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Avon Park, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Avon Park is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Highlands County at latitude 27.5988 and longitude -81.5113. Highlands County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 154 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Avon Park, but most people and references simply refer to it as Avon Park, Florida.

The P1 Census Class Code for Avon Park indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Avon Park, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 8,857
Population in Households 8,615
Population in Familes 6,825
Population in Group Qrtrs 242
Population Density1 1,238
Diversity Index2 78


Total Households 3,257
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 2,164
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,218 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,750 (41.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,506 (35.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 961 (22.8%)
Median Home Value $75,536
Average Home Value $100,543


Median Household Income $28,001
Average Household Income $35,686
Per Capita Income $13,232
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.06% -0.08%
Households 0.02% -0.06%
Families -0.05% -0.19%
Median Household Income   2.99%
Per Capita Income   2.07%
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 920 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 334 64th
Population Density1 # 513 44th
Diversity Index2 # 52 95th
Median Household Income # 869 6th
Per Capita Income # 863 6th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Florida Census Data Comparison Tool.