Sunday, July 14, 2013

Regarding the George Zimmerman Trial: A Brief Demographic Profile of Seminole County, Florida

Seminole County, Florida

On July 13, 2013 a jury in Seminole County, Florida rendered a verdict in the Trayvon Martin Killing  Trial. The defendant was George Zimmerman who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, a 17 year old, during an altercation.  Zimmerman maintained that he acted in self defense.  It appears that the jury of six women agreed.

What follows is a brief demographic profile of Seminole County, Florida, the county where the killing occurred, and where the trial was held.

State: Florida
County: Seminole
Population: 430,000
Population growth from 2010 to 2012: 1.9%

Population under 18 years of age:  22%
Population 65 years of age and older: 13.3%

Racial-Ethnic Composition
White, Non-Hispanic: 65.2%
Hispanic: 18.2%
Black: 11.8%
Asian: 4%
Native American: < 1%
Multiracial: 2.3%

Median Household Income:  $58,900
Percentage of Population in Poverty: 10%

Persons per square mile: 1367

Source: The U.S. Census Bureau (2010-2012 data)

Chicago Tribune: The Six Jurors in the George Zimmerman Trial

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