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Cross City, Florida
Cross City city hall
Cross City city hall
Location in Dixie County and the state of Florida
Location in Dixie County and the state of Florida
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Dixie
 • Total 1.85 sq mi (4.78 km2)
 • Land 1.85 sq mi (4.78 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
39 ft (12 m)
 • Total 1,689
 • Density 914.95/sq mi (353.23/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 352
FIPS code 12-15575
GNIS feature ID 0281091

Cross City is a town in Dixie County, Florida, United States. The population was 1,728 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Dixie County.


Cross City is located at 29°38′7″N 83°7′29″W / 29.63528°N 83.12472°W / 29.63528; -83.12472 (29.6806, -83.0897).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 1,071
1940 1,869 74.5%
1950 1,522 −18.6%
1960 1,857 22.0%
1970 2,268 22.1%
1980 2,154 −5.0%
1990 2,041 −5.2%
2000 1,775 −13.0%
2010 1,728 −2.6%
2020 1,689 −2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,775 people, 686 households, and 478 families residing in the town. The population density was 935.6 people per square mile (360.7/km2). There were 799 housing units at an average density of 421.1 per square mile (162.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 70.48% White, 27.27% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, and 1.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.51% of the population.

There were 686 households, out of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.2% were married couples living together, 21.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.3% were non-families. 27.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.7% 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 3.04.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 30.3% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 23.7% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $20,081, and the median income for a family was $28,884. Males had a median income of $26,419 versus $18,684 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,125. About 20.3% of families and 27.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.9% of those under age 18 and 29.1% of those age 65 or over.


Cross City Airport is a public-use airport located 1 mile (1.6 km) east of the central business district.


Dixie County High School

Residents are served by Dixie District Schools. The schools serving Cross City are:

  • Dixie County High School
  • Ruth Rains Middle School
  • James Anderson Elementary School

Dixie County Public Library is in Cross City. It is a part of the Three Rivers Regional Library System.

Notable people

See also

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