How Many People
Quality of Life
People: County Profiles: Wakulla County
Population Facts and Figures
County size: 607 square miles
Population density, 2000: 37.7 people per square mile (Wakulla County), 296.4 people per square mile (Florida)
Population growth rate, 1990-2000: 61% (Wakulla County), 23.5% (Florida)
Average household size: 2.57 people
Females, percent of population: 48.2% (Wakulla County), 51% (Florida)
Total number of children enrolled in elementary and secondary schools (pre-k through 12) in 2001: 4,680
Racial composition of schoolchildren,
Poverty (percent of residents living below poverty level, 1999)
Education (percent of residents age 25 and older, 2000)
Major Local Employment Sectors
Total number of people employed in Wakulla County (2000): 4,498
County Seat: Crawfordville (not incorporated)
Wakulla County Cooperative Extension Service
Wakulla County Emergency Management
Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office
Wakulla County Health Department
Apalachee Regional Planning Council
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission--Northwest Region
Sopchoppy (population in 2000: 426)
St. Marks (population in 2000: 272)
Wakulla County School District
School District Data: www.firn.edu/doe/eias/flmove/county.htm
School Grades: schoolgrades.fldoe.org/
Crawfordville Elementary (K-5)
Medart Elementary (K-5)
Shadeville Elementary (K-5)
Riversprings Middle School (6-8)
Wakulla Middle School (6-8)
Wakulla High School (9-12)
Wakulla’s Charter School-Coast (K-8)
Wakulla County Public Library
Chamber of Commerce: www.wakullacounty.org
Outdoor Recreation Facilities
To find a state park 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: A list of boat ramps can be found at www.floridaconservation.org/fishing/ramps/nw-ramps.html#calhoun
Fishing: The St. Marks, Wakulla, Sopchoppy, and the Ochlockonee rivers are favorites for fishing, as are Wakulla Beach and Spring Creek.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s “Big Bend Saltwater Paddling Trail” website contains information on canoe and kayak trips along the coast.
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.
Bike routes: From the trailhead south of Tallahassee, the 16-mile-long, paved Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail follows the route of the former railroad, passing through part of the Apalachicola National Forest on its way to St. Marks on the coast. The trail also extends approximately 5 miles north into Tallahassee. Bicycling, skating, walking, jogging, and dog-walking are permitted on the paved trail. An adjacent trail is available for horseback riding. There is a paved parking lot at the entrance to the trail on State Road 363.