St. Johns County, Florida
|Saint Johns County, Florida|
Location in the state of Florida
Florida's location in the U.S.
|Founded||July 21, 1821|
|Largest city||Ponte Vedra Beach|
821.43 sq mi (2,127 km²)
609.01 sq mi (1,577 km²)
212.42 sq mi (550 km²), 25.86%
312/sq mi (120.50/km²)
St. Johns County is located in northeastern Florida. As of the 2010 census, the county's population was 190,039. St. Augustine, long recognized as the nation's oldest city, serves as the county’s seat as well as the central hub for tourism; the county’s chief economic industry. 
Along with its many historic cities and landmarks, St. Johns County has been recognized for having the number one ranked public school system in the state  and the lowest overall tax structure in northeast Florida.  As part of the Greater Jacksonville Metropolitan area, St. Johns County has experienced tremendous positive growth over the last ten years as increasing numbers of new residents and families purchase and develop homes across county lines. In accommodating this growth, the county has become home to Nocatee, the 10th best selling community in America.
St. Johns County was founded in 1821 when Florida was ceded to the United States. The Onis-Adams Treaty was negotiated with Spain by Secretary of State John Quincy Adams.
According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 821.43 square miles (2,127.5 km2), of which 600.66 square miles (1,555.7 km2) (or 73.12%) is land and 212.42 square miles (550.2 km2) (or 26.87%) is water, much of it in the Atlantic Ocean.
- Duval County, Florida - north
- Flagler County, Florida - south
- Putnam County, Florida - southwest
- Clay County, Florida - west
National protected areas
- Castillo de San Marcos National Monument
- Fort Matanzas National Monument
- Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve
The St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners is an elected five-member commission, which appoints a county administrator. The main environmental and agricultural body is the St. Johns County Soil and Water Conservation District, which works closely with other area agencies.
The St. Johns County School District is headed by the St. Johns County School Board, an elected five-member board which appoints a superintendent to administer the operation of the county's public schools. The district is recognized for having the highest rated public schools in the State of Florida  and has received a perfect score of "10" from the GreatSchools website. In addition, the district was distinguished as a 2011 Energy Star Top Performer and Leader from the EPA  and was awarded the Expansion Management Magazine Blue Ribbon Award for Best-Educated Workforce.
School District Composition
For the 2011-2012 school year the district was composed of:
• 18 Elementary schools (K-5)
• 1 K-8 school (K-8)
• 7 Middle Schools (6-8)
• 7 High Schools (9-12)
• 1 Alternative Center (K-12)
• 6 Charter Schools (including a Vocational-Technical College)
The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind is a public-supported residential school operated by the State of Florida. FSDB employs Dual-certified teachers and offers its' students small class sizes equipped with advanced technology to meet individual student needs. In addition, FSDB exercises Early Learning through a Parent Infant Program and Montessori-based Toddler and Pre-K education programs. 
Flagler College is a private liberal arts institution located in downtown St. Augustine. The college has earned consistent recognition by U.S. News & World Report as being among the top collegiate values in the nation. Moreover, for the past ten consecutive years, Flagler has also been listed in the Princeton Review’s annual college guide, “The Best 373 Colleges.” 
University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is a facility for Physical and Occupational Therapy Education. With campus locations in St. Augustine, FL, San Marcos, CA and Austin, TX, USA specializes in health care degrees including: Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree (DPT), the Master of Occupational Therapy Degree (MOT), the Dual Degree Option (MOT/DPT), the Master of Orthopaedic Physician Assistant (OPA), the Flexible Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree (DPT) and the Flexible Master of Occupational Therapy Degree (MOT). The University of St. Augustine also offers continuing education seminars and certifications for currently licensed therapists. 
St. Johns River State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and recently expanded its mission to include two baccalaureate degrees in Early Childhood Education and Organizational Management.
As of the census of 2000, there were 123,135 people, 49,614 households, and 34,084 families residing in the county. The population density was 202 people per square mile (78/km²). There were 58,008 housing units at an average density of 95 per square mile (37/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 90.92% White, 6.29% African American, 0.26% American Indian, 0.95% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.55% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.63% of the population.
There were 49,614 households out of which 29.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.80% were married couples living together, 8.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.30% were non-families. 24.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.40% 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 2.90.
The age of the population was spread out with 23.10% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 27.60% from 25 to 44, 26.40% from 45 to 64, and 15.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 94.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.50 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $50,099, and the median income for a family was $59,153. Males had a median income of $40,783 versus $27,240 for females. The per capita income for the county was $28,674. About 5.10% of families and 8.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.30% of those under age 18 and 6.20% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns
- Butler Beach
- Crescent Beach
- Flagler Estates
- Fruit Cove
- Julington Creek (Plantation)
- Mill Creek
- Palm Valley
- Ponte Vedra Beach
- St. Johns
- St. Augustine Shores
- St. Augustine South
- Summer Haven
- Vilano Beach
- Vermont Heights
- National Register of Historic Places listings in St. Johns County, Florida
- Parks in St. Augustine/St. Johns County, Florida
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
- "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
- FSDB website
- "University of Virginia Library". Mapserver.lib.virginia.edu. Retrieved 2012-12-18.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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- St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners official website
- St. Johns County Public Library System
- St. Johns County Supervisor of Elections
- St. Johns County Property Appraiser
- St. Johns County Sheriff's Office
- St. Johns County Tax Collector
- St. Johns County School Board
- St. Johns County Clerk of Courts
- Public Defender, 7th Judicial Circuit of Florida serving Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns, and Volusia counties
- Office of the State Attorney, 7th Judicial Circuit of Florida
- Circuit and County Court for the 7th Judicial Circuit of Florida
- St. Johns County Bar Association
- St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & the Beaches Visitor and Convention Bureau
- St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce
Local news media
- St. Johns County is served by two daily newspapers, the Florida Times-Union/jacksonville.com and The St. Augustine Record/staugustine.com. The Ponte Vedra Recorder/pontevedrarecorder.com is a twice weekly paper serving northeast St. Johns County.
- Historic City News - Local news for St. Augustine and St. Johns County, FL
|Clay County||Atlantic Ocean|
|Putnam County||Flagler County|