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Demographics Analysis

The people of Highlands County, Florida give the community character. This place is unique because of factors such as population size / density, ethnic background, ratio of males to females, and average age.

Population By Sex By Age
(Highlands County, Florida)

Male:

Under 5 years : 2,357

5 to 9 years : 2,711

10 to 14 years : 2,167

15 to 17 years : 1,624

18 and 19 years : 1,060

20 years : 925

21 years : 501

22 to 24 years : 914

25 to 29 years : 2,321

30 to 34 years : 2,140

35 to 39 years : 2,320

40 to 44 years : 1,985

45 to 49 years : 2,513

50 to 54 years : 2,983

55 to 59 years : 3,302

60 and 61 years : 1,069

62 to 64 years : 1,618

65 and 66 years : 1,310

67 to 69 years : 2,507

70 to 74 years : 3,877

75 to 79 years : 3,034

80 to 84 years : 2,667

85 years and over : 1,738

Female:

Under 5 years : 2,392

5 to 9 years : 2,388

10 to 14 years : 2,561

15 to 17 years : 1,429

18 and 19 years : 992

20 years : 255

21 years : 228

22 to 24 years : 1,527

25 to 29 years : 2,068

30 to 34 years : 2,065

35 to 39 years : 1,965

40 to 44 years : 2,297

45 to 49 years : 2,584

50 to 54 years : 3,117

55 to 59 years : 3,400

60 and 61 years : 1,520

62 to 64 years : 2,309

65 and 66 years : 1,910

67 to 69 years : 2,936

70 to 74 years : 3,718

75 to 79 years : 3,865

80 to 84 years : 2,171

85 years and over : 2,563


(updated 2013)



Population By Citizen Status In The United States
(Highlands County, Florida)

U.S. citizen, born in the United States : 83,950

U.S. citizen, born in Puerto Rico or U.S. Island Areas : 2,953

U.S. citizen, born abroad of American parent(s) : 658

U.S. citizen by naturalization : 4,652

Not a U.S. citizen : 5,690


(updated 2013)



Place Of Birth By Age
(Highlands County, Florida)

Born in state of residence:

Under 5 years : 4,047

5 to 17 years : 9,429

18 to 24 years : 3,941

25 to 34 years : 3,595

35 to 44 years : 3,471

45 to 54 years : 3,083

55 to 59 years : 1,904

60 and 61 years : 382

62 to 64 years : 747

65 to 74 years : 1,534

75 years and over : 1,238

Born in other state in the United States:

Under 5 years : 561

5 to 17 years : 2,556

18 to 24 years : 1,811

25 to 34 years : 2,949

35 to 44 years : 2,905

45 to 54 years : 5,849

55 to 59 years : 3,689

60 and 61 years : 1,811

62 to 64 years : 2,435

65 to 74 years : 12,739

75 years and over : 13,274

Native, born outside the United States:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 539

18 to 24 years : 115

25 to 34 years : 558

35 to 44 years : 319

45 to 54 years : 396

55 to 59 years : 383

60 and 61 years : 75

62 to 64 years : 250

65 to 74 years : 597

75 years and over : 379

Foreign born:

Under 5 years : 141

5 to 17 years : 356

18 to 24 years : 535

25 to 34 years : 1,492

35 to 44 years : 1,872

45 to 54 years : 1,869

55 to 59 years : 726

60 and 61 years : 321

62 to 64 years : 495

65 to 74 years : 1,388

75 years and over : 1,147


(updated 2013)



Place Of Birth By Marital Status
(Highlands County, Florida)

Born in state of residence:

Never married : 8,787

Now married, except separated : 8,416

Divorced : 2,920

Separated : 634

Widowed : 1,218

Born in other state in the United States:

Never married : 6,194

Now married, except separated : 27,886

Divorced : 6,623

Separated : 488

Widowed : 6,949

Native; born outside the United States:

Never married : 528

Now married, except separated : 2,003

Divorced : 452

Separated : 79

Widowed : 255

Foreign born:

Never married : 2,456

Now married, except separated : 5,204

Divorced : 1,213

Separated : 300

Widowed : 722


(updated 2013)



Place Of Birth By Individual Income
(Highlands County, Florida)

Born in state of residence:

No income : 5,259

With income:

$1 to $9,999 or loss : 4,631

$10,000 to $14,999 : 2,319

$15,000 to $24,999 : 3,500

$25,000 to $34,999 : 2,447

$35,000 to $49,999 : 1,733

$50,000 to $64,999 : 1,234

$65,000 to $74,999 : 157

$75,000 or more : 695

Born in other state in the United States:

No income : 3,777

With income:

$1 to $9,999 or loss : 9,248

$10,000 to $14,999 : 6,852

$15,000 to $24,999 : 9,084

$25,000 to $34,999 : 7,754

$35,000 to $49,999 : 5,306

$50,000 to $64,999 : 2,839

$65,000 to $74,999 : 1,074

$75,000 or more : 2,206

Native; born outside the United States:

No income : 464

With income:

$1 to $9,999 or loss : 839

$10,000 to $14,999 : 586

$15,000 to $24,999 : 527

$25,000 to $34,999 : 361

$35,000 to $49,999 : 256

$50,000 to $64,999 : 213

$65,000 to $74,999 : 35

$75,000 or more : 36

Foreign born:

No income : 1,722

With income:

$1 to $9,999 or loss : 2,331

$10,000 to $14,999 : 1,417

$15,000 to $24,999 : 1,542

$25,000 to $34,999 : 1,211

$35,000 to $49,999 : 837

$50,000 to $64,999 : 314

$65,000 to $74,999 : 114

$75,000 or more : 407


(updated 2013)



Median Income By Place Of Birth
(Highlands County, Florida)

Born in state of residence : 17,584

Born in other state of the United States : 20,321

Native; born outside the United States : 15,020

Foreign born : 16,472


(updated 2013)



Population Under 18 Years By Age
(Highlands County, Florida)

Under 3 years : 2,862

3 and 4 years : 1,887

5 years : 914

6 to 8 years : 3,274

9 to 11 years : 2,579

12 to 14 years : 3,060

15 to 17 years : 3,041


(updated 2013)



Household Income
(Highlands County, Florida)

Less than $10,000 : 3,942

$10,000 to $14,999 : 2,891

$15,000 to $19,999 : 3,745

$20,000 to $24,999 : 2,730

$25,000 to $29,999 : 3,506

$30,000 to $34,999 : 3,350

$35,000 to $39,999 : 2,437

$40,000 to $44,999 : 2,409

$45,000 to $49,999 : 1,389

$50,000 to $59,999 : 3,614

$60,000 to $74,999 : 3,581

$75,000 to $99,999 : 3,127

$100,000 to $124,999 : 1,603

$125,000 to $149,999 : 704

$150,000 to $199,999 : 393

$200,000 or more : 501


(updated 2013)





Total Population In Highlands County, Florida is 97,903



(updated 2013)



Male Population in Highlands County, Florida: 47,643
Female Population in Highlands County, Florida: 50,260


(updated 2013)



Median Male Resident Age in Highlands County, Florida: 50.3
Median Female Resident Age in Highlands County, Florida: 53.9


(updated 2013)



Median Age in the State of Florida is 41


(updated 2010)



Median Age By Sex in Highlands County, Florida


White


Both sexes

56.8

Male

55.2

Female

58.1

Black or African American


Both sexes

32.0

Male

30.5

Female

33.4

American Indian and Alaska Native


Both sexes

39.9

Male

36.8

Female

43.8

Asian


Both sexes

38.9

Male

38.0

Female

40.0

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander


Both sexes

39.5

Male

34.5

Female

45.5

Other


Both sexes

27.0

Male

27.6

Female

25.5

Two or More Races


Both sexes

20.7

Male

21.0

Female

20.3

Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

28.8

Male

28.3

Female

29.4

White / Not Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

60.0

Male

59.0

Female

60.8


(updated 2010)



Health Insurance Coverage Status By Sex By Age
(Highlands County, Florida)

Male:

Under 6 years:

With health insurance coverage : 2,433

No health insurance coverage : 454

6 to 17 years:

With health insurance coverage : 5,041

No health insurance coverage : 925

18 to 24 years:

With health insurance coverage : 1,989

No health insurance coverage : 1,285

25 to 34 years:

With health insurance coverage : 2,501

No health insurance coverage : 1,864

35 to 44 years:

With health insurance coverage : 2,438

No health insurance coverage : 1,760

45 to 54 years:

With health insurance coverage : 3,814

No health insurance coverage : 1,633

55 to 64 years:

With health insurance coverage : 4,710

No health insurance coverage : 1,275

65 to 74 years:

With health insurance coverage : 7,613

No health insurance coverage : 0

75 years and over:

With health insurance coverage : 7,267

No health insurance coverage : 31

Female:

Under 6 years:

With health insurance coverage : 2,414

No health insurance coverage : 362

6 to 17 years:

With health insurance coverage : 5,326

No health insurance coverage : 665

18 to 24 years:

With health insurance coverage : 2,288

No health insurance coverage : 714

25 to 34 years:

With health insurance coverage : 2,852

No health insurance coverage : 1,255

35 to 44 years:

With health insurance coverage : 2,955

No health insurance coverage : 1,284

45 to 54 years:

With health insurance coverage : 4,244

No health insurance coverage : 1,441

55 to 64 years:

With health insurance coverage : 5,496

No health insurance coverage : 1,712

65 to 74 years:

With health insurance coverage : 8,555

No health insurance coverage : 0

75 years and over:

With health insurance coverage : 8,280

No health insurance coverage : 0


(updated 2013)



