Arcadia, Florida

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Population in 2013: 7,626 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +15.5%
 
Males: 4,089  (53.6%)
Females: 3,537  (46.4%)
Median resident age:  31.2 years
Florida median age:  41.5 years

Zip codes: 34266.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $25,784 (it was $25,025 in 2000)
Arcadia:

$25,784
FL:

$46,036

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $14,755 (it was $11,893 in 2000)

Arcadia city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $77,798 (it was $55,200 in 2000)
Arcadia:

$77,798
FL:

$153,300

Median gross rent in 2013: $687.

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  • Races in Arcadia, FL (2013)

    Arcadia races chart
    • 2,94037.7%White alone
    • 2,40130.8%Black alone
    • 2,36130.3%Hispanic
    • 751.0%Asian alone
    • 290.4%American Indian alone
    • 320.4%Two or more races

Races in Arcadia detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Arcadia: 81.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (13.3%), German (5.5%), English (5.2%), Irish (5.0%), Arab (1.6%), West Indian (1.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 57 feet

Land area: 4.04 square miles.

Population density: 1,889 people per square mile   (low).

Arcadia,FL real estate house value index trend

Arcadia, Florida map

For population 25 years and over in Arcadia:

  • High school or higher: 71.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Arcadia city:

  • Never married: 43.6%
  • Now married: 34.4%
  • Separated: 4.1%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

1,407 residents are foreign born (15.7% Latin America).

This city:

18.0%
Florida:

19.4%



According to our research of Florida and other state lists there were 76 registered sex offenders living in Arcadia, Florida as of August 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Arcadia to the number of sex offenders is 100 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,015 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $733 (1.2%)

Arcadia satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cape Coral, FL (40.7 miles , pop. 102,286).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Petersburg, FL (63.1 miles , pop. 248,232).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (840.2 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Southeast Arcadia, FL (1.2 miles ), Nocatee, FL (2.1 miles ), Pine Level, FL (3.0 miles ), Gardner, FL (3.2 miles ), Limestone, FL (3.2 miles) , Harbour Heights, FL (4.3 miles ), Ona, FL (4.3 miles ), Zolfo Springs, FL (4.4 miles ).

Latitude: 27.22 N, Longitude: 81.86 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,368 (+56.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,442 (55.4%)

Area code: 863

Arcadia household income distribution Arcadia home values distribution

Crime rates in Arcadia by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0010001000012
per 100,000 0.00.014.40.00.00.014.00.00.00.00.012.926.3
Rapes 2431133347343
per 100,000 29.557.943.314.213.741.342.043.658.9101.138.851.639.4
Robberies 201877411152123218169
per 100,000 295.2260.6101.199.255.0151.3209.8305.5338.8303.2103.3206.5118.2
Assaults 78527558415654527868524468
per 100,000 1,151.3753.01,083.5822.1563.6770.1755.1756.41,149.1981.8671.7568.0893.0
Burglaries 9114199727860106889586688543
per 100,000 1,343.22,041.71,430.21,020.61,072.2825.11,482.31,280.01,399.51,241.7878.41,097.2564.7
Thefts 227259235175195175167150202147129106123
per 100,000 3,350.63,750.43,395.02,480.52,680.42,406.52,335.32,181.82,975.82,122.41,666.51,368.31,615.2
Auto thefts 25332822371215161314936
per 100,000 369.0477.8404.5311.8508.6165.0209.8232.7191.5202.1116.338.778.8
Arson 2123004013124
per 100,000 29.514.528.942.50.00.055.90.014.743.312.925.852.5
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 589.5595.7568.7394.1356.8392.6480.9465.0600.2546.4328.0370.7401.4

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Arcadia detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 19 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.84
Florida average:

2.39
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.9%
Florida:

6.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +91 (+1.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (26%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Arcadia: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Arcadia, Florida

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Tornado activity:

Arcadia-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Florida state average. It is 23% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/3/1970, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 0.6 miles away from the Arcadia city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 1/26/1958, a category F2 tornado 0.6 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

Arcadia-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Florida state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 302.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 423.9 miles away from Arcadia center
On 3/31/1992 at 14:59:39, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 253.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 406.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 376.8 miles away from Arcadia center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 513.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Arcadia topographic map

