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Population Facts and Figures

Total population:
1950: 36,457
2000: 45,087

County size: 516 square miles

Population density, 2000: 87.4 people per square mile (Gadsden County), 296.4 people per square mile (Florida)

Population growth rate, 1990-2000: 9.7% (Gadsden County), 23.5% (Florida)

Average household size: 2.69 people
Average family size: 3.18 people
Total number of households: 15,867

Females, percent of population: 52.4% (Gadsden County), 51% (Florida)

Racial composition
Gadsden CountyFlorida
White 38.778
Black/African-American 57.114.6
Other 4.27.4



Total number of children enrolled in elementary and secondary schools (pre-k through 12) in 2001: 7,431

Racial composition of schoolchildren,
Gadsden County, elementary and secondary schools (2001)

Group Percentage
White 5.7
Black/African-American 84.3
Other 10



Poverty (percent of residents living below poverty level, 1999)
Gadsden CountyFlorida
Individuals19.912.5
Families headed by women with children under 5 53.444.6



Education (percent of residents age 25 and older, 2000)
Gadsden CountyFlorida
High school diploma or higher70.779.9
Bachelor's degree or higher12.922.3



Income (1999)
Gadsden CountyFlorida
Per person $14,499$21,557
Household $31,248$38,819



Total number of people employed in Gadsden County (2000): 4,640
Source: Haas Center/US Census

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County Information

County Seat: Quincy

Gadsden County Courthouse
4 E. Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 1799, Quincy, FL 32353-1799
(850) 875-8650

Gadsden County Planning Department: (850) 875-8663

County Government Website: none

Gadsden County Cooperative Extension Service
2140 W. Jefferson Street, Quincy, Florida 32351-1905
(850) 627-6315

Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office
Hwy 267 South, Quincy, FL 32353
(850) 627-9233

Emergency Services

Gadsden County Emergency Management
Post Office Box 1709, Quincy Florida 32351
(850) 875-8642 // Fax (850) 875-8643

Health Services

Gadsden Community Hospital, Quincy

Havana Medical Center, Havana

Chattahoochee Medical Center, Chattahoochee

Gadsden County Health Department
P.O. Box 1000, 278 LaSalle Leffall Drive, Quincy, Florida 32353-1000
(850) 875-7200

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Community Information

Apalachee Regional Planning Council
20776 Central Avenue East, Suite 1, Blountstown, Florida 32424
Phone: (850) 674-4571 // Fax (850) 674-4574
www.thearpc.com

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission-Northwest Region
Lt. Col. Louie Roberson, Regional Director
3911 Hwy. 2321, Panama City, Florida 32409-1658
(850) 265-3676
24-hour Law Enforcement: (850) 233-5150

Florida Highway Patrol
18290 Blue Star Hwy., Quincy, FL 32351-7164
(850) 627-7528

Municipalities

Chattahoochee (population in 2000: 3,287)

Chattahoochee City Hall
22 Jefferson Street, Chattahoochee, FL 32324
(850) 663-4046
www.ci.chattahoochee.fl.us/

Chattahoochee Police Department
32 Jefferson Street, Chattahoochee, FL 32324
(850) 663-4383

Greensboro (population in 2000: 619)

Greensboro Town Hall
150 E. 11th Street, Greensboro, FL 32330
(850) 442-6215

Gretna (population in 2000: 1,709)

Gretna City Hall
14615 Main Street, Gretna, FL 32332
(850) 856-5257

Havana (population in 2000: 1,713

Havana City Hall:
711 N. Main Street, Havana, FL 32333
(850) 539-2820
E-mail: havana@tlh.fdt.net

Havana Police Department
121 E 7th Avenue, Havana, FL 32333
(850) 539-6119

Midway (population in 2000: 1,446)

Midway City Hall
50 MLK Blvd., Midway, FL 32343
(850) 574-2355

Quincy (population in 2000: 6,982)

Quincy City Hall
404 W. Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL 32351-2328
(850) 627-7681 // Fax (850) 875-3733

Quincy Police Department
121 W Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL 32351
(850) 627-7111
Website: www.myquincy.net

Public Schools

Gadsden County School District
35 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, Quincy, Florida 32351-4400
(850) 627-9651 // Fax (850) 627-2760
www.gcps.k12.fl.us/

School District Data:
www.firn.edu/doe/eias/flmove/county.htm

School Grades:
schoolgrades.fldoe.org/

Chattahoochee Elementary School (PK-6)
335 Maple Street, Chattahoochee, Florida 32324
(850) 663-4373 // Fax (850) 663-2236

Chattahoochee High School (grades 6-12)
613 Chattahoochee Street, Chattahoochee, Florida 32324
(850) 663-4631 // Fax (850) 663-4448

Florida State Hospital School for Exceptional Students
P.O. Box 1000, Chattahoochee, Florida 32334
(850) 663-7246 // Fax (850) 663-7279

Greensboro Elementary School (PK-6)
62 Lonnie Clark Road, Greensboro, Florida 32330
(850) 442-6327 // Fax (850) 442-9524

Greensboro High School (7-12)
559 Greensboro Highway, Greensboro, Florida 32330
(850) 442-9500 // (850) 442-6126 Fax

