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Jackson County, Florida

Jackson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2000, the population is 46,755. Its county seat is Marianna, Florida6.

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History Jackson County was created in 1822. It was named for Andrew Jackson, general in the War of 1812 and seventh President of the United States of America, who served from 1829 to 1837.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,472 km² (955 mi²). 2,372 km² (916 mi²) of it is land and 101 km² (39 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 4.08% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 46,755 people, 16,620 households, and 11,600 families residing in the county. The population density is 20/km² (51/mi²). There are 19,490 housing units at an average density of 8/km² (21/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 70.18% White, 26.56% African American, 0.67% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.81% from other races, and 1.40% from two or more races. 2.91% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 16,620 households out of which 30.90% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.50% are married couples living together, 14.40% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.20% are non-families. 27.00% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.80% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.44 and the average family size is 2.95.

In the county the population is spread out with 22.30% under the age of 18, 9.70% from 18 to 24, 29.60% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 14.60% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 110.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 111.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $29,744, and the median income for a family is $36,404. Males have a median income of $27,138 versus $21,180 for females. The per capita income for the county is $13,905. 17.20% of the population and 12.80% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 23.70% are under the age of 18 and 21.00% are 65 or older.

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