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Jackson County FL Background info
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"Jackson County was created in 1822. It was named for Andrew Jackson, general in the War of 1812, first territorial governor of Florida, and seventh President of the United States of America, who served from 1829 to 1837. When Jackson County was created on the same day as Duval County, it spread over a massive area, from the Choctawhatchee River on the west to the Suwannee River on the east."
"As of the census2 of 2000, there were 46,755 people, 16,620 households, and 11,600 families residing in the county. The population density was 20/km˛ (51/mi˛). There were 19,490 housing units at an average density of 8/km˛ (21/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county was 70.18% White, 26.56% Black or African American, 0.67% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.81% from other races, and 1.40% from two or more races. 2.91% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race."
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