Santa Rosa County, Florida

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Santa Rosa County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. According to the 2000 U.S. Census, the population was 117,743, while a July 1, 2005, estimate placed the population at 143,105, an 18% increase making it the 84th fastest growing county in the United States between 2000 and 2005. Its county seat is Milton[1].

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History

Santa Rosa County was created in 1842. It was named for the Roman Catholic Saint, Rosa de Viterbo.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,174 square miles (3,040 km²), of which 1,017 square miles (2,634 km²) is land and 157 square miles (406 km²) (13.35%) is water.

Santa Rosa County is part of the Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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