Bushnell is a city in Sumter County, Florida, United States. The population was 2,050 at the 2000 census. According to the U.S Census estimates of 2005, the city had a population of 2,119. It is the county seat of Sumter County.
A post office called Bushnell has been in operation since 1885. The City of Bushnell was named after John W. Bushnell, who was responsible for bringing the railroad to the community.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km²), all land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,050 people, 830 households, and 538 families residing in the city. The population density was 871.7 inhabitants per square mile (336.8/km²). There were 1,004 housing units at an average density of 426.9 per square mile (165.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 83.37% White, 12.98% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.73% Asian, 1.27% from other races, and 1.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.56% of the population.
There were 830 households out of which 25.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.4% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% were non-families. 31.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.79.
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