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Population Facts and Figures

Total population:
1950: 5,258
2000: 22,863

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
Average family size: 2.99 people
Total number of households: 8,450

Females, percent of population: 48.2% (Wakulla County), 51% (Florida)

Racial composition
Wakulla CountyFlorida
White 86.178
Black/African-American 11.514.6
Other 2.47.4

Total number of children enrolled in elementary and secondary schools (pre-k through 12) in 2001: 4,680

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

Group Percentage
White 85.7
Black/African-American 11.8
Other 2.5
Source: Florida Department of Education

Poverty (percent of residents living below poverty level, 1999)
Wakulla CountyFlorida
Families headed by women with children under 5 53.844.6

Education (percent of residents age 25 and older, 2000)
Wakulla CountyFlorida
High school diploma or higher78.479.9
Bachelor's degree or higher15.722.3

Income (1999)
Wakulla CountyFlorida
Per person $17,678$21,557
Household $37,149$38,819

Major Local Employment Sectors

Total number of people employed in Wakulla County (2000): 4,498
Unemployment rate (2000): 3.1% (down from 3.7% in 1990)
Major economic sectors:
Service industries: 1,300
Government: 670
Education: 620
Manufacturing: 430
Source: Enterprise Florida
Source: Haas Center; U.S. Census

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County Information

County Seat: Crawfordville (not incorporated)
Wakulla County Courthouse
3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327
(850) 926-0919

Wakulla County Cooperative Extension Service
84 Cedar Avenue, Crawfordville, FL 32327
(850) 926-3931 // Fax (850) 926-8789

Emergency Services: Wakulla County Emergency Management
15 Oak Street, Crawfordville FL 32327
(850) 926-0860 // Fax (850) 926-8027

Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office
15 Oak Street, Crawfordville, FL 32327
(850) 926-0800

Health Services: Wakulla County Health Department
48 Oak Street, Crawfordville, FL 32327-2090
(850) 926-3591

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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

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


Sopchoppy (population in 2000: 426)
City Hall
100 Municipal Avenue, Sopchoppy, FL 32358
(850) 962-4611

St. Marks (population in 2000: 272)
City Hall
788 Port Leon Drive, P.O. Box 296, St. Marks, FL 32355
(850) 925-6224

Public Schools

Wakulla County School District
126 High Drive, Crawfordville, FL 32326
(850) 926-7131 // Fax (850) 926-7994

School District Data:

School Grades:

Crawfordville Elementary (K-5)
379 Arran Road, Crawfordville, FL, 32327
(850) 926-3641 // Fax (850) 926-4303

Medart Elementary (K-5)
2558 Coastal Highway, Crawfordville, FL, 32327
(850) 962-4881 // Fax (850) 962-3953

Shadeville Elementary (K-5)
45 Warrior Way, Crawfordville, FL, 32327
(850) 926-7155 // Fax (850) 926-5044

Riversprings Middle School (6-8)
800 Spring Creek Highway, Crawfordville, FL, 32327
(850) 926-2300 // Fax (850) 926-2111

Wakulla Middle School (6-8)
22 Jean Drive, Crawfordville, FL, 32327
(850) 926-7143 // Fax (850) 926-3752

Wakulla High School (9-12)
3237 Coastal Highway, Crawfordville, FL, 32327
(850) 926-7125 // Fax (850) 926-8571

Wakulla’s Charter School-Coast (K-8)
P.O. Box 338, St. Marks, FL 32355
(850) 925-6344 // Fax (850) 925-6396


Wakulla County Public Library
4330 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32326
(850) 926-7415

Chamber of Commerce:

Outdoor Recreation Facilities

To find a state park in northwest Florida, see the Florida State Park website at For a list of Wildlife Management Areas by area and activity, see the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s recreation website

Boat ramps: A list of boat ramps can be found at

Fishing: The St. Marks, Wakulla, Sopchoppy, and the Ochlockonee rivers are favorites for fishing, as are Wakulla Beach and Spring Creek.

Canoe trails: 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 (

Hunting areas: A list of public hunting areas in Northwest Florida can be found at Florida hunting regulations can be found at

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.

Hiking trails:

A walk in the woods along the Florida National Scenic Trail in Wakulla County (photo by Karla Brandt)
The St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail (see Bike routes, above) is one of many trails in Wakulla County. The Greenways and Trails website lists several hiking trails in the region and can be found at

Public lands
Apalachicola National Forest850-523-8500
Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park850-224-5950; FAX 850-561-7282
Ochlockonee River State Park850-962-2771; FAX 850-962-2403
San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park850-925-6216
St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge850-925-6121
Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail850-245-2081
Tate's Hell State Forest850-697-3734, 850-414-1137
Wakulla State Forest850-414-1137

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This page was last modified on : 10/13/2004

Florida Natural Areas Inventory
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Phone: (850) 224-8207
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