Employer-Based Health Insurance By Sex By Age
(Highlands County, Florida)

Male:

Under 6 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 359

No employer-based health insurance : 2,528

6 to 17 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 2,245

No employer-based health insurance : 3,721

18 to 24 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 1,120

No employer-based health insurance : 2,154

25 to 34 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 1,267

No employer-based health insurance : 3,098

35 to 44 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 1,531

No employer-based health insurance : 2,667

45 to 54 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 2,367

No employer-based health insurance : 3,080

55 to 64 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 2,551

No employer-based health insurance : 3,434

65 to 74 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 2,723

No employer-based health insurance : 4,890

75 years and over:

With employer-based health insurance : 2,897

No employer-based health insurance : 4,401

Female:

Under 6 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 501

No employer-based health insurance : 2,275

6 to 17 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 2,033

No employer-based health insurance : 3,958

18 to 24 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 935

No employer-based health insurance : 2,067

25 to 34 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 1,301

No employer-based health insurance : 2,806

35 to 44 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 1,742

No employer-based health insurance : 2,497

45 to 54 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 2,963

No employer-based health insurance : 2,722

55 to 64 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 3,639

No employer-based health insurance : 3,569

65 to 74 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 2,692

No employer-based health insurance : 5,863

75 years and over:

With employer-based health insurance : 2,597

No employer-based health insurance : 5,683


(updated 2013)



Place Of Birth By Nativity
(Highlands County, Florida)

Native:

Born in state of residence : 33,371

Born in other state in the United States : 50,579

Born outside the United States:

Puerto Rico : 2,892

U.S. Island Areas or born abroad of American parent(s) : 719

Foreign born : 10,342


(updated 2013)



Languages Spoken At Home
(Highlands County, Florida)

Speak only English : 75,223

Spanish or Spanish Creole : 15,058

French (including Patois, Creole, Cajun) : 638

German or other West Germanic languages : 405

Slavic languages : 89

Other Indo-European languages : 390

Korean : 0

Chinese : 45

Vietnamese : 265

Tagalog : 943

Other Asian and Pacific Island languages : 34

Other and unspecified languages : 64


(updated 2013)



Medicare Coverage By Sex By Age
(Highlands County, Florida)

Male:

Under 18 years:

With Medicare coverage : 165

No Medicare coverage : 8,688

18 to 64 years:

With Medicare coverage : 1,747

No Medicare coverage : 21,522

65 years and over:

With Medicare coverage : 14,605

No Medicare coverage : 306

Female:

Under 18 years:

With Medicare coverage : 161

No Medicare coverage : 8,606

18 to 64 years:

With Medicare coverage : 1,672

No Medicare coverage : 22,569

65 years and over:

With Medicare coverage : 16,575

No Medicare coverage : 260


(updated 2013)



Races in Highlands County, Florida


  • White: 83,474
  • African American: 9,268
  • American Indian: 127
  • Asian: 1,608
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 199
  • Some Other Race: 1,568
  • Two or More Races: 1,659



(updated 2013)













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Education Analysis

The amount of education a person receives can deeply affect their lives. The amount of education Highlands County, Florida citizens receive, averaged as group, may also affect the community.

Education Level of Population 25 Years and Over in Highlands County, Florida

Male


  • No Schooling Completed: 532   (1.73%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 356   (1.15%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 775   (2.51%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 1,539   (4.99%)
  • 9th Grade: 1,340   (4.35%)
  • 10th Grade: 1,514   (4.91%)
  • 11th Grade: 1,188   (3.85%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 1,202   (3.9%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 9,855   (31.97%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 2,204   (7.15%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 4,396   (14.26%)
  • Associate Degree: 1,268   (4.11%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 2,800   (9.08%)
  • Master's Degree: 1,056   (3.43%)
  • Professional School Degree: 604   (1.96%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 196   (0.64%)

Female


  • No Schooling Completed: 316   (0.92%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 220   (0.64%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 585   (1.71%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 1,244   (3.63%)
  • 9th Grade: 1,176   (3.43%)
  • 10th Grade: 1,517   (4.43%)
  • 11th Grade: 1,513   (4.42%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 1,570   (4.58%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 12,662   (36.96%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 3,033   (8.85%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 4,395   (12.83%)
  • Associate Degree: 1,850   (5.4%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 2,629   (7.67%)
  • Master's Degree: 1,032   (3.01%)
  • Professional School Degree: 408   (1.19%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 112   (0.33%)


(updated 2010)





School Enrollment By Age
(Highlands County, Florida)

Enrolled in public school:

3 and 4 years : 562

5 to 9 years : 4,351

10 to 14 years : 4,126

15 to 17 years : 2,698

18 and 19 years : 1,258

20 to 24 years : 819

25 to 34 years : 398

35 years and over : 539

Enrolled in private school:

3 and 4 years : 159

5 to 9 years : 492

10 to 14 years : 319

15 to 17 years : 230

18 and 19 years : 139

20 to 24 years : 67

25 to 34 years : 349

35 years and over : 280

Not enrolled in school:

3 and 4 years : 1,166

5 to 9 years : 256

10 to 14 years : 283

15 to 17 years : 125

18 and 19 years : 655

20 to 24 years : 3,464

25 to 34 years : 7,847

35 years and over : 64,459


(updated 2013)



Largest School Agency's In Highlands County, Florida

  • Highlands County School District


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870, Phone: (863) 471-5564, Students: 12,136 )

Largest Elementary & Middle Schools (Public) In Highlands County, Florida

  • Sebring Middle School


    ( Grades: 6-8, Location: 500 E Center Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, Phone: (863) 471-5700, Students: 819 )

  • Sun 'n Lake Elementary School


    ( Grades: K-5, Location: 4515 Ponce De Leon Boulev, Sebring, FL 33872, Phone: (863) 471-5464, Students: 806 )

  • Fred Wild Elementary School


    ( Grades: K-5, Location: 1910 S Highlands Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, Phone: (863) 471-5400, Students: 777 )

  • Woodlawn Elementary School


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: 817 Woodlawn Dr, Sebring, FL 33870, Phone: (863) 471-5444, Students: 761 )

  • Avon Elementary School


    ( Grades: K-5, Location: 705 W Winthrop Street, Avon Park, FL 33825, Phone: (863) 452-4355, Students: 732 )

  • Lake Placid Elementary School


    ( Grades: K-5, Location: 101 Green Dragon Drive W, Lake Placid, FL 33852, Phone: (863) 699-5070, Students: 732 )

  • Cracker Trail Elementary School


    ( Grades: K-5, Location: 8200 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL 33875, Phone: (863) 471-5777, Students: 724 )

  • Avon Park Middle School


    ( Grades: 6-8, Location: 401 S Lake Avenue, Avon Park, FL 33825, Phone: (863) 452-4333, Students: 700 )

  • Hill-gustat Middle School


    ( Grades: 6-8, Location: 4700 Schumacher Road, Sebring, FL 33872, Phone: (863) 471-5437, Students: 643 )

  • Lake Placid Middle School


    ( Grades: 6-8, Location: 201 S Tangerine Drive, Lake Placid, FL 33852, Phone: (863) 699-5030, Students: 632 )

  • Park Elementary School


    ( Grades: K-5, Location: 327 E Palmetto Street, Avon Park, FL 33825, Phone: (863) 452-4373, Students: 610 )

  • Lake Country Elementary School


    ( Grades: K-5, Location: 516 County Road 29, Lake Placid, FL 33852, Phone: (863) 699-5050, Students: 544 )

  • Hopewell Academy For The Arts


    ( Grades: 2-7, Location: 100 E 4th Street, Avon Park, FL 33825, Phone: (863) 452-6818, Students: 63 )

  • Highlands County Superintendent's Office


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870, Phone: (863) 471-5564, Students: 39 )

  • Florida Environmental Institute


    ( Grades: 9-10, Location: 122 Ranch Road, Venus, FL 33960, Phone: (863) 699-3785, Students: 23 )

  • The Academy At Youth Care Lane


    ( Grades: 6-11, Location: 4121 Youth Care Lane, Sebring, FL 33870, Phone: (863) 471-5457, Students: 23 )

  • Non-public Migrant School


    ( Location: 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870, Phone: (863) 471-5564, )

Largest High Schools (Public) In Highlands County, Florida

  • Sebring High School


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 3514 Kenilworth Boulevard, Sebring, FL 33870, Phone: (863) 471-5500, Students: 1,608 )

  • Avon Park High School


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 700 E Main Street, Avon Park, FL 33825, Phone: (863) 452-4311, Students: 1,127 )

  • Lake Placid High School


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 202 Green Dragon Drive, Lake Placid, FL 33852, Phone: (863) 699-5010, Students: 796 )

  • Avon Park Youth Developmental Center


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 242 South Boulevard, Avon Park, FL 33825, Phone: (863) 452-3815, Students: 190 )

Largest Universities & Colleges In Highlands County, Florida

  • South Florida Community College


    ( 2-year, Public, Student Population: 2,787; Location: 00 W College Dr, Avon Park, FL 33825, Web: http://www.southflorida.edu )

Largest Schools (Private) In Highlands County, Florida

  • Walker Memorial Academy


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: 1525 W Avon Blvd, Avon Park, FL 33825, Phone: (863) 453-3131, Students: 215 )

  • Heartland Christian School


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: 1160 Persimmon Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, Phone: (863) 385-3850, Students: 169 )

  • Lakeview Christian School


    ( Grades: K-5, Location: 503 Kent Avenue, Lake Placid, FL 33852, Phone: (863) 465-0313, Students: 99 )

  • Grace Academy


    ( Grades: K-11, Location: 3704 Valerie Blvd, Sebring, FL 33870, Phone: (863) 386-1020, Students: 62 )

  • Montessori Children's School, Inc.


