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



, 21.57%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

10,576
14/sq mi (5.2757/km²)
Founded 23 April 1925
Website www.mygladescounty.com

Glades County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2000, the population was 10,576. The U.S. Census Bureau 2005 estimate for the county is 11,252 [1]. Its county seat is Moore Haven, Florida[1].

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History

Indigenous people lived in this area for thousands of years. Due to warfare and exposure to infectious diseases after European contact, native tribes became depopulated. In the eighteenth century, when the area was under Spanish rule, Native American peoples of Creek and other tribes migrated into present-day Florida from Georgia. Africans and African Americans who escaped from slavery and shipwrecks also migrated to the area, where they created maroon communities. Some were given freedom by the Spanish in exchange for serving with their militias. Gradually the Seminole nation formed out of these multi-ethnic people. Some African-descended people set up communities near the Seminole and became known as Black Seminole. In the nineteenth century, most of the Seminole and many blacks were removed to Indian Territory after the Seminole Wars, a result of pressure from increasing Anglo-American settlement.

Glades County was created in 1921. It was named for the Florida Everglades.

Glades County sponsors one of Florida's oldest recurring festivals. Chalo Nitka Festival is a celebration of local history and culture, similar to a county fair. The festival also draws attention to the long and friendly relationship between the local Seminole groups and Glades County settlers. Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation is located in the county.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 986 square miles (2,555 km²), of which, 774 square miles (2,004 km²) of it is land and 213 square miles (551 km²) of it (21.57%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 10,576 people, 3,852 households, and 2,765 families residing in the county. The population density was 14 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 5,790 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 76.99% White, 10.53% Black or African American, 4.93% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 5.63% from other races, and 1.58% from two or more races. 15.07% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

In 2005 the population was 67.0% non-Hispanic white, 17.6% Latino, 10.5% African-American and 4.9% Native American. (Source=http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/12/12043.html)

There were 3,852 households out of which 25.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.30% were married couples living together, 8.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.20% were non-families. 22.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.10% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 27.00% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 18.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 121.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 125.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,774, and the median income for a family was $34,223. Males had a median income of $29,196 versus $20,987 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,338. About 10.70% of families and 15.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.20% of those under age 18 and 11.20% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Politics

Presidential elections results
Year Republican Democratic Other
2008 59.5% 39.3% 1.3%
2004 58.3% 41.0% 0.6%
2000 54.7% 42.9% 2.4%

Energy and Environment

Florida Public Service Commission voted unanimously to deny a request by Florida Power and Light to build a huge coal-fired power plant in Glades County, that was to be located several miles to the west of Lake Okeechobee[3]. The Glades County Commission also allowed the construction in 2007 of a 200 acre landfill on the southwest shore of Lake Okeechobee.

See also

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.  
  3. ^ http://www.sierraclub.org/grassroots/stories/00017.asp

External links

Government links/Constitutional offices

Special districts

Judicial branch

Coordinates: 26°57′N 81°11′W / 26.95°N 81.19°W / 26.95; -81.19


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Glades County, Florida
Map
File:Map of Florida highlighting Glades County.png
Location in the state of Florida
Map of the USA highlighting Florida
Florida's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 23 April 1925
Seat Moore Haven
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 21.57%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

10576
Website: www.mygladescounty.com

Glades County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2000, the population is 10,576. The U.S. Census Bureau 2005 estimate for the county is 11,252 [1]. Its county seat is Moore Haven6.

Contents

History

Glades County was created in 1921. It was named for the Florida Everglades.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,555 km² (986 sq mi). 2,004 km² (774 sq mi) of it is land and 551 km² (213 sq mi) of it (21.57%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 10,576 people, 3,852 households, and 2,765 families residing in the county. The population density was 5/km² (14/sq mi). There were 5,790 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (8/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 76.99% White, 10.53% Black or African American, 4.93% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 5.63% from other races, and 1.58% from two or more races. 15.07% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

In 2005 the population was 67.0% non-Hispanic white, 17.6% Latino, 10.5% African-American and 4.9% Native American. (Source=http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/12/12043.html)

There were 3,852 households out of which 25.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.30% were married couples living together, 8.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.20% were non-families. 22.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.10% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 27.00% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 18.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 121.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 125.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,774, and the median income for a family was $34,223. Males had a median income of $29,196 versus $20,987 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,338. About 10.70% of families and 15.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.20% of those under age 18 and 11.20% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

See also

External links

Government links/Constitutional offices

Special districts

Judicial branch

Coordinates: 26°57′N 81°11′W / 26.95, -81.19

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Glades County, Florida
Map

Location in the state of Florida

Florida's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded April 23, 1925
Seat Moore Haven
Largest City Moore Haven
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

986 sq mi (2,554 km²)
773 sq mi (2,002 km²)
213 sq mi (552 km²), 21.57%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

10,576
14/sq mi (5.2757/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website: www.mygladescounty.com

Glades 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 10,576. Glades County's seat is Moore Haven.

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