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Encyclopedia > Suwannee County, Florida
Suwannee County, Florida
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Map of Florida highlighting Suwannee County
Location in the state of Florida
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Statistics
Founded 21 December 1858
Seat Live Oak
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,792 km² (692 mi²)
 sq mi ( km²)
11 km² (4 mi²), 0.62%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

34,844
20/km² 
Website: www.suwclerk.org/bcc.html

Suwannee County is a county located in the state of Florida. As of 2000, the population was 34,844. The U.S. Census Bureau 2005 estimate for the county is 38,624 [1]. Its county seat is Live Oak, Florida. Suwannee County is a prohibition or entirely dry county. 6. 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 ... December 21 is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1858 (MDCCCLVIII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Live Oak is a city located in Suwannee 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 an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... 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. ... 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 Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties/Parishes/Boroughs, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... 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. ... 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 county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Live Oak is a city located in Suwannee County, Florida. ... A dry county is a county in the United States whose government forbids the sale of alcoholic beverages. ... 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

Suwannee County was created in 1858. It was named after the Suwannee River, which forms the county's northern, western, and much of its southern border. The word "Suwannee" may either be a corruption of the Spanish San Juan ("Saint John") or from the Cherokee sawani ("echo river"). 1858 (MDCCCLVIII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The Suwannee River (also spelled Suwanee River) is a major river of southern Georgia and northern Florida in the United States. ... For other uses, see Cherokee (disambiguation). ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,792 km² (692 mi²). 1,781 km² (688 mi²) of it is land and 11 km² (4 mi²) of it (0.62%) 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. ...


Adjacent Counties

Hamilton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Columbia County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Gilchrist County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Lafayette County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... Madison County is a county located in the state of Florida. ...

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 34,844 people, 13,460 households, and 9,691 families residing in the county. The population density was 20/km² (51/mi²). There were 15,679 housing units at an average density of 9/km² (23/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 84.53% White, 12.11% Black or African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.51% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.12% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. 4.89% 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. ... 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 13,460 households out of which 29.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.50% were married couples living together, 11.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.00% were non-families. 23.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 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 county the population was spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 25.10% from 25 to 44, 25.40% from 45 to 64, and 16.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 95.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.90 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $29,963, and the median income for a family was $34,032. Males had a median income of $26,256 versus $21,136 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,678. About 14.80% of families and 18.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.90% of those under age 18 and 12.40% 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. Town of Branford
  2. City of Live Oak

Branford is a town located in Suwannee County, Florida. ... Live Oak is a city located in Suwannee County, Florida. ...

Unincorporated

 1 O'Brien 2 McAlpin 3 Wellborn 

See also

A dry county is a county in the United States whose government forbids the sale of alcoholic beverages. ...

External links

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Government links/Constitutional offices

Special districts

Judicial branch

Suwannee County Courthouse in Live Oak
Suwannee County Courthouse in Live Oak
  • Suwannee County Clerk of Courts
  • Public Defender, 3rd Judicial Circuit of Florida serving Columbia, Dixie, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee, and Taylor Counties
  • Office of the State Attorney, 3rd Judicial Circuit of Florida
  • Circuit and County Court for the 3rd Judicial Circuit of Florida

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Tourism links

  • Suwannee County Chamber of Commerce

Coordinates: 30°11′N 82°59′W / 30.19, -82.99 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Suwannee County, Florida - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (451 words)
Suwannee County is a county located in the state of Florida.
The word "Suwannee" may either be a corruption of the Spanish San Juan ("Saint John") or from the Cherokee sawani ("echo river").
In the county the population was spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 25.10% from 25 to 44, 25.40% from 45 to 64, and 16.90% who were 65 years of age or older.
Tag & Registration (1727 words)
Florida uses a metal license plate with an alpha numeric system, meaning there are combinations of letters and numbers used for identification.
Florida's vehicle registration and decals are changing, and as more counties institute the new system, that change will become more obvious.
Members of the Armed Forces stationed in Florida, but who maintain their legal residence out side the State of Florida, are classified as non-resident military and are eligible for special registration rates.
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