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Hamilton County, Florida
Hamilton County Fl Seal
Seal
Map of Florida highlighting Hamilton County
Location in the state of Florida
Map of USA FL
Florida's location in the U.S.
Founded 26 December 1827
Seat Jasper
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

519 sq mi (1,344 km²)

4 sq mi (10 km²), 0.86%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

13,327
26/sq mi (10/km²)
Website www.hamiltoncountyflorida.com

Hamilton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2000, the population is 13,327. The U.S. Census Bureau 2005 estimate for the county is 13,983 [1]. Its county seat is Jasper6.

History Edit

Hamilton County was created in 1827. It was named for Alexander Hamilton, first United States Secretary of the Treasury.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,345 km² (519 sq mi). 1,333 km² (515 sq mi) of it is land and 12 km² (4 sq mi) of it (0.86%) is water.

Also, the Suwanee River forms the borders it shares with all of the neighboring Florida counties - Suwannee County, Columbia County, and Madison County.

Adjacent Counties Edit

DemographicsEdit

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 13,327 people, 4,161 households, and 2,995 families residing in the county. The population density was 10/km² (26/sq mi). There were 4,966 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (10/sq mi). 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.

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

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