Hamilton County, Florida

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Hamilton County
Hamilton County Courthouse in Jasper
Hamilton County Courthouse in Jasper
Official seal of Hamilton County
Map of Florida highlighting Hamilton County
Location within the U.S. state of Florida
Map of the United States highlighting Florida
Florida's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 30°29′N 82°57′W / 30.49°N 82.95°W / 30.49; -82.95
Country United States
State Florida
FoundedDecember 26, 1827
Named forAlexander Hamilton
Largest cityJasper
 • Total519 sq mi (1,340 km2)
 • Land514 sq mi (1,330 km2)
 • Water5.3 sq mi (14 km2)  1.0%%
 • Estimate 
 • Density29/sq mi (11/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district5th

Hamilton County is a county in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2000, 13,327 people lived there. The U.S. Census Bureau 2005 estimate for the county is 13,983.[1] Its county seat is Jasper, Florida.[2]

History[change | change source]

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

Land[change | change source]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 519.31 square miles (1,345.0 km2), of which 514.86 square miles (1,333.5 km2) (or 99.14%) is land and 4.45 square miles (11.5 km2) (or 0.86%) is water.[3]

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

Counties nearby[change | change source]

People[change | change source]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 13,327 people, 4,161 households, and 2,995 families living 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 not related. 24.10% of all households were made up of people living alone 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.

Cities and towns[change | change source]

Politics[change | change source]

Presidential elections results
Year Republican Democratic Other
2008 56.9% 42.3% 0.8%
2004 55.0% 44.5% 0.5%
2000 54.1% 43.4% 2.4%

References[change | change source]

  1. [1]
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
  4. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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