Birthplace of: Chesterfield Smith - Recipient of the Purple Heart medal, Jay Garner - Army general and Marine, Perry C. McGriff - College baseball player, Chris Clemons (safety) - Player of football, Ernie Clark (American football) - Football player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Arcadia:

  • DESOTO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 900 N ROBERT AVE)
  • G PIERCE WOOD MEMORIAL HOSP (provides emergency services, 5847 SE HIGHWAY 31GWY 31)
  • ARCADIA DIALYSIS CENTER (1341 E OAK ST)
  • DESOTO MEMORIAL HOME HEALTH CARE (1006 N MILLS AVENUE)
  • DESOTO HEALTH AND REHAB, LLC (475 NURSING HOME DR)

Airports and heliports located in Arcadia:

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Amtrak station near Arcadia:

  • 19 miles: PORT CHARLOTTE (909 KINGS HWY.) - Bus Station . Services: public payphones.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Arcadia:

  • Edison State College (about 46 miles; Fort Myers, FL; Full-time enrollment: 10,649)
  • State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota (about 48 miles; Bradenton, FL; FT enrollment: 8,012)
  • Florida Gulf Coast University (about 53 miles; Fort Myers, FL; FT enrollment: 11,165)
  • Southeastern University (about 57 miles; Lakeland, FL; FT enrollment: 2,407)
  • Florida Southern College (about 57 miles; Lakeland, FL; FT enrollment: 2,460)
  • Polk State College (about 57 miles; Winter Haven, FL; FT enrollment: 7,935)
  • University of South Florida-St Petersburg (about 61 miles; St. Petersburg, FL; FT enrollment: 4,459)

Private elementary/middle schools in Arcadia:

  • HERITAGE BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 26; Location: 27 N POLK AVE; Grades: KG - 11)
  • ARCADIA GIRLS ACADEMY (Students: 17; Location: 1812 S E CROSS AVE; Grades: 8 - 11; Girls only)
See full list of schools located in Arcadia, School District: DESOTO COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

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Notable locations in Arcadia: City of Arcadia William Tyson Wastewater Treatment Facility (A), Mountain Plaza (B), Arcadia Shopping Plaza (C), Turner Agri-Civic Center (D), Arcadia Fire Department (E), Desoto County Fire and Rescue Station 3 (F), DeSoto County Sheriff's Office (G), Arcadia Police Department (H), Desoto County Clerk Criminal Court (I), Florida Highway Patrol Station (J), DeSoto County Emergency Management Office (K), Desoto County Library (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Arcadia include: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (A), Temple Baptist Church (B), Shiloh Baptist Church (C), Saint Edmunds Episcopal Church (D), Pleasant Hill Methodist Church (E), North Hillsboro Baptist Church (F), Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church (G), Hickory Street Church of Christ (H), First Baptist Church of Arcadia (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Oak Ridge Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lake: Lake Katherine (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Arcadia Fun Center (Amusement & Theme Parks; 3115 Southeast Highway 70), Desoto Skating & Fun Center (3192 Northeast Highway 17).

Hotels: Arcadia Economy Inn (324 South Brevard Avenue), Best Western Arcadia Inn (504 South Brevard Avenue).

Court: Desoto-County - Clerk Of Circuit And County Court (115 East Oak Street).

DeSoto County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Arcadia and their reported violations in the past:

ARCADIA WATER DEPT, CITY OF (Population served: 8,942, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (JUN-08-2007), St Compliance achieved (OCT-14-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (JUN-08-2007), St Compliance achieved (OCT-14-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (JUN-08-2007), St Compliance achieved (OCT-14-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (JUN-08-2007), St Compliance achieved (OCT-14-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (JUN-08-2007), St Compliance achieved (OCT-14-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (JUN-08-2007), St Compliance achieved (OCT-14-2009)
  • 6 other older health violations
DESOTO CORRECTIONAL INST (Population served: 3,134, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - In APR-02-2008, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (JUN-24-2008), Fed Intentional no-action (JUL-01-2012)
NEW DAY BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 350, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
NEW LIFE MINISTRIES OF SW FLA. (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
MCINTYRE APARTMENT INC (Population served: 96, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
LL PROJECT, INC. (Population served: 54, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2007, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
NOCATEE CHURCH OF GOD (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-04-2014), St Compliance achieved (MAR-20-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2007, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In SEP-01-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-12-2012)
  • Failure to Conduct Assessment Monitoring - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-09-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-16-2012)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
HI WAY MOTEL (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-28-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-18-2013), St Public Notif requested (FEB-18-2013), St Public Notif received (MAR-19-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-26-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-16-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-28-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure to Conduct Assessment Monitoring - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-09-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-16-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-28-2013)
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Arcadia that have no violations reported:

