Keystone Heights, Florida

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Keystone Heights, Florida
City
Location in Clay County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 29°47′14″N 82°1′59″W / 29.78722°N 82.03306°W / 29.78722; -82.03306Coordinates: 29°47′14″N 82°1′59″W / 29.78722°N 82.03306°W / 29.78722; -82.03306
Country United States
State Florida
CountyClay
Area
 • Total4.6 sq mi (12 km2)
 • Land4.5 sq mi (11.8 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation141 ft (43 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total1,349
 • Density293.3/sq mi (112.4/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code32656
Area code(s)352
FIPS code12-36475[1]
GNIS feature ID0285088[2]
 
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Keystone Heights, Florida
City
Location in Clay County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 29°47′14″N 82°1′59″W / 29.78722°N 82.03306°W / 29.78722; -82.03306Coordinates: 29°47′14″N 82°1′59″W / 29.78722°N 82.03306°W / 29.78722; -82.03306
Country United States
State Florida
CountyClay
Area
 • Total4.6 sq mi (12 km2)
 • Land4.5 sq mi (11.8 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation141 ft (43 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total1,349
 • Density293.3/sq mi (112.4/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code32656
Area code(s)352
FIPS code12-36475[1]
GNIS feature ID0285088[2]

Keystone Heights is a town located in southwestern Clay County, Florida, United States. The population of the city was 1,350 at the 2010 census.

Named after the state of Pennsylvania, the "Keystone State".

History[edit]

Founded by Pennsylvanians who named it after their home state, residents began relocating here in the early 1920s. The city was chartered in April, 1925.

It is located in the northeast region of the state of Florida, situated in the southern tip of Clay County among many sand-bottom lakes (which due to a long dry spell have been mostly devoid of water).

Some of the attractions that can be found in the historic town of Keystone include; a weekly farmer's market, Keystone Beach (where one can stumble upon a sprightly young nesting alligator), a bike path that runs through the town center, a lively and winning football team of the Keystone Heights Fighting Indians, a high class golf and country club, and is recently home to the esteemed Santa Fe College Watson Center.

Geography[edit]

Keystone Heights is located at 29°47′14″N 82°1′59″W / 29.78722°N 82.03306°W / 29.78722; -82.03306 (29.787243, -82.033026)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.6 square miles (12 km2), of which, 4.5 square miles (12 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (1.94%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,349 people, 515 households, and 374 families residing in the city. The population density was 296.9 people per square mile (114.7/km²). There were 562 housing units at an average density of 123.7 per square mile (47.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.07% White, 0.44% African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.30% Pacific Islander, 1.19% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.67% of the population.

There were 515 households out of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.2% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 86.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $39,519, and the median income for a family was $47,404. Males had a median income of $37,500 versus $24,886 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,157. About 5.1% of families and 8.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.5% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over.

City Council[edit]

Located in northeast Florida at the southern end of Clay County.Keystone Heights has a City Manager form of government, with a Mayor and four council members, all elected at large. They serve three year terms.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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