Flagler County
Flagler County Courthouse in Bunnell
Flagler County Courthouse in Bunnell
Map of Florida highlighting Flagler County
Location within the U.S. state of Florida
Map of the United States highlighting Florida
Florida's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 29°28′N 81°18′W / 29.47°N 81.3°W / 29.47; -81.3
Country United States
State Florida
FoundedApril 28, 1917
Named forHenry Flagler
SeatBunnell
Largest cityPalm Coast
Area
 • Total571 sq mi (1,480 km2)
 • Land485 sq mi (1,260 km2)
 • Water85 sq mi (220 km2)  15.0%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2020)
115,378[1]
 • Density228/sq mi (88/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district6th
Websitewww.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.[2] Its county seat is Bunnell.[3] 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.[4]

Adjacent counties

Parks and gardens

Rivers and waterways

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
19202,442
19302,4661.0%
19403,00822.0%
19503,36711.9%
19604,56635.6%
19704,454−2.5%
198010,913145.0%
199028,701163.0%
200049,83273.6%
201095,69692.0%
2020115,37820.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2019[2]
Flagler County racial composition
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Pop 2010[11] Pop 2020[12] % 2010 % 2020
White (NH) 72,860 84,291 76.14% 73.06%
Black or African American (NH) 10,470 10,537 10.94% 9.13%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 223 291 0.23% 0.25%
Asian (NH) 2,020 2,450 2.11% 2.12%
Pacific Islander (NH) 47 59 0.05% 0.05%
Some Other Race (NH) 290 704 0.3% 0.61%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 1,535 4,747 1.6% 4.11%
Hispanic or Latino 8,251 12,299 8.62% 10.66%
Total 95,696 115,378

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 115,378 people, 44,040 households, and 31,591 families residing in the county.

As of the census[13] 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%.[14]

Transportation

Airports

Major roads

Other

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[16][17]
Political Party Total Voters Percentage
Republican 35,985 41.80%
Democratic 26,289 30.50%
Independent 22,973 26.69%
Third Parties 829 1.01%
Total 86,076 100.00%

Statewide elections

United States presidential election results for Flagler County, Florida[18]
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:

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.[19] 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.[20]

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.[21]

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."[22]

Communities

Cities

Towns

Unincorporated communities

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.[9][10]

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 21, 2018. Retrieved June 21, 2018.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 7, 2011. Retrieved February 12, 2014.
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 13, 2014.
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 13, 2014.
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 13, 2014.
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 13, 2014.
  9. ^ www.census.gov
  10. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". www.census.gov. Retrieved May 18, 2022.
  11. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved May 27, 2022.
  12. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved May 27, 2022.
  13. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
  14. ^ https://www.census.gov/
  15. ^ "Florida Department of Transportation, Division of Survey and Mapping, Road Map of Flagler County (PDF)" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on September 10, 2016. Retrieved February 22, 2009.
  16. ^ "Official Flagler County Supervisor of Elections - Elections Office". www.flaglerelections.com. Retrieved December 19, 2019.
  17. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 24, 2016. Retrieved October 27, 2016.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  18. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
  19. ^ "Flagler County, FL - Library System". www.flaglercounty.org. Archived from the original on April 26, 2016. Retrieved April 25, 2016.
  20. ^ "Flagler County Public Library System". Retrieved April 25, 2016.
  21. ^ "Flagler County, FL". www.flaglercounty.org. Archived from the original on April 18, 2016. Retrieved April 25, 2016.
  22. ^ "Local History". Archived from the original on April 18, 2016. Retrieved April 25, 2016.

Government links/Constitutional offices

Special districts

Judicial branch

Tourism links

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