Calhoun County

Calhoun County is located in Northwest Florida in the Panhandle bordering Bay, Jackson, Liberty and Gulf Counties.

Calhoun County was established from a portion of Escambia County in 1838. The county was named for John C. Calhoun, Senator from South Carolina and an outspoken advocate of the doctrine of states' rights.

Calhoun County Florida Image Map
Population - 2000
13,017
Population - 2010
14,625
Population - 2015 Est
14,549
Land Area (sq mi)
567
Water Area (sq mi)
7
Total Area (sq mi)
574
Average Rainfall
59
Temperature - Average High
81
Temperature - Average Low
53

Official Listings

The Calhoun County School District has a rich heritage of educational excellence and outstanding student achievement. The small school district currently contains 1 pre-K school, 2 elementary schools, 2 high schools and 1 adult school.

The Calhoun County Public Library has 2 branches in Blountstown, 3 branches in Altha, and 1 in Kinard. The main branch is in Blountstown.