Gadsden County

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Gadsden County, Florida

PO Box 1649
Quincy, FL 32353
Phone: (850) 875-8601
Fax: (850) 875-8612
www.gadsdengov.net

On northern border of FL panhandle, west of Tallahassee; organized Jun 24, 1823 (prior to statehood) from Jackson County. Name Origin: For James Gadsden (1788-1858), SC soldier and politician, negotiator of the Gadsden Purchase (1853)

Area (sq mi):: 528.49 (land 516.13; water 12.35) Population per square mile: 90.00
Population 2005: 46,428 State rank: 43 Population change: 2000-20005 3.00%; 1990-2000 9.70% Population 2000: 45,087 (White 35.90%; Black or African American 57.10%; Hispanic or Latino 6.20%; Asian 0.30%; Other 3.90%). Foreign born: 4.10%. Median age: 35.50
Income 2000: per capita $14,499; median household $31,248; Population below poverty level: 19.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,588-$20,535
Unemployment (2004): 5.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.50% Median travel time to work: 29.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 51.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Megacopta cribraria adults were reported on 15 Aug 2012 in a soybean field in Gadsden County, Florida.