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Steinhatchee as seen from the 10th Street Bridge facing east, February 2011

Steinhatchee ( steen-HATCH-ee) is a Gulf coastal community in the southern part of Taylor County, Florida, United States. Steinhatchee is located at 29°40′16″N 83°23′15″W / 29.67111°N 83.38750°W / 29.67111; -83.38750 (26.671111, -83.387500), 33 miles (53 km). Steinhatchee is 38.09 miles south of the county seat of Perry. Just across the Steinhatchee River is Jena, which is in Dixie County. Steinhatchee is 19.27 miles north of the town of Cross City. The name Steinhatchee was derived from the Creek este enhvccē meaning river (hvccē) of person (este). Since the early 19th century, the village of Steinhatchee played an integral part in the foresting industry, particularly cedar used for making pencils, as well as fishing, crabbing and scalloping. The Steinhatchee River also flows by the community and into the Gulf of Mexico.


2020 census

Steinhatchee racial composition
(Hispanics excluded from racial categories)
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 963 91.8%
Black or African American (NH) 5 0.48%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 2 0.19%
Asian (NH) 6 0.57%
Some Other Race (NH) 3 0.29%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 44 4.19%
Hispanic or Latino 26 2.48%
Total 1,049

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 1,049 people, 427 households, and 338 families residing in the CDP.

2010 census

As of the 2010 census, there were 1,047 people. The population density was 327.4 people per square mile. There were 1,555 housing units. The racial makeup of the village was 98.7% White, 0.0% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.3% Asian, and 0.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population.


As of 2010 the largest self-reported ancestry groups in Steinhatchee, Florida are:

Largest ancestries (2010) Percent
English 29.8%
German 16.5%
Irish 15.5%
Scots-Irish 10.5%
Dutch 3.4%
Italian 3.3%
French (except Basque) 2.6%
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