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Tavares, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Tavares had a population of 15,510 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Tavares is located at latitude 28.8149 and longitude -81.7134 in Lake County. The formal boundaries for the City of Tavares (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.54 sq. miles and a water area of 1.53 sq. miles. Lake County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 75 feet.

The City of Tavares (GNIS ID: 2405571) 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 Tavares is located within Tavares CCD of Lake County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Tavares 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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Tavares, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 15,510
Population in Households 14,596
Population in Familes 11,094
Population in Group Qrtrs 914
Population Density1 1,344
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 6,799
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 4,192
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,399 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,948 (58.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,851 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,600 (19.0%)
Median Home Value $122,840
Average Home Value $168,084


Median Household Income $40,282
Average Household Income $54,638
Per Capita Income $25,588
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.48% 1.27%
Households 1.47% 1.27%
Families 1.31% 1.1%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   1.46%
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.

Tavares, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tavares 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 # 227 75th
Population Density1 # 502 45th
Diversity Index2 # 531 42nd
Median Household Income # 594 35th
Per Capita Income # 437 53rd

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