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Welcome to Dixie County
 
 
County Information
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
As of 2000, the population was 13,827. The U.S. Census Bureau 2005 estimate for the county is 14,647. Its county seat is Cross City, Florida.

Cities in Dixie County include Cross City, Horseshoe Beach and Old Town.

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  County Demographics  
 
 
     
 
 
  As of the census of 2008, there were 14,957 people. In 2000 there were an estimated 5,205 households, and 3,659 families residing in the county. The population density was 20 people per square mile. There were 7,362 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 88.80% White, 8.98% Black or African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.45% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. 1.80% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,205 households out of which 27.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.90% were married couples living together, 10.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.70% were non-families. 23.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.10% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 26.60% from 25 to 44, 26.20% from 45 to 64, and 17.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 113.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 117.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,082, and the median income for a family was $31,157. Males had a median income of $26,694 versus $17,863 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,559. About 14.50% of families and 19.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.90% of those under age 18 and 16.10% of those age 65 or over.
 
 
 
     
 
 
     
 
 
  County History  
 
 
     
 
 
  Dixie County was created in 1921 from the southern portion of Lafayette County. "Dixie" is a common nickname for the Southern United States.

 

 
 
 
     
 
 
     
 
     
     
 
 
 

 

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