    ( Grades: K-3, Location: 9 Lakeview Street, Lake Placid, FL 33852, Phone: (863) 699-1164, Students: 15 )

  • American Heritage Private School


    ( Grades: 2-12, Location: 116 Dunty Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852, Phone: (863) 699-1685, Students: 10 )

Academic Libraries In Highlands County, Florida

(updated 2005)

Public Libraries (Branch) In Highlands County, Florida

  • Avon Park Public Library


    100 N Museum Avenue, Avon Park, FL 33825

  • Lake Placid Memorial Library


    205 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852

  • Sebring Public Library


    319 West Center Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870

(updated 2012)



Museums Near Highlands County, Florida


  • Sebring Main Street Inc


    Po Box 1243, Sebring, FL 33870

  • Sebring Race Museum Inc


    113 Midway Dr, Sebring, FL 33870

  • Sebring-ridge Museum Inc


    Po Box 903, Sebring, FL 33870

  • The Historical Society Of Avon Park


    3 N Museum Ave, Avon Park, FL 33825
    http://hsaponline.org

(updated 2014)



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Geography Analysis

The actual land features relating to Highlands County, Florida affect how people live their lives. Natural features such as oceans, mountains, lakes, plains, and deserts all make a difference in the lives of individuals. The types of housing, heating fuels, and transportation infrastructure are largely influenced by the geography of Highlands County, Florida.

Area Features of Highlands County, Florida


Airport


(1) Avon Park Executive Airport   (2) Bass River Airpark Historical   (3) Blue Head Ranch Airport   (4) Crews Homestead Ranch Airport   (5) Florida Hospital Lake Placid Heliport   (6) Florida Hospital Sebring Heliport   (7) Highlands Regional Medical Center Heliport   (8) J H Hendrie Farms Airport   (9) Kings Port Airport   (10) Lake Persimmon Airstrip   (11) Last Chance Ranch Airport   (12) Macdill Air Force Base Auxiliary Field   (13) Montgomery Ranch Airport   (14) Placid Lakes Airport   (15) River Acres Airport   (16) Sebring Regional Airport   (17) Sunshine Ranchettes Airport Historical   (18) Vince S Condominium Association Airport  

Bend


(1) Platt Bluff  

Bridge


(1) Pearce Bridge  

Building


(1) Avon Park Fire Department   (2) Avon Park Police Department   (3) Avon Park Public Library   (4) Childrens Museum Of The Highlands   (5) City Of Avon Park Depot Museum   (6) City Of Sebring Fire Department Station 14 Headquarters   (7) City Of Sebring Fire Department Station 15   (8) Desoto City Fire Department Station 18   (9) Desoto City Fire Department Station 19   (10) Florida Department Of Law Enforcement Sebring Field Office   (11) Florida Highway Patrol Station   (12) Highland Lakes Volunteer Fire And Rescue Station 2   (13) Highland Parks Volunteer Fire Department Station 33   (14) Highlands County Criminal - Court Division   (15) Highlands County Emergency Medical Services   (16) Highlands County Emergency Medical Services Avon Park   (17) Highlands County Emergency Medical Services Lake Placid   (18) Highlands County Emergency Medical Services Lake Placid Tomoka   (19) Highlands County Emergency Medical Services Sebring Downtown   (20) Highlands County Emergency Medical Services Sebring Ridge   (21) Highlands County Sheriff S Office   (22) Highlands County Sheriff S Office Jail   (23) Lake Placid Fire Department   (24) Lake Placid Police Department   (25) Leisure Lakes Volunteer Fire Department 29   (26) Leisure Lakes Volunteer Fire Department 30   (27) Lorida Fire Department Station 24   (28) Lorida Fire Department Station 25   (29) Placid Lake Volunteer Fire Department Station 39   (30) Sebring - Ridge Museum   (31) Sebring Police Department   (32) Sebring Public Library   (33) Spring Lake Community Center   (34) Sun N Lake Sebring Volunteer Fire Department   (35) Sun N Lake Volunteer Fire Department Station 41   (36) West Sebring Volunteer Fire Department Station 10   (37) West Sebring Volunteer Fire Department Station 9   (38) Windmill Farms Nurseries  

Canal


(1) Canal C-41   (2) Canal C-41a   (3) Istokpoga Canal   (4) Jackson Creek   (5) Rim Canal  

Cemetery


(1) Bougainvillea Cemetery   (2) Fort Kissimmee Cemetery   (3) Lakeside Cemetery   (4) Lakeview Memorial Gardens   (5) Oak Hill Cemetery   (6) Pinecrest Cemetery   (7) Prescott Cemetery   (8) Whitten Cemetery  

Census


(1) Placid Lakes Census Designated Place   (2) Sylvan Shores Census Designated Place  

Church


(1) Alliance Church Of Sebring   (2) Apostolic Church Of Jesus   (3) Atonement Lutheran Church   (4) Bethany Baptist Church   (5) Bethel Baptist Church   (6) Beulah Baptist Church   (7) Bible Fellowship Church   (8) Calvary Baptist Church   (9) Calvary Church   (10) Christ Fellowship Church   (11) Church Of Christ   (12) Church Of Christ Of Avon Park   (13) Church Of Christ Of Nazareth   (14) Church Of Christ Of Sebring   (15) Church Of God   (16) Church Of God In Christ   (17) Church Of God Of Placid Temple   (18) Church Of The Nazarene   (19) Community Christian Church Of Sebring   (20) Country Baptist Church   (21) Covenant Presbyterian Church   (22) Emmanuel Church Of The Living God   (23) Episcopal Church Of The Redeemer   (24) Faith Baptist Church   (25) Faith Missionary Baptist Church   (26) Faith Temple Ministries Of Avon Park   (27) First Baptist Church   (28) First Baptist Church Of Basinger   (29) First Baptist Church Of Lake Josephine   (30) First Baptist Church Of Leisure Lakes   (31) Independent Baptist Church   (32) Lake Placid Seventh Day Adventist Church   (33) Living Waters Church Of God   (34) Memorial United Methodist Church   (35) Mount Olive African Methodist Episcopal Church   (36) New Grace Temple Church Of God By Faith   (37) New Life Assembly Church   (38) Our Lady Of Grace Catholic Church   (39) Pentecostal Holiness Church   (40) Resurrection Lutheran Church   (41) Ridge Area International Seventh Day Adventist Church   (42) Saint Catherine Catholic Church   (43) Saint Mark Baptist Church   (44) Sanctuary Church Of God   (45) Seventh Day Adventist Spanish Church   (46) Shiloh Apostolic Church   (47) Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church   (48) Sunnyland Church   (49) Union Congregational Church   (50) Zion Temple Holiness Church  

Civil


(1) Avon Park Division   (2) City Of Avon Park   (3) City Of Sebring   (4) Highlands County   (5) Lake Placid Division   (6) Sebring Division   (7) Town Of Lake Placid  

Gut


(1) Boggy Branch   (2) Chandler Slough   (3) Gannet Slough   (4) Gator Branch   (5) Gum Slough   (6) Hole In The Wall   (7) Tick Island Slough  

Hospital


(1) Florida Alcoholism Treatment Center   (2) Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center   (3) Florida Hospital Lake Placid   (4) Highlands Regional Medical Center   (5) Walker Memorial Hospital  

Island


(1) Big Island   (2) Bluff Hammock   (3) Bumblebee Island   (4) Camp Hammock   (5) Fish Branch Island   (6) Hard Luck Hammock   (7) Hickory Hammock   (8) Hog Island Hammock   (9) Long Hammock   (10) Mcguire Hammock   (11) Mosquito Hammock   (12) Oak Hammock   (13) Orange Hammock   (14) Saddle Hammock   (15) Turkey Hammock   (16) Woods Hammock  

Lake


(1) Annie Lake   (2) Basket Lake   (3) Blue Lake   (4) Bonnet Lake   (5) Buck Lake   (6) Center Lake Nellie   (7) Counterfeit Lake   (8) Deer Lake   (9) Dinner Lake   (10) Duck Lake   (11) Fox Lake   (12) Frank Taucher Reservoir   (13) Grassy Lake   (14) Grassy Pond   (15) Hog Lake   (16) Huckleberry Lake   (17) Lake Angelo   (18) Lake Annie   (19) Lake Anoka   (20) Lake Apthorp   (21) Lake Brentwood   (22) Lake Byrd   (23) Lake Carrie   (24) Lake Charlotte   (25) Lake Chilton   (26) Lake Clay   (27) Lake Crews   (28) Lake Denton   (29) Lake Francis   (30) Lake Glenada   (31) Lake Harry   (32) Lake Henry   (33) Lake Hill   (34) Lake Huntley   (35) Lake Isis   (36) Lake Istokpoga   (37) Lake Jackson   (38) Lake Josephine   (39) Lake June In Winter   (40) Lake Lachard   (41) Lake Lelia   (42) Lake Letta   (43) Lake Lotela   (44) Lake Lucas   (45) Lake Mccoy   (46) Lake Olivia   (47) Lake Pearl   (48) Lake Placid   (49) Lake Ruth   (50) Lake Sebring   (51) Lake Simmons   (52) Lake Sirena   (53) Lake Tulane   (54) Lake Verona   (55) Lake Viola   (56) Little Bonnet Lake   (57) Little Lake   (58) Little Red Water Lake   (59) Lost Lake   (60) Mirror Lake   (61) Mud Lake   (62) Northwest Lake Nellie   (63) Persimmon Lake   (64) Pitman Bay   (65) Red Beach Lake   (66) Red Water Lake   (67) Saddlebags Lake   (68) Silver Lake   (69) Southeast Lake Nellie   (70) Submarine Lake   (71) Wolf Lake  

