Tavares, Florida Population 2024

21,612

Tavares is a city located in Lake County Florida. Tavares has a 2024 population of 21,612. It is also the county seat of Lake County.Tavares is currently growing at a rate of 2.95% annually and its population has increased by 13.64% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 19,018 in 2020.

The average household income in Tavares is $77,884 with a poverty rate of 10.39%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Tavares is 54.6 years, 51.6 years for males, and 57.5 years for females.

Tavares Demographics

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

  • White: 75.93%
  • Black or African American: 11.2%
  • Two or more races: 6.45%
  • Other race: 3.77%
  • Asian: 2.36%
  • Native American: 0.3%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Florida
Land Area (mi²)
12.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,777.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
13.64% (2,594)
The current population of Tavares, Florida is 21,612 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 19,018.

Tavares, Florida Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White14,49375.93%
Black or African American2,13711.2%
Two or more races1,2316.45%
Other race7193.77%
Asian4512.36%
Native American570.3%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Tavares Population by Race

Tavares Population Pyramid 2024

Tavares Median Age

54.6

Total

51.6

Male

57.5

Female

Tavares Adults

There are 16,050 adults, (7,192 of whom are seniors) in Tavares.

Tavares Age Dependency

115.5

Age Dependency Ratio

81.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Tavares Sex Ratio

Female10,30854%
Male8,78046%

Tavares Population by Age

Tavares Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8,5152.1273.526.5
Married4,1222.6283.216.8
Non Family3,3831.1466.233.8
Female7313.1453.246.8
Male2794.0273.126.9
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2.7

Average Family Size

2.12

Average Household Size

73.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Tavares Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Tavares Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Tavares Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 59.81%.

Tavares Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,669

Average Earnings

$48,929

Average Male

$29,111

Average Female

Tavares Earnings by Educational Attainment

Tavares Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Tavares Language

86.23% of Tavares residents speak only English, while 13.77% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.02% of the population.

Tavares Language

Tavares Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White12,9331,2639.77%
Black1,84939521.36%
Hispanic2,284964.2%
Multiple1,203685.65%
Asian4515712.64%
Other713152.1%
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10.39%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.75%

Male Poverty Rate

10.88%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Tavares

The race most likely to be in poverty in Tavares is Black, with 21.36% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Tavares is Other, with 2.1% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.14%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.49%.

Tavares Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.13%
High School8.8%
Some College6.57%
Bachelors or Greater4.2%
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Tavares Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed37.93%
Female Employed9.01%
Male Employed3.17%
Female Unemployed
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Tavares Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Tavares Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Tavares Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.3%

Male Marriage Rate

47.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Tavares Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Tavares Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,851

Number of Veterans

1,644

Male Veterans

207

Female Veterans

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Tavares Veterans by War

count

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Tavares Veterans by Age

count

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Tavares Veterans by Race

Tavares Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Tavares Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

41.7%

Labor Force Participation

39.5%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Tavares Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Tavares Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Tavares Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

29.82%

Born in Tavares

91.81%

Native Born

8.19%

Foreign Born

2.74%

Non Citizen

5.45%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.81% of Tavares residents were born in the United States, with 29.82% having been born in Florida. 2.74% 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

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202924,7126202.57%
202824,0926202.64%
202723,4726202.71%
202622,8526202.79%
202522,2326202.87%
202421,6126202.95%
202320,9926203.04%
202220,3726203.14%
202119,7527343.86%
202019,0181,2807.22%
201917,7382021.15%
201817,5366533.87%
201716,8837524.66%
201616,1315333.42%
201515,5985383.57%
201415,0604873.34%
201314,5732011.4%
201214,3721501.05%
201114,2221921.37%
201014,0304,33044.64%
20009,7002,31731.38%
19907,3833,28079.94%
19804,10384225.82%
19703,26153719.71%
19602,724
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Tavares Population by Year