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Encyclopedia > Santa Rosa County, Florida
Santa Rosa County, Florida
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Founded February 18, 1842
Seat Milton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

3,040 km² (1,174 mi²)
2,634 km² (1,017 mi²)
406 km² (157 mi²), 13.35%
Population
 - (2005)
 - Density

143,105
55/km² 
Website: www.co.santa-rosa.fl.us

Santa Rosa County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. According to the 2000 U.S. Census, the population was 117,743, while a July 1, 2005 estimate placed the population at 143,105, an 18% increase making it the 84th fastest growing county in the United States between 2000 and 2005. Its county seat is Milton, Florida6. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... 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. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_FL.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Florida ... February 18 is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1842 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Milton (formerly known as Scratch Ankle) is a city located in Santa Rosa County, Florida. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... 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. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... 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  Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the... 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 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Milton (formerly known as Scratch Ankle) is a city located in Santa Rosa County, Florida. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

Contents

History

Santa Rosa County was created in 1842. It was named for Santa Rosa Island, Florida.[1] 1842 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Santa Rosa Island is a 40-mile barrier island located in Florida, thirty miles from the Alabama state border. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,040 km² (1,174 mi²). 2,634 km² (1,017 mi²) of it is land and 406 km² (157 mi²) of it (13.35%) 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. ...


Santa Rosa County is part of the Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent Metropolitan Statistical Area. The Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area is a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) consisting of Escambia County and Santa Rosa County in the state of Florida in the USA. The principal cities in the MSA are Pensacola, Ferry Pass and Brent, all located in Escambia County. ...


Regions

Santa Rosa County can be divided into three distinct sections: South Santa Rosa, Central Santa Rosa, and North Santa Rosa. The sections are centered around the main east/west roads that pass through the county.


South Santa Rosa County comprises the area from Holley and Navarre in the east to Gulf Breeze at the western end of the Gulf Breeze Peninsula (Fairpoint Peninsula), and along U.S. Highway 98. A section of Santa Rosa Island, containing the unincorporated community of Navarre Beach, is also part of South Santa Rosa County. Major bodies of water including Santa Rosa Sound, Pensacola Bay and East Bay strongly influence the housing and life style of citizens in the southern part of the county. This fast-growing region serves primarily as "bedroom communities" for Pensacola to the west and Hurlburt Field, Fort Walton Beach, and Eglin Air Force Base to the east. Navarre is an unincorporated community in Santa Rosa County in the Northwest Florida Panhandle. ... Country United States State Florida County Santa Rosa County Government  - Mayor Lane Gilchrist (R) Area    - City 23. ... The Fairpoint Peninsula is located in Northwest Florida between Santa Rosa Sound (the location of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterways route through the region) and Pensacola Bay. ... U.S. Route 98 is an east-west United States highway that runs from southern Florida to western Mississippi. ... There are at least two Santa Rosa Islands: Santa Rosa Island, California is one of the Channel Islands of California. ... Navarre Beach, Florida, is an unincorporated community in Santa Rosa County in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Santa Rosa Sound is a sound connecting Pensacola Bay and Choctawhatchee Bay in Florida. ... Pensacola Bay is located in the northwestern part of Florida known as the Florida Panhandle. ... East Bay (upper right) is east of Pensacola, Florida and Escambia Bay. ... Nickname: Location of Pensacola, Florida (top left) Coordinates: Country United States State Florida County Escambia Government  - Mayor John Fogg Area  - City 39. ... Hurlburt Field is a base of the United States Air Force located in Okaloosa County, Florida on the Eglin Air Force Base reservation immediately west of the Town of Mary Esther. ... Fort Walton Beach is a city in Okaloosa County, Florida, United States. ... Eglin Air Force Base is the home of the United States Air Force 96th Air Base Wing of the Air Force Materiel Command, and is also headquarters for more than 45 associate units. ...


Central Santa Rosa County is the area north of the bays and south of the extensive forests separating it from North Santa Rosa. The central section developed along "The Old Spanish Trail" that ran from St. Augustine on the Atlantic Ocean all the way to New Orleans, and further points west. Today, U.S. Highway 90 closely parallels the old trail. The county seat, Milton is located where the trail crossed the Blackwater River. To the west of Milton, the fast growing communities of Pea Ridge and Pace have turned the west central part of the county into one large "bedroom community" for people who work in the industries here and in Escambia County, to the west. Interstate 10 also passes through this section of the county. Nickname: Location in St. ... Nickname: Location in the State of Louisiana and the United States Coordinates: , Country United States State Louisiana Parish Orleans Founded 1718 Government  - Mayor Ray Nagin (D) Area  - City  350. ... U.S. Route 90 is an east-west United States highway. ... Milton (formerly known as Scratch Ankle) is a city located in Santa Rosa County, Florida. ... The Blackwater River of Florida is a 49-mile (79 km) long river arising in southern Alabama and flowing through the Florida Panhandle to the Gulf of Mexico. ... Pace is a census-designated place located in Santa Rosa County, Florida. ... Escambia County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 10 Interstate 10 (abbreviated I-10) is the southernmost east-west, coast-to-coast interstate highway in the United States. ...


