Carrabelle, Florida

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Carrabelle is a city in Franklin County, Florida, United States. The population was 1,303 at the 2000 census. According to the U.S Census estimates of 2005, the city had a population of 1,290.[4]



Carrabelle is located at about 20 miles east of Apalachicola, Florida on St. James Island at the mouth of the Carrabelle River. Carrabelle is surrounded by the Carrabelle River, Crooked River, Ochlockonee River and the Gulf of Mexico. To the south is Dog Island. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.5 km² (4.8 mi²). 9.7 km² (3.7 mi²) of it is land and 2.8 km² (1.1 mi²) of it (22.45%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,303 people, 562 households, and 370 families,residing in the city. The population density was 134.9/km² (349.2/mi²). There were 790 housing units at an average density of 81.8/km² (211.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.48% White, 5.68% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.84% from other races, and 1.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.61% of the population.

There were 562 households out of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.0% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.0% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.3 males.

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