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Jennings, Florida
Jennings Post Office
Jennings Post Office
Location in Hamilton County and the state of Florida
Location in Hamilton County and the state of Florida
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Hamilton
Area
 • Total 2.66 sq mi (6.89 km2)
 • Land 2.66 sq mi (6.89 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
141 ft (43 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 749
 • Density 281.58/sq mi (108.71/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
32053
Area code(s) 386
FIPS code 12-35525
GNIS feature ID 0284753

Jennings is a town in Hamilton County, Florida, United States. The population was 749 at the 2020 census, down from 878 at the 2010 census. It was an important area for shipping Sea Island cotton before World War I.

Geography

Jennings is located at 30°36′11″N 83°6′8″W / 30.60306°N 83.10222°W / 30.60306; -83.10222 (30.602926, -83.102173).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 480
1920 628 30.8%
1930 561 −10.7%
1940 499 −11.1%
1950 549 10.0%
1960 516 −6.0%
1970 582 12.8%
1980 749 28.7%
1990 712 −4.9%
2000 833 17.0%
2010 878 5.4%
2020 749 −14.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Jennings racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 182 24.3%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 213 28.44%
Native American 2 0.27%
Asian 2 0.27%
Other/Mixed 24 3.2%
Hispanic or Latino 326 43.52%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 749 people, 225 households, and 176 families residing in the town.

Education

Jennings library
Jennings Library

The Hamilton County School District operates the public schools serving Jennings, Hamilton County Elementary School and Hamilton County High School in an unincorporated area of the county. Until August 2017 North Hamilton Elementary School in Jennings served the community.

North Hamilton Elementary was consolidated into a new elementary school, Hamilton County Elementary School, located in an unincorporated area south of Jasper. Its opening was scheduled for August 2017.

The Suwannee River Regional Library System operates the Jennings Public Library.

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