Northern Santa Rosa County is forest and farming country. The only town in the north is Jay. Most development has been along State Road 4 which runs through the northern sections of Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Okaloosa counties. A large oil and natural gas field around Jay produced a great deal of oil, and made many farmers millioniares in the 1970s and 1980s, but the field has been depleted and is producing little oil today. The citizens have, for the most part, returned to farming and forestry for their livelihoods. Jay is a town in Santa Rosa County, Florida, United States. ... Florida State Road 4 is a 2 lane Florida State Road in Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Escambia counties. ... Escambia County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Okaloosa County is a county located in the state of Florida. ...


State Road 87 traverses the county from north to south, between US Highway 98 and the border with Escambia County, Alabama near Brewton, where it connects with State Route 41. This road is a primary emergency evacuation route for the county during hurricanes. Florida State Road 87 (SR 87) is a north-south highway in the state of Florida that extends from U.S. Route 98 (US 98) to the Alabama state line where it becomes Alabama State Route 41. ... Escambia County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. ... Brewton is a city located in Escambia County, Alabama. ... Alabama State Route 41 is a relatively long route in southwestern Alabama. ... Emergency evacuation is the movement of persons from a dangerous place due to the threat or occurrence of a disastrous event. ... This article is about weather phenomena. ...


Adjacent Counties

Escambia County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. ... Okaloosa County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... Escambia County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ...

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 117,743 people, 43,793 households, and 33,326 families residing in the county. The population density was 45/km² (116/mi²). There were 49,119 housing units at an average density of 19/km² (48/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 90.72% White, 4.25% Black or African American, 1.01% Native American, 1.30% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.67% from other races, and 1.98% from two or more races. 2.52% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 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 following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 43,793 households out of which 36.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.20% were married couples living together, 10.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.90% were non-families. 19.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.00. For the record label, see Marriage Records. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 26.60% under the age of 18, 7.20% from 18 to 24, 31.10% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 11.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 100.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.90 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $41,881, and the median income for a family was $46,929. Males had a median income of $34,878 versus $22,304 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,089. About 7.90% of families and 9.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.60% of those under age 18 and 7.50% 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. ...


Municipalities

Incorporated

  1. City of Gulf Breeze
  2. Town of Jay
  3. City of Milton

Country United States State Florida County Santa Rosa County Government  - Mayor Lane Gilchrist (R) Area    - City 23. ... Jay is a town in Santa Rosa County, Florida, United States. ... Milton (formerly known as Scratch Ankle) is a city located in Santa Rosa County, Florida. ...

Unincorporated

Bagdad is a census-designated place located in Santa Rosa County, Florida. ... Navarre is an unincorporated community in Santa Rosa County in the Northwest Florida Panhandle. ... Navarre Beach, Florida, is an unincorporated community in Santa Rosa County in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Pace is a census-designated place located in Santa Rosa County, Florida. ...

References

  1. ^ Santa Rosa County Profile Retrieved June 26, 2007

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External links

Wikimedia Commons has media related to:
Santa Rosa County, Florida

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Official Santa Rosa County Website

  • Life By Design: Santa Rosa Co., FL

Government links/Constitutional offices

Special districts

Judicial branch

Escambia County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Okaloosa County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... Walton County is a county located in the state of Florida. ...

Tourism links

  • Santa Rosa Tourist Development Council


Cities and communities of Santa Rosa County, Florida
County seat Milton
Incorporated places Gulf Breeze | Jay | Milton
Unincorporated places Bagdad | Chumuckla | Navarre | Navarre Beach | Pea Ridge | Pace
Adjacent Counties Escambia (AL) | Okaloosa | Escambia


Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with unincorporated. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Milton (formerly known as Scratch Ankle) is a city located in Santa Rosa County, Florida. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... An incorporated place, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, is a type of governmental unit incorporated under state law as a city, town (except the New England states, New York, and Wisconsin), borough (except in Alaska and New York), or village and having legally prescribed limits, powers, and... Country United States State Florida County Santa Rosa County Government  - Mayor Lane Gilchrist (R) Area    - City 23. ... Jay is a town in Santa Rosa County, Florida, United States. ... Milton (formerly known as Scratch Ankle) is a city located in Santa Rosa County, Florida. ... In United States law, a region of land is unincorporated if it is not a part of any municipality. ... Bagdad is a census-designated place located in Santa Rosa County, Florida. ... Chumuckla is a town in Santa Rosa County, Florida, United States. ... Navarre is an unincorporated community in Santa Rosa County in the Northwest Florida Panhandle. ... Navarre Beach, Florida, is an unincorporated community in Santa Rosa County in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Pace is a census-designated place located in Santa Rosa County, Florida. ... United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... Escambia County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. ... Okaloosa County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... Escambia County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ...

Coordinates: 30°42′N 87°01′W / 30.70, -87.02 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Santa Rosa County, Florida - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (759 words)
Santa Rosa County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida.
Central Santa Rosa County is the area north of the bays and south of the extensive forests separating it from North Santa Rosa.
In the county the population is spread out with 26.60% under the age of 18, 7.20% from 18 to 24, 31.10% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 11.00% who are 65 years of age or older.
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