Arcadia, Florida

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Population in 2017: 8,025 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +21.5%
 
Males: 4,153  (51.8%)
Females: 3,872  (48.2%)
Median resident age:

32.2 years
Florida median age:

42.0 years

Zip codes: 34266.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $33,905 (it was $25,025 in 2000)
Arcadia:

$33,905
FL:

$52,594

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $16,462 (it was $11,893 in 2000)

Arcadia city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $126,747 (it was $55,200 in 2000)
Arcadia:

$126,747
FL:

$214,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $188,177; detached houses: $245,885; townhouses or other attached units: $181,801; in 2-unit structures: $142,972; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $164,396; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $160,563; mobile homes: $57,079; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $27,203

Median gross rent in 2017: $741.

March 2019 cost of living index in Arcadia: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 36.6%
(11.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 54.4% for Black residents, 56.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Arcadia, FL (2010)
    • 3,06240.1%White alone
    • 2,53433.2%Hispanic
    • 1,87624.6%Black alone
    • 961.3%Two or more races
    • 510.7%Asian alone
    • 100.1%American Indian alone
    • 80.1%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Florida and other state lists, there were 109 registered sex offenders living in Arcadia, Florida as of May 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Arcadia is 74 to 1.


Crime rates in Arcadia by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.9)
2
(26.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.7)
5
(62.6)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(13.7)
3
(41.3)
3
(42.0)
3
(43.6)
4
(58.9)
7
(101.1)
3
(38.8)
4
(51.6)
3
(39.4)
3
(39.4)
5
(64.6)
1
(12.7)
4
(50.1)
1
(12.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
4
(55.0)
11
(151.3)
15
(209.8)
21
(305.5)
23
(338.8)
21
(303.2)
8
(103.3)
16
(206.5)
9
(118.2)
6
(78.7)
8
(103.3)
7
(88.7)
6
(75.1)
5
(61.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
41
(563.6)
56
(770.1)
54
(755.1)
52
(756.4)
78
(1,149)
68
(981.8)
52
(671.7)
44
(568.0)
68
(893.0)
30
(393.6)
50
(645.9)
55
(696.8)
56
(700.7)
40
(494.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
78
(1,072)
60
(825.1)
106
(1,482)
88
(1,280)
95
(1,400)
86
(1,242)
68
(878.4)
85
(1,097)
43
(564.7)
65
(852.9)
85
(1,098)
101
(1,280)
82
(1,026)
69
(853.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
195
(2,680)
175
(2,406)
167
(2,335)
150
(2,182)
202
(2,976)
147
(2,122)
129
(1,666)
106
(1,368)
123
(1,615)
126
(1,653)
100
(1,292)
81
(1,026)
83
(1,039)
70
(866.1)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
37
(508.6)
12
(165.0)
15
(209.8)
16
(232.7)
13
(191.5)
14
(202.1)
9
(116.3)
3
(38.7)
6
(78.8)
7
(91.9)
13
(167.9)
7
(88.7)
10
(125.1)
12
(148.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(55.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.7)
3
(43.3)
1
(12.9)
2
(25.8)
4
(52.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.5)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)363.2399.6489.4473.3610.9556.2333.8377.3408.5267.0353.8339.2451.2233.7

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City-data.com crime index in Arcadia, FL

Crime rate in Arcadia detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 22 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.23
Florida average:

2.08
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Ancestries: American (13.3%), English (5.2%), Irish (3.3%), German (2.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 57 feet

Land area: 4.04 square miles.

Population density: 1,988 people per square mile   (low).

Arcadia, Florida map

1,311 residents are foreign born (15.4% Latin America).