  • DESOTO COUNTY WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 3,400, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • SUNNYBREEZE PALMS GOLF COURSE (Population served: 250, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SHADY OAKS OF ARCADIA (FMR CRAIGS MHP) (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SPRING LAKE YOUTH ACADEMY (Population served: 40, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RAMIREZ LABOR CAMP (Population served: 40, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TIENDA Y TAQUERIA MOROLEON (LA PASADITA) (Population served: 35, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NAVAGATOR GRILL/MARINA (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • REEF ; BEEF (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • THE 50'S DINER (SNACK SHACK) (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • S. 761 GROCERY (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 32.9%
(13.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 56.1% for Black residents, 36.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.7% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.8 people
Florida:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.3%
Whole state:  65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.6%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Arcadia in 2010:

  • 259 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 167 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 42 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 35 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 25 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 20 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 6 people in in-patient hospice facilities

People in group quarters in Arcadia in 2000:

  • 135 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 79 people in nursing homes
  • 36 people in other group homes
  • 23 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 19 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 14 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 4 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Arcadia, Florida environmental map by EPA

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Arcadia compared to Florida state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in Arcadia (2011 data):

  • The First State Bank of Arcadia: The First State Bank Of Arcadia, East Branch, East Arcadia Office Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $131.6 mil, Deposits: $113.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Crews Banking Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Arcadia Branch at 1328 East Oak Street, branch established on 1958/08/07. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Seacoast National Bank: Arcadia Branch at 1601 East Oak Street, branch established on 1985/06/30. Info updated 2006/10/25: Bank assets: $2,135.8 mil, Deposits: $1,726.5 mil, headquarters in Stuart, FL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 42 total offices, Holding Company: Capgen Capital Group Iii Lp
  • SunTrust Bank: Arcadia Branch at 10 S Desoto Ave, branch established on 1985/12/09. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Arcadia Branch at 1409 East Oak Street, branch established on 1986/12/22. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Arcadia, Florida:

  • City Motel, 324 S Brevard Ave, Arcadia, FL 33821
  • Desoto Motel, 1021 Brevard Ave, Arcadia, FL 33821
  • Hi Way Motel, S US Hwy 17, Arcadia, FL 33821
  • Waters Motel, S Hwy 17, Arcadia, FL 33821
  • M & M Motel Of Arcadia, US Hwy 17, Arcadia, FL 33821
  • Arcade Hotel, 107 W Oak St, Arcadia, FL 33821
  • Oaks Motel Of Arcadia, 2559 SW Hwy 17, Arcadia, FL 34265
  • Best Western Arcadia Inn, 504 S Brevard Ave, Arcadia, FL 34266 , Phone: (863) 494-4884, Fax: (863) 494-2006
  • 3 other hotels and motels
All 11 fire-safe hotels and motels in Arcadia, Florida

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.7
Florida average:

12.2

Arcadia travel time to work - commute Arcadia mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (97%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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Neighborhood in Arcadia (Arcadia, Florida Neighborhood Map):

Religion statistics for Arcadia city (based on DeSoto County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,78638
Catholic4,3002
Mainline Protestant1,7367
Black Protestant1,2389
Other2221
None20,580-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
DeSoto County:

2.92 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
DeSoto County:

1.46 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
DeSoto County:

3.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.7%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
DeSoto County:

29.6%
Florida:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.8%
State:

