% 42.4% 25.5%
1988 59.8% 40.2% 0.0%

Points of interest

External links

Government links/Constitutional offices

Special districts

Judicial branch

Tourism links

Coordinates: 29°35′N 83°11′W / 29.59, -83.19

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