This city:

16.0%
Florida:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,087 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $963 (1.1%)

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: +4,939 (+60.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,729 (58.7%)

Area code: 863

Distribution of median household income in Arcadia, FL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Arcadia, FL in 2017
Arcadia satellite photo by USGS

Arcadia tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.4%
Florida:

3.3%
Historical population in Arcadia, FL
Historical housing units in Arcadia, FL

Population change in the 1990s: +91 (+1.4%).
Most common industries in Arcadia, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (18.8%)
  • Health care (16.4%)
  • Educational services (8.6%)
  • Public administration (8.0%)
  • Construction (7.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (27.3%)
  • Construction (12.0%)
  • Public administration (8.5%)
  • Health care (7.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (29.6%)
  • Educational services (14.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.3%)
  • Public administration (7.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.8%)
  • Social assistance (6.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Arcadia, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (17.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.5%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.3%)
  • Cashiers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (25.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.9%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
  • Carpenters (3.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.0%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6.4%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.9%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.9%)

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 the city 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 Arcadia 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 the city 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 Arcadia center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in DeSoto County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Fires: 4, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Tropical Storms: 3, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Arcadia topographic map

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)
  • DESOTO HEALTH AND REHAB, LLC (475 NURSING HOME DR)
  • ARCADIA DIALYSIS CENTER (1341 E OAK ST)
  • DESOTO MEMORIAL HOME HEALTH CARE (1006 N MILLS AVENUE)

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)

Public high schools in Arcadia:

  • DESOTO COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 311, Location: 1710 E GIBSON ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • DESOTO ALTERNATIVE PROGRAM (Students: 202, Location: 930 E CYPRESS ST, Grades: KG-12)
  • HOSPITAL AND HOMEBOUND (Students: 42, Location: 530 LASOLONA AVE, Grades: KG-12)
  • SPRING LAKE YOUTH ACADEMY (Location: 8805 SW START CENTER ST, Grades: 6-12)
  • REDUCED SERVICES (Location: 530 LASOLONA AVE, Grades: KG-12)
  • DESOTO VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION PROGRAM (Location: 494 N MANATEE AVE, Grades: KG-12)

Private high school in Arcadia:

  • HERITAGE BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 10, Location: 27 N POLK AVE, Grades: KG-10)

Public elementary/middle schools in Arcadia:

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Points of interest:

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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).

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) - Football player, Ernie Clark (American football) - Football player.

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)
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Arcadia:

Marital status in Arcadia, FL
  • Never married: 39.5%
  • Now married: 38.4%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 12.8%

For population 25 years and over in Arcadia:

  • High school or higher: 73.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.4
Florida average:

12.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Arcadia
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Neighborhood in Arcadia (Arcadia, Florida Neighborhood Map):

Religion statistics for Arcadia, FL (based on DeSoto County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
State:

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

3.50 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

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

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
DeSoto County:

9.7%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
DeSoto County:

29.6%
Florida:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
DeSoto County:

13.8%
Florida:

14.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Arcadia:

46.5%
Florida:

50.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Arcadia:

42.9%
State:

48.5%

Average BMI:
Arcadia:

29.0
Florida:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Arcadia:

21.7%
State:

19.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Arcadia:

11.6%
Florida:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Arcadia:

6.8
Florida:

6.9

Overweight people:
Arcadia:

32.2%
State:

34.8%

General health condition:
This city:

52.8%
Florida:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.7%
Florida:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Arcadia, FL Residents
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
Police Protection - Officers 19$61,300$38,7161$547
Parks and Recreation 11$21,702$23,67513$8,241
Water Supply 11$26,923$29,3711$2,096
Solid Waste Management 8$14,584$21,8760$0
Sewerage 6$16,922$33,8440$0
Police - Other 4$7,585$22,7556$1,462
Other and Unallocable 4$7,457$22,3710$0
Streets and Highways 3$4,763$19,0520$0
Financial Administration 3$8,324$33,2960$0
Other Government Administration 3$12,118$48,4725$2,754
Totals for Government 72$181,678$30,28026$15,100

