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Time Zone: Santa Rosa County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Milton is the Seat for Santa Rosa County.

Santa Rosa County was founded February 18, 1842 and was created by taking area from EscambiaCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Santa Rosa had a population of 151,759 people. This is an increase of 28.89% since the last Census (which gave a population of 117,743 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Santa Rosa represented 0.74% of the total population of Florida, making it the state's 32nd 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.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010151,372+28.56%-0.26% since 2009
2009151,759+28.89%+0.93% since 2008
2008150,356+27.7%+1.76% since 2007
2000117,743The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Milton   8,6887,04523.32% increase  
Gulf Breeze   6,6095,66516.66% increase  
Jay   69357919.69% increase  

Websites for Santa Rosa County

Official Website:   www.co.santa-rosa.fl.us/

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Footnotes ...

<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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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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