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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    The Highlands County School Board reports that a teacher spoke to a school's resource officer about plans the students had to hurt fellow students after finding a disturbing folder belonging to them.
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