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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.
Country  United States
State  Florida
Founded December 26, 1827
Named for Alexander Hamilton
Seat Jasper
Largest city Jasper
Area
 • Total 519 sq mi (1,340 km2)
 • Land 514 sq mi (1,330 km2)
 • Water 5.3 sq mi (14 km2)  1.0%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2019)
14,428
 • Density 29/sq mi (11/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district 5th

Hamilton County is a county located in the north central portion of 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

  • 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.
1830 553
1840 1,464 164.7%
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%
2019 (est.) 14,428 −2.5%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2019

2020 census

Hamilton County racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 7,633 54.51%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 4,422 31.58%
Native American 43 0.31%
Asian 43 0.31%
Other/Mixed 408 2.91%
Hispanic or Latino 1,455 10.39%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 14,004 people, 4,381 households, and 3,082 families residing in the county.

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

Education

Hamilton County School District, Jasper
Hamilton County School District administrative offices
Hamilton County High School
Hamilton County High School

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

See also

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