Highlands County FL Information


Highlands County Subdivisions

Highlands County FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 102,012
Daytime Population: Workers 29,415
Daytime Population: Residents 71,348
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 100,763
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 100,279
Population in Familes 78,894
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,733
Population Density2 100
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $37,404
Average Household Income $51,333
Per Capita Income $22,559


Total Housing Units 56,854 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 31,954 (56.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,873 (20.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 13,027 (22.9%)
Median Home Value $114,732
Average Home Value $153,497


Total Households 43,827
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 28,638
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.44% 0.55%
Households 0.39% 0.52%
Families 0.3% 0.45%
Median Household Income   2.04%
Per Capita Income   2.99%


Highlands County FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Highlands County to the other 67 counties and county equivalents in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 36 48th
Population Density # 38 45th
Diversity Index # 22 69th
Median Household Income # 54 21st
Per Capita Income # 42 39th

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