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Crescent City, Florida
North Summit Street at Central Avenue
North Summit Street at Central Avenue
Location in Putnam County and the state of Florida
Location in Putnam County and the state of Florida
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Putnam
 • Total 2.39 sq mi (6.18 km2)
 • Land 2.06 sq mi (5.35 km2)
 • Water 0.32 sq mi (0.83 km2)
52 ft (16 m)
 • Total 1,654
 • Density 800.97/sq mi (309.33/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 386
FIPS code 12-15375
GNIS feature ID 0281030

Crescent City is a city in Putnam County, Florida, United States. The city is located on two lakes and is part of the Palatka Micropolitan Statistical Area. Crescent Lake lies to the east of town and Lake Stella is located to the west.


Crescent City is located at 29°26′10″N 81°30′50″W / 29.436191°N 81.513835°W / 29.436191; -81.513835.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2), of which 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) (14.02%) is water. The city is located between two lakes, Lake Stella to the west and Lake Crescent to the east.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 554
1900 352 −36.5%
1910 677 92.3%
1920 838 23.8%
1930 955 14.0%
1940 1,124 17.7%
1950 1,393 23.9%
1960 1,629 16.9%
1970 1,734 6.4%
1980 1,722 −0.7%
1990 1,859 8.0%
2000 1,776 −4.5%
2010 1,577 −11.2%
2020 1,654 4.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,776 people, 678 households, and 435 families residing in the city. The population density was 968.6 people per square mile (374.7/km2). There were 846 housing units at an average density of 461.4 per square mile (178.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 57.32% White, 34.46% African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.73% Asian, 5.74% from other races, and 1.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.53% of the population.

There were 678 households, out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.4% were married couples living together, 18.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.8% were non-families. 31.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 27.4% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 21.6% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 22.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $22,500, and the median income for a family was $28,913. Males had a median income of $26,786 versus $15,887 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,767. About 24.5% of families and 27.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.2% of those under age 18 and 15.3% of those age 65 or over.

The population was 1,776 at the 2000 census. According to the U.S Census estimates of 2005, the city had a population of 1,817. [1]


A. Philip Randolph, the founder of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, was born in Crescent City in 1889. Randolph would become a prominent civil rights leader, especially during the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s. Randolph Street in Crescent City is named after this influential figure.

Crescent City has two listings on the National Register of Historic Places, Hubbard House and the Crescent City Historic District.

Eagle's Nest Grove in Crescent City is the oldest continuous organic citrus grove in Florida.

Crescent City is the home of the American College of Applied Science (ACAS) and its 20-acre (81,000 m2) Dream Pond Science Field Station and Reserve for animal science and behavior. ACAS was licensed by the Florida Department of Education, Commission for Independent Education in January 2005.

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