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Highlands County Profile - Downloadable File
 

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

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Workforce 18-64


OUR MISSION

Enhance the quality of life in Highlands County by attracting a diversity of new businesses; increasing industrial investment while facilitating the retention and successful expansion of existing business and industry.

Keep In Touch

Office of Economic Development
Highlands County Board of County Commissioners
(E) tbenson@hcbcc.org
(P) 863.402.6924
(F) 863.402.6651