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Welcome to St. Johns County
 
 
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St. Johns County is a county located in northeastern Florida. As of the 2000 census, the population was 123,135. The U.S. Census Bureau estimated the population as of 2008 at 181,540. The county seat is St. Augustine. Due to the inclusion of Ponte Vedra Beach, it is one of the highest-income counties in the United States.

St. Johns County is part of the Greater Jacksonville Metropolitan area. It has experienced explosive growth in the last ten years as a flood of people working in Jacksonville built new homes across the county line.

Cities in St. Johns County include Butler Beach, Crescent Beach, Fruit Cove, Hastings, Marineland, Palm Valley, Sawgrass, St. Augustine, St. Augustine Beach, St. Augustine Shores, St. Augustine South and Villano Beach.

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  County Demographics  
 
 
     
 
 
  As of the census of 2000, there were 123,135 people, 49,614 households, and 34,084 families residing in the county. The population density was 202 people per square mile (78/km). There were 58,008 housing units at an average density of 95 per square mile (37/km). The racial makeup of the county was 90.92% White, 6.29% African American, 0.26% American Indian, 0.95% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.55% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.63% of the population.

There were 49,614 households out of which 29.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.80% were married couples living together, 8.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.30% were non-families. 24.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.40% 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 2.90.

The age of the population was spread out with 23.10% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 27.60% from 25 to 44, 26.40% from 45 to 64, and 15.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 94.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $50,099, and the median income for a family was $59,153. Males had a median income of $40,783 versus $27,240 for females. The per capita income for the county was $28,674. About 5.10% of families and 8.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.30% of those under age 18 and 6.20% of those age 65 or over.
 
 
 
     
 
 
     
 
 
  County History  
 
 
     
 
 
  St. Johns County was created in 1821 when Florida was ceded to the United States as a territory. The Onis-Adams Treaty negotiated between the United States and Spain by Secretary of State John Quincy Adams. The treaty gave Florida to the Americans in exchange for dropping their $5 million claim against Spain.augustine.com It was named for St. John the Baptist. St. Johns County and Escambia County were Florida's original two counties with the Suwannee River being the boundary between the two. Oil has recently been found off the beaches. Kids were wondering why the water was brown and not the usual greenish color.

 

 
 
 
     
 
 
     
 
     
     
 
 
 

 

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