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Saint Johns County, Florida
Seal of Saint Johns County, Florida
Seal
Map of Florida highlighting Saint Johns County
Location in the state of Florida
Map of the U.S. highlighting Florida
Florida's location in the U.S.
Founded July 21 1821
Seat St. Augustine
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

821 sq mi (2,126 km²)
609 sq mi (1,577 km²)
212 sq mi (549 km²), 25.86%
Population
 - (2020)
 - Density

273,425
202/sq mi (78/km²)
Website www.co.st-johns.fl.us/

St. Johns County is a county located in the state of Florida. As of the 2020 census, the population was 273,425. The county seat is St. Augustine. It is one of the highest-income counties in the United States.

St. Johns County is part of the Greater Jacksonville Metropolitan area. It has experienced explosive growth in the last 10 years as a flood of people working in Jacksonville built new homes across the county line.

History[]

St. Johns County was created in 1821. It was named for St. John the Baptist. St. Johns County and Escambia County were Florida's original two counties with the Suwannee River being the boundary between the two.

Geography[]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,127 km² (821 sq mi). 1,577 km² (609 sq mi) of it is land and 550 km² (212 sq mi) of it is water, much of it in the Atlantic Ocean. The total area is 25.86% water.jljlk;jlkn

Government[]

United States presidential election results for St. Johns County, Florida[1]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 110,946 62.66% 63,850 36.06% 2,251 1.27%
2016 88,684 64.34% 43,099 31.27% 6,063 4.40%
2012 78,513 68.25% 35,190 30.59% 1,332 1.16%
2008 69,222 65.25% 35,791 33.74% 1,068 1.01%
2004 59,196 68.60% 26,399 30.59% 695 0.81%
2000 39,564 65.10% 19,509 32.10% 1,698 2.79%
1996 27,318 56.27% 16,716 34.43% 4,515 9.30%
1992 20,188 50.49% 12,291 30.74% 7,507 18.77%
1988 19,228 70.14% 8,029 29.29% 158 0.58%
1984 16,500 71.26% 6,652 28.73% 2 0.01%
1980 11,234 59.67% 6,898 36.64% 694 3.69%
1976 6,660 46.34% 7,412 51.58% 299 2.08%
1972 8,919 77.48% 2,549 22.14% 43 0.37%
1968 3,880 34.31% 2,748 24.30% 4,682 41.40%
1964 7,450 63.10% 4,357 36.90% 0 0.00%
1960 4,125 42.49% 5,583 57.51% 0 0.00%
1956 5,104 56.44% 3,940 43.56% 0 0.00%
1952 4,702 51.85% 4,366 48.15% 0 0.00%
1948 1,840 29.18% 1,994 31.63% 2,471 39.19%
1944 1,582 29.59% 3,764 70.41% 0 0.00%
1940 1,303 24.02% 4,122 75.98% 0 0.00%
1936 1,085 24.13% 3,411 75.87% 0 0.00%
1932 1,265 27.45% 3,344 72.55% 0 0.00%
1928 1,939 36.65% 3,307 62.50% 45 0.85%
1924 517 27.44% 1,023 54.30% 344 18.26%
1920 1,221 37.98% 1,810 56.30% 184 5.72%
1916 326 19.03% 1,133 66.14% 254 14.83%
1912 45 3.93% 836 73.08% 263 22.99%
1908 344 25.44% 758 56.07% 250 18.49%
1904 204 21.05% 550 56.76% 215 22.19%
1900 234 21.73% 764 70.94% 79 7.34%
1896 50 7.70% 561 86.44% 38 5.86%
1892 0 0.00% 589 95.46% 28 4.54%



The St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners is an elected five-member commission, which appoints a county administrator. The main environmental and agricultural body is the St. Johns County Soil and Water Conservation District, which works closely with other area agencies. In 2016 Donald Trump received 88,684 votes (64.34%) for president to Hillary Clinton's 43,099 (31.27%).

Education[]

The St. Johns County School Board is an elected five-member board, which appoints a superintendent to administrate the operation of public schools in the county. For the 2007-2008 school year there were: • 17 elementary schools (grades K-5) plus 1 under construction, expected to open for the 2008-2009 school year • 7 middle schools (grades 6-8) • 5 high schools, 2 of which opened in 2000 plus 2 under construction, expected to open for the 2008-2009 school year

The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind [1] is a public residential school operated by the state of Florida and located in St. Augustine.

St. Johns River Community College[2] has 2 campus locations in the county: St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra.

Flagler College[3] is a private, liberal arts college located in downtown St. Augustine.

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences[4] is a facility for Physical and Occupational Therapy Education.

Adjacent Counties[]

Demographics[]

As of the census² of 2000, there were 123,135 people, 49,614 households, and 34,084 families residing in the county. The population density was 78/km² (202/sq mi). There were 58,008 housing units at an average density of 37/km² (95/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 90.92% White, 6.29% African American, 0.26% American Indian, 0.95% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.55% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.63% of the population.

There were 49,614 households out of which 29.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.80% were married couples living together, 8.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.30% were non-families. 24.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.10% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 27.60% from 25 to 44, 26.40% from 45 to 64, and 15.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 94.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $50,099, and the median income for a family was $59,153. Males had a median income of $40,783 versus $27,240 for females. The per capita income for the county was $28,674. About 5.10% of families and 8.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.30% of those under age 18 and 6.20% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[]

Incorporated[]

  1. Town of Hastings
  2. Town of Marineland
  3. City of St. Augustine
  4. City of St. Augustine Beach

Unincorporated[]

External links[]

Government links/Constitutional offices[]

Special districts[]

Judicial branch[]

Tourism links[]

Coordinates: 29°55′N 81°25′W / 29.91, -81.41

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