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

250 sq mi (647 km²)
240 sq mi (622 km²)
9 sq mi (23 km²), 3.77%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

13,442
57/sq mi (22/km²)
Founded 20 May 1921
Union Cnty Crths Lake Butler.jpg
Website myunioncounty.com

Union County is a county located in the state of Florida. The U.S. Census Bureau 2005 estimate for the county was 14,916 [1]. The county seat is Lake Butler[1].

Contents

History

Union County was created in 1921 from part of Bradford County. It was named to honor the concept of unity. Union County is the location of Union Correctional Institution and the Reception Medical Center (RMC). Union CI is a maximum-security prison and is home to part of Florida's Death Row. The death chamber is located at nearby Florida State Prison (FSP). Florida State Prison also houses some death-row inmates.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 250 square miles (647 km²), of which 240 square miles (622 km²) are land and 9 square miles (24 km², 3.77%) are water. In area, it is the smallest county in Florida.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

At the 2000 census[2], there were 13,442 people, 3,367 households and 2,606 families residing in the county. The population density was 56 per square mile (22/km²). There were 3,736 housing units at an average density of 16 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 73.62% White, 22.84% Black or African American, 0.66% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.04% from other races, and 1.50% from two or more races. 3.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 3,367 households, 41.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.70% were married couples living together, 15.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.60% were non-families. 19.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.13.

The age distribution was 21.80% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 39.80% from 25 to 44, 22.20% from 45 to 64, and 7.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 183.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 215.20 males. This extremely skewed gender distribution is the result of the male prison population in the county.

The median household income was $34,563, and the median family income was $37,516. Males had a median income of $28,571 versus $22,083 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,333. About 10.50% of families and 14.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.60% of those under age 18 and 16.20% of those age 65 or over.

Municipalities

Incorporated

Government and infrastructure

The Florida Department of Corrections operates Region II Correctional Facility Office in an unincorporated area in Union County.[3]

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. ^ "Region II Correctional Facility Office." Florida Department of Corrections. Retrieved on January 8, 2010.

External links

Government links/Constitutional offices

Special districts

Judicial branch

Coordinates: 30°02′N 82°22′W / 30.04°N 82.37°W / 30.04; -82.37


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Union County, Florida
Map
File:Map of Florida highlighting Union County.png
Location in the state of Florida
Map of the USA highlighting Florida
Florida's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 20 May 1921
Seat Lake Butler
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 3.77%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

13442
Website: myunioncounty.com

Union County is a county located in the state of Florida. As of 2000, the population is 13,442. The U.S. Census Bureau 2005 estimate for the county is 14,916. [1]. Its county seat is Lake Butler6.

Contents

History

Union County was created in 1921 from part of Bradford County. It was named to honor the concept of unity . Union County is the location of Union Correctional Institution and the Reception Medical Center (RMC). Union CI is a maximum-security prison and is home to part of Florida's Death Row. The death chamber is located at nearby Florida State Prison (FSP). Florida State Prison also houses some death-row inmates.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 647 km² (250 sq mi). 622 km² (240 sq mi) of it is land and 24 km² (9 sq mi) of it (3.77%) is water. In area it is the smallest county in Florida.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 13,442 people, 3,367 households, and 2,606 families residing in the county. The population density was 22/km² (56/sq mi). There were 3,736 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (16/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 73.62% White, 22.84% Black or African American, 0.66% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.04% from other races, and 1.50% from two or more races. 3.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,367 households out of which 41.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.70% were married couples living together, 15.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.60% were non-families. 19.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the county the population was spread out with 21.80% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 39.80% from 25 to 44, 22.20% from 45 to 64, and 7.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 183.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 215.20 males. This extremely skewed gender distribution is the result of the male prison population in the county.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,563, and the median income for a family was $37,516. Males had a median income of $28,571 versus $22,083 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,333. About 10.50% of families and 14.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.60% of those under age 18 and 16.20% of those age 65 or over.

Municipalities

Incorporated

  1. City of Lake Butler
  2. Town of Raiford
  3. Town of Worthington Springs

External links

Government links/Constitutional offices

Special districts

Judicial branch

Coordinates: 30°02′N 82°22′W / 30.04, -82.37

This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at Union County, Florida. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.
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Simple English

Union County is a county in northern Florida. Union County is also the smallest county in Florida. The county was founded in 1921 after being cut off from Bradford County. In 2005 almost 15,000 people lived in Union County.[1] Lake Butler is the county seat of Union County, it is also the largest city in Union County. Since Union County is the smallest county, it covers only 250 square miles.

Other cities

There are only two other cities in Union County other then Lake Butler. The two other cities are:

  • Raiford
  • Worthington Springs

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