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St. Marks, Florida

San Marcos
St. Marks post office
St. Marks post office
Location in Wakulla County and the state of Florida
Location in Wakulla County and the state of Florida
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Wakulla
Area
 • Total 1.97 sq mi (5.09 km2)
 • Land 1.96 sq mi (5.07 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
10 ft (3 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 274
 • Density 139.87/sq mi (54.01/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 12-62825
GNIS feature ID 0290282

St. Marks is a city in Wakulla County, Florida, United States. It is part of the Tallahassee metropolitan area. The population was 293 at the 2010 census. As of 2018, the population estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau is 319.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 189
1930 217
1970 366
1980 286 −21.9%
1990 307 7.3%
2000 272 −11.4%
2010 293 7.7%
2020 274 −6.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 272 people, 137 households, and 79 families residing in the city. The population density was 141.0 people per square mile (54.4/km2). There were 168 housing units at an average density of 87.1 per square mile (33.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.75% White, 2.57% African American, 0.74% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 1.10% from other races, and 1.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.37% of the population.

There were 137 households, out of which 16.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.1% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.3% were non-families. 36.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.99 and the average family size was 2.56.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 15.8% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 31.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,156, and the median income for a family was $36,250. Males had a median income of $25,234 versus $21,458 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,994. About 19.1% of families and 19.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 6.7% of those 65 or over.

On July 10, 2005, the storm surge associated with Hurricane Dennis severely flooded the town, causing major damage to local businesses and homes.

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