Malone, Florida

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Malone, Florida
Location in Jackson County and the state of Florida
Location in Jackson County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 30°57′26″N 85°9′40″W / 30.95722°N 85.16111°W / 30.95722; -85.16111Coordinates: 30°57′26″N 85°9′40″W / 30.95722°N 85.16111°W / 30.95722; -85.16111
Country United States
State Florida
County Jackson
 • MayorGene Wright
 • Total3.13 sq mi (8.10 km2)
 • Land3.13 sq mi (8.10 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
141 ft (43 m)
 • Total2,088
 • Estimate 
 • Density666.4/sq mi (257.28/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)850
FIPS code12-42650[3]
GNIS feature ID0286334[4]

Malone is a town in Jackson County, Florida, United States. The population was 2,088 at the 2010 census.[5]


Malone is located in northern Jackson County at 30°57′26″N 85°09′40″W / 30.957162°N 85.161230°W / 30.957162; -85.161230.[6] Florida State Road 2 runs through the center of town as 8th Avenue, leading east 9 miles (14 km) to the Georgia border at the Chattahoochee River, and west 15 miles (24 km) to Campbellton. State Road 71 passes through Malone as 10th Street, crossing State Road 2 in the center of town. SR 71 leads north 4 miles (6 km) to the Alabama border and south 15 miles (24 km) to Marianna, the Jackson County seat.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Malone has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.1 km2), all land.[5]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20162,084[2]−0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,009 people, 311 households, and 199 families residing in the town. The population density was 641.4 inhabitants per square mile (247.6/km²). There were 377 housing units at an average density of 120.5 per square mile (46.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 50.77% White, 43.50% African American, 0.85% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 1.64% from other races, and 3.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.13% of the population.

There were 311 households out of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.8% were married couples living together, 19.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.0% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the town, the population was spread out with 9.2% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 49.6% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 6.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 401.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 482.1 males. (The reason for the extraordinarily high ratio of males to females is due to the presence of an all-male state prison within the city limits.)

The median income for a household in the town was $28,611, and the median income for a family was $38,281. Males had a median income of $31,979 versus $19,345 for females. The per capita income for the town was $5,701. About 7.9% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.3% of those under age 18 and 17.5% of those age 65 or over.


Malone School houses grades K-12 with approximately 600 students. Malone School earned a "A" on the last FCAT scores.

Malone High School boys basketball program has won 14 state championships. The girls basketball program has won 1 state championship.

Points of interest[edit]

Notable person[edit]

  • Frank Smith, baseball player who was a resident of Malone at the time of his death.[8]


  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 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Malone town, Florida". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  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". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ Pro baseball pitcher Frank Smith dead at 77