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Avon Park, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Avon Park had a population of 9,182 as of July 1, 2016. Avon Park ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Avon Park is located at latitude 27.5988 and longitude -81.5113 in Highlands County. The formal boundaries for the City of Avon Park (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0.28 sq. miles. Highlands County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 154 feet.

The City of Avon Park (GNIS ID: 2403143) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Avon Park is located within Avon Park CCD of Highlands County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Avon Park population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Avon Park, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 9,182
Population in Households 8,938
Population in Familes 7,081
Population in Group Qrtrs 244
Population Density1 1,235
Diversity Index2 78


Total Households 3,374
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 2,237
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,338 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,777 (41.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,597 (36.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 964 (22.2%)
Median Home Value $83,427
Average Home Value $121,873


Median Household Income $29,960
Average Household Income $41,519
Per Capita Income $16,279
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.49% 0.4%
Households 0.43% 0.38%
Families 0.44% 0.29%
Median Household Income   -0.16%
Per Capita Income   0.98%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Avon Park, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Avon Park to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 336 64th
Population Density1 # 527 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 48 95th
Median Household Income # 847 8th
Per Capita Income # 807 12th

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