Dixie County, Florida

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Dixie County, Florida
Dixie County Courthouse, Cross City.JPG
Dixie County Courthouse
Seal of Dixie County, Florida
Seal
Map of Florida highlighting Dixie County
Location in the state of Florida
Map of the United States highlighting Florida
Florida's location in the U.S.
Founded 25 April 1921
Seat Cross City
Largest town Cross City
Area
 • Total 864 sq mi (2,238 km2)
 • Land 705 sq mi (1,826 km2)
 • Water 159 sq mi (412 km2), 18.4%
Population
 • (2010) 16,422
 • Density 23/sq mi (9/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website dixie.fl.gov

Dixie County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,422.[1] Its county seat is Cross City.[2]

History[edit]

Dixie County was created in 1921 from the southern portion of Lafayette County. "Dixie" is a common nickname for the southern United States.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 864 square miles (2,240 km2), of which 705 square miles (1,830 km2) is land and 159 square miles (410 km2) (18.4%) is water.[3]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 6,419
1940 7,018 9.3%
1950 3,928 −44.0%
1960 4,479 14.0%
1970 5,480 22.3%
1980 7,751 41.4%
1990 10,585 36.6%
2000 13,827 30.6%
2010 16,422 18.8%
Est. 2013 15,940 −2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1790-1960[5] 1900-1990[6]
1990-2000[7] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[8] of 2008, there were 14,957 people. In 2000 there were an estimated 5,205 households and 3,659 families residing in the county. The population density was 20 people per square mile (8/km²). There were 7,362 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 88.80% White, 8.98% Black or African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.45% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. 1.80% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,205 households out of which 27.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.90% were married couples living together, 10.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.70% were non-families. 23.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.10% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 26.60% from 25 to 44, 26.20% from 45 to 64, and 17.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 113.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 117.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,082, and the median income for a family was $31,157. Males had a median income of $26,694 versus $17,863 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,559. About 14.50% of families and 19.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.90% of those under age 18 and 16.10% of those age 65 or over.

Politics[edit]

In Presidential elections, Dixie County tends to vote Republican, although both Democrat Bill Clinton and Reform Party candidate Ross Perot did very well in 1992 and 1996.

Presidential elections results
Year Republican Democratic Other
2012 72.6% 25.8% 1.6%
2008 71.2% 26.4% 2.4%
2004 68.8% 30.4% 0.8%
2000 57.8% 39.1% 3.1%
1996 36.8% 45.6% 17.6%
1992 32.0% 42.4% 25.5%
1988 59.8% 40.2% 0.0%

Points of interest[edit]

Library[edit]

The Dixie County Library is part of the Three Rivers Regional Library System, which also serves Gilchrist, Lafayette, and Taylor counties. It is located at 16328 SE 19th Highway, Cross City, FL 32628. The branch is open Monday through Friday, 8:30am-5:30pm. The current library director is Cindy Bellot.

Communities[edit]

Putnam Lodge, in Shamrock

Towns[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 12, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 13, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 13, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 13, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 13, 2014. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

External links[edit]

Government links/Constitutional offices[edit]

Special districts[edit]

Judicial branch[edit]

Tourism links[edit]

Coordinates: 29°35′N 83°11′W / 29.59°N 83.19°W / 29.59; -83.19