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Flagler County, Florida
Bunnell, FL, Courthouse, Flagler County, 08-08-2010 (2).JPG
Flagler County Courthouse in Bunnell
Map of Florida highlighting Flagler County
Location in the state of Florida
Map of the U.S. highlighting Florida
Florida's location in the U.S.
Founded April 28, 1917
Named for Henry Flagler
Seat Bunnell
Largest city Palm Coast
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

571 sq mi (1,479 km²)
485 sq mi (1,256 km²)
85 sq mi (220 km²), 15.0%
Population
 - (2020)
 - Density

115,378
228/sq mi (88/km²)
Congressional district 6th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.flaglercounty.org

Flagler County is a county located on the northeastern coast of the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2020 census, the population was 115,378.[1] Its county seat is Bunnell.[2] Created in 1917 from portions of Saint Johns and Volusia Counties, it was named for Henry Flagler, who built the Florida East Coast Railway.

Flagler County is included in the Deltona–Daytona Beach–Ormond Beach, FL metropolitan statistical area, and is also included in the Orlando-Deltona-Daytona Beach, FL Combined Statistical Area.

In 1974, Marco Polo Park, a theme park off Interstate 95 opened. It was never profitable and closed soon after.

In 1998, when two brush fires threatened to become one huge brush fire in Flagler County, a mandatory evacuation was ordered for the entire county. This was the first and so far the only time a whole county was evacuated in Florida for a wildfire.

Geography[]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 571 square miles (1,480 km2), of which 485 square miles (1,260 km2) is land and 85 square miles (220 km2) (15.0%) is water.[3]

Adjacent counties[]

Rivers and waterways[]

Demographics[]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1920 2,442
1930 2,466 1.0%
1940 3,008 22.0%
1950 3,367 11.9%
1960 4,566 35.6%
1970 4,454 −2.5%
1980 10,913 145.0%
1990 28,701 163.0%
2000 49,832 73.6%
2010 95,696 92.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1790-1960[5] 1900-1990[6]
1990-2000[7] 2010-2020[1]

As of the census[8] of 2010, there were 95,696 people, 39,186 households, and 27,843 families residing in the county. The population density was 197.1 people per square mile. There were 48,595 housing units. The racial makeup of the county was 82.3% White, 11.4% Black or African American. 8.6% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 19.9% under the age of 18, and 24.5% who were 65 years of age or older.

The median income for a household in the county was $51,049, and the median income for a family was $58,327.

Flagler county was ranked the fastest-growing county in the nation by the US Census Bureau from 2000 to 2005, boasting a 53.3% change, with a July 1, 2005 population estimate at 76,410. As of 2016 the largest ancestry group in the county was English-American at 18.1% of the county, followed by German-American at 12.7% and Irish-American also at 12.7%.[9]

Transportation[]

Airports[]

  • Flagler County Airport is the primary airport within the county. It does not provide commercial air services but does serve private, student and business aviation.

Major roads[]

  • I-95.svg Interstate 95[10]
  • US 1.svg U.S. 1
  • Florida A1A.svg SR A1A
  • Florida 11.svg SR 11
  • Florida 20.svg SR 20
  • Florida 100.svg SR 100

Other[]

  • The Florida East Coast Railway provides rail freight services in the county.
  • The Intracoastal Waterway runs just in from the coast in eastern Flagler County and provides for freight shipping and recreational boating.

Politics[]

Voter registration[]

According to the Secretary of State's office, Republicans are a plurality of registered voters in Flagler County.

Flagler County Voter Registration & Party Enrollment as of December 19, 2019[11][12]
Political Party Total Voters Percentage
Template:Party color cell Republican 35,985 41.80%
Template:Party color cell Democratic 26,289 30.50%
Template:Party color cell Independent 22,973 26.69%
Template:Party color cell Third Parties 829 1.01%
Total 86,076 100.00%

Statewide elections[]

United States presidential election results for Flagler County, Florida[13]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 43,043 59.90% 28,161 39.19% 659 0.92%
2016 33,850 58.38% 22,026 37.98% 2,111 3.64%
2012 26,969 53.19% 23,207 45.77% 531 1.05%
2008 23,951 48.66% 24,726 50.24% 540 1.10%
2004 19,633 51.02% 18,578 48.28% 269 0.70%
2000 12,618 46.53% 13,897 51.25% 601 2.22%
1996 8,234 41.01% 9,585 47.74% 2,260 11.26%
1992 6,246 38.19% 6,693 40.92% 3,416 20.89%
1988 6,504 60.32% 4,244 39.36% 34 0.32%
1984 4,913 62.08% 3,000 37.91% 1 0.01%
1980 2,895 51.70% 2,503 44.70% 202 3.61%
1976 1,262 37.41% 2,086 61.84% 25 0.74%
1972 1,409 74.08% 493 25.92% 0 0.00%
1968 360 20.25% 601 33.80% 817 45.95%
1964 718 43.31% 940 56.69% 0 0.00%
1960 426 31.35% 933 68.65% 0 0.00%
1956 498 41.92% 690 58.08% 0 0.00%
1952 512 51.30% 486 48.70% 0 0.00%
1948 154 23.77% 153 23.61% 341 52.62%
1944 114 22.14% 401 77.86% 0 0.00%
1940 136 19.74% 553 80.26% 0 0.00%
1936 106 17.29% 507 82.71% 0 0.00%
1932 94 16.52% 475 83.48% 0 0.00%
1928 325 58.14% 219 39.18% 15 2.68%
1924 75 20.16% 202 54.30% 95 25.54%
1920 74 19.79% 206 55.08% 94 25.13%



