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Havana, Florida
Cecil G. Trippe Municipal Building, Havana
Cecil G. Trippe Municipal Building, Havana
Location in Gadsden County and the state of Florida
Location in Gadsden County and the state of Florida
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Gadsden
Named for Havana, Cuba
Area
 • Total 2.83 sq mi (7.32 km2)
 • Land 2.79 sq mi (7.22 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
Elevation
236 ft (72 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 1,753
 • Density 629.22/sq mi (242.92/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
32333
Area code(s) 850
FIPS code 12-29150
GNIS feature ID 0283812

Havana is a town in Gadsden County, Florida, United States, and a suburb of Tallahassee. The population was 1,754 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Tallahassee Metropolitan Statistical Area. The town was named after Havana, Cuba, located about 530 miles (850 km) to the south.

Geography

Havana is located in northeastern Gadsden County at 30°37′27″N 84°24′54″W / 30.62417°N 84.41500°W / 30.62417; -84.41500 (30.624245, -84.414955). U.S. Route 27 passes through the center of town, leading southeast 16 miles (26 km) to the center of Tallahassee and north 25 miles (40 km) to Bainbridge, Georgia. Florida State Road 12 intersects US 27 in Havana; it leads west 12 miles (19 km) to Quincy, the Gadsden County seat.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Havana has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.2 km2), of which 0.02 square miles (0.04 km2), or 0.57%, is water.

Climate

Climate data for Havana, Florida
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 83
(28.3)
85
(29.4)
90
(32.2)
92
(33.3)
100
(37.8)
102
(38.9)
102
(38.9)
101
(38.3)
98
(36.7)
95
(35)
87
(30.6)
84
(28.9)
102
(38.9)
Average high °F (°C) 64
(17.8)
67
(19.4)
74
(23.3)
79
(26.1)
86
(30)
90
(32.2)
91
(32.8)
90
(32.2)
88
(31.1)
81
(27.2)
73
(22.8)
66
(18.9)
79.1
(26.16)
Average low °F (°C) 40
(4.4)
42
(5.6)
48
(8.9)
52
(11.1)
61
(16.1)
68
(20)
71
(21.7)
70
(21.1)
66
(18.9)
57
(13.9)
49
(9.4)
42
(5.6)
55.5
(13.06)
Record low °F (°C) 4
(-15.6)
0
(-17.8)
19
(-7.2)
31
(-0.6)
36
(2.2)
49
(9.4)
60
(15.6)
59
(15)
48
(8.9)
33
(0.6)
20
(-6.7)
12
(-11.1)
0
(-17.8)
Precipitation inches (mm) 4.80
(121.9)
4.92
(125)
5.86
(148.8)
3.68
(93.5)
5.04
(128)
5.92
(150.4)
7.36
(186.9)
6.78
(172.2)
4.15
(105.4)
4.11
(104.4)
3.51
(89.2)
3.77
(95.8)
59.9
(1,521.5)

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 432
1920 448 3.7%
1930 1,169 160.9%
1940 1,221 4.4%
1950 1,634 33.8%
1960 2,090 27.9%
1970 2,022 −3.3%
1980 2,782 37.6%
1990 1,654 −40.5%
2000 1,713 3.6%
2010 1,754 2.4%
2020 1,753 −0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Havana racial composition
(Hispanics excluded from racial categories)
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 715 40.79%
Black or African American (NH) 899 51.28%
Asian (NH) 4 0.23%
Some Other Race (NH) 2 0.11%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 58 3.31%
Hispanic or Latino 75 4.28%
Total 1,753

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 1,753 people, 935 households, and 582 families residing in the town.

Education

The Gadsden County School District operates Havana Magnet School, which serves elementary and middle school grades. Gadsden County High School (formerly East Gadsden High School), outside of the city limits, is the only zoned high school in the county.

Previously the Havana area had three schools: Havana Elementary School, Havana Middle School, and Havana Northside High School. The school began using the Accelerated School program in Spring 1995 in order to improve academic performance. In 2001 Havana Elementary, which occupied an 18-acre (7.3 ha) area, had about 100 employees and 1,000 students; most of the students were low income, and 95% of the students were from African-American families. In 2003 Havana Northside High School and James A. Shanks High School in Quincy consolidated into East Gadsden High. In 2017 the high school section of West Gadsden High School consolidated into East Gadsden High, leaving the latter as the only remaining zoned high school in the county.

Tallavanna Christian School, a private school, is in an unincorporated area near Havana.

Transportation

Gadsden Connector bus stop at municipal building

The Gadsden Connector, a bus route operated by Big Bend Transit, has a stop in Havana.

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