Dixie County, Florida

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Dixie County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2000, the population was 13,827. The U.S. Census Bureau 2005 estimate for the county is 14,647 [1]. Its county seat is Cross City, Florida[1].

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History

Dixie County was created in 1921 from the southern portion of Lafayette County. "Dixie" is a common nickname for the Southern United States.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 864 square miles (2,237.7 km2)

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2008, there were 14,957 people. In 2000 there were an estimated 5,205 households, and 3,659 families residing in the county. The population density was 20 people per square mile (8/km²). There were 7,362 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 88.80% White, 8.98% Black or African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.45% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. 1.80% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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