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Hamilton County, Florida

Hamilton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2000, the population is 13,327. Its county seat is Jasper, Florida6.

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History Hamilton County was created in 1827. It was named for Alexander Hamilton, first United States Secretary of the Treasury.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,345 km² (519 mi²). 1,333 km² (515 mi²) of it is land and 12 km² (4 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.86% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 13,327 people, 4,161 households, and 2,995 families residing in the county. The population density is 10/km² (26/mi²). There are 4,966 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (10/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 58.79% White, 37.72% African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.69% from other races, and 1.17% from two or more races. 6.36% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 4,161 households out of which 32.90% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.30% are married couples living together, 16.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.00% are non-families. 24.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.10% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.60 and the average family size is 3.07.

In the county the population is spread out with 23.50% under the age of 18, 10.80% from 18 to 24, 31.80% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 11.20% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 135.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 145.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $25,638, and the median income for a family is $30,677. Males have a median income of $26,999 versus $20,552 for females. The per capita income for the county is $10,562. 26.00% of the population and 21.70% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 35.70% are under the age of 18 and 16.10% are 65 or older.

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