Highlands County, Florida Population 2023

Highlands County, Florida's estimated 2023 population is 101,970 with a growth rate of 0.24% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Highlands County, Florida is the 36th largest county in Florida. The 2010 population was 98,786 and has seen a growth of 3.22% since that time.

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Highlands County, Florida Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Highlands County, Florida Population by Race

Highlands County, Florida Population Pyramid 2023

Highlands County, Florida Median Age

54.1

Total

52.7

Male

55.4

Female

Highlands County, Florida Adults

There are 86,894 adults, (37,320 of whom are seniors) in Highlands County, Florida.

Highlands County, Florida Age Dependency

110.9

Age Dependency Ratio

75.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Highlands County, Florida Sex Ratio

Female53,86251.51%
Male50,71248.49%

Highlands County, Florida Population by Age

Highlands County, Florida Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

77.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Highlands County, Florida Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Highlands County, Florida Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Highlands County, Florida Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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 asian people with a rate of 47.48%.

Highlands County, Florida Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$28,890

Average Earnings

$31,631

Average Male

$26,001

Average Female

Highlands County, Florida Earnings by Educational Attainment

Highlands County, Florida Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Highlands County, Florida Language

80.32% of Highlands County, Florida residents speak only English, while 19.68% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 17.35% of the population.

Highlands County, Florida Language

Highlands County, Florida Poverty by Race

rate

18.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.11%

Male Poverty Rate

16.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Highlands County, Florida

The race most likely to be in poverty in Highlands County, Florida is Black, with 33.15% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Highlands County, Florida is White, with 12.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.40%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.76%.

Highlands County, Florida Poverty

Highlands County, Florida Poverty Rate by Education

Highlands County, Florida Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Highlands County, Florida Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Highlands County, Florida Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.5%

Male Marriage Rate

50.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Highlands County, Florida Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Highlands County, Florida Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

10,026

Number of Veterans

9,544

Male Veterans

482

Female Veterans

Highlands County, Florida Veterans by War

Highlands County, Florida Veterans by Age

count

Highlands County, Florida Veterans by Race

Highlands County, Florida Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.16%

Veteran Disability Rate

Highlands County, Florida Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

42.3%

Labor Force Participation

38.7%

Employment Rate

8.4%

Unemployment Rate

Highlands County, Florida Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Highlands County, Florida Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Highlands County, Florida 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

39.17%

Born in Highlands County, Florida

91.67%

Native Born

11.63%

Foreign Born

6.02%

Non Citizen

5.61%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.67% of Highlands County, Florida residents were born in the United States, with 39.17% having been born in Florida. 6.02% 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

Sources