Highlands County, Florida Population 2019

Highlands County, Florida's estimated population is 102,883 with a growth rate of 1.30% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Highlands County, Florida is the 36th largest county in Florida.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017102,8831,3251.30%
2016101,5581,6671.67%
201599,8911,4091.43%
201498,4824110.42%
201398,071-134-0.14%
201298,205-246-0.25%
201198,451-184-0.19%
201098,63530,20344.14%
199068,43220,90643.99%
198047,52618,01961.07%
197029,5078,16938.28%
196021,3387,70256.48%
195013,6364,39047.48%
19409,246540.59%
19309,1920.00%

Highlands County, Florida Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White81,422
Black or African American9,470
Some Other Race5,276
Two or More Races2,125
Asian1,552
American Indian and Alaska Native319
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander13

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Highlands County, Florida Population Pyramid 2019

1,0002,0003,0004,0005,000 Male Population1,0002,0003,0004,0005,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Highlands County, Florida Median Age

53.1


Total

51.6


Male

54.5


Female

Highlands County, Florida Adults

There are 82,536 adults, (34,526 of whom are seniors) in Highlands County, Florida.

Highlands County, Florida Age Dependency

108.7

Age Dependency Ratio

71.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Highlands County, Florida Sex Ratio

Female

51,659

51.57%

Male

48,518

48.43%

Highlands County, Florida Households and Families

Highlands County, Florida Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Highlands County, Florida Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.1%17.9%
All74.7%25.3%
Non Family70.2%29.8%
Female57.7%42.3%
Male56.1%43.9%

74.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Highlands County, Florida Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All41,3502.3874.7
Married21,2342.7982.1
Non Family14,8311.2170.2
Female3,8584.157.7
Male1,4273.8456.1

2.97

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

4.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Highlands County, Florida Households

Highlands County, Florida Education

Highlands County, Florida Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,7976.30%
9th to 12th Grade7,3989.71%
High School Graduate27,98536.74%
Some College16,56821.75%
Associates Degree6,3708.36%
Bachelors Degree8,28110.87%
Graduate Degree4,7726.26%

Highlands County, Florida Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White57,19350,94510,167
Hispanic11,2096,8421,002
Black5,9844,5761,058
Other Race2,6601,36972
Asian1,075958683
Multiple Races806714184
Native American25618322
Islander1313

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 63.53%.

Highlands County, Florida Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$23,803$26,396$21,333
Less Than High School$17,821$19,302$15,946
High School Grad$21,330$24,170$18,534
Some College$24,168$30,636$21,594
Bachelors Degree$38,363$41,149$36,543
Graduate Degree$52,953$56,311$51,719

$23,803

Average Earnings

$26,396

Average Male

$21,333

Average Female

Highlands County, Florida Language

Highlands County, Florida Language by Age

Highlands County, Florida Language

81.22% of Highlands County, Florida residents speak only English, while 18.78% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.22% of the population.

Highlands County, Florida Poverty

Highlands County, Florida Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White67,6228,25412.21%
Hispanic18,4736,31234.17%
Black9,3112,89431.08%
Other5,0871,89337.21%
Multiple2,11185940.69%
Asian1,54335723.14%
Native31614345.25%
Islander1313100.00%

18.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.95%

Male Poverty Rate

19.48%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Highlands County, Florida

The race most likely to be in poverty in Highlands County, Florida is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Highlands County, Florida is White, with 12.21% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.36%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.30%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.54%.

Highlands County, Florida Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.74%
High School14.22%
Some College13.16%
Bachelors or Greater7.07%

Highlands County, Florida Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed44.77%
Male Unemployed34.62%
Female Employed12.11%
Male Employed11.32%

Highlands County, Florida Income

Highlands County, Florida Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$36,374$52,544
Families$44,219$61,317
Married Families$49,842$66,563
Non Families$23,334$35,660

Highlands County, Florida Marital Status

Highlands County, Florida Marital Status

Marriage Rates

53.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.5%

Male Marriage Rate

51.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Highlands County, Florida Married by Age and Sex

Highlands County, Florida Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Highlands County, Florida Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Highlands County, Florida Veterans

Highlands County, Florida Veterans by War

11,598

Number of Veterans

10,717

Male Veterans

881

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam3,960
Korea2,198
First Gulf War1,006
World War II1,001
Second Gulf War854

Highlands County, Florida Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+4,746
65 to 743,373
55 to 641,578
35 to 541,372
18 to 34529

Highlands County, Florida Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White10,74715.36%
Black6359.24%
Hispanic5594.24%
Other772.49%
2 or More554.92%
Asian544.57%
Indian3011.72%

Highlands County, Florida Veterans by Education

6.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Highlands County, Florida Employment Status

Highlands County, Florida Employment by Age

42.7%

Labor Force Participation

37.8%

Employment Rate

11.5%

Unemployment Rate

Highlands County, Florida Employment by Race

Highlands County, Florida Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Highlands County, Florida

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Sebring10408106382302.21%
Avon Park10033102592262.25%
Lake Placid21832259763.48%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990