Suwannee County, Florida

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Suwannee County, Florida
Suwannee County Courthouse01.jpg
Map of Florida highlighting Suwannee County
Location in the state of Florida
Map of the United States highlighting Florida
Florida's location in the U.S.
Founded21 December 1858
SeatLive Oak
Largest cityLive Oak
Area
 • Total691.90 sq mi (1,792 km2)
 • Land687.64 sq mi (1,781 km2)
 • Water4.26 sq mi (11 km2), 0.62%
Population (Est.)
 • (2010)41,551
 • Density60/sq mi (23.33/km²)
Websitewww.suwclerk.org/bcc.html
 
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Suwannee County, Florida
Suwannee County Courthouse01.jpg
Map of Florida highlighting Suwannee County
Location in the state of Florida
Map of the United States highlighting Florida
Florida's location in the U.S.
Founded21 December 1858
SeatLive Oak
Largest cityLive Oak
Area
 • Total691.90 sq mi (1,792 km2)
 • Land687.64 sq mi (1,781 km2)
 • Water4.26 sq mi (11 km2), 0.62%
Population (Est.)
 • (2010)41,551
 • Density60/sq mi (23.33/km²)
Websitewww.suwclerk.org/bcc.html

Suwannee County is a county located in the state of Florida. As of 2000, the population was 34,844. In 2010, the census showed the population was 41,551, an increase of 6,707 residents. Its county seat is Live Oak. Suwannee County was a dry county until August, 2011, when the sale of alcoholic beverages became legal in the county.[1]

History[edit]

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").

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 691.90 square miles (1,792.0 km2), of which 687.64 square miles (1,781.0 km2) (or 99.38%) is land and 4.26 square miles (11.0 km2) (or 0.62%) is water.[2]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Places[edit]

Incorporated[edit]

  1. City of Live Oak
  2. Town of Branford

Unincorporated[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
CensusPop.
18602,303
18703,55654.4%
18807,161101.4%
189010,52447.0%
190014,55438.3%
191018,60327.8%
192019,7896.4%
193015,731−20.5%
194017,0738.5%
195016,986−0.5%
196014,961−11.9%
197015,5594.0%
198022,28743.2%
199026,78020.2%
200034,84430.1%
201041,55119.2%
Est. 201243,6565.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]
2012 Estimate[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 34,844 people, 13,460 households, and 9,691 families residing in the county. The population density was 51 people per square mile (20/km²). There were 15,679 housing units at an average density of 23 per square mile (9/km²). 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.

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.

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.

Library[edit]

Hamilton County is served by the Suwannee River Regional Library System, which contains 8 branches and also serves Hamilton and Madison counties.

LocationMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Branford9:00-8:009:00-5:309:00-5:309:00-5:309:00-5:309:00-4:00Closed
Greenville9:00-12:30; 1:30-5:309:00-12:30; 1:30-5:309:00-12:30; 1:30-5:309:00-12:30; 1:30-5:309:00-12:30; 1:30-5:30ClosedClosed
Jasper9:00-8:009:00-5:309:00-5:309:00-5:309:00-5:309:00-12:30Closed
Jennings1:00-6:0010:00-6:001:00-6:001:00-6:001:00-6:00ClosedClosed
Lee10:00-12:30; 1:30-7:3010:00-12:30; 1:30-5:3010:00-12:30; 1:30-7:30Closed10:00-12:30; 1:30-5:30ClosedClosed
Live Oak8:30-8:008:30-5:308:30-5:308:30-8:008:30-5:308:30-4:00Closed
Madison9:00-5:309:00-5:309:00-5:309:00-5:309:00-5:308:30-4:00Closed
White Springs1:00-6:0010:00-12:00; 1:00-6:001:00-6:0010:00-12:00; 1:00-6:001:00-6:00ClosedClosed

Transportation[edit]

Railroads[edit]

Suwannee County has one surviving railroad line. The primary one is a CSX line formerly owned by the Seaboard Air Line Railroad that served Amtrak's Sunset Limited until it was truncated to New Orleans in 2005 by Hurricane Katrina. Union Depot and Atlantic Coast Line Freight Station was Suwannee County's premiere railroad station on the corner of US 129 & SR 136 in Live Oak, and served both the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad and Seaboard Air Line Railroad but has not been in use since the mid-20th Century. Various abandoned lines also exist within the county, one of which was converted into the Suwannee River Greenway Trail, along the southeastern part of the county.

Major roads[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://suwanneedemocrat.com/suwannee/x1942923799/SUWANNEE-VOTES-WET
  2. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  3. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved July 19, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved July 19, 2013. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links[edit]

Government links/Constitutional offices[edit]

Special districts[edit]

Judicial branch[edit]

Tourism links[edit]

Environmental[edit]

Coordinates: 30°11′N 82°59′W / 30.19°N 82.99°W / 30.19; -82.99