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(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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