Gretna Elementary School (PK-5)
706 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Gretna, Florida 32332-2381
(850) 856-5249 // Fax (850) 856-9415

Havana Elementary (PK-5)
705 U.S. Highway 27 South, Havana, Florida 32333
(850) 539-6877 // Fax (850) 539-1095

Havana Middle School (6-8)
1210 Kemp Road, Havana, Florida 32333
(850) 539-6481 // Fax (850) 539-4191

Havana Northside High School (9-12)
264 Carver Avenue, Havana, FL 32333
(850) 539-6437 // Fax (850) 539-9005

East Gadsden High School
27001 Blue Star Memorial Hwy, Havana, FL 32333
(850) 539-2882 // Fax (850) 539-2863

Midway Magnet Center (PK-3)
50 Mine Road, Midway, FL 32343
(850) 575-5366 // Fax (850) 575-5493

Bold Step Infant Care (PK)
500 West King Street, Quincy, FL 32351
(850) 627-7557

Carter-Parramore Academy (6-8)
631 S. Stewart Street, Quincy, Florida 32351
(850) 627-6030 // Fax (850) 875-8697

Crossroad Academy (Charter School K-8)
635-1 Strong Road, Quincy, FL 32351
(850) 875-9626 // Fax (850) 875-1403

Dick Howser Center (PK-12)
35 Martin Luther King Blvd., Quincy, FL 32353
(850) 627-9651

Gadsden Technical Institute (9-12)
201 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Quincy, Florida 32351
(850) 875-8324 // Fax (850) 627-5301

Gadsden Elementary-Midway Magnet School
500 West King Street, Quincy, Florida 32351
(850) 627-7557 // Fax (850) 627-6695

George W. Monroe Elementary (PK-5)
1850 W King Street, Quincy, Florida 32351
(850) 875-8800 // Fax (850) 875-8805

Greensboro Elementary (PK-6)
62 Lonnie Clark Road, Quincy, FL 32351
(850) 442-6327 // Fax (850) 442-9524

Head Start Program (PK)
35 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Quincy, Florida 32351
(850) 627-3861 // Fax (850) 875-8790

James A. Shanks High School (9-12)
1400 West King Street, Quincy, Florida 32351
(850) 875-8737 // Fax (850) 875-8775

St. Johns Elementary School (PK-5)
4463 Bainbridge Highway, Quincy, Florida 32352
(850) 627-3442 // Fax (850) 875-7270

Stewart Street Elementary (PK-5)
749 South Stewart Street, Quincy, Florida 32351
(850) 627-3145 // Fax (850) 875-8750

Libraries

Gadsden County Public Library
341 East Jefferson Street, Quincy, Florida 32351
(850) 627-7106

Chattahoochee Public Library
715 Main St., Chattahoochee, FL 32324
(850) 663-2707

Havana Public Library
116 E. 7th Avenue, Havana, FL 32333
(850) 539-5579

Chamber of Commerce:
Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce
208 North Adams Street, Quincy, FL 32351
(850) 627.9231 or (800) 627-9231
E-mail: gadsdencc@tds.net
Website: www.gadsdencc.com

Arts

Gadsden Arts, Inc.
Post Office Box 1945, Quincy, FL 32353-1945
Phone: 850/875-4866 // Fax 850/627-8606

Quincy Music Theatre
118 E. Washington Street, Quincy, FL 32351
Phone: (850) 875-9444
Website: www.qmtonline.com

Florida Art Center & Gallery
208 First Street Northwest, Havana, FL 32333
(850) 539-1770

Outdoor Recreation Facilities

State Parks: To find a state park in the Northwest Region of Florida, see the Florida State Park website at www.floridastateparks.org/northwest/default.asp. Among the state parks in Franklin County are Bald Point State Park and St. George Island State Park. For a list of Wildlife Management Areas by area and activity, see the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s recreation website myfwc.com/recreation/.

Canoe Trails: See the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s “Florida Trails” website for information on canoe trails in the ARROW region (myfwc.com/fltrails/region1/reg1in.html).

Hunting Areas: A list of public hunting areas in Northwest Florida can be found at wld.fwc.state.fl.us/hunting/wma/Northwest.htm. Florida hunting regulations can be found at wld.fwc.state.fl.us/hunting/default.html.

Boat Ramps: See myfwc.com/fishing/ramps/nw-ramps.html

Hiking Trails: The Greenways and Trails website lists hiking trails in the region (www.floridadep.org/gwt/)

Fishing: Lake Talquin, Lake Seminole, and the Apalachicola and Ochlockonee Rivers, and Woodruff Dam area are some of Gadsden County's fishing sites.

Hiking trails: The City of Chattahoochee's Angus Gholson Nature Park is famous its many rare plant species. Another hilly hiking spot is Bear Creek, south of Quincy, on land managed by the Florida Division of Forestry. The Greenways and Trails website lists several hiking trails in the region and can be found at hwww.floridadep.org/gwt/. Other hiking trails in the ARROW region can be found through the Florida Trail Association's website at www.florida-trail.org.

Public lands:
NameTelephone
Angus Gholson Jr. Nature Park of Chattahoochee850-663-4475
Joe Budd Wildlife Management Area850-627-9674
Lake Talquin State Forest850-488-1871
Torreya State Park850-643-2674; FAX 850-643-2987

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