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County Listing for: Citrus County Florida


Facts for: Citrus County Florida
Citrus County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2000, the population was 118,085. The U.S. Census Bureau 2006 estimate for the county is 138,143 [1]. Its county seat is Inverness, Florida6. More than 90% of the population of Citrus County live outside the two incorporated cities of Inverness and Crystal River. Citrus County was created in 1887. The Citrus County area was formerly part of a Hernando County. It was named for the county's citrus trees. Citrus production declined dramatically after the "Big Freeze" of 1894-1895. Today, citrus is grown on one large grove, Bellamy Grove. Additionally, some people do have trees on their personal property. Phosphate mining also played a major part in the history of the County until the end of WWII in which phosphate mining was largely moved overseas. The first newspaper of Citrus County was called the Phosphate Times. In the 1980s Citrus County began to develop and housing developments such as Beverly Hills started to dominate the county. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 773.15 square miles (2,002 km²), of which, 584 square miles (1,512 km²) of it is land and 189 square miles (490 km²) of it (24.49%) is water. As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 118,085 people, 62,204 households, and 25,350 families residing in the county. The population density was 3,051.2 persons per square mile (1,177.3/km²). There were 9,359 housing units at an average density of 1,365.1 houses per square mile (526.8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.0% White, 2.4% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 0.4% from other races, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.7% of the population. There were 62,204 households out of which 21.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.9% were married couples living together, 20.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.3% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.60. In the county the population was spread out with 17.2% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 19.1% from 25 to 44, 26.9% from 45 to 64, and 32.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 52.6 years. For every 100 females there were 91.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.2 males. The median income for a household in the county was $44,508, and the median income for a family was $56,809. Males had a median income of $38,384 versus $32,107 for females. The per capita income for the city was $26,515. About 5.4% of families and 7.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.8% of those under age 18 and 8.9% of those age 65 or over.


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