Arcadia government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $2,098,000 ($261.43)
    Police Protection: $1,662,000 ($207.10)
    Water Utilities: $982,000 ($122.37)
    Parks and Recreation: $842,000 ($104.92)
    Local Fire Protection: $810,000 ($100.93)
    Solid Waste Management: $576,000 ($71.78)
    General - Other: $478,000 ($59.56)
    Central Staff Services: $368,000 ($45.86)
    Regular Highways: $359,000 ($44.74)
    Financial Administration: $337,000 ($41.99)
    Housing and Community Development: $293,000 ($36.51)
    Natural Resources - Other: $74,000 ($9.22)
    Air Transportation: $61,000 ($7.60)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $58,000 ($7.23)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $3,743,000 ($466.42)
    Other Investments - Other: $1,229,000 ($153.15)
    Corporate Bonds: $1,091,000 ($135.95)
    Benefit Payments: $628,000 ($78.26)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $140,000 ($17.45)
    Withdrawals: $23,000 ($2.87)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $28,000 ($3.49)
    Central Staff Services: $13,000 ($1.62)
    Parks and Recreation: $9,000 ($1.12)
    Regular Highways: $8,000 ($1.00)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,315,000 ($288.47)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $245,000 ($30.53)

Arcadia government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,221,000 ($152.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $698,000 ($86.98)
    Parks and Recreation: $411,000 ($51.21)
    Regular Highways: $54,000 ($6.73)
    Air Transportation: $52,000 ($6.48)
    Other: $16,000 ($1.99)
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,000 ($0.37)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $596,000 ($74.27)
    Local Employee Contribution: $112,000 ($13.96)
    From Other Governments: $104,000 ($12.96)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $565,000 ($70.40)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $104,000 ($12.96)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,250,000 ($155.76)
    Special Assessments: $222,000 ($27.66)
    Rents: $219,000 ($27.29)
    Interest Earnings: $27,000 ($3.36)
    Fines and Forfeits: $22,000 ($2.74)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,749,000 ($217.94)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $436,000 ($54.33)
    Other: $75,000 ($9.35)
  • Tax - Property: $1,496,000 ($186.42)
    Public Utilities Sales: $710,000 ($88.47)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $475,000 ($59.19)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $375,000 ($46.73)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $248,000 ($30.90)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $104,000 ($12.96)
    Other License: $1,000 ($0.12)

Arcadia government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,825,000 ($476.64)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,535,000 ($440.50)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $290,000 ($36.14)

Arcadia government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $1,773,000 ($220.93)
    Total Other Securities: $956,000 ($119.13)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,438,000 ($553.02)

8.12% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($41,960 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.12%
Florida average:

7.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Charlotte County, FL  1.77% ($36,199 average AGI)
from Sarasota County, FL  0.61% ($40,049)
from Lee County, FL  0.43% ($38,558)


6.69% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,265 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.69%
Florida average:

6.59%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Charlotte County, FL  1.45% ($37,007 average AGI)
to Sarasota County, FL  0.49% ($61,313)
to Highlands County, FL  0.36% ($25,343)
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

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 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Arcadia fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 141ft / 43.0mTotal length
  • 53,125Total average daily traffic
  • 8,632Total average daily truck traffic
  • 91,824Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Arcadia, FL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Arcadia, FL
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Arcadia)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 231 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Arcadia, FL)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 39 (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: 158 (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: 23 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 265. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 441 took place in 2006, and the least - 91 in 2004. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Arcadia, FL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (70.7%), and Structure Fires (12.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Arcadia, FL
    • 2,99570.7%Outside Fires
    • 52512.4%Structure Fires
    • 43010.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 2886.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Arcadia, FL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Arcadia, Florida:

  • City Motel, 324 S Brevard Ave, Arcadia, Florida 33821
  • Arcade Hotel, 107 W Oak St, Arcadia, Florida 33821
  • Holiday Inn Express, 2709 SE Hwy 70, Arcadia, Florida 34266 , Phone: (863) 494-5900, Fax: (863) 231-0219
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Arcadia, Florida
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Arcadia, FL
  • 97.0%Electricity
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Utility gas
  • 0.4%Solar energy
  • 0.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Arcadia, FL
  • 98.3%Electricity
  • 1.2%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Utility gas


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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

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  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Melanesia (population 500+)"
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  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: law enforcement workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: community and social service occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Bangladesh (population 500+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Costa Rica (population 500+)"
  • #74 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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