Blountstown, Florida

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Blountstown is a city in Calhoun County, Florida, United States. The population was 2,444 at the 2000 census. According to the U.S Census estimates of 2005, the city had a population of 2,433.[3] It is the county seat of Calhoun County[4].

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Name Origin

Blountstown is named for John Blount, a Seminole Indian Chief who served as a guide for General Andrew Jackson during his invasion of Spanish Florida in 1818. This invasion caused the United States to purchase Florida from Spain and the territory became a part of the U.S. in 1821.[5]

Geography

Blountstown is located at 30°26′35″N 85°02′43″W / 30.442957°N 85.045402°W / 30.442957; -85.045402.[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.3 km² (3.2 sq mi). 3.2 square miles (8.3 km²) of it is land and 0.31% is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,444 people, 913 households, and 595 families residing in the city. The population density was 767.2 people per square mile (295.8/km²). There were 1,046 housing units at an average density of 328.4/sq mi (126.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 65.18% White, 31.79% African American, 1.27% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.70% of the population.

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