14.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$8,324$33,2960$0
Other Government Administration 3$12,118$48,4725$2,754
Police Protection - Officers 19$61,300$38,7161$547
Police - Other 4$7,585$22,7556$1,462
Streets and Highways 3$4,763$19,0520$0
Solid Waste Management 8$14,584$21,8760$0
Sewerage 6$16,922$33,8440$0
Parks and Recreation 11$21,702$23,67513$8,241
Water Supply 11$26,923$29,3711$2,096
Other and Unallocable 4$7,457$22,3710$0
Totals for Government 72$181,678$30,28026$15,100

Arcadia government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Parks & Recreation: $1,647,000 ($215.97)
    Police Protection: $1,147,000 ($150.41)
    Sewerage: $1,057,000 ($138.60)
    Fire Protection: $916,000 ($120.12)
    General - Other: $808,000 ($105.95)
    Water Utilities: $558,000 ($73.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $557,000 ($73.04)
    Regular Highways: $445,000 ($58.35)
    Financial Administration: $200,000 ($26.23)
    Central Staff Services: $165,000 ($21.64)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $30,000 ($3.93)
    Air Transportation: $12,000 ($1.57)
    Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $2,000 ($0.26)
  • Employee Retirement - Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $3,128,000 ($410.18)
    Total Cash & Deposits: $1,975,000 ($258.98)
    Benefit Payments: $269,000 ($35.27)
    Withdrawals: $50,000 ($6.56)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $441,000 ($57.83)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Air Transportation: $190,000 ($24.91)
    Police Protection: $96,000 ($12.59)
    Solid Waste Management: $89,000 ($11.67)
    Fire Protection: $51,000 ($6.69)
    Parks & Recreation: $26,000 ($3.41)
    General - Other: $8,000 ($1.05)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($0.39)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,262,000 ($427.75)

Arcadia government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,135,000 ($148.83)
    All Other: $894,000 ($117.23)
    Parks & Recreation: $228,000 ($29.90)
    Regular Highways: $42,000 ($5.51)
  • Employee Retirement - From Local Government: $148,000 ($19.41)
    From Other Government: $146,000 ($19.15)
    Local Employee Contribution: $100,000 ($13.11)
    Interest Revenue: $-60,000 ($-7.87)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $85,000 ($11.15)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $589,000 ($77.24)
    Highways: $265,000 ($34.75)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $200,000 ($26.23)
    General Revenue, NEC: $111,000 ($14.56)
    Interest Earnings: $78,000 ($10.23)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,287,000 ($168.76)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $504,000 ($66.09)
    All Other: $254,000 ($33.31)
  • Tax - Property: $1,202,000 ($157.62)
    Public Utilities: $1,091,000 ($143.06)
    NEC: $71,000 ($9.31)

Arcadia government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $7,343,000 ($962.89)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $7,195,000 ($943.48)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $148,000 ($19.41)

Arcadia government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $6,043,000 ($792.42)

Strongest AM radio stations in Arcadia:

  • WZTK (1480 AM; 1 kW; ARCADIA, FL; Owner: HEARTLAND BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WQYK (1010 AM; 50 kW; SEFFNER, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TAMPA)
  • WWCN (770 AM; 10 kW; NORTH FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: WJPT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMGG (820 AM; 50 kW; LARGO, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ST. PETERSBURG LICENSEE)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAUC (1310 AM; 5 kW; WAUCHULA, FL; Owner: MARVINA ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WJNA (640 AM; 38 kW; ROYAL PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: SOUTH FLORIDA RADIO, INC.)
  • WPTK (1200 AM; 10 kW; PINE ISLAND CENTER, FL; Owner: FORT MYERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDYZ (990 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WKII (1070 AM; 3 kW; SOLANA, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFLA (970 AM; 25 kW; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLSS (930 AM; 5 kW; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: WGUL-FM, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Arcadia:

