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Time Zone: Gilchrist County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Trenton is the Seat for Gilchrist County.

Gilchrist County was founded December 4, 1925 and was created by taking area from AlachuaCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Gilchrist had a population of 17,116 people. This is an increase of 18.56% since the last Census (which gave a population of 14,437 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Gilchrist represented 0.09% of the total population of Florida, making it the state's 57th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201016,939+17.33%-1.03% since 2009
200917,116+18.56%+0.41% since 2008
200817,046+18.07%+0.76% since 2007
200716,918+17.19% 
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200014,437The Last Census

More information can be found on the Gilchrist County Census Page for Gilchrist County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Gilchrist County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Gilchrist County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Trenton   1,8271,61712.99% increase  
Fanning Springs   82473711.8% increase  
Bell   41234918.05% increase  

Websites for Gilchrist County

Official Website:   www.co.gilchrist.fl.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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