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Encyclopedia > Martin County, Florida
Martin County, Florida
Seal of Martin County, FloridaSeal (Detail)
Map of Florida highlighting Martin County
Location in the state of Florida
Formed 30 May 1925
Seat Stuart
Area
 - Total
 - Water

1,950 km² (753 mi²)
511 km² (197 mi²) 26.19%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

126,731
88/km² 
Website: www.martin.fl.us

Martin County is a county located in the state of Florida. As of 2000, the population is 126,731. Its county seat is Stuart, Florida. Image File history File links Martin_County_fl_seal. ... Seal on envelope A seal is an impression printed on, embossed upon, or affixed to a document (or any other object) in order to authenticate it, in lieu of or in addition to a signature. ... Image File history File links Martin_County_Florida. ... May 30 is the 150th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (151st in leap years). ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... Downtown Stuart Stuart is a city located in Martin County, Florida. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ... The United States Census of year 2000, 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. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia and Palmyra Atoll (an uninhabited incorporated unorganized territory), form the United States of America. ... State nickname: Sunshine State Official languages English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Governor Jeb Bush (R) Senators Bill Nelson (D) Mel Martinez (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 22nd 170,451 km² 17. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... Downtown Stuart Stuart is a city located in Martin County, Florida. ...

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History

Martin County was created in 1925. It was named for John W. Martin, Governor of Florida from 1925 to 1929. 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... John Wellborn Martin (June 21, 1884- February 22, 1958) was the twenty-fourth 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 ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,950 km² (753 mi²). 1,439 km² (556 mi²) of it is land and 511 km² (197 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 26.19% 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. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 126,731 people, 55,288 households, and 36,213 families residing in the county. The population density is 88/km² (228/mi²). There are 65,471 housing units at an average density of 46/km² (118/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 89.88% White, 5.27% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 2.72% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. 7.50% 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). ... 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. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 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 55,288 households out of which 21.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.00% are married couples living together, 7.40% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.50% are non-families. 29.00% of all households are made up of individuals and 16.00% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.23 and the average family size is 2.71. Marriage is a relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ...


In the county the population is spread out with 18.60% under the age of 18, 5.30% from 18 to 24, 22.90% from 25 to 44, 24.90% from 45 to 64, and 28.20% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 47 years. For every 100 females there are 96.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.20 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $43,083, and the median income for a family is $53,244. Males have a median income of $36,133 versus $27,000 for females. The per capita income for the county is $29,584. 8.80% of the population and 5.60% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 13.80% of those under the age of 18 and 5.20% 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 total population. ... 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

Downtown Stuart, in the heart of the county seat
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Downtown Stuart, in the heart of the county seat

Image File history File links Skyline of Stuart, Florida, USA circa June 2002. ... Image File history File links Skyline of Stuart, Florida, USA circa June 2002. ...

Incorporated

Jupiter Island is a town located in Martin County, Florida. ... Ocean Breeze Park is a town located in Martin County, Florida. ... Sewalls Point is a town located in Martin County, Florida. ... Downtown Stuart Stuart is a city located in Martin County, Florida. ...

Unincorporated

Sunset from the intracoastal waterway at Hobe Sound
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Sunset from the intracoastal waterway at Hobe Sound

ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x594, 142 KB) Sunset from the Intercostal waterway in Hobe Sound, Florida. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x594, 142 KB) Sunset from the Intercostal waterway in Hobe Sound, Florida. ... Hobe Sound is a census-designated place located in Martin County, Florida. ... Indiantown is a census-designated place located in Martin County, Florida. ... Jensen Beach is a census-designated place located in Martin County, Florida. ... North River Shores is a census-designated place located in Martin County, Florida. ... Palm City is a census-designated place located in Martin County, Florida. ... Port Salerno is a census-designated place located in Martin County, Florida. ... Rio is a census-designated place located in Martin County, Florida. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...

External links

  • Links and Discussion boards concerning Elected Officials representing Martin County Florida

Government links/Constitutional offices

Special districts

Judicial branch

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Tourism links

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Martin County, Florida - definition of Martin County, Florida in Encyclopedia (424 words)
Martin County is a county located in the state of Florida.
In the county the population is spread out with 18.60% under the age of 18, 5.30% from 18 to 24, 22.90% from 25 to 44, 24.90% from 45 to 64, and 28.20% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county is $43,083, and the median income for a family is $53,244.
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