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Hamilton County, Florida
Seal of Hamilton County, Florida
Map
Map of Florida highlighting Hamilton County
Location in the state of Florida
Map of the USA highlighting Florida
Florida's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded December 26, 1827
Seat Jasper
Largest City Jasper
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

519 sq mi (1,344 km²)
514 sq mi (1,331 km²)
5.3 sq mi (14 km²), 1.0%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

14,295
29/sq mi (11/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website: www.hamiltoncountyflorida.com
Named for: Alexander Hamilton

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

History

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

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.

Adjacent counties

Major Highway

See also: List of county roads in Hamilton County, Florida
  • I-75.svg Interstate 75
  • US 41.svg U.S. Route 41
  • US 129.svg U.S. Route 129
  • Florida 6.svg State Road 6
  • Florida 100.svg State Road 100
  • Florida 136.svg State Road 136
  • Florida 143.svg State Road 143

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 1,464
1850 2,511 71.5%
1860 4,154 65.4%
1870 5,749 38.4%
1880 6,790 18.1%
1890 8,507 25.3%
1900 11,881 39.7%
1910 11,825 −0.5%
1920 9,873 −16.5%
1930 9,454 −4.2%
1940 9,778 3.4%
1950 8,981 −8.2%
1960 7,705 −14.2%
1970 7,787 1.1%
1980 8,761 12.5%
1990 10,930 24.8%
2000 13,327 21.9%
2010 14,799 11.0%
Est. 2015 14,295 −3.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2015

As of the census 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.

Libraries

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

  • Branford
  • Greenville
  • Jasper
  • Jennings
  • Lee
  • Live Oak
  • Madison
  • White Springs

Communities

City

Towns

Unincorporated communities

  • Avoca
  • Bakers Mill
  • Blue Springs
  • Crossroads
  • Cypress Creek
  • Hillcoat
  • Marion
  • Rawls
  • Watson
  • West Lake

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