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Welcome to Levy County
 
 
County Information
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
As of 2000, the population was 34,450. The U.S. Census Bureau 2005 estimate for the county is 37,998. Its county seat is Bronson, Florida. Levy is pronounced lee vee.

Cities in Levy County include Bronson, Cedar Key, Chiefland, Fanning Springs, Inglis, Morriston, Rosewood, Otter Creek, Williston and Yankeetown.

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  County Demographics  
 
 
     
 
 
  As of the census of 2000, there were 34,450 people, 13,867 households, and 9,679 families residing in the county. The population density was 31 people per square mile (12/km). There were 16,570 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile (6/km). The racial makeup of the county was 85.88% White, 10.97% Black or African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.96% from other races, and 1.32% from two or more races. 3.89% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 13,867 households out of which 27.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.40% were married couples living together, 11.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.20% were non-families. 24.90% 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 2.88.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.60% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 25.00% from 25 to 44, 26.60% from 45 to 64, and 17.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 94.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,959, and the median income for a family was $30,899. Males had a median income of $26,029 versus $20,252 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,746. About 15.00% of families and 18.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.80% of those under age 18 and 12.90% of those age 65 or over.
 
 
 
     
 
 
     
 
 
  County History  
 
 
     
 
 
  Levy County was created in 1845. It was named for David Levy, the first member of the United States Senate to have been, at one time, a practicing Jew. Levy was also one of Florida's first two U.S. Senators and served from 1845 to 1851 and again from 1855 to 1861. Levy also constructed the first railroad in Florida linking the ports of Cedar Key in on the Gulf of Mexico to Fernandina on the Atlantic Ocean.

In the first week of January 1923 it was the scene of the Rosewood massacre.

 

 
 
 
     
 
 
     
 
     
     
 
 
 

 

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