Highlands County

Highlands County, Florida

430 S Commerce Ave
Sebring, FL 33870
Phone: (863) 402-6500
Fax: (863) 402-6507

In central FL, west of Ft. Pierce; organized Apr 23, 1921 from DeSoto County. Name Origin: For the hilliness of the area, in a state almost completely flat

Area (sq mi):: 1106.28 (land 1028.27; water 78.01) Population per square mile: 92.90
Population 2005: 95,496 State rank: 34 Population change: 2000-20005 9.30%; 1990-2000 27.70% Population 2000: 87,366 (White 76.50%; Black or African American 9.30%; Hispanic or Latino 12.10%; Asian 1.00%; Other 6.00%). Foreign born: 9.10%. Median age: 50.00
Income 2000: per capita $17,222; median household $30,160; Population below poverty level: 15.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,246-$22,111
Unemployment (2004): 5.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.80% Median travel time to work: 23.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 10.60%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Sebring County seat (10,076)

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    For the last several years, our high schools have made progress with regular education students, but students in the lowest quartile have not made annual learning gains on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)," said Kim Ervin, reading director for Highlands County School District.
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    Contract notice: Public tender for composite services supply electricity for Highlands County in 2015.
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    South Central Florida's Highlands County hosted its first carbon credit workshop on May 28 to explore carbon credit opportunities in this agriculture-rich county and provide information about carbon sequestration, the capture and secure storage of carbon that would otherwise be emitted to or remain in the atmosphere.

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