Highlands County, Florida Population 2021

Highlands County, Florida's estimated population is 108,797 with a growth rate of 1.20% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Highlands County, Florida is the 37th largest county in Florida. The 2010 Population was 98,635 and has seen a growth of 10.30% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021108,7971,2881.20%
2020107,5091,2881.21%
2019106,2211,2881.23%
2018104,9331,0811.04%
2017103,8521,8111.77%
2016102,0411,9041.90%
2015100,1371,5531.58%
201498,5845070.52%
201398,077-145-0.15%
201298,222-255-0.26%
201198,477-158-0.16%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
1.20%
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State
Founded
April 23, 1921
County Seat
2010 Population
98,635
Growth Since 2010
10.30%
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Highlands County, Florida Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White83,54180.77%
Black or African American9,9879.66%
Some Other Race6,0795.88%
Two or More Races2,1662.09%
Asian1,4671.42%
American Indian and Alaska Native1970.19%
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Highlands County, Florida Population by Race

Highlands County, Florida Population Pyramid $2021

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Highlands County, Florida Median Age

53.5


Total

51.9


Male

55.3


Female

Highlands County, Florida Adults

There are 85,665 adults, (36,409 of whom are seniors) in Highlands County, Florida.

Highlands County, Florida Age Dependency

110

Age Dependency Ratio

73.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Highlands County, Florida Sex Ratio

Female

53,076

51.31%

Male

50,361

48.69%

Highlands County, Florida Population by Age

Highlands County, Florida Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Highlands County, Florida Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.1%16.9%
All75.3%24.7%
Non Family73.4%26.6%
Male49.7%50.3%
Female48.7%51.3%

75.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Highlands County, Florida Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All41,7402.4375.3
Married21,6822.8483.1
Non Family14,6751.2273.4
Female3,9184.1348.7
Male1,4654.0849.7

2.99

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

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Highlands County, Florida Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,2445.37%
9th to 12th Grade7,0308.90%
High School Graduate30,65038.78%
Some College16,91121.40%
Associates Degree6,6028.35%
Bachelors Degree8,65810.96%
Graduate Degree4,9336.24%
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Highlands County, Florida Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Highlands County, Florida Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White58,31252,31010,189
Hispanic12,7108,9331,534
Black6,2074,834894
Other Race3,3801,887227
Asian1,025940653
2+ Races831761370
Native American19718637

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 94.42%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 63.71%.

Highlands County, Florida Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,450$29,794$24,059
Less Than 9th Grade$19,128$21,596$15,882
High School Graduate$22,385$24,836$20,615
Some College$29,053$32,231$25,362
Bachelors Degree$41,801$43,150$41,227
Graduate Degree$55,817$75,463$53,113

$26,450

Average Earnings

$29,794

Average Male

$24,059

Average Female

Highlands County, Florida Earnings by Educational Attainment

Highlands County, Florida Language by Age

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Highlands County, Florida Language

80.99% of Highlands County, Florida residents speak only English, while 19.01% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.48% of the population.

Highlands County, Florida Language

Highlands County, Florida Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White68,4358,40212.28%
Hispanic20,2626,21030.65%
Black9,8193,41734.80%
Other5,8041,85932.03%
Multiple2,16671733.10%
Asian1,45827518.86%
Native1976231.47%

18.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.73%

Male Poverty Rate

19.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Highlands County, Florida

The race most likely to be in poverty in Highlands County, Florida is Black, with 34.80% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Highlands County, Florida is White, with 12.28% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.07%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.97%.

Highlands County, Florida Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.45%
High School16.24%
Some College13.14%
Bachelors or Greater5.67%

Highlands County, Florida Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed47.41%
Male Unemployed39.76%
Female Employed11.17%
Male Employed9.53%

Highlands County, Florida Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Highlands County, Florida Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,942$59,208
Families$49,717$68,053
Married Families$54,615$74,087
Non Families$25,297$41,009
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Income by Household Type

Highlands County, Florida Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.0%

Male Marriage Rate

50.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Highlands County, Florida Married by Age and Sex

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Highlands County, Florida 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 35-44.

Highlands County, Florida Marital Status by Race

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Highlands County, Florida Marital Status

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10,572

Number of Veterans

9,922

Male Veterans

650

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,950
Korea1,679
First Gulf War1,036
Second Gulf War763
World War II657

Highlands County, Florida Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+4,740
65 to 742,948
55 to 641,423
35 to 541,150
18 to 34311

Highlands County, Florida Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9,89513.78%
Hispanic7294.90%
Black4045.54%
Other Race1503.74%
2+ Races907.46%
Native American2010.15%
Asian131.14%

Highlands County, Florida Veterans by Race

Highlands County, Florida Veterans by Education

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6.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Highlands County, Florida Veterans by Education

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42.3%

Labor Force Participation

38.3%

Employment Rate

9.5%

Unemployment Rate

Highlands County, Florida Employment by Age

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Highlands County, Florida Employment by Race

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Highlands County, Florida 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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38.32%

Born in Highlands County, Florida

89.00%

Native Born

11.00%

Foreign Born

6.01%

Non Citizen

4.99%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.00% of Highlands County, Florida residents were born in the United States, with 38.32% having been born in Florida. 6.01% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Highlands County, Florida Place of Birth

  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

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