Highlands County, Florida Population 2018

Highlands County, Florida's estimated population is 102,883 with a growth rate of 4.07% 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
2017102,8834,0214.07%
201698,862-2,696-2.65%
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
White81,606
Black or African American9,901
Some Other Race4,128
Two or More Races1,584
Asian1,452
American Indian and Alaska Native157
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander34

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Highlands County, Florida Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Highlands County, Florida Median Age

52.6


Total

50.7


Male

54.2


Female

Highlands County, Florida Adults

There are 81,363 adults, (33,514 of which are seniors) in Highlands County, Florida.

Highlands County, Florida Age Dependency

106.7

Age Dependency Ratio

70.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Highlands County, Florida Sex Ratio

Female

50,831

51.42%

Male

48,031

48.58%

Highlands County, Florida Households and Families

Highlands County, Florida Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Highlands County, Florida Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.1%16.9%
All75.6%24.4%
Non Family70.1%29.9%
Female61.9%38.1%
Male56.3%43.7%

75.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Highlands County, Florida Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All40,5002.475.6
Married20,9282.8483.1
Non Family14,5531.2270.1
Female3,8024.161.9
Male1,2173.4956.3

2.99

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

3.6%

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 Grade5,1216.84%
9th to 12th Grade7,3989.88%
High School Graduate27,65836.93%
Some College16,33821.81%
Associates Degree6,0508.08%
Bachelors Degree7,95910.63%
Graduate Degree4,3765.84%

Highlands County, Florida Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White56,60449,9619,766
Hispanic10,6886,409911
Black6,1934,807982
Other Race2,1221,00372
Asian931763523
Multiple Races664564193
Native American1235521
Islander3434

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 56.18%.

Highlands County, Florida Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$23,267$26,144$21,091
Less Than High School$16,803$18,560$15,476
High School Grad$21,569$23,815$19,746
Some College$22,832$31,200$20,478
Bachelors Degree$38,981$41,434$36,563
Graduate Degree$47,243$52,889$45,771

$23,267

Average Earnings

$26,144

Average Male

$21,091

Average Female

Highlands County, Florida Language

Highlands County, Florida Language by Age

Highlands County, Florida Language

81.56% of Highlands County, Florida residents speak only English, while 18.44% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.77% of the population.

Highlands County, Florida Poverty

Highlands County, Florida Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White67,2458,66512.89%
Hispanic17,8926,32435.35%
Black9,7023,22333.22%
Other3,9651,45536.70%
Multiple1,57051832.99%
Asian1,43933423.21%
Native1546441.56%
Islander341544.12%

19.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.19%

Male Poverty Rate

19.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Highlands County, Florida

The race most likely to be in poverty in Highlands County, Florida is Islander, with 44.12% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Highlands County, Florida is White, with 12.89% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.08%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.10%.

Highlands County, Florida Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.00%
High School14.55%
Some College13.69%
Bachelors or Greater6.81%

Highlands County, Florida Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed42.87%
Male Unemployed38.83%
Female Employed12.38%
Male Employed12.37%

Highlands County, Florida Income

Highlands County, Florida Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$35,865$50,189
Families$42,926$58,181
Married Families$47,580$63,449
Non Families$22,377$34,728

Highlands County, Florida Marital Status

Highlands County, Florida Marital Status

Marriage Rates

53.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.2%

Male Marriage Rate

51.6%

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

Highlands County, Florida Veterans

Highlands County, Florida Veterans by War

11,831

Number of Veterans

11,016

Male Veterans

815

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam3,937
Korea2,338
First Gulf War1,088
World War II1,084
Second Gulf War790

Highlands County, Florida Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+4,638
65 to 743,435
55 to 641,829
35 to 541,514
18 to 34415

Highlands County, Florida Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White10,99615.79%
Black6589.20%
Hispanic4173.29%
Other652.66%
Asian454.32%
Indian3427.64%
2 or More333.76%

Highlands County, Florida Veterans by Education

8.27%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

Highlands County, Florida Employment Status

Highlands County, Florida Employment by Age

43.2%

Labor Force Participation

37.8%

Employment Rate

12.3%

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