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

528 sq mi (1,368 km²)

12 sq mi (31 km²), 2.34%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

45,087
88/sq mi (34/km²)
Founded 24 June 1832
Website www.gadsdengov.net

Gadsden County is a county located in the panhandle of the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2000 census, the population was 45,087. The U.S. Census Bureau 2005 estimate for the county is 46,428 [1]. Its county seat is Quincy, Florida[1]. Gadsden County is the only predominantly African-American county in Florida. Gadsden county is home to two high schools - West Gadsden High School (merged from the former Chattahoochee High and Greensboro High) located on the western outskirts of Quincy near Greensboro, and East Gadsden High School (merged from the former James A. Shanks High and Havana Northside High) located on Hwy 90 East of Quincy.

The county is part of the Tallahassee, Florida, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

Gadsden County was created in 1823. It was named for James Gadsden of South Carolina, who served as Andrew Jackson's aide-de-camp in Florida in 1818. For the negro residents of Gadsden County, there were only two high schools that blacks could go too, which were Carter-PerryMore (which is now a middle school) and Stevens High Schools.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 528 square miles (1,369 km²), of which, 516 square miles (1,337 km²) of it is land and 12 square miles (32 km²) of it (2.34%) is water.

Gadsden County is part of the Tallahassee Metropolitan Statistical Area. Gadsden County is in the Eastern Standard Time Zone. Its western border with Jackson County forms the boundary in this area between the Eastern Standard and Central Standard Time Zones.

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Adjacent counties

Education

Level of Education
Level Gadsden Co. Florida U.S.

College/Associate Degree 21.9% 28.8% 27.4%
Bachelor's Degree 8.0% 14.3% 15.5%
Master's or Ph. D. 4.9% 8.1% 8.9%
Total 34.8% 51.2% 51.8%

Politics

Gadsden County is known as an unusual stronghold of the Democratic Party in north Florida. Gadsden shares this distinction with Leon County and Jefferson County to its east. All of northern Florida leans toward the Republican Party with the exception of these three counties.(see Red states and blue states for map).

Presidential elections results
Year Republican Democratic Other
2008 30.3% 69.2% 0.5%
2004 29.8% 69.7% 0.5%
2000 32.4% 66.1% 1.5%
1996 34.2% 66.3% 6.8%
1992 27.6% 59.0% 13.4%
1988 47.6% 50.7% 2.3%

Demographics

Gadsden County is unique in Florida, in that it is the state's only county with an African American majority population. As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 45,087 people, 15,867 households, and 11,424 families residing in the county. The population density was 87 people per square mile (34/km²). There were 17,703 housing units at an average density of 34 per square mile (13/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 38.70% White, 57.14% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.76% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. 6.17% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 15,867 households out of which 32.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.50% were married couples living together, 22.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.00% were non-families. 23.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.40% under the age of 18, 9.50% from 18 to 24, 28.90% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 12.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 90.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,248, and the median income for a family was $36,238. Males had a median income of $27,159 versus $21,721 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,499. About 16.40% of families and 19.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.50% of those under age 18 and 16.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

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.  
  • Gadsden: a Florida County in Word and Picture, by Miles Kenan Womack, Jr.

External links

Government links/Constitutional offices

Special districts

Judicial branch

Tourism links

Coordinates: 30°35′N 84°37′W / 30.58°N 84.61°W / 30.58; -84.61


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Gadsden County, Florida
Seal of Gadsden County, Florida
Map
File:Map of Florida highlighting Gadsden County.png
Location in the state of Florida
Map of the USA highlighting Florida
Florida's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 24 June 1832
Seat Quincy
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 2.34%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

45087
Website: www.gadsdengov.net

Gadsden County is a county located in the panhandle of the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2000 census, the population was 45,087. The U.S. Census Bureau 2005 estimate for the county is 46,428 [1]. Its county seat is Quincy6. Gadsden County is the only predominantly African-American county in Florida. Gadsden county is home to two high schools West Gadsden High School in Greensboro and East Gadsden High School in Havana.

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History

Gadsden County was created in 1823. It was named for James Gadsden of South Carolina, who served as Andrew Jackson's aide-de-camp in Florida in 1818.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,369 km² (528 sq mi). 1,337 km² (516 sq mi) of it is land and 32 km² (12 sq mi) of it (2.34%) is water.

Gadsden County is part of the Tallahassee Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Adjacent Counties

Education

Gadsden County, though below the Florida average, has an educational attainment that surpasses two of its neighbors Liberty County with a total of 25.2% and Calhoun County with a total of 30.6%. (U.S. Census).

Level of Education
Level Gadsden Co. Florida U.S.

College/Associate Degree 21.9% 28.8% 27.4%
Bachelor's Degree 8.0% 14.3% 15.5%
Master's or Ph. D. 4.9% 8.1% 8.9%
Total 34.8% 51.2% 51.8%

Politics

Gadsden County is known as an unusual stronghold of the Democratic Party in north Florida, a result of the county's racial make-up (it is over 50% African American). Gadsden shares this distinction with Leon County and Jefferson County to its east. All of northern Florida leans toward the Republican Party with the exception of these three counties.(see Red states and blue states for map).

Presidential elections results
Year Republican Democratic Other
2004 29.8% 69.7% 0.5%
2000 32.4% 66.1% 1.5%
1996 34.2% 66.3% 6.8%
1992 27.6% 59.0% 13.4%
1988 47.6% 50.7% 2.3%

Demographics

Gadsden County is unique in Florida, in that it is the state's only county with an African American majority population. As of the census² of 2000, there were 45,087 people, 15,867 households, and 11,424 families residing in the county. The population density was 34/km² (87/sq mi). There were 17,703 housing units at an average density of 13/km² (34/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 38.70% White, 57.14% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.76% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. 6.17% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 15,867 households out of which 32.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.50% were married couples living together, 22.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.00% were non-families. 23.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.40% under the age of 18, 9.50% from 18 to 24, 28.90% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 12.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 90.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,248, and the median income for a family was $36,238. Males had a median income of $27,159 versus $21,721 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,499. About 16.40% of families and 19.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.50% of those under age 18 and 16.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

References

  • Gadsden: a Florida County in Word and Picture, by Miles Kenan Womack, Jr.

External links

Government links/Constitutional offices

Special districts

Judicial branch

Tourism links

Coordinates: 30°35′N 84°37′W / 30.58, -84.61

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