Fort White, Florida

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Fort White is a town in Columbia County, Florida, United States named after a military fort built in the 1830s. It is the closest town to the Ichetucknee Springs State Park. The Fort White Public School Historic District is located within the town's borders. As of 2007, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau was 531.[4]



Fort White is located at 29°55′23″N 82°42′51″W / 29.92306°N 82.71417°W / 29.92306; -82.71417 (29.923001, -82.714299).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 531 people, 151 households, and 104 families residing in the town. The population density was 176.8 people per square mile (68.4/km²). There were 184 housing units at an average density of 79.5/sq mi (30.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 50.61% White, 46.70% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 0.24% Pacific Islander, and 1.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.42% of the population.

There were 151 households out of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.7% were married couples living together, 19.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 28.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.35.

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