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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In 2013, an affiliate of Blue Wolf acquired a majority stake in Suwannee, which is based in Dixie County, Florida the least populated and lowest income county in the state.
The 10 Gulf coastline counties with the highest annual average unemployment rates during the 2007-2009 recession (1) Difference (total County and state 2009 2007 change from 2007 to 2009) Hernando County, Florida 12.9 5.6 7.3 Lee County, Florida 11.9 4.5 7.4 Willacy County, Texas 11.9 8.2 3.7 Citrus County, Florida 11.7 4.9 6.8 Pasco County, Florida 11.6 4.8 6.8 Charlotte County, Florida 11.5 4.9 6.6 Manatee County, Florida 11.2 4.0 7.2 Dixie County, Florida 11.1 4.2 6.9 Levy County, Florida 11.1 4.1 7.0 Sarasota County, Florida 11.0 4.3 6.7 (1) The recession lasted from December 2007 to June 2009; annual averages from the first and last year of the recession are used for comparisons.