Locale


(1) Archbold Biological Station   (2) Atlantis Country Club   (3) Atlantis Golf Club   (4) Avon Plaza   (5) Avon Square   (6) Carlton Ranch   (7) Childs Station   (8) Citrus Plaza   (9) Compton Plaza   (10) Fort Basinger Station   (11) Island Country Club   (12) Jacaranda Golf Club   (13) Kissimmee River Camp   (14) Lake Placid Shopping Center   (15) Lakeshore Mall   (16) Montgomery Ranch   (17) Morgan Landing   (18) North Gate Peddlers Mall   (19) Old Venus   (20) Peddlers Mall   (21) Sebring Amtrak Station   (22) Southgate Shopping Center   (23) The Hamptons Golf Club   (24) The Hideaway Country Club   (25) The Medalist Golf Club   (26) The Oaks Golf Club   (27) Towne Center Square   (28) View Station  

Military


(1) Avon Park Army Air Field Historical   (2) Avon Park Auxiliary Airfield  

Park


(1) Avon Park Wildlife Management Area   (2) Highlands Hammock State Park   (3) Lake June-in-winter Scrub State Park  

Populated Place


(1) Archbold   (2) Avon Mobile Home Park   (3) Avon Park   (4) Avon Park Lakes   (5) Bairs Den   (6) Bear Hollow   (7) Bonnie Brae Mobile Home Estates   (8) Braswells Heritage Estates Mobile Home Park   (9) Brentwood Mobile Home Park   (10) Buttonwood Bay Mobile Home Park   (11) Childs   (12) Cornwell   (13) Crawfords Trailer Park   (14) De Soto City   (15) Desoto Mobile Home Park   (16) Dinner Lake Haven Mobile Home   (17) Fort Basinger   (18) Fort Kissimmee   (19) Francis I Mobile Estates   (20) Hagners Trailer Park   (21) Hammock Mobile Estates Mobile Home Park   (22) Hen Scratch   (23) Hickory Grove Trailer Park   (24) Hicoria   (25) Highland Wheel Estates Mobile Home Park   (26) Highlands Park Estates   (27) Istokpoga   (28) Jackson Creek Mobile Estates   (29) Josephine Lakeside Park Mobile Home Park   (30) Kuhlman   (31) Lake Bonnet Village Mobile Home Park   (32) Lake Gardens Mobile Home Park   (33) Lake Glenada Mobile Home Park   (34) Lake Letta Mobile Home Court   (35) Lake Placid   (36) Lake Redwater Mobile Home Park   (37) Lake Viola Trailer Park   (38) Lakemont   (39) Lakeshore Mobile Home Park   (40) Lakeside Village Mobile Home Park   (41) Leisure Acres Mobile Home Park   (42) Lorida   (43) Mallard Mobile Home Park   (44) Marina Cove Mobile Home Park   (45) Marland   (46) Negrotown Knoll   (47) Oak Gardens Mobile Home Park   (48) Oak Ridge Mobile Home Park   (49) Oakridge Mobile Home Park   (50) Orange Blossom Fellowship Community Mobile Home Park   (51) Paradise Mobile Village   (52) Parker Island   (53) Placid Lakes   (54) Plains   (55) Reflections On Silver Lake Mobile Home Park   (56) Sebring   (57) Sebring Gardens Trailer Park   (58) Sebring Mobile Estates   (59) Sebring Resort Mobile Home Park   (60) Sebring Shores   (61) Sebring Village Mobile Home Park   (62) Southland Mobile Home Park   (63) Stewart Mobile Village   (64) Sunny Ridge Mobile Home Park   (65) Sunshine Park Mobile Home Park   (66) Sunvale   (67) Sweeneys Mobile Home Park   (68) Sylvan Shores   (69) Tanglewood Mobile Home Park   (70) The Highlander Mobile Home Court   (71) The Palms Mobile Home Park   (72) Thunderbird Hills South Mobile Home Park   (73) Tower Wood Mobile Home Park   (74) Town And Country Mobile Home Park   (75) Tropical Harbor Estates Mobile Home Park   (76) Valencia Family Mobile Home Park   (77) Venus   (78) Villa Del Sol Mobile Home Park   (79) Washburn Mobile Home Park   (80) Whispering Pines Village Mobile Home Park   (81) Wild Island   (82) Woodhaven Estates Mobile Home Park  

Post Office


(1) Avon Park Post Office   (2) Lake Placid Post Office   (3) Sebring Post Offce  

School


(1) American Heritage Private School Of Highlands County   (2) Avon Elementary School   (3) Avon Park Christian Academy   (4) Avon Park Middle School   (5) Faith Lutheran School   (6) Fred Wild Elementary School   (7) Highlands County Achievement Center   (8) Hopewell Elementary School   (9) Interlake Academy   (10) Lake Placid Elementary School   (11) Lake Placid Middle School   (12) Lake Placid Senior High School   (13) Morning Star Christian School   (14) New Prospect Private School   (15) Saint Catherine Catholic School   (16) Sebring Christian School   (17) Sebring High School   (18) Sebring Middle School   (19) South Florida Community College   (20) Sunnyland School   (21) West Memorial Junior Academy   (22) Woodlawn Elementary School  

Stream


(1) Arbuckle Branch   (2) Arbuckle Creek   (3) Boggy Branch   (4) Bonnet Creek   (5) Bootheel Creek   (6) Carter Creek   (7) Duck Slough   (8) Grassy Creek   (9) Gum Branch   (10) Haw Branch   (11) Hickory Branch   (12) Istokpoga Creek   (13) Jack Creek   (14) Joe Slough   (15) John Henry Slough   (16) Josephine Creek   (17) Morgan Hole Creek   (18) Oak Creek   (19) Palmetto Creek   (20) Platt Branch   (21) Sevenmile Slough   (22) Starvation Slough   (23) Wildcat Branch   (24) Wolf Creek   (25) Yellow Bluff Creek  

Swamp


(1) Bay Swamp   (2) Bill Bay   (3) Bonny Bloom Pond   (4) Clay Slough   (5) Dinner Bay   (6) Long Cypress Slash   (7) Long Point Marsh   (8) Negrotown Marsh   (9) Underhill Sawgrass Pond  

Tower


(1) Archbold Tower   (2) De Soto Tower   (3) Hammock Lookout Tower   (4) Wapr-am Avon Park   (5) Wcac-fm Sebring   (6) Wits-am Sebring   (7) Wjcm-am Sebring   (8) Wwoj-fm Avon Park   (9) Wwtk-am Lake Placid  

Trail


(1) Footman Trail  

Valley


(1) Jones Gully  


(updated 2014)



Zip Codes in Highlands County, Florida

33825 (pop. 23,257) 33870 (pop. 22,563) 33872 (pop. 20,593)
33852 (pop. 19,653) 33857 (pop. 1,645) 33960 (pop. 701)


Counties Nearby Highlands County, Florida

Hardee County, FL  (pop. 27,246) 24.3 Miles
Desoto County, FL  (pop. 34,583) 31.8 Miles
Okeechobee County, FL  (pop. 39,425) 35.1 Miles
Glades County, FL  (pop. 11,070) 41.1 Miles
Polk County, FL  (pop. 616,447) 43.2 Miles



Area Code(s) in Highlands County, Florida

863



Elevation in Highlands County, Florida is 89.0 ft. (27.0 meters)





Latitude/Longitude of Highlands County, Florida

Lat: 27.439711 N        Long: -81.428524 W



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Economic Analysis

People and the communities they live in depend on money. The people of Highlands County, Florida need food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. Business formation and job creation are essential to this community. Money sustains infrastructure such as roads and airports as well as human resources including fire rescue and police protection.

Energy Costs In Florida

    Residential
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Commercial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Industrial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Other
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Transportation
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Total
(cents per
kilowatthour)
1990              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.77 6.66 5.08 6.83 0.00 7.04
  Total Electric Industry 7.77 6.66 5.08 6.83 0.00 7.04
1991              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.91 6.77 5.19 6.85 0.00 7.16
  Total Electric Industry 7.91 6.77 5.19 6.85 0.00 7.16
1992              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.75 6.58 5.02 6.81 0.00 6.99
  Total Electric Industry 7.75 6.58 5.02 6.81 0.00 6.99
1993              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.99 6.69 5.26 6.96 0.00 7.20
  Total Electric Industry 7.99 6.69 5.26 6.96 0.00 7.20
1994              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.78 6.35 5.13 6.72 0.00 6.96
  Total Electric Industry 7.78 6.35 5.13 6.72 0.00 6.96
1995              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.82 6.39 5.16 6.69 0.00 7.01
  Total Electric Industry 7.82 6.39 5.16 6.69 0.00 7.01
1996              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.99 6.63 5.11 6.80 0.00 7.18
  Total Electric Industry 7.99 6.63 5.11 6.80 0.00 7.18
1997              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 8.08 6.62 5.04 6.80 0.00 7.19
  Total Electric Industry 8.08 6.62 5.04 6.80 0.00 7.19
1998              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.89 6.38 4.81 6.64 0.00 7.01
  Total Electric Industry 7.89 6.38 4.81 6.64 0.00 7.01
1999              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.73 6.22 4.77 6.61 0.00 6.85
  Total Electric Industry 7.73 6.22 4.77 6.61 0.00 6.85
2000              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.77 6.25 4.84 6.96 0.00 6.91
  Total Electric Industry 7.77 6.25 4.84 6.96 0.00 6.91
2001              
  Full-Service Providers 8.59 7.08 5.18 7.60 0.00 7.67
  Total Electric Industry 8.59 7.08 5.18 7.60 0.00 7.67
2002              
  Full-Service Providers 8.16 6.64 5.23 7.43 0.00 7.31
  Total Electric Industry 8.16 6.64 5.23 7.43 0.00 7.31
2003              
  Full-Service Providers 8.55 7.13 5.41 0.00 7.21 7.72
  Total Electric Industry 8.55 7.13 5.41 0.00 7.21 7.72
2004              
  Full-Service Providers 8.99 7.61 5.84 0.00 7.45 8.16
  Total Electric Industry 8.99 7.61 5.84 0.00 7.45 8.16
2005              
  Full-Service Providers 9.62 8.16 6.46 0.00 8.03 8.76
  Total Electric Industry 9.62 8.16 6.46 0.00 8.03 8.76
2006              
  Full-Service Providers 11.33 9.91 7.71 0.00 10.32 10.45
  Total Electric Industry 11.33 9.91 7.71 0.00 10.32 10.45

