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Levy County, Florida

Levy County is a county located in the U.S. State of Florida. As of 2000, the population is 34,450. Its county seat is Bronson, Florida6.

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History Levy County was created in 1845. It was named for David Levy, who served as a member of the United States Senate from 1845 to 1851.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,658 km² (1,412 mi²). 2,897 km² (1,118 mi²) of it is land and 761 km² (294 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 20.81% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 34,450 people, 13,867 households, and 9,679 families residing in the county. The population density is 12/km² (31/mi²). There are 16,570 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (15/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 85.88% White, 10.97% African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.96% from other races, and 1.32% from two or more races. 3.89% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 13,867 households out of which 27.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.40% are married couples living together, 11.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.20% are non-families. 24.90% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.60% 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 2.88.

In the county the population is spread out with 23.60% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 25.00% from 25 to 44, 26.60% from 45 to 64, and 17.90% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 94.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $26,959, and the median income for a family is $30,899. Males have a median income of $26,029 versus $20,252 for females. The per capita income for the county is $14,746. 18.60% of the population and 15.00% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 25.80% are under the age of 18 and 12.90% are 65 or older.

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