Dixie County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2000, the population is 13,827. Its county seat is Cross City, Florida6.
Dixie County was created in 1921. "Dixie" is a common nickname for the Southern United States.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,237 km˛ (864 mi˛). 1,823 km˛ (704 mi˛) of it is land and 413 km˛ (160 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 18.49% water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 13,827 people, 5,205 households, and 3,659 families residing in the county. The population density is 8/km˛ (20/mi˛). There are 7,362 housing units at an average density of 4/km˛ (10/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 88.80% White, 8.98% Black or African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.45% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. 1.80% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 5,205 households out of which 27.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.90% are married couples living together, 10.60% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.70% are non-families. 23.90% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.60% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.44 and the average family size is 2.87.
In the county the population is spread out with 22.10% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 26.60% from 25 to 44, 26.20% from 45 to 64, and 17.10% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 113.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 117.20 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $26,082, and the median income for a family is $31,157. Males have a median income of $26,694 versus $17,863 for females. The per capita income for the county is $13,559. 19.10% of the population and 14.50% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 23.90% of those under the age of 18 and 16.10% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Cities and towns
Government links/Constitutional offices
- Dixie County Board of County Commissioners (http://www.dixie-county.com/)
- Dixie County Supervisor of Elections (http://www.dixie-county.com/sheriff/sheriff.htm)
- Dixie County Property Appraiser (http://www.dixie-county.com/appraiser/appraiser.html)
- Dixie County Sheriff's Office (http://www.dixie-county.com/sheriff/sheriff.htm)
- Dixie County Tax Collector (http://www.dixie-county.com/collector/collector.html)
- Dixie County Schools (http://dixieschools.dixie.k12.fl.us/)
- Suwannee River Water Management District (http://www.srwmd.state.fl.us)