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Tavares, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Tavares had a population of 16,117 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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


Total Population 16,117
Daytime Population: Workers 10,505
Daytime Population: Residents 10,523
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 21,028
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.30
Population in Households 15,194
Population in Familes 11,534
Population in Group Qrtrs 923
Population Density2 1,397
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $42,146
Average Household Income $57,815
Per Capita Income $26,987


Total Housing Units 8,643 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,145 (59.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,930 (22.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,569 (18.2%)
Median Home Value $127,876
Average Home Value $172,001


Total Households 7,074
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 4,364
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 1.81% 1.82%
Households 1.82% 1.84%
Families 1.69% 1.69%
Median Household Income   3.02%
Per Capita Income   2.92%

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, 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 # 226 76th
Population Density # 495 46th
Diversity Index # 521 43rd
Median Household Income # 593 35th
Per Capita Income # 426 54th

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