Eastpoint, Florida

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Eastpoint, Florida
Location in Franklin County and the state of Florida
Location in Franklin County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 29°44′30″N 84°52′37″W / 29.74167°N 84.87694°W / 29.74167; -84.87694Coordinates: 29°44′30″N 84°52′37″W / 29.74167°N 84.87694°W / 29.74167; -84.87694
Country United States
State Florida
County Franklin
 • Total7.3 sq mi (19 km2)
 • Land7.3 sq mi (19 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
7 ft (2 m)
 • Total2,337
 • Density295.6/sq mi (113.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)850
FIPS code12-19400[1]
GNIS feature ID0282044[2]

Eastpoint is a census-designated place (CDP) in Franklin County, Florida, United States. The population was 2,337 at the 2010 census.


Eastpoint is located at 29°44′30″N 84°52′37″W / 29.74167°N 84.87694°W / 29.74167; -84.87694 (29.741560, -84.876951).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.3 square miles (19 km2), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,158 people, 804 households, and 612 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 294.4 people per square mile (113.7/km2). There were 911 housing units at an average density of 124.3/sq mi (48.0/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.57% White, 0.79% African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.56% from other races, and 1.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.67% of the population.

There were 804 households, out of which 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.3% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.8% were non-families. 18.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.8% 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 2.95.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 26.4% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $30,324, and the median income for a family was $29,940. Males had a median income of $23,750 versus $25,179 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $13,382. About 6.3% of families and 12.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.0% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over.


Eastpoint is within the Franklin County Schools system. The Franklin County School, a K-12 school, houses the district's elementary, middle and high school programs. It is located in Eastpoint.

Planned Fire[edit]

On June 24, 2018, a controlled fire[4] struck the town of Eastpoint and burned about 1,000 acres in 24 hours. 36 families lost their homes and cleanup has since begun. Families were displaced to the Eastpoint Church of God where the Red Cross took in more than 175 people.[5]


  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". 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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ ""Controlled burn" in Florida accidentally torches dozens of homes across 800 acres". CBS News. Retrieved 2018-10-11.
  5. ^ "Eastpoint fire takes out 36 homes, leaving uncertainty for displaced residents". Tallahassee Democrat. Retrieved 2018-07-06.