(updated 2006)



Time Leaving to Work in Highlands County, Florida

12:00 A.M. TO 4:59 A.M.   : 996   (3.5%)
5:00 A.M. TO 5:29 A.M.   : 859   (3.0%)
5:30 A.M. TO 5:59 A.M.   : 1,455   (5.1%)
6:00 A.M. TO 6:29 A.M.   : 2,934   (10.3%)
6:30 A.M. TO 6:59 A.M.   : 3,355   (11.7%)
7:00 A.M. TO 7:29 A.M.   : 4,587   (16.0%)
7:30 A.M. TO 7:59 A.M.   : 4,963   (17.4%)
8:00 A.M. TO 8:29 A.M.   : 2,902   (10.2%)
8:30 A.M. TO 8:59 A.M.   : 1,019   (3.6%)
9:00 A.M. TO 9:59 A.M.   : 1,347   (4.7%)
10:00 A.M. TO 10:59 A.M.   : 585   (2.0%)
11:00 A.M. TO 11:59 A.M.   : 294   (1.0%)
12:00 P.M. TO 3:59 P.M.   : 1,491   (5.2%)
4:00 P.M. TO 11:59 P.M.   : 1,793   (6.3%)


(updated 2010)



Household Size By Vehicles Available
(Highlands County, Florida)

1-person household:

No vehicle available : 1,910

1 vehicle available : 10,310

2 vehicles available : 770

3 vehicles available : 47

4 or more vehicles available : 38

2-person household:

No vehicle available : 629

1 vehicle available : 8,535

2 vehicles available : 7,280

3 vehicles available : 1,105

4 or more vehicles available : 221

3-person household:

No vehicle available : 241

1 vehicle available : 1,044

2 vehicles available : 1,485

3 vehicles available : 858

4 or more vehicles available : 134

4-or-more-person household:

No vehicle available : 276

1 vehicle available : 1,548

2 vehicles available : 2,018

3 vehicles available : 932

4 or more vehicles available : 541


(updated 2013)



Household Size By Number Of Workers In Household
(Highlands County, Florida)

1-person household:

No workers : 9,689

1 worker : 3,386

2-person household:

No workers : 10,996

1 worker : 4,267

2 workers : 2,507

3-person household:

No workers : 624

1 worker : 1,600

2 workers : 1,196

3 workers : 342

4-or-more-person household:

No workers : 769

1 worker : 1,999

2 workers : 1,846

3 or more workers : 701


(updated 2013)



Means of Transportation To Work
(Highlands County, Florida)

Car, truck, or van:

Drove alone : 23,557

Carpooled:

In 2-person carpool : 2,538

In 3-person carpool : 283

In 4-person carpool : 162

In 5- or 6-person carpool : 19

In 7-or-more-person carpool : 221

Public transportation (excluding taxicab):

Bus or trolley bus : 953

Streetcar or trolley car (carro publico in Puerto Rico) : 0

Subway or elevated : 0

Railroad : 0

Ferryboat : 0

Taxicab : 25

Motorcycle : 54

Bicycle : 218

Walked : 592

Other means : 187

Worked at home : 792


(updated 2013)



Travel Time To Work
(Highlands County, Florida)

Less than 5 minutes : 936

5 to 9 minutes : 3,606

10 to 14 minutes : 5,854

15 to 19 minutes : 7,556

20 to 24 minutes : 3,910

25 to 29 minutes : 994

30 to 34 minutes : 2,432

35 to 39 minutes : 251

40 to 44 minutes : 450

45 to 59 minutes : 1,287

60 to 89 minutes : 940

90 or more minutes : 593


(updated 2013)



Occupations in Highlands County, Florida

Male:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 3,366  (20.4%)
  • Service Occupations: 2,787  (16.9%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 2,698  (16.3%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 2,050  (12.4%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 2,912  (17.6%)

Female:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 4,036  (29.9%)
  • Service Occupations: 3,039  (22.5%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 5,203  (38.5%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 379  (2.8%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 109  (0.8%)


(updated 2010)





Amtrak Stations in Highlands County, Florida

Rail Station(s)


    601 East Center St
    Sebring, Florida 33870

(updated 2008)



Employment Rate In Highlands County, Florida

Employed: 40,194
Unemployed: 1,490



Minority Owned Firms of 100 or More in
Highlands County, Florida

  • Total Black-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total American Indian-and Alaska Native-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Asian-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Hispanic-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 6.9%
  • Total Native Hawaiian-and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total women-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 26.5%
  • Other: 66.6%



Water Usage In Highlands County, Florida

Ground Water

 
Fresh 157.02 Mgal/d
Saline 0.00 Mgal/d

Total 157.02 Mgal/d
 

Surface Water

 
Fresh 17.24 Mgal/d
Saline 0.00 Mgal/d

Total 17.24 Mgal/d





There are 1,008 Farms In Highlands County, Florida


(updated 2008)



Banks In Highlands County, Florida

Highlands Independent Bank - 6 Branches


    Bank Assets: $1.5m
    Industry Specialization: All Other < $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 6

Suntrust Bank - 4 Branches


    Bank Assets: $713.4m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 1,514

Bank Of America, National Association - 4 Branches


    Bank Assets: $5.8b
    Industry Specialization: All Other > $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 5,094

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association - 4 Branches


    Bank Assets: $5.7b
    Industry Specialization: All Other > $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 6,310

Heartland National Bank - 4 Branches


    Bank Assets: $1.2m
    Industry Specialization: All Other < $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 4

Wauchula State Bank - 3 Branches


    Bank Assets: $1.8m
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 6

Td Bank, National Association - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $219.6m
    Industry Specialization: All Other > $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 1,328

Seacoast National Bank - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $2.2m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 35

(updated 2014)







Airports Near Highlands County, Florida

  • Sebring Regional


    (about 5.3 miles in Sebring, Florida; Airport Code: SEF)

  • Avon Park Executive


    (about 12.2 miles in Avon Park, Florida; Airport Code: AVO)

  • Avon Park Municipal


    (about 12.2 miles in Avon Park, Florida; Airport Code: AVO)

  • Okeechobee County


    (about 37.4 miles in Okeechobee, Florida; Airport Code: OBE)

  • Bartow Municipal


    (about 41.0 miles in Eloise, Florida; Airport Code: BOW)

  • Punta Gorda Airport


    (about 49.9 miles in Punta Gorda, Florida; Airport Code: PGD)

  • Charlotte County


    (about 49.9 miles in Punta Gorda, Florida; Airport Code: PGD)

  • Lakeland Municipal


    (about 52.2 miles in Lakeland, Florida; Airport Code: LAL)

  • Lakeland Linder Regional


    (about 52.4 miles in Lakeland, Florida; Airport Code: LAL)

  • Airglades


    (about 53.9 miles in Lake Harbor, Florida; Airport Code: FL6)

  • Kissimmee Gateway


    (about 58.8 miles in Kissimmee, Florida; Airport Code: ISM)

  • Sebastian Municipal


    (about 62.7 miles in Sebastian, Florida; Airport Code: DQC)

  • Vero Beach Municipal


    (about 63.7 miles in Vero Beach, Florida; Airport Code: VRB)

  • Valkaria Airport


    (about 64.2 miles in Malabar, Florida; Airport Code: FL2)

  • Page Field


    (about 64.7 miles in Fort Myers, Florida; Airport Code: FMY)

  • St. Lucie County International


    (about 64.8 miles in Fort Pierce, Florida; Airport Code: FPR)

  • Southwest Florida International


    (about 65.6 miles in Fort Myers, Florida; Airport Code: RSW)

  • Walt Disney World


    (about 65.6 miles in Lake Buena Vista, Florida; Airport Code: DWS)

  • Melbourne Regional


    (about 66.4 miles in Melbourne, Florida; Airport Code: MLB)

  • Melbourne International


    (about 66.4 miles in Melbourne, Florida; Airport Code: MLB)


(updated 2015)



Modes of Transportation in Highlands County, Florida

Car, Truck, Or Van:

 

Drove Alone

74.06%

Carpooled

19.26%

Public Transportation:

 

Bus Or Trolley Bus

1.11%

Streetcar Or Trolley Car

0.0%

Subway Or Elevated

0.0%

Railroad

0.0%

Ferryboat

0.0%

Taxicab

0.06%

Motorcycle

0.12%

Bicycle

0.21%

Walked

1.70%

Other Means

0.87%

Worked At Home

2.60%



(updated 2010)





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Housing Analysis

Everyone needs shelter in rented housing or individually owned homes. Each community, including Highlands County, Florida, is different from the rest based on overall architecture, appearance, occupancy, average housing square footage, average home value, and average home age.



