Highlands County, Florida
Highlands is a county nestled in Florida and home to the city of Sebring. The population density is 97 people per square mile within the 1,017 square miles encompassed by the County. The population in 2014 was estimated to be 98,236, and it has declined by -0.6 percent since 2010. Relative to Florida, Highlands has a typical number of young familes at 5 percent, a less than average population of children under 18 at 18 percent, and a greater than normal number of retirees at 34 percent. 84 percent of families stay living in the same house more than one year. Education data show that 81 percent of residents graduated high school, while 15 percent have a college degree or higher.
Median Home Price
12 percent of the 54,894 homes are multi-unit buildings, and these homes are used by 39,931 families. Homes in Highlands County have a median value of $93.6k, and the percent of homeowners is roughly 78 percent. The median household income is $35.6k, which is greater than the state. The County of Highlands has a total of 7,360 firms, and employees have an average commute to work of 22 minutes.