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In This Section:
Population Facts and Figures | County Information | Community Information

Population Facts and Figures

Total population:
1950: 34,645
2000: 46,755

County size: 916 square miles

Population density, 2000: 51.1 people per square mile (Calhoun County), 296.4 people per square mile (Florida)

Population growth rate, 1990-2000: 13% (Jackson County), 23.5% (Florida)

Average household size: 2.44 people
Average family size: 2.95 people
Total number of households: 16,620

Females, percent of population: 47.5% (Jackson County), 51% (Florida)

Racial composition
Jackson CountyFlorida
White 70.278
Black/African-American 26.614.6
Other 3.27.4



Total number of children enrolled in elementary and secondary schools (pre-k through 12) in 2001: 7,311

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

Group Percentage
White 63.3
Black/African-American 32.3
Other 4.4
Source: Florida Department of Education



Poverty (percent of residents living below poverty level, 1999)
Jackson CountyFlorida
Individuals17.212.5
Families headed by women with children under 5 55.644.6



Education (percent of residents age 25 and older, 2000)
Jackson CountyFlorida
High school diploma or higher69.179.9
Bachelor's degree or higher12.822.3



Income (1999)
Jackson CountyFlorida
Per person $13,905$21,557
Household $29,744$38,819



Major Local Employment Sectors

Total number of people employed in Jackson County (2000): 18,810
Unemployment rate (2000): 3.6% (down from 5.8% in 1990)
Major economic sectors:
Government: 5,610
Service industries: 3,540
Retail trade: 3,450
Manufacturing: 1,370
Agriculture: 1,040
Source: Haas Center; U.S. Census

The principal economic base for the area is agriculture and forestry. Agriculture is the predominant land use in Jackson County, with more than 60 percent of the land in the unincorporated area of the county in agriculture. Jackson County is Florida's top peanut-producing county. Other products include beef cattle, cotton, corn, and soybeans. There are also many government facilities in Jackson County, including a federal prison and three state correctional institutions. The prison industry is Jackson County’s second largest employer.

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County Information

County Seat: Marianna
Jackson County Courthouse
2864 Madison Street, Marianna, FL 32448
(850) 482-9633 // Fax (850) 482-9643
County Government Website:
www.jacksoncountyfl.com
E-mail: county@digitalexp.com

Emergency Services
Jackson County Emergency Management Administration
4447 Marion Street, Marianna, FL 32448
(850) 482-9678 // Fax (850) 482-9683
In an emergency, call 911

Jackson County Sheriff’s Office
4012 Lafayette Street, Marianna, FL 32446
(850) 482-9624
www.jcsheriff.com

Jackson County Cooperative Extension Service
2741 Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 3, Marianna, FL 32446
(850) 482-9620
jackson.ifas.ufl.edu

Health Services
Jackson County Health Department
Post Office Box 310, 3045 Fourth Street
Marianna, FL 32447-0310
(850) 482-9862

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Community Information

Apalachee Regional Planning Council
20776 Central Avenue East, Suite 1, Blountstown, FL 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, FL 32409-1658
(850) 265-3676
24-hour Law Enforcement: (850) 233-5150

Florida Highway Patrol
3613 Hwy. 90, Marianna, FL 32446
850/482-9512 // toll-free 800/303-3479 (Florida only)

Municipalities

Alford (population in 2000: 466)
Alford Town Clerk
1768 Georgia Street, Alford, FL 32420
(850) 579-4684
E-mail: townofalford@mail.digitalexp.com

Bascom (population in 2000: 106)
Bascom City Hall
4969 Basswood Road, Bascom, FL 32423
(850) 569-2634

Campbellton (population in 2000: 212)
Campbellton City Hall
5303 Highway 231. Campbellton, FL 32426
(850) 263-4535

Cottondale (population in 2000: 869)
Cottondale City Hall
2659 Front Street, Cottondale, FL 32431
(850) 352-4361

Cottondale Police Department
PO Box 398, Cottondale, FL 32431
(850) 352-4361

Graceville

Graceville City Hall
5348 Cliff Street, Graceville, FL 32440-0637
(850) 263-3250

Graceville Police Department
5348 Cliff Street, Graceville, FL 32440
(850) 263-3944

Grand Ridge (population in 2000: 792)
Grand Ridge, FL 32442
(850) 592-4621

Greenwood (population in 2000: 792)
Greenwood Town Hall
P.O. Drawer 9, Greenwood, FL 32443
(850) 594-1216

Jacob City (population in 2000: 281)
City Hall
4490 Jackson Road, Cottondale, FL 32431
(850) 263-6636

