Taylor County, Florida

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Taylor County, Florida
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Taylor County Courthouse
Map of Florida highlighting Taylor County
Location in the state of Florida
Map of the United States highlighting Florida
Florida's location in the U.S.
Founded December 23, 1856
Named for Zachary Taylor
Seat Perry
Largest city Perry
Area
 • Total 1,232.01 sq mi (3,191 km2)
 • Land 1,041.91 sq mi (2,699 km2)
 • Water 190.10 sq mi (492 km2), 15.43%
Population
 • (2010) 22,570
 • Density 22/sq mi (8.36/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.taylorcountygov.com

Taylor County is a county located in the state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 22,570.[1] Its county seat is Perry, Florida[2].

History[edit]

Taylor County was created in 1856. It was named for Zachary Taylor, twelfth President of the United States of America, who served from 1849 to 1850.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 1,232.01 square miles (3,190.9 km2), of which 1,041.91 square miles (2,698.5 km2) (or 84.57%) is land and 190.10 square miles (492.4 km2) (or 15.43%) is water.[3]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 1,384
1870 1,453 5.0%
1880 2,279 56.8%
1890 2,122 −6.9%
1900 3,999 88.5%
1910 7,103 77.6%
1920 11,219 57.9%
1930 13,136 17.1%
1940 11,565 −12.0%
1950 10,416 −9.9%
1960 13,168 26.4%
1970 13,641 3.6%
1980 16,532 21.2%
1990 17,111 3.5%
2000 19,256 12.5%
2010 22,570 17.2%
Est. 2012 22,744 0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2012 Estimate[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 19,256 people, 7,176 households, and 5,130 families residing in the county. The population density was 18 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 9,646 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 77.84% White, 19.04% Black or African American, 0.98% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 1.38% from two or more races. 1.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,176 households out of which 31.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.50% were married couples living together, 14.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.50% were non-families. 24.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 28.30% from 25 to 44, 24.80% from 45 to 64, and 14.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 104.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,032, and the median income for a family was $35,061. Males had a median income of $27,967 versus $19,054 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,281. About 14.50% of families and 18.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.20% of those under age 18 and 17.90% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

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. District Website

Taylor County High School has a marching band and a concert band. The band is under the direction of Stewert Schlazer.

Taylor County High School also has an Army JROTC unit which has been an Honor Unit with Distinction for 27 consecutive years. [1]

Library[edit]

The Taylor County Public Library is part of the Three Rivers Regional Library System, which also serves Gilchrist, Lafayette, and Dixie counties. It is located at 403 N Washington Street, Perry, FL 32347. The branch is open Monday-Thursday 9am-7pm, Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday 10am-2pm.

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Unincorporated[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 15, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved July 19, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved July 19, 2013. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 30°01′N 83°37′W / 30.02°N 83.62°W / 30.02; -83.62