(updated 2010)



Household Type By Tenure
(Highlands County, Florida)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 17,072

Renter-occupied housing units : 3,059

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 680

Renter-occupied housing units : 490

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 2,325

Renter-occupied housing units : 1,295

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 10,662

Renter-occupied housing units : 4,339


(updated 2013)



Mortgage Status By Age of Householder
(Highlands County, Florida)

Housing units with a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 1,145

Householder 35 to 44 years : 1,458

Householder 45 to 54 years : 3,087

Householder 55 to 59 years : 1,305

Householder 60 to 64 years : 1,186

Householder 65 to 74 years : 2,282

Householder 75 years and over : 1,627

Housing units without a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 387

Householder 35 to 44 years : 750

Householder 45 to 54 years : 1,145

Householder 55 to 59 years : 1,355

Householder 60 to 64 years : 1,832

Householder 65 to 74 years : 5,952

Householder 75 years and over : 7,228


(updated 2013)



Gross Rent As A Percentage Of Household Income
(Highlands County, Florida)

Less than 10.0 percent : 227

10.0 to 14.9 percent : 838

15.0 to 19.9 percent : 543

20.0 to 24.9 percent : 664

25.0 to 29.9 percent : 914

30.0 to 34.9 percent : 1,030

35.0 to 39.9 percent : 389

40.0 to 49.9 percent : 1,028

50.0 percent or more : 2,273

Not computed : 1,277


(updated 2013)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Highlands County, Florida)

Built 2010 or later :

Built 2000 to 2009 : $125,000

Built 1990 to 1999 : $94,900

Built 1980 to 1989 : $79,000

Built 1970 to 1979 : $67,700

Built 1960 to 1969 : $88,700

Built 1950 to 1959 : $77,900

Built 1940 to 1949 : $91,700

Built 1939 or earlier : $74,000


(updated 2013)







Percentage of Family Households in Highlands County, Florida: 65.8%

Percentage of Family Households in Florida: 65.2%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in Highlands County, Florida

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 641 641 $53,719,623
  Two Family 11 22 $1,350,610
  Three and Four Family 1 4 $310,800
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

653 667 $55,381,033
2000        
  Single Family 428 428 $38,170,230
  Two Family 11 22 $1,409,190
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

439 450 $39,579,420
2001        
  Single Family 514 514 $48,510,300
  Two Family 14 28 $2,004,660
  Three and Four Family 1 4 $81,000
  Five or More Family 1 8 $242,000
  Total

530 554 $50,837,960
2002        
  Single Family 518 518 $48,773,110
  Two Family 7 14 $980,105
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

525 532 $49,753,215
2003        
  Single Family 679 679 $82,870,384
  Two Family 23 46 $4,556,800
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 1 5 $175,000
  Total

703 730 $87,602,184
2004        
  Single Family 904 904 $155,931,672
  Two Family 20 40 $5,717,854
  Three and Four Family 1 3 $336,600
  Five or More Family 1 12 $750,000
  Total

926 959 $162,736,126
2005        
  Single Family 1,192 1,192 $196,711,083
  Two Family 3 6 $739,760
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 10 80 $4,939,100
  Total

1,205 1,278 $202,389,943
2006        
  Single Family 1,413 1,413 $244,056,479
  Two Family 14 28 $3,652,600
  Three and Four Family 1 3 $668,000
  Five or More Family 1 69 $7,500,000
  Total

1,429 1,513 $255,877,079


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Highlands County, FL): $30,160
Median Household Income In 2000 (Florida): $38,819


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Highlands County): $62,000
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Florida): $93,200


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Highlands County, Florida

Utility Gas: 2.5%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 5.7%
Electricity: 89.6%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 0.5%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 0.3%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.1%
No Fuel Used: 1.4%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





Population in Group Quarters in Highlands County, Florida

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 22.39%
  • Juvenile facilities : 0.17%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 42.47%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • College/University student housing : 3.17%
  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 31.79%


(updated 2010)







Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Highlands County): $479
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Florida): $641
Fair Market Rent in 2007 (Highlands County): $621


(updated 2010)



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Government Analysis

People run the government through election of representatives and officials. Local governments are important to provide cohesion between individuals who must share public places. Worthwhile laws need to be debated, passed, and then enforced for a community to remain viable. Communities such as Highlands County, Florida are often affected in positive and negative ways by government performance.



Health Care Centers Close To Highlands County, Florida

Homecare Solutions Group


     Address: 102 South Ridgewood Drive #7, Sebring, Florida 33870
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 12/28/2005

Ace Homecare Llc


     Address: 4325 Sun North Lake Blvd, Ste 105, Sebring, Florida 33872
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 10/28/2005

Sebring Nursing Services Inc


     Address: 3210 Physicians Way, Sebring, Florida 33870
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 2/16/2006

Nurse-on-call-best Choice


     Address: 2778 Us 27 South, Unit 18, Avon Park, Florida 33825
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 1/9/1996

Gentiva Health Svc Sebring


     Address: 255 Us Hwy 27 North, Sebring, Florida 33870
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 3/25/1985

Total Home Health Inc


     Address: 126 E Center Ave, Sebring, Florida 33870
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 8/6/2007

Palms Home Care


     Address: 236 Oak Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 6/1/2006

Hospitals Close To Highlands County, Florida

Highlands Regional Medical Center


     Address: 3600 S Highlands Ave, Sebring, Florida 33870
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Proprietary

Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center


     Address: 4200 Sun N' Lake Blvd, Sebring, Florida 33871
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Church

Florida Hospital Wauchula


     Address: 533 W Carlton Rd, Wauchula, Florida 33873
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

Desoto Memorial Hospital


     Address: 900 N Roberts Ave, Arcadia, Florida 34265
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

Raulerson Hospital


     Address: 1796 Highway 441 N, Okeechobee, Florida 34972
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Proprietary

Nursing Homes Close To Highlands County, Florida

Palms Of Sebring


     Address: 725 S Pine St, Sebring, Florida 33870
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 103
     Percent Occupied: 86%

Kenilworth Care & Rehab Center


     Address: 3011 Kenilworth Blvd, Sebring, Florida 33870
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 87
     Percent Occupied: 84%

Lake Placid Health Care Center


     Address: 125 Tomoka Boulevard South, Lake Placid, Florida 33852
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 166
     Percent Occupied: 92%

Oaks At Avon, The


     Address: 1010 Us 27 North, Avon Park, Florida 33825
     Ownership: Non Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 102
     Percent Occupied: 98%

Royal Care Of Avon Park


     Address: 1281 Stratford Road, Avon Park, Florida 33825
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 61
     Percent Occupied: 68%



Closest Nuclear Power Plant To
Highlands County, Florida

Name: St Lucie
Address: PO Box 128; Ft. Pierce, FL 34954-0128
Distance: 67 Miles


(updated 2007)



Social Security Users in Highlands County, Florida

    Retired Workers: 22,545
    Disabled Workers: 2,935
    Widowers Workers: 2,155
    Spouses Workers: 1,580
    Children Workers: 1,425


(updated 2007)



Highlands County, Florida Presidential Election

  • Kerry & Edwards 36.98%
  • Bush & Cheney 62.36%
  • Other 0.65%



(updated 2004)



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Taxes Analysis

Using tax dollars, government officials keep public places in repair, protect citizens, and provide for important services for the benefit of Highlands County, Florida citizens.

Relocation to Highlands County, FL

9.56 % of Highlands County tax filers migrated from different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. Their adjusted gross income average was $40,133

Florida Average 8.71 %

0.07 % residents relocated from other nations. This group's adjusted gross income averaged $25,048

Florida Average 0.22 %

Lead counties where tax filers migrated to Highlands County, FL (2005 / 2006) from a different county are as follows:

  • Broward County , FL 0.75 % ($44,252 AGI )
  • Polk County , FL 0.54 % ($25,436 AGI )
  • Palm Beach County , FL 0.47 % ($35,696 AGI )
  • Miami Dade County , FL 0.46 % ($39,534 AGI )
  • Lee County , FL 0.34 % ($52,065 AGI )
  • Hardee County , FL 0.27 % ($36,314 AGI )
  • Orange County , FL 0.19 % ($32,483 AGI )
  • Collier County , FL 0.18 % ($45,155 AGI )
  • Hillsborough County , FL 0.15 % ($29,959 AGI )
  • Monroe County , FL 0.14 % ($72,067 AGI )

Relocation away from Highlands County, FL

7.25 % of Highlands County tax filers migrated to different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. This group's adjusted gross income averaged $34,034

Florida Average 7.73 %

0.10 % residents relocated to other nations. This group's adjusted gross income averaged $10,387

Florida Average 0.12 %

Lead counties where tax filers moved from Highlands County, FL (2005 / 2006) to a different county are as follows:

  • Polk County , FL 0.63 % ($34,634 AGI )
  • Hillsborough County , FL 0.27 % ($27,571 AGI )
  • Orange County , FL 0.27 % ($22,405 AGI )
  • Hardee County , FL 0.18 % ($48,446 AGI )
  • Broward County , FL 0.15 % ($27,413 AGI )
  • Palm Beach County , FL 0.14 % ($33,907 AGI )
  • Miami Dade County , FL 0.13 % ($34,146 AGI )
  • Lee County , FL 0.12 % ($39,167 AGI )
  • Pinellas County , FL 0.12 % ($71,528 AGI )
  • Okeechobee County , FL 0.11 % ($32,914 AGI )


(updated 2006)



Income Tax Rates in Florida

Low Bracket: (State Income Tax Free)
High Bracket: (State Income Tax Free)


(updated 2008)



Sales Tax Rates in Florida

6.00%


(updated 2008)



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Weather Analysis

The enjoyment of the area in which you live is often affected by the weather. Each individual has a different view on what weather patterns will make them most happy. Some people love the seasons, others enjoy warm temperatures throughout the year while others may love the snow. The weather provided for Highlands County, Florida is based on over 50 years of data.