Previous gubernatorial elections results
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2018 58.60% 30,951 40.11% 21,183 1.29% 682
2014 52.82% 19,996 42.25% 15,994 4.93% 1,868
2010 52.91% 17,711 43.11% 14,430 3.98% 1,335
2006 51.81% 15,376 45.79% 13,589 2.40% 714
2002 55.97% 14,407 43.25% 11,133 0.77% 199
1998 54.01% 9,779 45.99% 8,326
1994 47.37% 7,160 52.63% 7,954

Education[]

Flagler County Public Schools enroll approximately 13,000 students.[1] The system includes two public high schools, Flagler Palm Coast and Matanzas High School. The county also has five elementary schools and two middle schools. All elementary schools will be Pre-K to 6th grade and middle schools 7th and 8th. Flagler County schools are:

  • Belle Terre Elementary K-6th
  • Bunnell Elementary K-6th
  • Rymfire Elementary K-6th
  • Old Kings Elementary K-6th
  • Wadsworth Elementary K-6th
  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School Pre K-8th
  • Buddy Taylor Middle School 7th-8th
  • Indian Trails Middle School 7th-8th
  • Matanzas High School 9th-12th
  • Flagler Palm Coast High School 9th-12th
  • Pathways Academy (alternative school)
  • iFlagler Virtual School 7th-12th
  • Imagine School at Town Center (charter)
  • Academies of Excellence's Heritage Academy (charter) (closed after the 2011–2012 school year)

In addition, Daytona State College maintains a branch campus in Palm Coast.

Libraries[]

Flagler County Library System consists of two branches with over 57,000 borrowers.[14] The Main Branch is located at 2500 Palm Coast Pkwy NW, Palm Coast and the Bunnell Branch is located at 103 E Moody Blvd, Bunnell. The Flagler County Library system currently employees eighteen staff, with fourteen full-time employees and four part-time employees with an annual operating budget of $1 million.[15]

The Flagler County Public Library was created by the County Commission in 1987, but as early as 1937, a room of the County Courthouse in Bunnell was set aside for a small library, which was sponsored by the Colony Club. The current library director is Holly Albanese.

The Flagler County Library System offers a wide variety of services beyond traditional library services. They have an e-book collection through Overdrive and Axis360. The library system will assist patrons in filing taxes, and applying for some government programs, as well as with passport applications. Both libraries offer fax services, and the Main Branch also offers scanning services.[16]

In 2001, the Flagler County Library System began a local oral history project called the "Flagler County Memories Project". This project is currently being recorded and then preserved on compact discs. The project mission states, "This collection of oral life histories seeks to sample the common themes and unique stories of selected local residents."[17]

Communities[]

Cities[]

  • Bunnell
  • Flagler Beach
  • Palm Coast

Towns[]

  • Beverly Beach
  • Marineland

Unincorporated communities[]

  • Bimini
  • Cody's Corner
  • Daytona North
  • Dupont
  • Espanola
  • Favoretta
  • Flagler Estates (also in St. Johns County)
  • Hammock
  • Korona
  • Orange Hammock
  • Painters Hill
  • Relay
  • St. Johns Park

See also[]

  • Bike trails in Florida (paved)
  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Flagler County, Florida
  • Halifax area
  • First Coast

References[]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/12/12013.html. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. https://www.census.gov/geographies/reference-files/time-series/geo/gazetteer-files.html. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial-census.html. 
  5. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu. 
  6. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/fl190090.txt. 
  7. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs/phc-t4/tables/tab02.pdf. 
  8. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov. 
  9. ^ https://www.census.gov/
  10. ^ "Florida Department of Transportation, Division of Survey and Mapping, Road Map of Flagler County (PDF)". http://www.dot.state.fl.us/surveyingandmapping/geomap/flag_c.pdf. 
  11. ^ "Official Flagler County Supervisor of Elections - Elections Office" (in en-US). https://www.flaglerelections.com/. 
  12. ^ "Archived copy". http://dos.myflorida.com/elections/data-statistics/voter-registration-statistics/voter-registration-monthly-reports/voter-registration-current-by-county/. 
  13. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS. 
  14. ^ "Flagler County, FL - Library System". http://www.flaglercounty.org/index.aspx?NID=112. 
  15. ^ "Flagler County Public Library System". http://www.flaglerlibraryfriend.com/friends/about%20us.htm. 
  16. ^ "Flagler County, FL". http://www.flaglercounty.org/FAQ.aspx?QID=199. 
  17. ^ "Local History". http://www.flaglercounty.org/index.aspx?NID=411. 

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Coordinates: 29°28′N 81°18′W / 29.47, -81.30

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