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Encyclopedia > Gilchrist County, Florida

Gilchrist County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2000, the population is 14,437. Its county seat is Trenton, Florida6. Image File history File links Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to show counties. ... Originally, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count (in Great Britain, an earl, though the original earldoms covered larger areas) by reason of that office. ... A U.S. state is any one of the 50 states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... State nickname: Sunshine State, Everglade State Other U.S. States Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Governor Jeb Bush Official languages English Area 170,451 km² (22nd)  - Land 137,374 km²  - Water 30,486 km² (17. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A county seat is a town which is the capital of a county. ... Trenton is a city located in Gilchrist County, Florida. ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

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History

Gilchrist County was created in 1925. It was named for Albert W. Gilchrist, Governor of Florida from 1909 to 1913. 1925 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Albert Waller Gilchrist (January 15, 1858 _ May 15, 1926) was the twentieth governor of Florida. ... List of Governors of Florida: Florida Governors Military Government Territorial Government Statehood Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of Florida | Government of Florida ... 1909 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1913 is a common year starting on Wednesday. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 921 km² (355 mi²). 904 km² (349 mi²) of it is land and 17 km² (7 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.85% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... This article is about the unit of measure. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 14,437 people, 5,021 households, and 3,715 families residing in the county. The population density is 16/km² (41/mi²). There are 5,906 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (17/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 90.52% White, 7.00% Black or African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.69% from other races, and 1.26% from two or more races. 2.80% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ... 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. ...


There are 5,021 households out of which 32.90% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.00% are married couples living together, 11.20% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.00% are non-families. 21.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.70% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.61 and the average family size is 3.01. Marriage is a relationship and bond, most commonly between a man and a woman, that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the county the population is spread out with 24.40% under the age of 18, 14.20% from 18 to 24, 24.80% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 13.60% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 112.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 115.10 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $30,328, and the median income for a family is $34,485. Males have a median income of $27,359 versus $21,946 for females. The per capita income for the county is $13,985. 14.10% of the population and 10.90% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 17.60% of those under the age of 18 and 12.90% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the number of people. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns

Bell is a town located in Gilchrist County, Florida. ... Fanning Springs is a city located both in Levy County and Gilchrist County, Florida. ... Trenton is a city located in Gilchrist County, Florida. ...

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Gilchrist County, FL (1068 words)
Gilchrist County, Florida has a less-educated 2000 population, with 9.4 percent of the population (+25) having received a BA or higher, as reported the 2000 Decennial Census.
Gilchrist counted a lower percent of population with high education level than the State of Florida's proportion of 22.4 percent and a lower percent than the average across the nation of 24.4 percent.
Gilchrist ranks 50 of 67 counties when calculating total change in population for Florida and the county ranks 859 of 3,141 counties by growth in county population in the United States.
Gilchrist County, Florida - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (438 words)
Gilchrist County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida.
The U.S. Census Bureau 2005 estimate for the county is 16,402.
Gilchrist County is part of the Gainesville Metropolitan Statistical Area.
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