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.