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Century, Florida
Location in Escambia County and the state of Florida
Location in Escambia County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 30°58′40″N 87°15′41″W / 30.97778, -87.26139
Country Flag of the United States United States
State  Florida
County  Escambia
Area
 - Total 3.4 sq mi (8.7 km²)
 - Land 3.3 sq mi (8.5 km²)
 - Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km²)
Elevation 85 ft (26 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 1,714
 - Density 504.1/sq mi (197/km²)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 32535
Area code(s) 850
FIPS code 12-11362GR2
GNIS feature ID 0280274GR3

Century is a town in Escambia County, Florida, United States. The population was 1,714 at the 2000 census. Image File history File links Escambia_County_Florida_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Century_Highlighted. ... Escambia County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... Image File history File links Flag_of_Florida. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... Following is a list of counties in Florida. ... Escambia County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... The area code 850 is in use for the northwestern region of Florida. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... Escambia County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ...

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Geography

Century is located at 30°58′40″N, 87°15′41″W (30.977648, -87.261500)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 8.7 km² (3.3 mi²). 8.5 km² (3.3 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (1.80%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Century is located in the Western Highlands of Florida. This physiographic province of the northern Gulf Coast is made of sand, silt, and clay hills. These highlands are deeply incised by creeks and rivers. Century is located on the western edge of the Escambia River floodplain. A small portion of the town (the eastern side) is within the floodplain itself. Most of the community, however, is located above the floodplain on level to gently sloping hillsides.


Century's roadway network is highly irregular. It essentially does not conform to the State of Florida's section, township and range survey system. This is due to two reasons. The first is because Spanish Land Grants were issued along the Escambia River in the 1500s and 1600s. These boundaries established a unique survey system that contorted east-to-west survey boundaries once Florida became a state and a state survey system was adopted. Essentially, previously existing survey systems were "grandfathered" in. The second reason for an irregular roadway and property boundary system is due to the community originally being built around the Louisville and Nashville Railroad (now the CSX railway). Automobile highways were eventually constructed, and closely paralleled the railway. A more modern highway (U.S. 29) was constructed and moved many of the commercial operations west of the small original core of the community (now mostly located within the Alger-Sullivan Lumber Company Residential Historic District). Chartered by the state of Kentucky in 1850, the L&N, as it was generally known, grew into one of the great success stories of American business. ...


U.S. Route 29 is frequently used by residents of Escambia County, Florida to reach points north. Interstate 65 (located in Alabama) is connected by Alabama Highway 113 and provides the area with a route to Montgomery, Birmingham and Atlanta. From a southbound perspective, Century is en route between these major cities and the coastal beaches at Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key in Florida. United States Highway 29 is a north-south United States highway that runs for 1,036 miles (1,667 km) from the western suburbs of Baltimore to Pensacola, Florida. ... Escambia County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ...


Along with U.S. 29, Century is the terminus of Florida State Road 4, which leads east to the communities of Jay, Munson, Baker, and Milligan, Florida. Florida State Road 4 is a 2 lane Florida State Road in Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Escambia counties. ...


Fresh water supplies are abundant, with water being withdrawn as groundwater from the Sand-and-Gravel Aquifer.


In 1970, oil was discovered in the nearby community of Jay, Florida. Oil was also discovered near the Town of Century, especially to its northeast. Oil became important to the local economy during the latter quarter of the 1900s. Jay is a town in Santa Rosa County, Florida, United States. ...


Gravel and sand is mined in open pits in and near Century. These natural mineral deposits are essential to supporting the construction industries in nearby Pensacola, Florida and Mobile, Alabama especially for use as aggregate materials in concrete. Nickname: Location in Escambia County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State County Escambia Government  - Mayor John Fogg Area  - City 39. ... It has been suggested that List of people from Mobile, Alabama be merged into this article or section. ...


Timber and pulpwood are other valuable natural commodities of the area. Nearby papermills at Cantonment and Brewton, Alabama provide a market for cut pulpwood. Timber processing is conducted by another industry about ten miles south of Century. Brewton is a city located in Escambia County, Alabama. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 1,714 people, 680 households, and 448 families residing in the town. The population density was 201.8/km² (522.5/mi²). There were 800 housing units at an average density of 94.2/km² (243.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 39.67% White, 56.65% African American, 0.58% Native American, 0.64% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 2.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.63% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 680 households out of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.5% were married couples living together, 25.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.1% were non-families. 31.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.21. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 30.0% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 17.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 80.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.3 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $20,703, and the median income for a family was $28,241. Males had a median income of $26,932 versus $17,390 for females. The per capita income for the town was $10,412. About 24.5% of families and 30.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 41.4% of those under age 18 and 26.1% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Politics

The small town of Century has become famous for its political headlines and outspoken elected officials.


In November 2007, the Pensacola News Journal reported that former mayor Evelyn Hammond came under investigation by the Florida Commission on Ethics. Hammond previously filed a complaint in September that Mayor-elect Freddie McCall Sr., incoming council member Nadine McCaw and two residents attempted to buy votes by offering money and watermelons. Hammond has been publicly accused of allowing her family memebers to receive city utilities for years without payment. The Pensacola News Journal is a daily (seven day, mornings) newspaper serving the Pensacola, Florida area. ...


When quoted in the local newspaper The Tri-City Ledger, Hammond often blames former mayor Benny Barnes for all the scandal associated with her tenure in office. Barnes currently works as the President of the Century Chamber of Commerce and has distanced himself from the scandal associated with Hammond's term as mayor.


When Barnes voiced his support for Hammond's opponet Freddie McCall, Sr. in the last mayoral election, Hammond called McCall and his supporters "puppets of Benny Barnes" in the Tri-City Ledger.


Local politics continue to be a controversial issue in Century as former mayor Hammond attends regularly scheduled city council meetings. Her comments regarding Barnes and McCall usually make headlines in the weekly Tri-City Ledger.


Education

Residents of Century and the surrounding area in Escambia County, Florida are served by the Escambia County School District. The Escambia County School District is the organisation responsible for the administration of public schools in Escambia County, Florida, in the United States. ... The Escambia County School District is the organisation responsible for the administration of public schools in Escambia County, Florida, in the United States. ...


Century is within the zones of the following schools:

  • Carver-Century School[1]
  • Northview High School[2]

Northview High School is a high school located in Bratt, Florida. ...

External links

Coordinates: 30.977648° N 87.2615° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Century is located at 30°58'40" North, 87°15'41" West (30.977648, -87.261500)
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