Glades County

Glades County, Florida

500 Ave J Suite 102
Moore Haven, FL 33471
Phone: (863) 946-6010
Fax: (863) 946-0560

In south-central FL, includes part of Lake Okeechobee; organized Apr 23, 1921 from DeSoto County. Name Origin: A shortened form of Everglades: the county is at their northern extent.

Area (sq mi):: 986.43 (land 773.64; water 212.79) Population per square mile: 14.50
Population 2005: 11,252 State rank: 64 Population change: 2000-20005 6.40%; 1990-2000 39.30% Population 2000: 10,576 (White 68.60%; Black or African American 10.50%; Hispanic or Latino 15.10%; Asian 0.30%; Other 12.10%). Foreign born: 7.90%. Median age: 40.20
Income 2000: per capita $15,338; median household $30,774; Population below poverty level: 15.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $15,391-$17,159
Unemployment (2004): 5.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): -4.30% Median travel time to work: 29.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 54.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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The crash early Monday in Glades County, about 60 miles from the Fort Pierce church, killed eight people.
A van crash in Glades County, Florida, killed eight adults and injured 10 other people, the Florida Highway Patrol said Monday.
Among area Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs), Fisheating Creek in Glades County has Wild Hog days Nov.
Replacing Dulin at the State News will be Tom Byrd; previously, Byrd was the president of the company's Florida group (Okeechobee News, Clewiston News, The Sun of Belle Glade, Glades County Democrat, et al.), a job he'd held for 12 years.
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").
First discovered in Glades County, Florida, in 1988, tropical soda apple has spread in many agricultural and natural areas.