Keystone Heights, Florida

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Keystone Heights is a city located in both Bradford County and Clay County, Florida, United States. The population was 1,349 at the 2000 census, all of it in the Clay County (eastern) section, although over 40 percent of the city's area (the western section of the city) lies in Bradford County. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 1,392 [1].

Named after the state of Pennsylvania, the "Keystone State".



Founded by Pennsylvanians who named it after their home state, residents began relocating here in the early 1920s. The city was chartered in April, 1925.

It is located in the northeast region of the state of Florida, situated in the southern tip of Clay County among many sand-bottom lakes.


Keystone Heights is located at 29°47′14″N 82°1′59″W / 29.78722°N 82.03306°W / 29.78722; -82.03306 (29.787243, -82.033026)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.6 square miles (12.0 km²), of which, 4.5 square miles (11.8 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (1.94%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,349 people, 515 households, and 374 families residing in the city. The population density was 296.9 people per square mile (114.7/km²). There were 562 housing units at an average density of 123.7/sq mi (47.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.07% White, 0.44% African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.30% Pacific Islander, 1.19% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.67% of the population.

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