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Encyclopedia > Marianna, Florida

Marianna is a city in Jackson County, Florida, United States. The population was 6,230 at the 2000 census. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 6,200 [1]. It is the county seat of Jackson CountyGR6 and is home to Chipola College. Image File history File links FLMap-doton-Marianna. ... Jackson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Jackson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Chipola College is a small community college located in Marianna, Florida and named for the Chipola River less than a mile from the campus. ...

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Geography

Marianna is located at 30°46′35″N, 85°14′17″W (30.776370, -85.238149)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 20.9 km² (8.1 mi²). 20.8 km² (8.0 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (0.37%) 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. ...


The Chipola River runs through the heart of Marianna.


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 6,230 people, 2,398 households, and 1,395 families residing in the city. The population density was 299.6/km² (776.1/mi²). There were 2,764 housing units at an average density of 132.9/km² (344.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 56.82% White, 40.16% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.74% Asian, 0.87% from other races, and 1.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.60% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... 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 2,398 households out of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.3% were married couples living together, 20.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.8% were non-families. 38.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.96. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 11.8% from 18 to 24, 22.3% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 20.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 88.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.7 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $23,861, and the median income for a family was $29,590. Males had a median income of $28,500 versus $21,530 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,021. About 20.9% of families and 28.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 41.7% of those under age 18 and 34.6% 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. ...


Education

Marianna has five schools, all of which usually perform in the high C-low B range in the state's FCAT grade scale. Golson for grades K-2, Riverside Elementary for grades 3-5, Marianna Middle School for grades 6-8, and Marianna High School for grades 9-12. Dayspring Christian Academy, a private school, holds grades K-8. Chipola College, home of the Chipola Indians, is the choice for many residents and offers dual-enrollment classes for high school students. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, or the FCAT, is the means of standardized testing in the primary and secondary public schools of Florida. ... Marianna High School is a high school located in Marianna, Florida. ... Chipola College is a small community college located in Marianna, Florida and named for the Chipola River less than a mile from the campus. ...


Attractions

Tourists can enjoy the Florida Caverns and the Florida State Golf Course, and the Indian Springs golf course. Florida Caverns State Park is one of Floridas State Parks. ...


Cave diving enthusiasts can also find beautiful underwater caves in Blue Springs.


St. Luke's Episcopal Church's chapel and cemetery are a State Landmark following a principal role in the American Civil War Battle of Marianna in 1864. Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... Combatants United States of America Confederate States of America Commanders Brig. ...


The town is located near Panama City Beach, Florida; Dothan, Alabama; and Tallahassee, the state capitol. Panama City Beach is a suburb of Panama City, located in Bay County, Florida. ... Dothan is a city located in Houston County, Alabama. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ... Motto: Nickname: Founded Incorporated March 22, 1786   County Leon County Borough Parrish Mayor John Marks Area  - Total  - Water 254. ...


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