Hamilton County, Florida
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Hamilton County, Florida
Hamilton County
Hamilton County Courthouse in Jasper
Hamilton County Courthouse in Jasper
Official seal of Hamilton County
Seal
Map of Florida highlighting Hamilton County
Location within the U.S. state of Florida
Map of the United States highlighting Florida
Florida's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 30°29?N 82°57?W / 30.49°N 82.95°W / 30.49; -82.95
Country
State Florida
FoundedDecember 26, 1827
Named forAlexander Hamilton
SeatJasper
Largest cityJasper
Area
 o Total519 sq mi (1,340 km2)
 o Land514 sq mi (1,330 km2)
 o Water5.3 sq mi (14 km2)  1.0%%
Population
 o Estimate 
(2015)
14,295
 o Density29/sq mi (11/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
 o Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Congressional district5th
Websitewww.hamiltoncountyflorida.com

Hamilton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,799.[1] Its county seat is Jasper.[2]

History

Hamilton County was created in 1827[3] from portions of Jefferson County. It was named for Alexander Hamilton, first United States Secretary of the Treasury.[4]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 519 square miles (1,340 km2), of which 514 square miles (1,330 km2) is land and 5.3 square miles (14 km2) (1.0%) is water.[5] It is the only county in Florida entirely north of Interstate 10.[6]

Adjacent counties

Major Highway

Politics

Hamilton County Courthouse Annex and Administrative Offices
Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results[7]
Year Republican Democratic Other
2016 62.70% 3,443 34.67% 1,904 2.62% 144
2012 57.90% 3,138 41.11% 2,228 1.00% 54
2008 56.81% 3,179 42.24% 2,364 0.95% 53
2004 54.97% 2,792 44.50% 2,260 0.53% 27
2000 54.14% 2,147 43.44% 1,723 2.42% 96
1996 41.38% 1,520 47.24% 1,735 11.38% 418
1992 37.64% 1,402 43.54% 1,622 18.82% 701
1988 60.72% 2,062 38.81% 1,318 0.47% 16
1984 57.83% 1,921 42.17% 1,401
1980 39.66% 1,301 58.63% 1,923 1.71% 56
1976 26.91% 794 69.57% 2,053 3.52% 104
1972 73.34% 1,741 26.37% 626 0.29% 7
1968 12.34% 337 30.03% 820 57.63% 1,574
1964 47.07% 1,158 52.93% 1,302
1960 33.01% 656 66.99% 1,331
1956 23.71% 464 76.29% 1,493
1952 31.18% 658 68.82% 1,452
1948 12.53% 202 66.44% 1,071 21.03% 339
1944 17.92% 262 82.08% 1,200
1940 11.50% 185 88.50% 1,424
1936 4.49% 73 95.51% 1,554
1932 8.65% 110 91.35% 1,161
1928 16.83% 167 74.70% 741 8.47% 84
1924 17.40% 143 75.30% 619 7.29% 60
1920 15.91% 151 74.39% 706 9.69% 92
1916 13.92% 113 83.13% 675 2.96% 24
1912 8.26% 46 72.71% 405 19.03% 106
1908 16.38% 116 63.84% 452 19.77% 140
1904 24.53% 155 71.99% 455 3.48% 22

Demographics

US Census population trends

As of the census[13] of 2000, there were 13,327 people, 4,161 households, and 2,995 families residing in the county. The population density was 26 people per square mile (10/km²). There were 4,966 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 58.79% White, 37.72% Black or African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.69% from other races, and 1.17% from two or more races. 6.36% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,161 households out of which 32.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.30% were married couples living together, 16.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.00% were non-families. 24.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.50% under the age of 18, 10.80% from 18 to 24, 31.80% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 11.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 135.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 145.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,638, and the median income for a family was $30,677. Males had a median income of $26,999 versus $20,552 for females. The per capita income for the county was $10,562. About 21.70% of families and 26.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.70% of those under age 18 and 16.10% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Hamilton County School District administrative offices

Hamilton County School District operates public schools in the county. The sole high school is Hamilton County High School.

Hamilton County is served by the Suwannee River Regional Library System, which contains eight branches and also serves Madison and Suwannee counties.

Libraries in Hamilton County include:

  • Jasper
  • Jennings
  • White Springs

Communities

City

Towns

Unincorporated communities

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved .
  3. ^ Publications of the Florida Historical Society. Florida Historical Society. 1908. p. 31.
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 147.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved .
  6. ^ https://www.google.com/maps/place/Hamilton+County,+FL/@30.4761319,-83.2577017,10z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88ef44d1f1b4c58b:0xb39fbbf379a16d3d!8m2!3d30.4755958!4d-82.9501558
  7. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved .
  8. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 2017.
  9. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014.
  10. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved 2014.
  11. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014.
  12. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014.
  13. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved .

External links

Government links/Constitutional offices

Special districts

Judicial branch

Tourism links

Coordinates: 30°29?N 82°57?W / 30.49°N 82.95°W / 30.49; -82.95


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