Gilchrist County is a rural county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2016 census, the population was 17,212. The county seat is Trenton. Gilchrist County is included in the Gainesville, FL Metropolitan Statistical.

Gilchrist County was created in 1925 making it the youngest county in Florida. It was named for Albert W. Gilchrist, Governor of Florida from 1909 to 1913.

Gilchrist County has 7,234 households earning 38,406 on average per year.
82.9% Gilchrist County residents high school graduate or higher
1,739 veterans

 

Nearest airport would be Gainesville Regional Airport located 42 miles toward the east. Jacksonville International Airport located 113 miles toward the northeast.

Gilchrist County is located approximately 124 miles from Tallahassee the state capital.

Gilchrist County has a total area of 355 square miles of which 350 square miles is land and 5.6 square miles is water. It is the fifth-smallest county in Florida by land area and fourth-smallest by total area.

Gilchrist County is surrounded by 55-miles of freshwater
Western side of the county is bordered by the Historic Suwannee River
Northern side of the county is bordered by the Santa Fe River