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Highlands County, FL
The county was named for its terrain

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Highlands County is one of 67 counties in Florida.

The county is in the Sebring metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 93,127. This was an increase of  6.59% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$30,160
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Highlands County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Highlands County was $22,004. This was an increase of 17.8% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 71% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Sebring
Of nation's counties, ranks No. 5 in production of oranges; 8 in production of grapefruit
(1997 Census of Agriculture)
Census 2000 highlights: Percentage of people 65 or older (33%) was third highest among nation's counties

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15% of Highlands County residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Highlands County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Highlands County include Bougainvillea Cemetery, Bougainvillea Cemetery, Lakeside Cemetery, Lakeview Memorial Gardens, Oak Hill Cemetery, Pinecrest Cemetery, Prescott Cemetery, Whitten Cemetery ... View cemeteries

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Communities in Highlands County include Archbold, Avon Park, De Soto City, Lake Placid, Sebring, Venus ... View communities

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School districts in Highlands County include Highlands County Schools District ... View school districts

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Libraries in Highlands County include Avon Park Public Library, Lake Placid Memorial Library, Sebring Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Highlands County include Sebring News-Sun ... View newspapers

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Highlands County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Highlands County political report.

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Hotels in Highlands County include Econo Lodge, Four Points Sebring, Holiday Inn, Kenilworth Lodge, Quality Inn, Ramada Inn Lake Placid

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