Horseshoe Beach, Florida

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Horseshoe Beach, Florida
Town
Location in Dixie County and the state of Florida
Location in Dixie County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 29°26′26″N 83°17′20″W / 29.44056°N 83.28889°W / 29.44056; -83.28889Coordinates: 29°26′26″N 83°17′20″W / 29.44056°N 83.28889°W / 29.44056; -83.28889
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Dixie
Area
 • Total 0.48 sq mi (1.25 km2)
 • Land 0.45 sq mi (1.17 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
Elevation 7 ft (2 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 169
 • Density 375/sq mi (144.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 32648
Area code(s) 352
FIPS code 12-32650[1]
GNIS feature ID 0284297[2]

Horseshoe Beach is a town in Dixie County, Florida, United States. The population was 169 at the 2010 census.[3]

Geography[edit]

Horseshoe Beach is located in southern Dixie County at 29°26′26″N 83°17′20″W / 29.44056°N 83.28889°W / 29.44056; -83.28889 (29.440547, -83.288776),[4] on the Gulf of Mexico. County Road 351 is the only highway into the town; it leads 19 miles (31 km) northeast to Cross City, the Dixie County seat.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town of Horseshoe Beach has a total area of 0.48 square miles (1.25 km2), of which 0.45 square miles (1.17 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2), or 6.63%, is water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 124
1980 304 145.2%
1990 252 −17.1%
2000 206 −18.3%
2010 169 −18.0%
Est. 2015 168 [5] −0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 206 people, 84 households, and 59 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,014.1 people per square mile (397.7/km²). There were 301 housing units at an average density of 1,481.7 per square mile (581.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.63% White and 4.37% African American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.49% of the population.

There were 84 households out of which 22.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the town, the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 14.6% from 25 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64, and 27.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 85.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $33,750, and the median income for a family was $46,875. Males had a median income of $29,286 versus $25,313 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,535. About 17.2% of families and 22.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.6% of those under the age of eighteen and 18.2% of those sixty five or over.

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