Caryville, Florida

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Caryville is a town in Washington County, Florida, United States located along the Choctawhatchee River. The population was 411 at the 2010 census.


Caryville is located at 30°46′32″N 85°48′38″W (30.775620, -85.810506).According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.3 km2), of which 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (4.13%) is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 218 people, 86 households, and 57 families residing in the town. The population density was 72.1 inhabitants per square mile (27.9/km2). There were 110 housing units at an average density of 36.4 per square mile (14.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 73.39% White, 20.64% African American, 1.38% Native American, 2.75% from other races, and 1.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.96% of the population. There were 86 households, out of which 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 15.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.16. In the town, the population was spread out, with 32.1% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 115.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.3 males. The median income for a household in the town was $22,500, and the median income for a family was $28,750. Males had a median income of $25,000 versus $15,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,385. About 16.7% of families and 37.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 66.7% of those under the age of eighteen and 35.1% of those 65 or over.


During July 1994, the Choctawhatchee River flooded and rose to a record level of 29 feet. The flooding submerged most of Caryville under water. Due to the 'buyout' of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), many residents left. This departure left only about 200 residents in the town.

Notable people

Robert L. Carter, United States District Court judge and civil rights activist Bob Thorpe, Major League Baseball player
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