Bronson, Florida

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Bronson, Florida
Town
Levy County courthouse in Bronson
Levy County courthouse in Bronson
Nickname(s): "Home of the Eagles"
Motto: "Heart of Levy County"
Location in Levy County and the state of Florida
Location in Levy County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 29°26′56″N 82°38′11″W / 29.44889°N 82.63639°W / 29.44889; -82.63639Coordinates: 29°26′56″N 82°38′11″W / 29.44889°N 82.63639°W / 29.44889; -82.63639
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Levy
Government
 • Type Mayor-council
 • Mayor Bruce Greenlee
 • Vice Mayor Beatrice Roberts
 • Councilman Katie Parks
 • Councilman Jason Hunt
 • Councilman Aaron Edmondson
Area
 • Total 4.2 sq mi (11.0 km2)
 • Land 4.2 sq mi (10.8 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 59 ft (18 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,113
 • Density 260/sq mi (100/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 32621
Area code(s) 352
FIPS code 12-08700[1]
GNIS feature ID 0279433[2]
Website townofbronson.com

Bronson is a town in Levy County, Florida, United States. The population was 1,113 at the 2010 census.[3] It is the county seat of Levy County.[4]

Geography[edit]

Bronson is located at 29°26′56″N 82°38′11″W / 29.44889°N 82.63639°W / 29.44889; -82.63639 (29.448784, -82.636314).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.2 square miles (11.0 km2), of which 4.2 square miles (10.8 km2) is land and 0.077 square miles (0.2 km2), or 2.10%, is water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 291
1930 694
1940 758 9.2%
1950 624 −17.7%
1960 707 13.3%
1970 698 −1.3%
1980 853 22.2%
1990 875 2.6%
2000 964 10.2%
2010 1,113 15.5%
Est. 2015 1,110 [6] −0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 964 people, 370 households, and 256 families residing in the town. The population density was 244.1 people per square mile (94.2/km²). There were 431 housing units at an average density of 109.2 per square mile (42.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 66.39% White, 29.15% African American, 1.45% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 2.07% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.09% of the population.

There were 370 households out of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.7% were married couples living together, 22.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the town the population was spread out with 29.1% under the age of 18, 12.0% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 81.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,944, and the median income for a family was $28,462. Males had a median income of $27,969 versus $20,385 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,532. About 21.9% of families and 27.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.5% of those under age 18 and 21.4% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Bronson has two public schools: Bronson Middle/High and Bronson Elementary with Gary Masters and Cheryl S. Beauchamp serving as principals, respectively. The School Board of Levy County controls their operation and also supervises two charter schools: Nature Coast Middle School and Whispering Winds. Other schools under the board's jurisdiction are in the city of Chiefland, the city of Williston, the city of Cedar Key, and the town of Yankeetown.

Library[edit]

Levy County, Florida provides Bronson with a local library branch. The Bronson Public Library was built by the Felburn Foundation founder; J. Phil Felburn. [8] The Levy County Public Library System is a member of PAL (Putnam, Alachua and Levy County Public Library Cooperative). [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Bronson town, Florida". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 5, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Phil Felburn Obituary". Rockcastle Karst Conservancy, Inc. Retrieved 21 April 2016. 
  9. ^ "Levy County Public Library System". Retrieved 21 April 2016.