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Estimates of Population For Highlands County

Location April 1, 2016 Estimate Total Change 2010-2016 April 1, 2010 Census
Highlands County 101,531 2,745 98,786
Avon Park 10,989 2,153 8,836
Lake Placid 2,564 341 2,223
Sebring 10,971 480 10,491
UNINCORPORATED 77,007 -229 77,236

Source: Bureau of Economic and Business Research, University of Florida

Population – Florida Heartland Region

Population 2015 2014 Change Percent
change
DeSoto County 34,777 34,426 351 1.0
Hardee County 27,645 27,712 ‐67 ‐0.2
Highlands County 100,748 99,818 930 0.9
Okeechobee County 40,052 39,828 224 0.6
Glades County        
Hendry        
Florida 19,815,183 19,507,369 307,814 1.6

Source: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Labor Market Statistics.

Estimates and Projections

2016 Estimate 101,531 20,148,654
% Change 2010 - 2016 2.8% 7.2%
2020 Projection Based On 2015 Estimate 105,833 21,372,207
% Change 2015- 2020 4.2% 6.1%
2025 Projection Based On 2015 Estimate 110,413 22,799,508
% Change 2020-25 4.3% 6.7%
2015 Median Age 53.0 41.5

Source: December 2016
Florida Legislature Office of Economic and Demographic Research
111 W. Madison Street, Suite 574
Tallahassee, FL 32399-6588
(850) 487-1402 http://edr.state.fl.us

Population Change for Highlands County 1990 to 2016

County 2016 2010 2000 1990
Highlands 101,531 98,786 87,366 68,432

Source: Bureau of Economic and Business Research, University of Florida

Population by Age (Percentage)

Ages 2015 2010 2000 1990
0–17 17.5 18.2 19.2 18.9
18–44 23.9 24.3 25.6 26.0
45–64 25.3 25.3 22.2 21.9
65+ 33.2 32.2 33.0 33.2

Source: Bureau of Economic and Business Research, University of Florida

0%
Workforce 18-64

 

Race and Hispanic Origin

Race and Hispanic Origin Highlands
July 1, 2015
Highlands
April 1, 2010
White Alone  85.6% 81.0%
Black or African American Alone  10.5% 9.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native Alone  0.6% 0.5%
Asian Alone  1.5% 1.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone  0.1% Z
Two or More Races  1.7% 2.2%
Hispanic or Latino  18.8% 17.4%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino  68.5% 70.7%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Characteristics

Veterans, 2011-2015 12,258
Foreign born persons, percent, 2011-2015 10.3%

Households

Total Number of Households  39,931 
Average Household Size  2.42
Median Household Income  $35,560
Housing Units (Est.)  54,894
Homeownership Rate  77.90%
Median Home Value  $93,600

Quality of Life

Crime

Highlands County

Florida
Crime Rate, 2015 (Index Crimes Per 100,000 Population)

2,700.8

3,342.7
Admissions To Prison FY 2015-16

200

30,289
Admissions To Prison Per 100,000 Population FY 2015-16

200.4

155.3

Quality of Life

Educational attainment Persons aged 25 and older
  Highlands County Florida
% HS graduate or higher 82.6% +/- 1.1% 86.9% +/- 0.1%
% bachelor's degree or higher 16.7% +/- 1.1% 27.3% +/- 0.2%
+/- = margin of error based on a 90% confidence level.

Source: http://edr.state.fl.us/content/area-profiles/county/Highlands.pdf

Taxes

Personal Income Tax  None
County Millage Rate  8.5500
Avon Park  0.3000
Sebring  4.8184
Lake Placid  3.6500
South Florida Water Management District .2836
Southwest Florida Water Management Rate .3317
School Board Rate  6.956
Sales Tax  7.5%
Machinery And Equipment  None

Sources: http://www.hctaxcollector.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2016Final-Millage-Rates.pdf

State Infrastructure

Transportation Highlands County Florida
State Highway
Centerline Miles 132.5 12,109.9
Lane Miles 397.8 43,819.1
State Bridges
Number 24 6,783
State Facilities
Buildings/Facilities (Min. 300 Sq. Ft.)
Number 69 9,319
Square Footage 102,687 63,971,860
State Owned Lands
State Lands
Conservation Lands
Parcels 3,522 38,326
Acreage 28,024.1 3,140,422.9
Non-Conservation Lands
Parcels 35 5,880
Acreage 1,310.6 160,353.7

http://www.census.gov/quickfacts/table/PST045215/12055

http://edr.state.fl.us/content/area-profiles/county/highlands.pdf