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Hawthorne, Florida
City
City Hall and water tower
City Hall and water tower
Location in Alachua County and the state of Florida
Location in Alachua County and the state of Florida
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Alachua
Incorporated (city) 1881
Area
 • Total 5.0 sq mi (13.0 km2)
 • Land 4.8 sq mi (12.4 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
Elevation 148 ft (45 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,417
 • Density 296/sq mi (114.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 32640
Area code(s) 352
FIPS code 12-29275
GNIS feature ID 0283829
Website www.cityofhawthorne.net

Hawthorne is a city in Alachua County, Florida, United States. The population was 1,417 at the 2010 census.

History

Hawthorne was laid out in 1881 on land owned by James H. Hawthorne. A post office was established as Hawthorn in 1880, and the spelling was changed to Hawthorne in 1950.

Geography

South Bull Pond, Hawthorne, FL
South Bull Pond at Sunset in Hawthorne, FL

Hawthorne is located at 29°35′17″N 82°5′2″W / 29.58806°N 82.08389°W / 29.58806; -82.08389 (29.587943, -82.083859).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.0 square miles (13.0 km2), of which 4.8 square miles (12.4 km2) is land and 0.23 square miles (0.6 km2) (4.33%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 296
1910 324 9.5%
1920 543 67.6%
1930 600 10.5%
1940 741 23.5%
1950 1,058 42.8%
1960 1,167 10.3%
1970 1,126 −3.5%
1980 1,303 15.7%
1990 1,305 0.2%
2000 1,415 8.4%
2010 1,417 0.1%
Est. 2015 1,492 5.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,417 people, 561 households, and 357 families residing in the city. The population density was 295.2 inhabitants per square mile (114.2/km²). There were 681 housing units at an average density of 141.9 per square mile (54.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 52.4% European American, 45.3% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.

There were 561 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.3% were married couples living together, 21.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.4% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.534 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the city, the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 2.4% from 18 to 21, 52.9% from 21 to 62, and 20.1% who were 62 years of age or older. The median age was 41.5 years. For every 100 females there were 86.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.6 males.

According to the 2005-2009 American Community Survey, the median income for a household in the city was $36,818, and the median income for a family was $44,1672. The per capita income for the city was $15,331. About 11.9% of families and 18.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.1% of those under age 18 and 30.4% of those age 65 or over.


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