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Calhoun County, Florida

Calhoun County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2000, the population is 13,017. Its county seat is Blountstown, Florida6.

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History Calhoun County was created in 1838. It was named for John C. Calhoun, member of the United States Senate from South Carolina.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,488 km² (574 mi²). 1,469 km² (567 mi²) of it is land and 18 km² (7 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.22% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 13,017 people, 4,468 households, and 3,132 families residing in the county. The population density is 9/km² (23/mi²). There are 5,250 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (9/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 79.87% White, 15.79% African American, 1.26% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.04% from other races, and 1.45% from two or more races. 3.78% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 4,468 households out of which 32.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.30% are married couples living together, 13.50% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.90% are non-families. 26.50% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.40% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.53 and the average family size is 3.02.

In the county the population is spread out with 23.20% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 31.50% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 14.00% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 117.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 120.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $26,575, and the median income for a family is $32,848. Males have a median income of $26,681 versus $21,176 for females. The per capita income for the county is $12,379. 20.00% of the population and 14.80% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 23.60% are under the age of 18 and 20.40% are 65 or older.

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