Gilchrist County

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Gilchrist County, Florida

PO Box 37
Trenton, FL 32693
Phone: (352) 463-3170
Fax: (352) 463-3166

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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For example, one of the biggest hot spots was found at a large dairy farm in Gilchrist County, Florida, where the virus infection rate was about 37 percent.
The 2008 181-point champion water-elm of Williamsburg, Virginia was an easy knockout for the new 288-point champ in Gilchrist County, Florida (although it is still 25 points shy of the 2006 champ of New Bern, North Carolina).
The Company's new facility is situated adjacent to Ginnie Springs in High Springs, Gilchrist County, Florida, 30 miles northwest of downtown Gainesville.
broke ground today on Phase I of its new, state-of-the-art bottled spring water plant on the Company's 40-acre site in Gilchrist County, Florida.