Leon County

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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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    References in periodicals archive ?
    (43) Leon County, Fl., County Code, Chapter 10, Article XVII (2000).