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Yankeetown is a town in Levy County, Florida, United States. In the 2010 Census, the population was 502.
Yankeetown was founded in 1923 by the Indiana politician and lawyer Armanis F. Knotts, who moved to the area because of his great love for hunting. Originally named for the founder, the present name comes from the fact the local mail carrier frequently and derisively directed visitors to the settlement he called "that Yankee town".
Yankeetown is located at 29°1′52″N 82°43′12″W (29.031155, -82.720104). The outermost reaches of the town are located around the mouth of the Withlacoochee River and along the Gulf of Mexico.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 21.1 square miles (54.6 km2), of which 7.6 square miles (19.8 km2) is land and 13.4 square miles (34.8 km2), or 63.75%, is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 629 people, 309 households, and 194 families residing in the town. The population density was 80.4 people per square mile (31.1/km²). There were 472 housing units at an average density of 60.3 per square mile (23.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.82% White, 1.43% Native American, 0.79% Asian, and 0.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.64% of the population.
There were 309 households out of which 12.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.9% were non-families.