Dixie County

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Dixie County, Florida

PO Box 1206
Cross City, FL 32628
Phone: (352) 498-1200
Fax: (352) 498-1201
www.dixiecounty.org

On the Gulf coast of FL, west of Gainesville; organized Apr 25, 1921 from Lafayette County. Name Origin: For the name applied to the Confederate States, from the song composed in 1859 by Daniel Decatur Emmett (1815-1904), said to be derived from a Creole pronunciation of the second name in the Mason and Dixon Line

Area (sq mi):: 863.66 (land 704.01; water 159.65) Population per square mile: 20.80
Population 2005: 14,647 State rank: 59 Population change: 2000-20005 5.90%; 1990-2000 30.60% Population 2000: 13,827 (White 87.70%; Black or African American 9.00%; Hispanic or Latino 1.80%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.90%). Foreign born: 2.00%. Median age: 40.70
Income 2000: per capita $13,559; median household $26,082; Population below poverty level: 19.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $15,295-$16,239
Unemployment (2004): 5.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.10% Median travel time to work: 30.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 37.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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The properties totaling more than 7,000 acres comprise of nine parcels located in northern Mississippi, one parcel outside Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and four in Dixie County, Florida.