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Highlands County, FL


Metropolitan Statistical Area: Sebring-Avon Park, FL
Designated Market Area: Tampa-St. Petersburg-Sarasota, FL
USDA County Type (2015): Low Employment, Retirement Destination
American Communities Project County Type (2023): Graying America

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2022 population: 105,618   ( 6,832 from 2010)
Land area: 1017.7 square miles
Population density: 103.8 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:67,952 64.34% 2.7%
Black:10,2399.69% 17.0%
Indian:4640.44% 23.7%
Asian:1,5931.51% 10.7%
2+ races:1,5181.44% 30.7%
Hispanic:23,85222.58% 39.0%
Total non-White:37,66635.66% 30.0%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:1,794 8.9
Deaths:4,53522.4
Net Migration: 6,93634.3
Net Immigration: 2441.2
Change in White population:-1,852 -1.9
Change in Non-White pop.:8,684 8.8




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
98,786
69,80470.66%
8,7508.86%
3750.38%
1,4391.46%
1,1611.18%
17,15717.37%
28,98229.34%

2000
87,366
66,81476.48%
7,9259.07%
3080.35%
9011.03%
7720.88%
10,54212.07%
20,55223.52%

1990
68,432
57,77084.42%
6,5549.58%
3520.51%
3400.50%
n/a
3,4164.99%
10,66215.58%

1980
47,526
38,85481.75%
6,47913.63%
3140.66%
710.15%
n/a
1,7763.74%
8,67218.25%

1970
29,507
22,92277.68%
6,18020.94%
1770.60%
270.09%
n/a
1870.63%
6,585 22.32%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
9,062 10.4
12,41114.2
11,69713.4
3,5424.1
2,990 3.4
8,430 9.6
1990's
NumberRate
8,517 12.4
11,77517.2
7,68011.2
1,4232.1
9,044 13.2
9,890 14.5
1980's
NumberRate
7,152 15.0
8,301 17.5
21,747 45.8
n/a
18,916 39.8
1,990 4.2
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
17,778 60.3
n/a
15,932 54.0
2,087 7.1

Age, Family & Household Data for Highlands County, FL

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
54.1
17,157 16.2%
88,461 83.8%
36,571 34.6%
44,685
2.25
28,639 64.1%
22,151 77.3%
2,066 7.2%
16,046 35.9%

2010
NumberPercent
51.5
17,972 18.2%
80,814 81.8%
31,822 32.2%
42,604
2.28
28,027 65.8%
22,127 78.9%
2,191 7.8%
14,577 34.2%

2000
NumberPercent
50.0
16,832 19.3%
70,534 80.7%
28,936 33.1%
37,505
2.29
26,016 69.4%
21,818 83.9%
1,747 6.7%
11,489 30.6%

1990
NumberPercent
51.2
12,652 18.5%
55,780 81.5%
22,835 33.4%
29,577
2.28
21,526 72.8%
18,914 87.9%
1,263 5.9%
8,051 27.2%

1980
NumberPercent
44.6
10,473 22.0%
37,053 78.0%
12,532 26.4%
18,858
2.44
14,097 74.8%
12,228 86.7%
857 6.1%
4,761 25.2%

2022 Housing Data for Highlands County, FL

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units57,605 
Median Value$155,900 
Occupied44,68577.6%
Vacant12,92022.4%
Owned35,02678.4%
Rented9,65921.6%
Median Rent$919 
Single-Family Units37,94365.9%
    Detached35,33761.3%
    Attached2,6064.5%
Buldings with 5+ Units2,5244.4%
Mobile Homes13,31923.1%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Highlands County, FL

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0002,6525.9%
$10,000 to $14,9992,3235.2%
$15,000 to $19,9992,3575.3%
$20,000 to $24,9992,8226.3%
$25,000 to $29,9992,1564.8%
$30,000 to $34,9992,6085.8%
$35,000 to $39,9992,3995.4%
$40,000 to $44,9992,0564.6%
$45,000 to $49,9991,8114.1%
$50,000 to $59,9993,5758.0%
$60,000 to $74,9995,57212.5%
$75,000 to $99,9995,54412.4%
$100,000 to $124,9993,1357.0%
$125,000 to $149,9991,9434.3%
$150,000 to $199,9991,8134.1%
$200,000 or more1,9194.3%
Median Household Income53,679 
Per Capita Income31,864 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to state79 
Compared to U.S.77 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI2,7076.1%
Public Assistance7851.8%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps6,97215.6%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed23,11162.6%
Unemployed1,7084.6%
In Armed Forces00.0%
Total Labor Force24,81967.2%
Not in Labor Force12,12832.8%
Real Unemployment Rate 37.4%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector12,09610,41053.7%
Non-Profit1,2851,80941.5%
Self-Employed2,6431,37665.8%
Local Government1,3552,09339.3%
State Government1,01555464.7%
Federal Government32525655.9%
Total Private + Self14,73911,78655.6%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.3,9804,71245.8%
Total18,71916,49853.2%
Pct. Govt.15.9%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts3,83810.9%
Sales and Office Occupations7,60221.5%
Professional, Technical7,03219.9%
Service Occupations7,74021.9%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing1,0192.9%
All others9,11225.8%
White Collar 52.3%
Industry
 Number%
Health care and social assistance6,59818.7%
Retail trade4,63913.1%
Construction3,61610.2%
Educational services2,7147.7%
Accommodation and food services2,5237.1%
Public administration2,3386.6%
Other services2,0585.8%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.2,0585.8%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting1,4774.2%
Transportation and warehousing1,3163.7%
Manufacturing1,2473.5%
Finance and insurance1,2123.4%
Professional, scientific, technical1,1283.2%
Real estate and rental and leasing6241.8%
Wholesale trade6181.7%
Arts, entertainment, recreation5511.6%
Utilities3190.9%
Information2880.8%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Highlands County, FL

