Jennings, Florida

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Jennings, Florida
Town
Location in Hamilton County and the state of Florida
Location in Hamilton County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 30°36′11″N 83°6′8″W / 30.60306°N 83.10222°W / 30.60306; -83.10222Coordinates: 30°36′11″N 83°6′8″W / 30.60306°N 83.10222°W / 30.60306; -83.10222
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Hamilton
Area[1]
 • Total 2.91 sq mi (7.54 km2)
 • Land 2.91 sq mi (7.54 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation 141 ft (43 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 878
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 873
 • Density 299.69/sq mi (115.73/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 32053
Area code(s) 386
FIPS code 12-35525[3]
GNIS feature ID 0284753[4]

Jennings is a town in Hamilton County, Florida, United States. The population was 878 at the 2010 census,[5] up from 833 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Jennings is located in northwestern Hamilton County at 30°36′11″N 83°6′8″W / 30.60306°N 83.10222°W / 30.60306; -83.10222 (30.602926, -83.102173).[6] U.S. Route 41 passes through the town as Plum Street, leading southeast 12 miles (19 km) to Jasper, the county seat, and northwest 8 miles (13 km) to Lake Park, Georgia. Interstate 75 runs along the southwest border of the town, with access from Exit 467 (Hamilton Avenue). I-75 leads southeast 32 miles (51 km) to Interstate 10 near Lake City, Florida, and northwest 20 miles (32 km) to Valdosta, Georgia.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town of Jennings has a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.5 km2), all land.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 480
1920 628 30.8%
1930 561 −10.7%
1940 499 −11.1%
1950 549 10.0%
1960 516 −6.0%
1970 582 12.8%
1980 749 28.7%
1990 712 −4.9%
2000 833 17.0%
2010 878 5.4%
Est. 2016 873 [2] −0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 833 people, 282 households, and 205 families residing in the town. The population density was 461.3 people per square mile (177.7/km²). There were 321 housing units at an average density of 177.8 per square mile (68.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 43.70% White, 43.10% African American, 0.60% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 10.08% from other races, and 1.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22.69% of the population.

There were 282 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.7% were married couples living together, 20.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.3% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.34.

In the town, the population was spread out with 30.6% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 98.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,714, and the median income for a family was $25,938. Males had a median income of $25,577 versus $15,982 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,195. About 23.8% of families and 30.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 42.9% of those under age 18 and 20.0% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The Hamilton County School District operates the public schools serving Jennings, North Hamilton Elementary School in Jennings,[8] and Hamilton County High School in an unincorporated area of the county.

North Hamilton Elementary will be consolidated into a new elementary school, Hamilton County Elementary School,[9] located in an unincorporated area south of Jasper.[10] Its opening is scheduled for August 2017.[11]

The Suwannee River Regional Library System operates the Jennings Public Library.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 7, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Jennings town, Florida". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved April 25, 2017. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ Home. North Hamilton Elementary School. Retrieved on April 8, 2017.
  9. ^ Taylor, Joyce Marie (2014-06-12). "Hamilton: New site chosen for consolidated elementary school". Suwannee Democrat. Retrieved 2017-04-08. 
  10. ^ "Hamilton County set to break ground on new elementary school". WCTV. 2016-06-27. Retrieved 2017-04-08.  "The groundbreaking ceremony will take place at 5686 U.S. Hwy 129 South in Jasper."
  11. ^ "Hamilton: Culpepper/Gray selected to construct new elementary school". Suwannee Democrat. 2015-07-27. Retrieved 2017-04-08. 
  12. ^ Home page. Jennings Public Library. Retrieved on April 8, 2017.

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