Jennings, Florida

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Jennings, Florida
Location in Hamilton County and the state of Florida
Location in Hamilton County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 30°36′11″N 83°6′8″W / 30.60306°N 83.10222°W / 30.60306; -83.10222Coordinates: 30°36′11″N 83°6′8″W / 30.60306°N 83.10222°W / 30.60306; -83.10222
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Hamilton
 • Total 1.8 sq mi (4.7 km2)
 • Land 1.8 sq mi (4.7 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 141 ft (43 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 833
 • Density 462.8/sq mi (177.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 32053
Area code(s) 386
FIPS code 12-35525[1]
GNIS feature ID 0284753[2]
Image of the entire surface water flow of the Alapaha River near Jennings, Florida going into a sinkhole leading to the Floridan Aquifer groundwater.

Jennings is a town in Hamilton County, Florida, United States. The population was 833 at the 2000 census. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 843.[3]


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).[4]

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


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 833 people, 282 households, and 205 families residing in the town. The population density was 461.3 people per square mile (177.7/km²). There were 321 housing units at an average density of 177.8 per square mile (68.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 43.70% White, 43.10% African American, 0.60% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 10.08% from other races, and 1.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22.69% of the population.

There were 282 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.7% were married couples living together, 20.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.3% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.34.

In the town the population was spread out with 30.6% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 98.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,714, and the median income for a family was $25,938. Males had a median income of $25,577 versus $15,982 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,195. About 23.8% of families and 30.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 42.9% of those under age 18 and 20.0% of those age 65 or over.


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