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican7,7867.61%
Puerto Rican7,5507.38%
Cuban3,4533.37%
Dominican3590.35%
Total Central American1,2191.19%
Costa Rican1960.19%
Guatemalan1080.11%
Honduran440.04%
Nicaraguan550.05%
Panamanian1060.10%
Salvadoran7100.69%
Other Central American00.00%
Total South American1,3151.28%
Argentinean1410.14%
Bolivian00.00%
Chilean00.00%
Colombian8820.86%
Ecuadorian1030.10%
Paraguayan90.01%
Peruvian180.02%
Uruguayan370.04%
Venezuelan1250.12%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic3680.36%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Filipino7390.72%
Indian3230.32%
Chinese1010.10%
Vietnamese970.09%
Thai380.04%
Hmong310.03%
Taiwanese250.02%
Japanese200.02%
Korean120.01%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English78,10779.6%
Spanish17,41417.8%
Tagalog5250.5%
Other Indo-European5000.5%
French, Haitian, Cajun4350.4%
Other Asian3610.4%
Other2040.2%
German, other Germanic1800.2%
Chinese1140.1%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
German13,66213.3%
English13,46713.2%
Irish9,9349.7%
American9,6369.4%
Italian4,1944.1%
Scottish2,5222.5%
Polish1,7671.7%
French1,6351.6%
Dutch1,3291.3%
Swedish1,1451.1%
Jamaican9150.9%
Welsh8090.8%
European7970.8%
Scotch-Irish7380.7%
Russian6660.7%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen97,06694.8%
Not a citizen5,2735.2%
Native91,12389.0%
Foreign-born11,21611.0%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Highlands County, FL

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
4,227 5.3%6,678 8.4%28,096 35.5%25,632 32.4%9,422 11.9%5,039 6.4%
  Average years of education: 12.7
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 4,227 5.3%
9-12 Years 6,678 8.4%
H.S. Grad or GED 28,096 35.5%
Some College 25,632 32.4%
Bach. Degree 9,422 11.9%
Grad Degree 5,039 6.4%
Average years of education: 12.7

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Highlands County, FL

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 26,047 23,661 2,386 9.2% 6.2%
1991 26,607 24,162 2,445 9.2% 7.6%
1992 27,121 24,174 2,947 10.9% 8.4%
1993 27,421 24,501 2,920 10.6% 7.4%
1994 28,266 25,530 2,736 9.7% 6.5%
1995 28,567 26,057 2,510 8.8% 5.6%
1996 28,595 26,089 2,506 8.8% 5.3%
1997 28,149 25,676 2,473 8.8% 4.9%
1998 28,403 25,949 2,454 8.6% 4.4%
1999 27,071 25,112 1,959 7.2% 3.9%
2000 33,472 31,852 1,620 4.8% 3.8%
2001 34,685 32,904 1,781 5.1% 4.4%
2002 36,078 34,079 1,999 5.5% 4.9%
2003 37,544 35,691 1,853 4.9% 4.5%
2004 37,359 35,723 1,636 4.4% 3.8%
2005 39,628 38,327 1,301 3.3% 2.9%
2006 40,435 39,275 1,160 2.9% 2.5%
2007 39,968 38,371 1,597 4.0% 3.3%
2008 40,633 37,913 2,720 6.7% 5.7%
2009 40,018 36,011 4,007 10.0% 9.6%
2010 36,899 32,428 4,471 12.1% 10.8%
2011 37,930 33,583 4,347 11.5% 10.0%
2012 37,162 33,227 3,935 10.6% 8.6%
2013 36,075 32,494 3,581 9.9% 7.5%
2014 35,813 32,705 3,108 8.7% 6.4%
2015 35,485 32,799 2,686 7.6% 5.5%
2016 35,846 33,481 2,365 6.6% 4.9%
2017 36,370 34,290 2,080 5.7% 4.2%
2018 36,460 34,656 1,804 4.9% 3.6%
2019 35,813 34,082 1,731 4.8% 3.3%
2020 34,641 31,967 2,674 7.7% 7.7%
2021 35,239 33,145 2,094 5.9% 4.6%
2022 36,202 34,693 1,509 4.2% 2.9%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com