Gilchrist County is located in northwestern Florida. The County Seat is Trenton and the largest city is Trenton. The Official Web Site is located at http://gilchrist.fl.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 16,997 and the 2010 census population was 16,939. The land area is 349.68 square miles and there are 48.4 persons per square mile.
91.9% of the population is White, 5.6% is Black or African American, 5.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 0.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.2% is two or more races. 79.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 11.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $102,300, there are 6,240 households, an average of 2.51 persons per household. The per capita income is $20,180, the median household income is $38,406, and 24.1% of the persons in Gilchrist County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,104. Retail sales (in $1000) were $52,477, and sales per capita were $3,102.
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