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Highlands County Statistics

Facts

Land area1,016.6 square miles
Population Density97.2 persons per square mile.

Population

Population (2013)97,616
Population change-1.2%
Under 5 years of age4.7%
Under 1817.9%
65 and over33.6%
Females51.3%
White85.8
Hispanic or Latino of any race18.2
Asian1.5%
Two or more races1.6%
Black or African American10.4%
Native American0.7%
Pacific Islander0.1%
Had graduated from high school81%
Had a bachelor degree or higher14.9%
Veterans12,995

Households and Housing

Households39,931
Persons per household2.4
Living in the same house for one year or more84.4%
Median household income$35,560
The Per capita income$20,072
Live below the poverty line20.1%
Housing units54,676
Multi-unit structures12%
The median value of owner-occupied housing$93,600
Residents owning their homes77.9%

Business Facts

Total number of firms7,360
Women-owned firms24.1%
Asian-owned firms3.7%
Hispanic-owned firms14.4%
Black-owned firms0%
Native American-owned firms0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms0%
Retail sales$1,089,559
Retail sales per capita$11,060
Manufacturers shipments$306,138
Merchant wholesaler sales$0
Source US Census Data