Tornado Information For Highlands County, Florida


On 03/06/1982, a tornado touched down 1.46 miles from the center of Highlands County, Florida. The tornado was rated a category 1 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities. Damages ranged from $50,000-$500,000.

On 02/02/1983, a tornado touched down 1.89 miles from the center of Highlands County, Florida. The tornado was rated a category 2 . There were 6 injuries and 1 fatalities. Damages ranged from $50,000-$500,000.

On 05/04/1978, a tornado touched down 1.89 miles from the center of Highlands County, Florida. The tornado was rated a category 0 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities. Damages ranged from $5,000 to $50,000.

On 10/24/2005, a tornado touched down 3.04 miles from the center of Highlands County, Florida. The tornado was rated a category 0 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities.

On 11/09/1990, a tornado touched down 3.08 miles from the center of Highlands County, Florida. The tornado was rated a category 1 . There were 1 injuries and 0 fatalities. Damages ranged from $5,000 to $50,000.



Storms In Highlands County, Florida

  Fatalities Injuries Property
Damage
Crop
Damage
Dust Devil        
03/16/1999, 02:00 pm 0 0 $12K --
         
Flooding        
09/17/2000, 07:00 am 0 0 $20K --
09/26/1999, 10:00 am 0 0 $50K --
09/11/1999, 03:00 pm 0 0 $250K --
09/01/1999, 03:00 pm 0 0 $50K --
08/20/1998, 01:30 pm 0 0 $2K --
07/18/1998, 06:00 pm 0 0 $50K --
07/13/1998, 05:30 pm 0 0 $10K --
03/21/1998, 09:00 am 0 0 $850K --
02/17/1998, 05:00 am 0 0 $10K --
11/13/1997, 06:00 pm 0 0 $100K --
         
Hail        
04/25/1997, 06:35 pm 0 0 $1K --
03/30/1996, 04:05 pm 0 0 $50K --
03/30/1996, 03:55 pm 0 0 $150K --
03/30/1996, 03:45 pm 0 0 $24M --
03/30/1996, 03:15 pm 0 1 $400K --
03/30/1996, 02:45 pm 0 0 $250K --
01/01/1916, 12:00 am 0 0 $1K --
         
Lightning        
06/25/2007, 12:00 am 0 1 -- --
08/08/2006, 05:20 pm 0 0 $10K --
08/12/2005, 10:30 pm 0 0 $10K --
10/24/2002, 09:00 pm 0 0 $100K --
08/16/2001, 03:30 pm 0 1 -- --
08/17/1999, 03:18 pm 0 1 -- --
06/30/1999, 05:00 pm 0 0 $18K --
09/03/1998, 02:00 pm 0 1 -- --
08/04/1998, 06:21 pm 0 1 -- --
07/22/1998, 07:00 pm 0 0 $3K --
08/13/1995, 06:03 pm 1 0 -- --
         
Thunderstorm Wind        
08/04/2005, 07:54 pm 0 0 $10K --
04/07/2005, 06:10 pm 0 0 $5K --
07/02/2004, 03:30 pm 0 0 $5K --
06/27/2004, 01:42 pm 0 0 $85K --
06/24/2004, 05:01 pm 0 0 $10K --
02/24/2004, 02:00 pm 0 0 $10K --
08/01/2003, 04:47 pm 0 0 $10K --
03/14/2003, 07:00 pm 0 0 $5K --
08/17/2002, 05:10 pm 0 0 $50K --
07/06/2002, 04:00 pm 0 0 $10K --
04/03/2002, 12:55 pm 0 0 $15K --
04/03/2002, 12:37 pm 0 0 $2K --
04/03/2002, 12:20 pm 0 0 $4K --
08/31/2001, 04:50 pm 0 0 $1K --
08/21/2001, 05:05 pm 0 0 $2K --
08/10/2001, 05:19 pm 0 0 $5K --
08/09/2001, 02:45 pm 0 0 $35K --
07/03/2001, 04:00 pm 0 0 $15K --
06/26/2001, 04:30 pm 0 0 $5K --
06/23/2001, 09:50 am 0 0 $1K --
06/18/2001, 05:45 pm 0 0 $279K --
06/18/2001, 05:30 pm 0 0 $25K --
06/17/2001, 08:00 pm 0 0 $25K --
06/15/2001, 06:06 pm 0 0 $75K --
06/15/2001, 04:06 pm 0 0 $100K --
06/15/2001, 03:49 pm 0 0 $5K --
05/31/2001, 04:05 pm 0 0 $5K --
07/31/2000, 07:30 pm 0 0 $5K --
07/26/2000, 05:35 pm 0 0 $10K --
07/18/2000, 04:50 pm 0 0 $50K --
07/08/2000, 03:15 pm 0 0 $1K --
07/05/2000, 06:48 pm 0 0 $50K --
06/24/2000, 03:45 pm 0 0 $50K --
06/23/2000, 12:34 pm 0 0 $10K --
06/22/2000, 01:55 pm 0 0 $20K --
03/27/2000, 03:50 pm 0 0 $1K --
08/02/1999, 06:05 pm 0 0 $150K --
08/02/1999, 05:00 pm 0 0 $25K --
07/26/1999, 02:13 pm 0 0 $15K --
06/11/1999, 07:30 pm 0 0 $5K --
06/04/1999, 06:15 pm 0 0 $10K --
06/04/1999, 05:48 pm 0 0 $50K --
06/04/1999, 05:45 pm 0 0 $2K --
06/04/1999, 05:05 pm 0 0 $25K --
05/21/1999, 04:00 pm 0 0 $5K --
05/10/1999, 04:15 pm 0 0 $10K --
05/09/1999, 07:05 pm 0 0 $3K --
05/09/1999, 07:00 pm 0 0 $2K --
05/09/1999, 06:43 pm 0 0 $10K --
05/08/1999, 04:30 pm 0 0 $10K --
04/28/1999, 03:45 pm 0 0 $50K --
04/26/1999, 05:55 pm 0 0 $5K --
01/03/1999, 01:25 am 0 0 $20K --
01/03/1999, 12:55 am 0 0 $30K --
01/03/1999, 12:47 am 0 0 $15K --
01/03/1999, 12:37 am 0 0 $10K --
01/03/1999, 12:30 am 0 0 $15K --
01/03/1999, 12:27 am 0 0 $150K --
09/02/1998, 01:00 pm 0 0 $1K --
08/04/1998, 05:30 pm 0 0 $5K --
07/12/1998, 03:13 pm 0 0 $5K --
06/30/1998, 04:58 pm 0 0 $5K --
06/30/1998, 04:30 pm 0 0 $5K --
06/23/1998, 09:00 pm 0 0 $5K --
06/22/1998, 07:15 pm 0 0 $5K --
05/04/1998, 02:35 pm 0 0 $100K --
03/09/1998, 01:27 am 0 0 $150K --
02/17/1998, 06:30 am 0 0 $10K --
02/17/1998, 05:45 am 0 0 $5K --
01/08/1998, 10:12 am 0 0 $15K --
12/29/1997, 08:25 am 0 0 $3K --
07/29/1997, 04:25 pm 0 0 $50K --
07/15/1997, 04:37 pm 0 0 $10K --
07/08/1997, 05:03 pm 0 0 $30K --
07/04/1997, 02:07 pm 0 1 $60K --
06/20/1997, 06:20 pm 0 0 $100K --
05/28/1997, 02:03 pm 0 0 $1K --
05/28/1997, 01:55 pm 0 0 $1K --
05/22/1997, 05:30 pm 0 0 $10K --
05/22/1997, 05:20 pm 0 0 $250K --
04/28/1997, 12:30 pm 0 0 $3K --
04/26/1997, 11:43 am 0 0 $1K --
04/26/1997, 11:30 am 0 0 $4K --
04/23/1997, 04:15 pm 0 0 $3K --
04/23/1997, 04:00 pm 0 0 $5K --
04/23/1997, 03:00 pm 0 0 $5K --
04/23/1997, 02:55 pm 0 0 $2K --
04/23/1997, 12:05 pm 0 0 $10K --
04/23/1997, 11:55 am 0 0 $5K --
09/07/1996, 04:35 pm 0 0 $2K --
08/17/1996, 05:45 pm 0 0 $5K --
06/25/1996, 02:45 pm 0 0 $2K --
05/03/1996, 04:35 pm 0 0 $5K --
03/30/1996, 03:35 pm 0 0 $180K --
03/30/1996, 03:15 pm 0 0 $300K --
03/30/1996, 02:45 pm 0 0 $3K --
03/30/1996, 02:40 pm 0 0 $20K --
03/28/1996, 03:50 pm 0 0 $2K --
01/01/1996, 01:45 pm 0 0 $5K --
07/21/1995, 02:37 pm 0 0 $15K --
07/02/1995, 07:00 pm 0 0 $5K --
05/16/1995, 06:10 pm 0 0 $2K --
01/16/1993, 07:30 am 0 0 $5K --
04/25/1991, 03:15 pm 0 1 -- --
09/05/1988, 01:00 pm 0 3 -- --
01/01/1905, 12:00 am 0 0 $35K --
01/01/1903, 12:00 am 0 0 $15K --
         
