Highlands County, Florida Population 2022

Highlands County, Florida's estimated population is 101,725 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 2.98% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
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Highlands County, Florida Population Growth

Population by Race

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Highlands County, Florida Population by Race

Highlands County, Florida Population Pyramid 2022

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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

Age Dependency Ratio

75.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Highlands County, Florida Sex Ratio

Female

53,862

51.51%

Male

50,712

48.49%

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

77.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Highlands County, Florida Households and Families

3

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

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Highlands County, Florida Households by Type

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

Highlands County, Florida Educational Attainment by Race

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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 55.88%.

Highlands County, Florida Educational Attainment by Race

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$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

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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

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16.05%

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 26.41% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Highlands County, Florida is Other, with NaN% 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

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Highlands County, Florida Poverty Rate by Education

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Highlands County, Florida Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Highlands County, Florida Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Highlands County, Florida Marital Status

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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

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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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10,026

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Highlands County, Florida Veterans by War

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Highlands County, Florida Veterans by Age

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Highlands County, Florida Veterans by Race

Highlands County, Florida Veterans by Education

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6.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.16%

Veteran Disability Rate

Highlands County, Florida Veterans by Education

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42.3%

Labor Force Participation

38.7%

Employment Rate

8.4%

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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37.92%

Born in Highlands County, Florida

88.74%

Native Born

11.26%

Foreign Born

5.83%

Non Citizen

5.43%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.74% of Highlands County, Florida residents were born in the United States, with 37.92% having been born in Florida. 5.83% 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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