Bayport, Florida

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Bayport is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hernando County, Florida, United States. The population was 36 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Bayport is located at 28°32′54″N 82°38′43″W / 28.54833°N 82.64528°W / 28.54833; -82.64528 (28.548454, -82.645345)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.7 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 36 people, 16 households, and 10 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 54.3 people per square mile (21.1/km²). There were 39 housing units at an average density of 58.8/sq mi (22.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 100% White (U.S. Census)|

There were 16 households out of which 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.5% were non-families. 18.8% of all households were made up of individuals and none had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.60.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 19.4% under the age of 18, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 44.4% from 45 to 64, and 8.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 89.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $30,250, and the median income for a family was $31,750. Males had a median income of $0 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $11,396. There were no families and 25.0% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

History

The Village of Bayport, located at the mouth of the Weekiwachee River sprang up in the early 1850s as a supply and cotton port. During the American Civil War, Union naval squadrons blockaded Florida's coasts to prevent goods and supplies from passing into and out of the State. By 1863 the East Gulf Blockade Squadron effectively closed the larger ports along the Gulf Coast. Small rivers, such as the Weeki Wachee, became important trade routes. Shipping at Bayport attracted the attention of The Union Blockade Squadron which intercepted eleven blockade runners near there between 1862 and 1865. Various skirmishes took place at Bayport between Union troops and the Confederate Home Guard during the course of the war. The Confederate cannon battery site can still be seen on the wooded point just north of the Bayport fishing pier at the mouth of the Weeki Wachee River.

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