Waterspout        
03/14/1993, 10:00 am 1 0 -- --
         



Tornados In Highlands County, Florida

    Length Width F-Scale Fatalities Injuries Property
Damage
Crop
Damage

Tornado

  2007-07-24 -- 30 -- 0 0 $1K --
  2007-02-02 1 50 -- 0 0 $2K $2K
  2006-09-15 1 50 -- 0 0 -- --
  2006-06-12 4 40 -- 0 0 -- --
  2006-06-12 1 40 -- 0 0 -- --
  2006-06-12 1 40 -- 0 0 -- --
  2006-06-12 1 40 -- 0 0 -- --
  2005-10-24 1 50 -- 0 0 $5K --
  2005-10-23 1 50 -- 0 0 $10K --
  2005-10-23 1 50 -- 0 0 -- --
  2005-08-12 1 40 -- 0 0 -- --
  2005-07-09 1 100 -- 0 0 $50K --
  2005-06-30 1 40 -- 0 0 -- --
  2005-04-23 7 150 1 0 0 $250K --
  2004-09-06 -- 30 -- 0 0 -- --
  2004-08-13 1 30 -- 0 0 $15K --
  2004-08-13 1 30 -- 0 0 -- --
  2004-08-13 2 30 -- 0 0 -- --
  2004-06-04 3 70 1 0 0 $310K $15K
  2002-08-14 1 40 -- 0 0 -- $3K
  2002-07-25 1 40 -- 0 0 $20K --
  2002-04-03 1 33 -- 0 0 -- $4K
  2000-09-17 17 5 -- 0 0 $25K --
  2000-06-27 -- 5 -- 0 0 $20K --
  1999-06-27 -- 5 -- 0 0 $1K --
  1999-06-04 -- 5 -- 0 0 $100K --
  1999-01-03 -- 10 -- 0 0 $10K --
  1998-09-25 6 10 -- 0 0 $5K --
  1998-09-25 1 5 -- 0 0 $5K --
  1998-03-09 10 250 2 0 4 $2M --
  1998-03-09 11 250 1 0 0 $437K --
  1998-03-09 5 75 -- 0 0 $75K --
  1998-02-17 2 10 1 0 0 $175K --
  1998-02-17 -- 10 1 0 0 $15K --
  1998-02-16 2 10 -- 0 0 $150K --
  1998-01-23 -- 10 -- 0 0 $10K --
  1997-12-27 1 30 -- 0 0 $200K --
  1997-11-13 -- 10 -- 0 0 $75K --
  1997-11-02 -- 5 -- 0 0 $5K --
  1997-10-31 1 30 1 0 0 $50K --
  1997-08-20 1 10 -- 0 0 $100K --
  1997-06-20 -- 5 -- 0 0 $1K --
  1997-05-28 -- 5 -- 0 0 $5K --
  1997-05-22 1 5 -- 0 0 $25K --
  1997-04-28 -- 5 -- 0 0 -- --
  1997-04-28 -- 5 -- 0 0 -- --
  1997-04-28 3 5 -- 0 0 $2K --
  1996-10-07 22 5 -- 0 0 $1K --
  1996-10-07 21 5 -- 0 0 $1K --
  1996-10-07 9 5 -- 0 0 $1K --
  1996-04-30 11 15 -- 0 0 $10K --
  1995-08-31 2 10 -- 0 0 $5K --
  1995-07-21 -- 10 -- 0 0 $2K --
  1993-04-05 -- 50 -- 0 0 $50K --
  1993-02-22 1 30 -- 0 0 $5K --
  1991-07-17 -- 10 -- 0 0 -- --
  1991-06-24 -- 10 -- 0 0 -- --
  1991-05-20 -- 50 -- 0 0 $3K --
  1991-04-25 1 50 -- 0 0 $3K --
  1991-04-25 1 40 -- 0 0 -- --
  1991-03-18 1 30 -- 0 0 -- --
  1990-11-09 5 40 1 0 1 $25K --
  1990-07-11 -- 10 -- 0 0 $3K --
  1989-06-15 -- 10 -- 0 0 $25K --
  1989-04-04 -- 10 -- 0 0 $3K --
  1988-11-05 1 30 1 0 0 $25K --
  1987-06-29 2 30 -- 0 1 $3K --
  1987-05-05 1 30 -- 0 0 $3K --
  1986-09-23 1 30 -- 0 0 $3K --
  1986-06-03 1 20 -- 0 0 -- --
  1986-05-09 1 30 -- 0 0 -- --
  1986-02-08 2 10 2 0 0 $250K --
  1985-06-04 1 10 1 0 0 $250K --
  1985-03-17 1 10 -- 0 0 $3K --
  1984-07-15 1 30 1 0 0 $25K --
  1984-07-08 1 30 -- 0 0 $25K --
  1983-12-12 1 50 2 0 4 $250K --
  1983-06-25 -- 30 1 0 0 $250K --
  1983-02-02 1 40 2 1 6 $250K --
  1983-02-02 1 30 1 0 0 $3K --
  1982-07-26 -- 7 1 0 0 $25K --
  1982-06-18 -- 7 -- 0 0 $25K --
  1982-06-17 1 10 1 0 0 $250K --
  1982-06-17 1 200 2 0 9 -- --
  1982-03-06 1 100 1 0 0 $250K --
  1981-09-16 1 20 -- 0 0 $25K --
  1981-06-13 1 30 1 0 0 $25K --
  1980-09-15 1 30 1 0 0 $25K --
  1979-09-24 -- 20 -- 0 0 $3K --
  1979-01-24 -- 33 -- 0 0 $250K --
  1979-01-24 -- 33 -- 0 1 $250K --
  1978-05-04 -- 20 -- 0 0 $25K --
  1978-05-04 1 50 1 0 2 $3M --
  1977-07-21 1 13 -- 0 2 $25K --
  1977-06-06 -- 13 -- 0 0 $3K --
  1977-05-24 -- 20 -- 0 0 -- --
  1976-05-16 -- 10 -- 0 0 $25K --
  1976-04-08 1 20 -- 0 0 $250K --
  1975-08-04 -- 30 1 0 0 $25K --
  1975-06-01 1 30 1 0 0 $25K --
  1975-04-14 -- 23 -- 0 0 -- --
  1974-05-15 -- 17 -- 0 0 $250K --
  1974-04-16 1 10 -- 0 2 $25K --
  1973-05-31 -- 20 -- 0 3 $3K --
  1973-03-08 -- 20 1 0 0 -- --
  1971-07-26 1 500 1 0 0 -- --
  1971-07-23 -- 10 -- 0 0 -- --
  1971-07-22 1 20 -- 0 0 -- --
  1971-06-18 1 20 2 0 0 $25K --
  1971-06-18 -- 50 1 0 0 $3K --
  1971-06-11 -- 20 1 0 0 $3K --
  1970-02-03 -- 33 -- 0 0 $3K --
  1970-02-03 5 33 1 0 0 $250K --
  1970-02-03 -- 33 2 0 0 $250K --
  1970-01-06 -- 33 -- 0 0 -- --
  1970-01-06 -- 33 -- 0 0 -- --
  1969-10-04 -- 33 -- 0 0 -- --
  1969-08-13 4 33 1 0 0 $25K --
  1969-07-14 -- 33 1 0 0 $25K --
  1969-06-06 -- 33 2 0 0 -- --
  1967-12-11 -- 33 -- 0 0 -- --
  1967-05-31 -- 33 -- 0 0 $25K --
  1967-05-30 -- 33 1 0 0 $25K --
  1967-05-17 -- 33 1 0 0 $25K --
  1963-05-29 -- 30 2 0 2 $250K --
  1963-01-01 -- 33 2 0 0 $250K --
  1961-07-14 -- 33 1 0 0 $3K --
  1960-02-13 -- 27 -- 0 0 $3K --
  1958-01-26 -- 33 2 0 0 -- --
  1954-04-30 -- 33 -- 0 0 $3K --
  1951-12-18 -- 33 2 0 0 -- --
  1951-12-18 -- 150 2 0 0 $25K --
  1915-01-01 1 10 1 0 0 $3K --
  1915-01-01 1 30 -- 0 0 -- --
  1905-01-01 -- 20 -- 0 0 -- --
  1902-01-01 -- 5 -- 0 0 -- --



Hurricanes And Storms In Highlands County, Florida

  • Category 3: (Name Unknown) - Wind Speed: 100 Knots
  • Tropical Storm: GORDON - November 1994 - Wind Speed: 45 Knots
  • Tropical Storm: HAZEL - Wind Speed: 55 Knots
  • Tropical Storm: (Name Unknown) - Wind Speed: 35 Knots
  • Tropical Depression: JENNY - Wind Speed: 30 Knots
  • Tropical Depression: GERDA - Wind Speed: 25 Knots
  • Tropical Depression: BRENDA - Wind Speed: 25 Knots
  • Tropical Depression: (Name Unknown) - Wind Speed: 30 Knots *
  • Extratropical Storm: (Name Unknown) - Wind Speed: 30 Knots


* Hurricane and storm wind is an average wind speed during the storms's life in Highlands County, Florida



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Crime Analysis

Everyone wants to feel safe. Individuals and families want to remain protected from violent or property crime. The crime data should not be totally relied upon when making a decision on where to live. If you are concerned, visit Highlands County, Florida directly or research local government web sites.

Number of Sex Offenders In Florida

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
33,990 35,910 43,590 47,455 51,847 53,202 47,524 58,780 61,303 63,990


(updated 2014)



Jails in Highlands County, Florida


  • Highlands County Jail


    434 Fernleaf Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870
    Capacity: 512
    Confined: 337
    Avg. Population: 376
    Year Built: 1956
    Year Renovated: 2004


(updated 2006)



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