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Highlands County, FL&

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Population
98,328
0.07% growth
Median Age
52.1
Median Household Income
$35,093
-2.28% decline
Poverty Rate
19.4%
Number of Employees
31,131
1.92% growth
Median Property Value
$85,200
-2.85% decline

Economy

The economy of Highlands County, FL employs 31,131 people. The economy of Highlands County, FL is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Accommodation & Food Service; and Public Admin., which employ respectively 5.37; 1.39; and 1.31 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Highlands County, FL are Healthcare & Social Assistance (5,024), Retail trade (4,575), and Accommodation & Food Service (3,215), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($54,821), Educational Services ($39,359), and Finance & Insurance ($31,863).

Median household income in Highlands County, FL is $35,093. Males in Highlands County, FL have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,711. The income inequality of Highlands County, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Highlands County, FL. In Highlands County, FL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 75+ and 75+, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 64 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,470. Duval County, FL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Florida.

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Diversity

Highlands County, FL is home to a population of 98,328 people, from which 94% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Highlands County, FL is composed of 68,044 White residents (69.2%), 17,963 Hispanic residents (18.3%), 9,216 Black residents (9.4%), 1,426 Asian residents (1.45%), and 1,388 Two+ residents (1.41%). The most common foreign languages in Highlands County, FL are Spanish (14,871 speakers), Tagalog (582 speakers), and French (351 speakers), but compared to other places, Highlands County, FL has a relative high number of Other Pacific Island (155 speakers), Spanish (14,871 speakers), and Tagalog (582 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Highlands County, FL awarded 718 degrees. The student population of Highlands County, FL is skewed towards females, with 291 male students and 427 female students. Most students in Highlands County, FL are White (407 and 56.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (212 and 29.5%), Black or African American (68 and 9.5%), and Two or more races (10 and 1.39%). The largest universities in Highlands County, FL by number of graduates are South Florida State College (718 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Highlands County, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (341 and 47.5%), Registered Nursing (44 and 6.13%), and Dental Hygiene (12 and 1.67%). The median tuition costs in Highlands County, FL are N/A for private four year colleges, and $3,135 and $11,829 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Highlands County, FL is $85,200, which is 0.44 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value decreased from $87,700 to $85,200, a -2.85% increase. The homeownership rate of Highlands County, FL is 75.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Highlands County, FL have an average commute time of 20.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Highlands County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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