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Leon County, Texas

PO Box 98
Centerville, TX 75833
Phone: (903) 536-2352
www.co.leon.tx.us

In east-central TX, southeast of Waco; organized Mar 17, 1846 from Robertson County. Name Origin: For a Martin de Leon, or for Leon Prairie where a 'lion' was killed

Area (sq mi):: 1080.38 (land 1072.04; water 8.34) Population per square mile: 15.20
Population 2005: 16,344 State rank: 133 Population change: 2000-20005 6.60%; 1990-2000 21.10% Population 2000: 15,335 (White 80.60%; Black or African American 10.40%; Hispanic or Latino 7.90%; Asian 0.20%; Other 5.90%). Foreign born: 4.20%. Median age: 42.10
Income 2000: per capita $17,599; median household $30,981; Population below poverty level: 15.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,049-$22,850
Unemployment (2004): 6.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.30% Median travel time to work: 28.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 30.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Leon County, Florida

301 S Monroe St Suite 108
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone: (850) 487-2220
Fax: (850) 488-6293
www.co.leon.fl.us

In eastern end of FL panhandle; organized Dec 9, 1824 (prior to statehood) from Gadsden County. Name Origin: For Juan Ponce de Leon (1460-1521), Spanish colonial governor and discoverer of Florida while in search of the "fountain of youth."

Area (sq mi):: 701.78 (land 666.74; water 35.04) Population per square mile: 368.60
Population 2005: 245,756 State rank: 20 Population change: 2000-20005 2.60%; 1990-2000 24.40% Population 2000: 239,452 (White 64.10%; Black or African American 29.10%; Hispanic or Latino 3.50%; Asian 1.90%; Other 2.60%). Foreign born: 4.70%. Median age: 29.50
Income 2000: per capita $21,024; median household $37,517; Population below poverty level: 18.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $26,068-$28,109
Unemployment (2004): 3.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.90% Median travel time to work: 21.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 5.00%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Tallahassee County seat (156,612)

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    Leon County Circuit Court Judge Karen Gievers had ruled the increase was invalid because the National Council on Compensation Insurance--which files for rates on behalf of workers' compensation insurers--and the state Office of Insurance Regulation violated state Sunshine Laws and open meeting requirements.
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    Brendon, who has appeared on the television series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Criminal Minds," posted $1,000 bond Saturday from the Leon County jail.
    "I haven't heard anything positive about it whatsoever," said Byron Ryder, the county judge in Leon County, which is about halfway between Dallas and Houston.
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    McCarty's Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) filed a notice of appeal on March 21, which immediately stays a temporary order of injunction from the Second Circuit Court in Leon County, Fla.
    But Leon County Judge Terry Lewis ruled these provisions violate the Florida Constitution due to his opinion that these parts of the law "violate the right of the people to have access to the courts to seek redress for their injuries."