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Location in Levy County and the state of Florida
Location in Levy County and the state of Florida
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Levy
 • Total 3.43 sq mi (8.89 km2)
 • Land 3.41 sq mi (8.84 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)
16 ft (5 m)
 • Total 1,476
 • Density 432.34/sq mi (166.91/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 352
FIPS code 12-33800
GNIS feature ID 0294812
Cross Florida Barge Canal ACoE
Map of the area, highlighting the Cross Florida Greenway

Inglis is a town in Levy County, Florida, United States. It is on U.S. Highway 19 near the Cross Florida Greenway. As of the 2010 census, the town had a population of 1,325.


Inglis is located at 29°1'58" North, 82°40'0" West (29.032878, −82.666731), approximately 5 miles (8 km) east of the Gulf of Mexico.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.7 square miles (9.5 km2), of which 3.6 square miles (9.4 km2) is land and 0.015 square miles (0.04 km2), or 0.40%, is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 250
1970 449 79.6%
1980 1,173 161.2%
1990 1,241 5.8%
2000 1,491 20.1%
2010 1,325 −11.1%
2020 1,476 11.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,491 people in the town, organized into 670 households and 426 families. The population density was 408.2 inhabitants per square mile (157.6/km2). There were 803 housing units at an average density of 219.8 per square mile (84.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.73% White, 0.34% Asian, 0.13% Native American, 0.13% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. 1.88% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 670 households, out of which 22.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together; 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present; and 36.3% were non-families. 31.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.70.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 20.9% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 22.3% from 25 to 44, 29.0% from 45 to 64, and 22.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $24,432, and the median income for a family was $27,734. Males had a median income of $24,342 versus $20,278 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,098. 22.3% of the population and 18.9% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 35.1% of those under the age of 18 and 9.6% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

Elvis Presley in Inglis

During July and August 1961, Elvis Presley spent his summer in Inglis and the surrounding areas filming his movie Follow That Dream. A historical marker on Follow That Dream Parkway in Inglis commemorates this event.

Satan banned by mayor

In November 2001, Mayor Carolyn Risher issued a proclamation banning Satan from Inglis. The proclamation began:

"Satan, ruler of darkness, giver of evil, destroyer of what is good and just, is not now, nor ever again will be, a part of this town of Inglis."

It ended:

"As the mayor of Inglis, duly elected by the citizens of this town, and appointed by God to this position of leadership, I proclaim victory over Satan, freedom for our citizens, and liberty to worship our Creator and Heavenly Father, the God of Israel. I take this action in accordance with the words of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, as recorded in Matthew 28:18–20 and Mark 16:15-18."

This controversial proclamation garnered national and world attention. The American Civil Liberties Union accused the town of what they alleged was a clear violation of the separation of church and state. In addition, the proclamation was placed on wooden posts that were installed at the entrances to the town on public rights of way. After much controversy and the threat of lawsuits, the town later rescinded its proclamation, and the mayor reimbursed the town for the use of government stationery. The wooden posts were relocated to private property.

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