Hamilton County, Florida

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Hamilton County, Florida
Jasper FL crths03.jpg
Hamilton County Courthouse in Jasper
Seal of Hamilton County, Florida
Seal
Map of Florida highlighting Hamilton County
Location in the U.S. state of Florida
Map of the United States highlighting Florida
Florida's location in the U.S.
Founded December 26, 1827
Named for Alexander Hamilton
Seat Jasper
Largest city Jasper
Area
 • Total 519 sq mi (1,344 km2)
 • Land 514 sq mi (1,331 km2)
 • Water 5.3 sq mi (14 km2), 1.0%
Population (est.)
 • (2015) 14,295
 • Density 29/sq mi (11/km²)
Congressional district 5th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.hamiltoncountyflorida.com

Hamilton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,799.[1] Its county seat is Jasper.[2]

History[edit]

Hamilton County was created in 1827[3] from portions of Jefferson County. It was named for Alexander Hamilton, first United States Secretary of the Treasury.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 519 square miles (1,340 km2), of which 514 square miles (1,330 km2) is land and 5.3 square miles (14 km2) (1.0%) is water.[5]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Major Highway[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 1,464
1850 2,511 71.5%
1860 4,154 65.4%
1870 5,749 38.4%
1880 6,790 18.1%
1890 8,507 25.3%
1900 11,881 39.7%
1910 11,825 −0.5%
1920 9,873 −16.5%
1930 9,454 −4.2%
1940 9,778 3.4%
1950 8,981 −8.2%
1960 7,705 −14.2%
1970 7,787 1.1%
1980 8,761 12.5%
1990 10,930 24.8%
2000 13,327 21.9%
2010 14,799 11.0%
Est. 2016 14,361 [6] −3.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2015[1]

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 13,327 people, 4,161 households, and 2,995 families residing in the county. The population density was 26 people per square mile (10/km²). There were 4,966 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 58.79% White, 37.72% Black or African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.69% from other races, and 1.17% from two or more races. 6.36% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,161 households out of which 32.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.30% were married couples living together, 16.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.00% were non-families. 24.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.50% under the age of 18, 10.80% from 18 to 24, 31.80% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 11.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 135.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 145.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,638, and the median income for a family was $30,677. Males had a median income of $26,999 versus $20,552 for females. The per capita income for the county was $10,562. About 21.70% of families and 26.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.70% of those under age 18 and 16.10% of those age 65 or over.

Politics[edit]

Presidential elections results[12]
Year Republican Democratic Other
2016 62.70% 3,443 34.67% 1,904 2.62% 144
2012 57.90% 3,138 41.11% 2,228 1.00% 54
2008 56.81% 3,179 42.24% 2,364 0.95% 53
2004 54.97% 2,792 44.50% 2,260 0.53% 27
2000 54.14% 2,147 43.44% 1,723 2.42% 96
1996 41.38% 1,520 47.24% 1,735 11.38% 418
1992 37.64% 1,402 43.54% 1,622 18.82% 701
1988 60.72% 2,062 38.81% 1,318 0.47% 16
1984 57.83% 1,921 42.17% 1,401 0.00% 0
1980 39.66% 1,301 58.63% 1,923 1.71% 56
1976 26.91% 794 69.57% 2,053 3.52% 104
1972 73.34% 1,741 26.37% 626 0.29% 7
1968 12.34% 337 30.03% 820 57.63% 1,574
1964 47.07% 1,158 52.93% 1,302 0.00% 0
1960 33.01% 656 66.99% 1,331 0.00% 0
1956 23.71% 464 76.29% 1,493 0.00% 0
1952 31.18% 658 68.82% 1,452 0.00% 0
1948 12.53% 202 66.44% 1,071 21.03% 339
1944 17.92% 262 82.08% 1,200 0.00% 0
1940 11.50% 185 88.50% 1,424 0.00% 0
1936 4.49% 73 95.51% 1,554 0.00% 0
1932 8.65% 110 91.35% 1,161 0.00% 0
1928 16.83% 167 74.70% 741 8.47% 84
1924 17.40% 143 75.30% 619 7.29% 60
1920 15.91% 151 74.39% 706 9.69% 92
1916 13.92% 113 83.13% 675 2.96% 24
1912 8.26% 46 72.71% 405 19.03% 106
1908 16.38% 116 63.84% 452 19.77% 140
1904 24.53% 155 71.99% 455 3.48% 22

Education[edit]

Hamilton County School District operates public schools in the county. The sole high school is Hamilton County High School.

Hamilton County is served by the Suwannee River Regional Library System, which contains eight branches and also serves Madison and Suwannee counties.

  • Branford
  • Greenville
  • Jasper
  • Jennings
  • Lee
  • Live Oak
  • Madison
  • White Springs

Communities[edit]

City[edit]

Towns[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 14, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Publications of the Florida Historical Society. Florida Historical Society. 1908. p. 31. 
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 147. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 14, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 14, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 14, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 14, 2014. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  12. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

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Coordinates: 30°29′N 82°57′W / 30.49°N 82.95°W / 30.49; -82.95