Gilchrist County

Gilchrist County is located in Northeast bordering Alachua, Columbia, Dixie, Lafayette, Levy and Suwannee Counties. 

Gilchrist County was established in 1925 named for Albert W. Gilchrist who was the Governor of Florida. 

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Population - 2000
14,437
Population - 2010
16,939
Population - 2015 Est
16,839
Land Area (sq mi)
350
Water Area (sq mi)
6
Total Area (sq mi)
355

Official Listings

Gilchrist is a small school district located in a rural part of Florida. Approximately 2700 students attend Gilchrist Public Schools. The schools in this district offer comprehensive programs geared toward preparing students for life after graduation. Most recently, Gilchrist Public Schools were featured on MSN for being rated as the Best School District in Florida by Start Class after analyzing each school’s academic performance and satisfaction scores.

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