Taylor County, Florida facts for kids
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Taylor County Courthouse
Location within the U.S. state of Florida
Florida's location within the U.S.
|Founded||December 23, 1856|
|Named for||Zachary Taylor|
|• Total||1,232 sq mi (3,190 km2)|
|• Land||1,043 sq mi (2,700 km2)|
|• Water||189 sq mi (490 km2) 15.3%%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||21/sq mi (8/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
Taylor County is a county located in the Big Bend region in the northern part of the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 22,570. Its county seat is Perry. The county hosts the annual Florida Forest Festival and has been long known as the "Tree Capital of the South" since a 1965 designation from then-Governor W. Haydon Burns.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,232 square miles (3,190 km2), of which 1,043 square miles (2,700 km2) is land and 189 square miles (490 km2) (15.3%) is water.
- Jefferson County, Florida - northwest
- Madison County, Florida - north
- Lafayette County, Florida - east
- Dixie County, Florida - southeast
National protected area
|U.S. Decennial Census
|Race||Pop 2010||Pop 2020||% 2010||% 2020|
|Black or African American (NH)||4,629||4,196||20.51%||19.25%|
|Native American or Alaska Native (NH)||171||102||0.76%||0.47%|
|Pacific Islander (NH)||5||0||0.02%||0.0%|
|Some Other Race (NH)||15||45||0.07%||0.21%|
|Hispanic or Latino||777||866||3.44%||3.97%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 21,796 people, 7,405 households, and 5,197 families residing in the county.
Other unincorporated communities
- Perry–Foley Airport
Students are served by the Taylor County School System. For the 2006 - 2007 school year the Florida Department of Education gave the District a "B" grade with three of its schools earning an "A" and one school earning a "B" grade.
Taylor County High School also has an Army JROTC unit which has been an Honor Unit with Distinction for 27 consecutive years.
In Spanish: Condado de Taylor (Florida) para niños
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