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Encyclopedia > Union County, Florida

Union County is a county located in the state of Florida. As of 2000, the population is 13,442. Its county seat is Lake Butler, Florida6. 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. ... Lake Butler is a city located in Union 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

Union County was created in 1921. It was named to honor the concept of unity . Union County is the location of Union Correctional Institution. Union CI is a maximum-security prison and is home to part of Florida's Death Row. The death chamber is located at nearby Florida State Prison. Florida State Prison also houses some death-row inmates. 1921 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 647 km² (250 mi²). 622 km² (240 mi²) of it is land and 24 km² (9 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 3.77% 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 13,442 people, 3,367 households, and 2,606 families residing in the county. The population density is 22/km² (56/mi²). There are 3,736 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (16/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 73.62% White, 22.84% Black or African American, 0.66% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.04% from other races, and 1.50% from two or more races. 3.55% 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 3,367 households out of which 41.80% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.70% are married couples living together, 15.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 22.60% are non-families. 19.50% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.10% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.76 and the average family size is 3.13. 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 21.80% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 39.80% from 25 to 44, 22.20% from 45 to 64, and 7.50% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 183.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 215.20 males. This extremely skewed gender distribution is the result of the male prison population in the county.


The median income for a household in the county is $34,563, and the median income for a family is $37,516. Males have a median income of $28,571 versus $22,083 for females. The per capita income for the county is $12,333. 14.00% of the population and 10.50% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 14.60% of those under the age of 18 and 16.20% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for an area may be defined as the total personal income in an area, divided by the number of people in that area. ... 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

Lake Butler is a city located in Union County, Florida. ... Raiford is a town located in Union County, Florida. ... Worthington Springs is a town located in Union County, Florida. ...

External links

Government links/Constitutional offices

Special districts

  • Union County School Board (http://www.unioncofl.com/)
  • Suwanee River Water Management District (http://www.swrmd.state.fl.us)

Judicial branch

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KeysDAN - Union County, Florida (FL) (553 words)
Union County is a county located in the state of Florida.
Union CI is a maximum-security prison and is home to part of Florida's Death Row.
In the county the population was spread out with 21.80% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 39.80% from 25 to 44, 22.20% from 45 to 64, and 7.50% who were 65 years of age or older.
Union County, Florida - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (459 words)
Union County is a county located in the state of Florida.
In the county the population is spread out with 21.80% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 39.80% from 25 to 44, 22.20% from 45 to 64, and 7.50% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county is $34,563, and the median income for a family is $37,516.
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