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As of 2000, the population was 22,259. The U.S. Census Bureau 2008 estimate for the county is 26,164. Its county seat is Macclenny, Florida. While primarily rural, the county is included in the Jacksonville Metropolitan Area.

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  County Demographics  
  As of the census of 2000, there were 22,259 people, 7,043 households, and 5,599 families residing in the county. The population density was 38 people per square mile (15/km). There were 7,592 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile (5/km). The racial makeup of the county was 84.04% White, 13.92% Black or African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. 1.88% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 34.5% were of American, 9.9% Irish, 8.6% English and 6.6% German ancestry according to Census 2000. 97.2% spoke English and 2.5% Spanish as their first language.  
  County History  
  Baker County was founded in 1861. It was named for James McNair Baker, a judge and Confederate Senator. In 1864 the Battle of Olustee, which was the only major American Civil War battle in Florida, was fought near Lake City, Florida in Baker County.




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