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Liberty County, Florida
Map of Florida highlighting Liberty County
Location in the state of Florida
Map of the U.S. highlighting Florida
Florida's location in the U.S.
Founded December 15 1855
Seat Bristol
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

843 sq mi (2,183 km²)
836 sq mi (2,165 km²)
7 sq mi (18 km²), 0.86%
 - (2000)
 - Density

8/sq mi (3/km²)

Liberty County is a county located in the state of Florida. Its current population was estimated in 2005 as 7,733. Its most populous incorporated area and county seat is Bristol.

The county is the least-populated and least-densely populated of all of Florida's counties, although in the 2000 Census it had only one less person than the second least-populated county, Lafayette. The Apalachicola National Forest occupies half the county. Liberty County is only one of five dry counties in Florida.

History[edit | edit source]

Liberty County was created in 1855. It is named for the popular American ideal of liberty.

Geography[edit | edit source]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,184 km² (843 sq mi). 2,165 km² (836 sq mi) of it is land and 19 km² (7 sq mi) of it (0.86%) is water. The county is bordered on the west by the Appalachicola River.

Adjacent Counties[edit | edit source]

Demographics[edit | edit source]

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 7,021 people, 2,222 households, and 1,553 families residing in the county. The population density was 3/km² (8/sq mi). There were 3,156 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (4/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 76.41% White, 18.43% Black or African American, 1.81% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 2.08% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. 4.50% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,222 households out of which 34.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.80% were married couples living together, 13.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.10% were non-families. 25.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county the population was spread out with 21.80% under the age of 18, 9.40% from 18 to 24, 37.70% from 25 to 44, 21.00% from 45 to 64, and 10.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 144.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 159.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,840, and the median income for a family was $34,244. Males had a median income of $22,078 versus $22,661 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,225. About 16.80% of families and 19.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.30% of those under age 18 and 24.30% of those age 65 or over.

Municipalities[edit | edit source]

Incorporated[edit | edit source]

  1. City of Bristol
  2. Estiffanulga
  3. Hosford
  4. Orange
  5. Rock Bluff
  6. Sumatra
  7. Telogia
  8. Wilma
  9. Woods

See also[edit | edit source]

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Coordinates: 30°14′N 84°53′W / 30.23, -84.89

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