Hendry County

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Hendry County, Florida

PO Box 1760
La Belle, FL 33975
Phone: (863) 675-5217
Fax: (863) 675-5238
www.hendryfla.net

In south-central FL, east of Fort Myers; organized May 11, 1923 from Calhoun County. Name Origin: For Capt. Francis Asbury Hendry (?-1917), Confederate officer, dubbed the "Cattle King of South Florida."

Area (sq mi):: 1189.79 (land 1152.53; water 37.26) Population per square mile: 34.30
Population 2005: 39,561 State rank: 45 Population change: 2000-20005 9.30%; 1990-2000 40.50% Population 2000: 36,210 (White 43.90%; Black or African American 14.70%; Hispanic or Latino 39.60%; Asian 0.40%; Other 18.70%). Foreign born: 24.00%. Median age: 29.50
Income 2000: per capita $13,663; median household $33,592; Population below poverty level: 24.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,088-$19,461
Unemployment (2004): 8.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): -4.10% Median travel time to work: 26.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 30.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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