Hendry County

Hendry County, Florida

PO Box 1760
La Belle, FL 33975
Phone: (863) 675-5217
Fax: (863) 675-5238

In south-central FL, east of Fort Myers; organized May 11, 1923 from Calhoun County. Name Origin: For Capt. Francis Asbury Hendry (?-1917), Confederate officer, dubbed the "Cattle King of South Florida."

Area (sq mi):: 1189.79 (land 1152.53; water 37.26) Population per square mile: 34.30
Population 2005: 39,561 State rank: 45 Population change: 2000-20005 9.30%; 1990-2000 40.50% Population 2000: 36,210 (White 43.90%; Black or African American 14.70%; Hispanic or Latino 39.60%; Asian 0.40%; Other 18.70%). Foreign born: 24.00%. Median age: 29.50
Income 2000: per capita $13,663; median household $33,592; Population below poverty level: 24.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,088-$19,461
Unemployment (2004): 8.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): -4.10% Median travel time to work: 26.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 30.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Approximately 1,278 acres of Hendry County land -- most of it irrigated cropland -- will be offered at auction Tuesday, Jan.
These lands are part of the Panther Glades Florida Forever Land Acquisition Project landscape and watershed in south-central Hendry County that includes portions of both the Big Cypress and Kissimmee Billy Strand, see Exhibit I, Site Location.
Hendry County Hendry/Glades Leadership, YMCA and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) are working together to prevent collisions--now one of the leading causes of death for panthers--on State Road 80 in Hendry County, Florida.
It's basically a small city to itself," noted Jillian Sparks of Hendry County Tourism.
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) yesterday officially accepted the preliminary application for Hendry County, Florida's AirGlades Airport to participate in the Airport Privatisation Pilot Program (APPP).
Abril, a nurse with the Department of Corrections in Hendry County, gave mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to an inmate infected with hepatitis C and was subsequently tested--but not through the department's workers' compensation carrier--for hepatitis and HIV.
In rural Hendry County, where many of the residents were farmworkers living in trailers, an estimated 60 percent of the homes were damaged or destroyed; in Immokalee, at least 100 housing units were destroyed and many more heavily damaged.
The Lee County solid waste system is a division of the county and serves all of Lee County (implied GO rating of 'AA') and neighboring Hendry County.
BioNitrogen management and Hendry County officials are also working with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to discuss matters related to expanding road access to the Weekley Industrial Park plant site in order to accommodate the increase in commercial vehicle traffic from the plant.
In 2008, the GCVF, Charlotte County Economic Development Office, Economic Development Council of Collier County, Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County, Economic Development Office of Lee County, Hendry County Economic Development Council, Glades County Economic Development Council, Regional Business Alliance of Southwest Florida, Edison State College, Hodges University, Florida Gulf Coast University, and Ave Maria University investigated the feasibility of starting a local Angel Fund in a study called the Southwest Florida Regional Angel Fund Assessment ("SWFRAFA").