Gilchrist County

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Gilchrist County, Florida

PO Box 37
Trenton, FL 32693
Phone: (352) 463-3170
Fax: (352) 463-3166
www.co.gilchrist.fl.us

In north-central FL, west of Gainesville; organized Dec 4, 1925 from Alachua County. Name Origin: For Capt. Albert Waller Gilchrist (1858-1926), officer, FL legislator, and governor (1909-13)

Area (sq mi):: 355.47 (land 348.89; water 6.58) Population per square mile: 47.00
Population 2005: 16,402 State rank: 57 Population change: 2000-20005 13.60%; 1990-2000 49.30% Population 2000: 14,437 (White 88.70%; Black or African American 7.00%; Hispanic or Latino 2.80%; Asian 0.20%; Other 2.40%). Foreign born: 1.70%. Median age: 35.40
Income 2000: per capita $13,985; median household $30,328; Population below poverty level: 14.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,448-$20,946
Unemployment (2004): 3.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.10% Median travel time to work: 33.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 59.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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