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

355 sq mi (919 km²)

7 sq mi (18 km²), 1.85%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

14,437
41/sq mi (16/km²)
Founded 4 December 1925
Website www.co.gilchrist.fl.us
Gilchrist County courthouse, in Trenton

Gilchrist County is a rural county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2000, the population was 14,437. The U.S. Census Bureau 2005 estimate for the county is 16,402. Gilchrist County has only one traffic light in the entire county and has no road with more than one lane of traffic moving in either direction. [1]. Its county seat is Trenton, Florida[1].

Contents

History

Gilchrist County was created in 1925 making it the youngest county in Florida. It was named for Albert W. Gilchrist, Governor of Florida from 1909 to 1913.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 355 square miles (921 km²), of which, 349 square miles (904 km²) of it is land and 7 square miles (17 km²) of it (1.85%) is water.

Gilchrist County is part of the Gainesville Metropolitan Statistical Area, though it is a very rural county.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 14,437 people, 5,021 households, and 3,715 families residing in the county. The population density was 41 people per square mile (16/km²). There were 5,906 housing units at an average density of 17 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 90.52% White, 7.00% Black or African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.69% from other races, and 1.26% from two or more races. 2.80% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,021 households out of which 32.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.00% were married couples living together, 11.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.00% were non-families. 21.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.40% under the age of 18, 14.20% from 18 to 24, 24.80% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 13.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 112.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,328, and the median income for a family was $34,485. Males had a median income of $27,359 versus $21,946 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,985. About 10.90% of families and 14.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.60% of those under age 18 and 12.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Politics

Presidential elections results
Year Republican Democratic Other
2008 72.3% 25.5% 2.1%
2004 70.4% 28.7% 0.9%
2000 61.2% 35.4% 3.4%

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

Museum and Library Resources

Coordinates: 29°44′N 82°48′W / 29.73°N 82.80°W / 29.73; -82.80


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Gilchrist County, Florida
Map
File:Map of Florida highlighting Gilchrist County.png
Location in the state of Florida
Map of the USA highlighting Florida
Florida's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 4 December 1925
Seat Trenton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.85%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

14437
Website: www.co.gilchrist.fl.us
Gilchrist County courthouse, in Trenton

Gilchrist County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2000, the population is 14,437. The U.S. Census Bureau 2005 estimate for the county is 16,402 [1]. Its county seat is Trenton6.

Contents

History

Gilchrist County was created in 1925 making it the youngest county in Florida. It was named for Albert W. Gilchrist, Governor of Florida from 1909 to 1913.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 921 km² (355 sq mi). 904 km² (349 sq mi) of it is land and 17 km² (7 sq mi) of it (1.85%) is water.

Gilchrist County is part of the Gainesville Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 14,437 people, 5,021 households, and 3,715 families residing in the county. The population density was 16/km² (41/sq mi). There were 5,906 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (17/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 90.52% White, 7.00% Black or African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.69% from other races, and 1.26% from two or more races. 2.80% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,021 households out of which 32.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.00% were married couples living together, 11.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.00% were non-families. 21.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.40% under the age of 18, 14.20% from 18 to 24, 24.80% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 13.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 112.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,328, and the median income for a family was $34,485. Males had a median income of $27,359 versus $21,946 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,985. About 10.90% of families and 14.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.60% of those under age 18 and 12.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

External links

Government links/Constitutional offices

Special districts

Judicial branch

Coordinates: 29°44′N 82°48′W / 29.73, -82.80

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Gilchrist County, Florida
Map

Location in the state of Florida

Florida's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded December 4, 1925
Seat Trenton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

355 sq mi (919 km²)
348 sq mi (901 km²)
7 sq mi (18 km²), 1.85% = 18.43%
PopulationEst.
 - (2000)
 - Density

14,437
41/sq mi (16/km²)
Website: www.co.gilchrist.fl.us
Named for: Albert W. Gilchrist

Gilchrist County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida, and was formed on December 4, 1925. As of 2000, the population is 112,947. Its county seat is Trenton.


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