  • WZSP (105.3 FM; NOCATEE, FL; Owner: HEARTLAND BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WHPT (102.5 FM; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WINK-FM (96.9 FM; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: FORT MYERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZZS (106.9 FM; ZOLFO SPRINGS, FL; Owner: HEARTLAND BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WSJT (94.1 FM; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WVIJ (91.7 FM; PORT CHARLOTTE, FL; Owner: PORT CHARLOTTE EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • WCKT (100.1 FM; PORT CHARLOTTE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRXK-FM (96.1 FM; BONITA SPRINGS, FL; Owner: WRXK LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGCU-FM (90.1 FM; FT. MYERS, FL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY)
  • WWRM (94.9 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WPOI (101.5 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WXKB (103.9 FM; CAPE CORAL, FL; Owner: WXKB LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWRZ (98.3 FM; FORT MEADE, FL; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WFLZ-FM (93.3 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMTX (100.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WQYK-FM (99.5 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF FLORIDA)
  • WTBT (103.5 FM; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WIKX (92.9 FM; CHARLOTTE HARBOR, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBCG (98.9 FM; MURDOCK, FL; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WWLL (105.7 FM; SEBRING, FL; Owner: COHAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Arcadia:

  • WINK-TV (Channel 11; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: FORT MYERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBBH-TV (Channel 20; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: WATERMAN BROADCASTING CORP. OF FLORIDA)
  • WFTX (Channel 36; CAPE CORAL, FL; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WTVK (Channel 46; NAPLES, FL; Owner: ACME TELEVISION LICENSES OF FLORIDA, LLC)
  • WVEA-TV (Channel 62; VENICE, FL; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WRXY-TV (Channel 49; TICE, FL; Owner: WEST COAST CHRISTIAN TELEVISION, INC)
  • WEDU (Channel 3; TAMPA, FL; Owner: FLORIDA WEST COAST PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGCU (Channel 30; FT. MYERS, FL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY)
  • WMOR-TV (Channel 32; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: WMOR-TV COMPANY)
  • WXPX (Channel 66; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATION LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WTOG (Channel 44; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: VIACOM INTERNATIONAL INC.)
  • WFLA-TV (Channel 8; TAMPA, FL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFTS-TV (Channel 28; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TAMPA BAY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WTVT (Channel 13; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TVT LICENSE, INC.)
  • WUSF-TV (Channel 16; TAMPA, FL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA)
  • WTTA (Channel 38; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: BAY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WFTT (Channel 50; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TELEFUTURA TAMPA LLC)
  • WCLF (Channel 22; CLEARWATER, FL; Owner: CHRISTIAN TELEVISION CORPORATION, INC.)
  • W17CK (Channel 17; PORT CHARLOTTE, FL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WWSB (Channel 40; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCAST CORPORATION OF SARASOTA)
Arcadia fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Arcadia fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 26m85ftTotal length
  • 23,420Total average daily traffic
  • 3,042Total average daily truck traffic
  • 40,630Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Arcadia)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 179 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Arcadia, FL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 138 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Arcadia)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Arcadia)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 37 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 440
  • Hazardous Condition: 77
  • Service Call: 12
  • Good Intent Call: 10

Incident types - Arcadia

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Arcadia, FL
Most common first names in Arcadia, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John7874.5 years
James6273.3 years
William5878.1 years
Mary5378.8 years
Robert5275.8 years
Richard2969.6 years
George2876.9 years
Charles2776.6 years
Dorothy2379.7 years
Donald2277.2 years
Most common last names in Arcadia, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3075.7 years
Johnson2278.5 years
Davis1777.3 years
Brown1773.9 years
Williams1575.3 years
Moore1369.2 years
Martin1180.6 years
Edwards1182.8 years
Walker1172.4 years
Reed1177.3 years
Businesses in Arcadia, FL
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Nike1
Burger King1Payless1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Circle K4SONIC Drive-In1
Curves1Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Sprint Nextel1
Dunkin Donuts1Subway2
FedEx1Taco Bell1
Ford1U-Haul2
H&R Block1UPS4
Holiday Inn1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
Knights Inn1Wendy's1

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  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Education, training, and library occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
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  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Mathematical science occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Primary, secondary, and special education school teachers: (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Sales and office occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most fatal accidents per 100,000 population from 1975 to 2008 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most fire safe hotels and motels per 100,000 population (pop 5,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms (population 5,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally ill (population 5,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally retarded (population 5,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) (population 5,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of assaults in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other group homes"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
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