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Flagler County Florida   Located in North East Florida


Flagler County Cities


Andalusia Deanville Lehigh Woods Roy
Beverly Beach Dinner Island Marineland Shell Bluff
Bimini Dupont Myrtle Island South Palm Coast
Black Point Espanola Neoga St Johns Park
Bon Terra Favoretta Painters Hill West Palm Coast
Bunnell Flagler Beach Palm Coast
Codys Corner Korona Relay


Land area (rank): 491 square miles (61)
Population 1993 (rank): 33,544 (42)
Population density 1993 (rank): 68 persons per square mile (40)
Growth 1980-1990 (rank): 163.0% (1)

Physical Characteristics

Flagler County is on Florida's northeast coast and is bordered by St. Johns, Putnam, and Volusia counties. The county has 17 square miles of water. The average January temperature is 58.6 degrees F, and the average August temperature is 81.6 degrees F. The average annual rainfall is 50.74 inches.

History

Flagler County was established in 1917 from portions of St. Johns and Volusia counties and named for Henry Morrison Flagler, developer of the Florida East Coast Railroad.

Population

In 1993 over 80% of Flagler County's population was in unincorporated areas. The greatest population concentration is along the beaches. Much of the county land area is wetlands. The incorporated place with the greatest population is the city of Flagler Beach, with a 1993 population of 4,031, followed by the city of Bunnell, with a 1993 population of 1,977. Unincorporated Palm Coast grew rapidly in the 1970s and 1980s and had a 1990 population of 14,287. In 1993, 90% of Flagler County's population was white and 10% was nonwhite. In 1990, 4.4% of the population was Hispanic. Of the population increase between 1980 and 1990, 100% was due to net migration. The 1992 birth rate for the county was 9.9 live births per 1,000 persons, and the 1992 death rate was 11.3 deaths per 1,000 persons. In 1992 the infant mortality rate was 0.0 per 1,000. The leading causes of death in 1993 were heart disease, cancer, and chronic obstructive lung disease.

Education

Of all 1992 high school graduates, 78.2% planned to continue their education. The 1992 high school dropout rate was 1.7%. In 1990, 78.7% of persons in the county were high school graduates, and 17.3% had completed four or more years of college. Colleges and universities. Served by Daytona Beach Community College (Volusia County).

Economy

The per capita income for 1993 in Flagler County was $14,740 (41st highest in the state). The median household income in 1989 was $28,628. In 1989, 6.6% of families had incomes below the poverty level. In 1990, 25.2% of personal income in Flagler County was derived from transfer payments. In 1992 the greatest numbers of persons in Flagler County were employed in the services, retail trade, and government sectors. Amusement and recreation and medical and health services employed the greatest numbers of persons in the services sector. Eating and drinking establishments were the major employers in the retail trade sector. Lumber and wood products firms accounted for the greatest employment in the manufacturing sector. In 1992 there were 93 farms in Flagler County, totalling 52,259 acres (17% of land in the county). In 1991, 23,435 thousand board feet of softwood logs, 87,861 cords of softwood for pulp, and 7,255 cords hardwood for pulp were produced. In 1991, 1,461 pounds of fish and 535 pounds of shellfish were landed.

Median value of a single-family home 1990: $97,500
Median monthly rent 1990: $435
Mobile homes as a % of total housing: 12.4
Housing starts 1992: 692
Housing starts 1993: 751

In 1992 the price level index for Flagler County was 95.24 (28th highest in the state).

Local Government

In 1993, the ad valorem millage rate was 4.3830, and the total taxable value of property was $2,052,425,237. Taxable sales totalled $165.40 million in 1992 and $179.00 million in 1993. Lottery sales totalled $5,175 thousand in 1992-93. In 1990-91 Flagler County's revenues totalled $43,457 thousand ($1,426.5 per capita) and its expenditures $30,783 thousand ($1,010.4 per capita). Of those 18 years of age and older, 74.3% were registered to vote in 1992. Of these, 45.4% were registered Democrat and 45.3% were registered Republican. In the 1992 presidential election, 38.2% of the votes were cast for Bush, 40.9% for Clinton, and 20.7% for Perot.

Places of Interest

Marineland; Bulow Plantation Ruins, vicinity of Bunnell; Washington Oaks Garden Park, south of Marineland.



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