Tavares, Florida Population 2021

18,207
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Tavares is a city located in Lake County Florida. It is also the county seat of Lake County. With a 2020 population of 18,207, it is the 122nd largest city in Florida and the 1998th largest city in the United States . Tavares is currently growing at a rate of 1.27% annually and its population has increased by 30.51% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,951 in 2010. Tavares reached it's highest population of 18,207 in 2021. Spanning over 14 miles, Tavares has a population density of 1,497 people per square mile.

The average household income in Tavares is $58,393 with a poverty rate of 10.98%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,018 per month, and the median house value is $144,900. The median age in Tavares is 51.2 years, 46.7 years for males, and 53.1 years for females.

Tavares Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Tavares was:

  • White: 79.73%
  • Black or African American: 13.43%
  • Two or more races: 2.51%
  • Other race: 2.35%
  • Asian: 1.83%
  • Native American: 0.10%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
The current population of Tavares, Florida is 18,207 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,520.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 13,951.

Tavares, Florida Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,35779.73%
Black or African American2,24913.43%
Two or More Races4212.51%
Some Other Race3942.35%
Asian3071.83%
American Indian and Alaska Native170.10%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander70.04%
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Tavares Population by Race

Tavares Population Pyramid $2021

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Tavares Median Age

51.2


Total

46.7


Male

53.1


Female

Tavares Adults

There are 13,861 adults, (5,534 of whom are seniors) in Tavares.

Tavares Age Dependency

101.2

Age Dependency Ratio

66.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Tavares Sex Ratio

Female

9,146

54.60%

Male

7,606

45.40%

Tavares Population by Age

Tavares Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Tavares Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.9%22.1%
All69.1%30.9%
Non Family65.4%34.6%
Female53.8%46.2%
Male50.5%49.5%

69.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Tavares Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,1292.2269.1
Married3,1272.7677.9
Non Family2,9431.1965.4
Female8753.4953.8
Male1843.5850.5

2.89

Average Family Size

2.22

Average Household Size

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Tavares Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3022.38%
9th to 12th Grade1,2169.58%
High School Graduate4,21833.24%
Some College3,04423.99%
Associates Degree1,29810.23%
Bachelors Degree1,57312.40%
Graduate Degree1,0398.19%
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Tavares Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Tavares Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White9,9089,0091,974
Hispanic1,228835245
Black1,133981201
Other Race29216756
Asian262251139
2+ Races14911844
Native American171715
Islander777

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Tavares Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,777$39,288$24,137
Less Than 9th Grade$19,881$32,500$12,500
High School Graduate$25,515$31,806$22,585
Some College$30,957$40,930$25,495
Bachelors Degree$48,750$54,375$38,381
Graduate Degree$50,046$50,385$39,928

$30,777

Average Earnings

$39,288

Average Male

$24,137

Average Female

Tavares Earnings by Educational Attainment

Tavares Language by Age

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Tavares Language

87.56% of Tavares residents speak only English, while 12.44% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.95% of the population.

Tavares Language

Tavares Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White11,2461,14510.18%
Black2,03430615.04%
Hispanic1,97820710.47%
Multiple4218520.19%
Other3945814.72%
Asian3075417.59%

10.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.86%

Male Poverty Rate

11.07%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Tavares

The race most likely to be in poverty in Tavares is Multiple, with 20.19% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Tavares is White, with 10.18% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.04%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.69%.

Tavares Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.90%
High School9.41%
Some College7.65%
Bachelors or Greater7.27%

Tavares Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed33.06%
Female Unemployed9.51%
Female Employed7.69%
Male Employed4.44%

Tavares Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Tavares Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$45,319$58,393
Families$62,295$71,686
Married Families$69,478-
Non Families$27,514$37,947
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Income by Household Type

Tavares Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.5%

Male Marriage Rate

43.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Tavares Married by Age and Sex

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Tavares Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Tavares Marital Status by Race

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Tavares Marital Status

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1,755

Number of Veterans

1,594

Male Veterans

161

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam616
First Gulf War350
Korea275
Second Gulf War263
World War II48

Tavares Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74552
75+549
35 to 54316
55 to 64267
18 to 3471

Tavares Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,56113.40%
Hispanic906.61%
Black735.26%
Other Race6522.26%
2+ Races2310.13%
Native American17100.00%
Asian166.11%

Tavares Veterans by Race

Tavares Veterans by Education

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8.87%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Tavares Veterans by Education

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43.6%

Labor Force Participation

39.4%

Employment Rate

9.3%

Unemployment Rate

Tavares Employment by Age

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Tavares Employment by Race

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Tavares Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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32.99%

Born in Tavares

91.61%

Native Born

8.39%

Foreign Born

2.91%

Non Citizen

5.47%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.61% of Tavares residents were born in the United States, with 32.99% having been born in Florida. 2.91% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Tavares Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202118,2072291.27%
202017,9782291.29%
201917,7492291.31%
201817,5206583.90%
201716,8627454.62%
201616,1175283.39%
201515,5895373.57%
201415,0524853.33%
201314,5672001.39%
201214,3671501.06%
201114,2171911.36%
201014,0264,3263.76%
20009,7002,3172.77%
19907,3833,2806.05%
19804,1038422.32%
19703,2615371.82%
19602,7240.00%

Tavares Population by Year