Bonifay, Florida

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Bonifay is a city in Holmes County, Florida, United States. Bonifay was given its name from a prominent family that settled the area.[1] The population was 4,078 at the 2000 census. According to the U.S Census estimates of 2005, the city had a population of 2,711 and in 2008 the U.S. Census estimates the population to be 2,780. [2] It is the county seat of Holmes County[3].



Bonifay is located at 30°47′26″N 85°40′51″W / 30.790573°N 85.680811°W / 30.790573; -85.680811.[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.4 km² (3.6 sq mi), all land.


Bonifay is home to four public schools: Bonifay Elementary School, Bonifay Middle School, Holmes County (Bonifay) High School and Bethlehem School. A 2004 study by the Bureau of Secondary Education showed that 56.73% of Holmes County high school graduates go on to secondary education. Of these, 38.03% of those go on to complete a bachelors degree, furthermore 12.60% of these students who receive a bachelors go on to receive a masters or doctoral degree. As of August 2008 all educational facility improvements shall be done in a financially feasible manner to address all Level of Service (LOS) needs as described by the Public School Facilities Element in the City of Bonifay 2020 Comprehensive Plan, officially recognized by the state of Florida on September 3, 2008.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,078 people, 1,095 households, and 669 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,126.9 people per square mile (435.0/km²). There were 1,216 housing units at an average density of 336.0/sq mi (129.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 68.71% White, 25.50% African American, 0.71% Native American, 1.03% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.89% from other races, and 2.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.12% of the population.

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