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Encyclopedia > Washington County, Florida

Washington County is a county located in the state of Florida. As of 2000, the population is 20,973. Its county seat is Chipley, Florida6. Image File history File links Map_of_Florida_highlighting_Washington_County. ... Originally, in continental Europe, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count. ... 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 Other U.S. States Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Governor Jeb Bush (R) Senators Bill Nelson (D) Mel Martinez (R) Official languages English Area 170,451 km² (22nd)  - Land 137,374 km²  - Water 30,486 km² (17. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... Chipley is a city located in Washington County, Florida. ... 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

Washington County was created in 1825. It was named for George Washington, first President of the United States of America, who served from 1789 to 1797. 1825 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... George Washington (February 22, 1732–December 14, 1799) was an American planter, political figure, and military leader. ... For the pop band, see Presidents of the United States of America. ... 1789 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1797 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,595 km² (616 mi²). 1,502 km² (580 mi²) of it is land and 93 km² (36 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 5.82% 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 (symbol sq. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 20,973 people, 7,931 households, and 5,646 families residing in the county. The population density is 14/km² (36/mi²). There are 9,503 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (16/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 81.72% White, 13.69% Black or African American, 1.54% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.58% from other races, and 2.05% from two or more races. 2.30% 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 7,931 households out of which 30.30% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.20% are married couples living together, 11.40% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.80% are non-families. 25.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.00% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.46 and the average family size is 2.93. Marriage is a legal, social, and religious relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ...


In the county the population is spread out with 23.40% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 28.50% from 25 to 44, 24.70% from 45 to 64, and 15.70% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 105.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 105.90 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $27,922, and the median income for a family is $33,057. Males have a median income of $26,597 versus $20,198 for females. The per capita income for the county is $14,980. 19.20% of the population and 15.40% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 26.90% of those under the age of 18 and 19.40% 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 number of people. ... 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

Caryville is a town located in Washington County, Florida. ... Chipley is a city located in Washington County, Florida. ... Ebro is a town located in Washington County, Florida. ... Vernon is a city located in Washington County, Florida. ... Wausau is a town located in Washington County, Florida. ...

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Government links/Constitutional offices

Special districts

  • Washington District School Board
  • Northwest Florida Water Management District

Judicial branch

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Washington County, Florida - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (402 words)
Washington County is a county located in the state of Florida.
In the county the population is spread out with 23.40% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 28.50% from 25 to 44, 24.70% from 45 to 64, and 15.70% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county is $27,922, and the median income for a family is $33,057.
Encyclopedia: Washington County, Florida (2610 words)
Bay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida.
The Florida Panhandle is the region of the state of Florida which includes the westernmost 16 counties in the state.
The Florida Suncoast is a colloquial name for the west-central and southwest peninsular Florida coastal area between Tarpon Springs to the north, and Naples to the south, and includes the Tampa Bay area.
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