Malone (population in 2000: 2,007)
City Hall
5182 9th Avenue, Malone, FL 32445
(850) 569-2308

Marianna (population in 2000: 6,230)
City Manager
2898 Green Street, Marianna, FL 32446
(850) 482-4353

Marianna Police Department
2890 Green Street, Marianna, FL 32447
(850) 526-3125

Sneads (population in 2000: 1,919)
Town Hall
2028 Third Avenue, Sneads, FL 32460
(850) 593-6636

Sneads Police Department
PO Box 126, 2033 Third Avenue, Sneads, FL 32460
(850) 593-6403

Public Schools

Jackson County School District
2903 Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 5958, Marianna, FL 32446
(850) 482-1200 // Fax (850) 482-1299

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

School Grades:
schoolgrades.fldoe.org/

Challenge For Success (K-8)
2925 Optimist Drive, Marianna, FL 32448
(850) 482-6090 // Fax (850) 482-7105

Cottondale Elementary (PK-5)
2766 Levy Street, Cottondale, FL 32431
(850) 482-9820 // Fax (850) 482-9825

Cottondale High School (6-12)
2680 Levy Street, Cottondale, FL 32431
(850) 482-9821 // Fax (850) 482-9827

Golson Elementary (PK-2)
4258 2nd Avenue, Marianna, FL 32448
(850) 482-9607 // Fax (850) 482-1203

Graceville Elementary (PK-5)
5331 Alabama Street, Graceville, FL 32440
(850) 482-1271 or (850) 263-4402 // Fax (850) 263-3304

Graceville High School (6-12)
5539 Brown Street, Graceville, FL 32440
(850) 482-1272 or (850) 263-4451 // Fax (850) 263-3605

Grand Ridge School (K-12)
6925 Florida Street, Grand Ridge, FL 32442
(850) 482-1273 or 482-9835 // Fax (850) 482-9834

Hope School (PK-12)
2031 Hope School Dr., Marianna, FL 32446
(850) 482-9616 // Fax (850) 482-9395

Jackson Academy (9-12)
3932 Technology Circle, Marianna, FL 32448
(850) 482-9666 // Fax (850) 482-9800

Malone High School (PK-12)
5361 9th Street, Malone, FL 32445
(850) 482-9950 // Fax (850) 482-9981

Marianna Middle School (6-8)
4144 South Street, Marianna, FL 32448
(850) 482-9609 // Fax (850) 482-9795

Marianna High School (9-12)
2979 Daniel Street, Marianna, FL 32446
(850) 482-9605 // Fax (850) 482-1247

Riverside Elementary (3-5)
2958 Cherokee Street, Marianna, FL 32446
(850) 482-9611 // Fax (850) 482-9300

Sneads Elementary (PK-5)
1961 Lockey Drive, Sneads, FL 32460
(850) 482-9003

Sneads High School (6-12)
8066 Old Spanish Trail, Sneads, FL 32460
(850) 482-9007 // Fax (850) 482-9058

Libraries

Jackson County Public Library
2929 Green Street, Marianna, FL 32446
(850) 482-9631
Branches: Graceville, Malone, and Sneads

Chamber of Commerce
Jackson County Development Council
P.O. Box 920, Marianna, FL 32447
(850) 526-4005 // Fax (850) 526-4008
www.jcflchamber.com

Tourist Information: www.jctdc.org/links.html

Arts

Chipola Regional Arts Association
3094 Indian Circle
Marianna, FL 32446-2206
Phone: (850) 718-2301
Fax: (850) 718-2206

Outdoor Recreation Facilities

To find state parks in northwest Florida, see the Florida State Park website at www.floridastateparks.org/northwest/default.asp. 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/.

Boat Ramps: Find a list of boat ramps at www.floridaconservation.org/fishing/ramps/nw-ramps.html

Fishing: Merritt's Mill Pond, Lake Seminole, the Apalachicola River, and Ocheesee Pond are popular places to fish in Jackson County.

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.

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

Golf: There are three golf courses in Jackson County.

Watching river
Watching the river flow in Jackson County (photo by Karla Brandt)

Public lands
NameTelephone
Apalachee Wildlife Management Area850-627-9674
Chipola River Greenway850-482-9637
Econfina Creek Water Management Area850-539-5999
Florida Caverns State Park850-482-1228
Florida Caverns State Park850-482-1228
Jackson County Blue Springs and Merritts Mill Pond850-482-9637
Judges Cave Wildlife And Environmental Area850-627-9674
South Marianna Trail and Canoe Launch850-482-4353
Three Rivers State Park850-482-9006; FAX 850-789-9033
Upper Chipola River Water Management Area850-539-5999

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