Avon Park, Florida

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Population in 2017: 10,408 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +21.8%
 
Males: 4,330  (41.6%)
Females: 6,078  (58.4%)
Median resident age:

34.7 years
Florida median age:

42.0 years

Zip codes: 33825.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $27,784 (it was $23,576 in 2000)
Avon Park:

$27,784
FL:

$52,594

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $15,056 (it was $11,897 in 2000)

Avon Park city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $69,978 (it was $43,300 in 2000)
Avon Park:

$69,978
FL:

$214,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $135,713; detached houses: $158,429; townhouses or other attached units: $179,668; in 2-unit structures: $147,141; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $249,452; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $91,646; mobile homes: $58,082; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $7,383

Median gross rent in 2017: $711.

March 2019 cost of living index in Avon Park: 78.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 38.8%
(30.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.3% for Black residents, 45.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 39.2% for other race residents, 40.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Avon Park, FL (2010)
    • 3,64741.3%White alone
    • 2,57629.2%Hispanic
    • 2,36326.7%Black alone
    • 1381.6%Two or more races
    • 700.8%Asian alone
    • 200.2%American Indian alone
    • 210.2%Other race alone
    • 10.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Florida and other state lists, there were 45 registered sex offenders living in Avon Park, Florida as of June 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Avon Park is 231 to 1.


Crime rates in Avon Park by year

Type

2006

2007

2009

2010

2011

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(33.3)
2
(21.9)
4
(44.0)
2
(22.6)
4
(44.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
9
(99.8)
9
(98.5)
23
(253.0)
15
(169.5)
14
(156.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
103
(1,142)
126
(1,379)
48
(528.1)
39
(440.7)
37
(413.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
151
(1,674)
116
(1,270)
155
(1,705)
85
(960.5)
153
(1,708)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
210
(2,328)
216
(2,365)
309
(3,399)
243
(2,746)
291
(3,249)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
27
(297.0)
9
(101.7)
7
(78.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(21.9)
2
(22.0)
3
(33.9)
2
(22.3)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)495.1506.4495.8342.3421.1

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City-data.com crime index in Avon Park, FL

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 26 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.57
Florida average:

2.39
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Ancestries: American (8.3%), Jamaican (4.8%), Haitian (3.8%), Irish (3.5%), German (3.0%), Italian (2.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 149 feet

Land area: 4.64 square miles.

Population density: 2,244 people per square mile   (low).

Avon Park, Florida map

1,439 residents are foreign born (12.4% Latin America).

This city:

13.8%
Florida:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $526 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $485 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lakeland, FL (41.6 miles , pop. 78,452).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tampa, FL (64.3 miles , pop. 303,447).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (854.9 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Sebring, FL (2.8 miles ),
Frostproof, FL (3.3 miles ),
Lemon Grove, FL (3.3 miles ),
Hillcrest Heights, FL (4.0 miles ),
Babson Park, FL (4.0 miles ),
Crooked Lake Park, FL (4.2 miles ),
Highland Park, FL (4.4 miles ),
Zolfo Springs, FL (4.4 miles )

Latitude: 27.59 N, Longitude: 81.50 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,152 (+11.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,511 (45.5%)

Area code: 863

Distribution of median household income in Avon Park, FL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Avon Park, FL in 2017

Avon Park satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 14 buildings, average cost: $58,400
  • 1998: 8 buildings, average cost: $75,700
  • 1999: 11 buildings, average cost: $75,100
  • 2000: 10 buildings, average cost: $80,600
  • 2001: 10 buildings, average cost: $87,200
  • 2002: 19 buildings, average cost: $71,600
  • 2003: 12 buildings, average cost: $75,300
  • 2004: 12 buildings, average cost: $61,000
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $240,700
  • 2006: 7 buildings, average cost: $94,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Avon Park, FL residents
Average permit cost in Avon Park, FL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.4%
Florida:

3.3%
Historical population in Avon Park, FL
Historical housing units in Avon Park, FL

Population change in the 1990s: +293 (+3.6%).
Most common industries in Avon Park, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (18.1%)
  • Health care (10.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.4%)
  • Public administration (8.3%)
  • Construction (5.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.5%)
  • Educational services (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (27.4%)
  • Construction (9.7%)
  • Public administration (8.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.0%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.3%)
  • Truck transportation (3.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.2%)
  • Public administration (7.5%)
  • Social assistance (6.7%)
  • Educational services (6.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.1%)
Most common occupations in Avon Park, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (15.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.9%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (23.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.8%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.9%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.3%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)

Average climate in Avon Park, Florida

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Tornado activity:

Avon Park-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Florida state average. It is 38% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/2/1983, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 11.8 miles away from the Avon Park city center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 12/18/1951, a category F2 tornado 12.9 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

Avon Park-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 329.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 375.8 miles away from Avon Park 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 345.6 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) earthquake occurred 424.7 miles away from Avon Park center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 438.1 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 282.8 miles away from Avon Park 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 Highlands County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 11, Fires: 5, Tropical Storms: 5, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Avon Park topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Avon Park:

  • FLORIDA MENTOR (55 EAST COLLEGE DRIVE)
  • ACE HOMECARE LLC (3042 US 27 SOUTH)
  • HILLCREST NH (1281 STRATFORD ROAD)
  • HILLCREST NURSING HOME (1281 STRATFORD RD)
  • OAKS AT AVON (1010 US 27 N)
  • ROYAL CARE OF AVON PARK (1213 W STRATFORD RD)

Airports located in Avon Park:

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Amtrak station near Avon Park:

  • 8 miles: SEBRING (601 E. CENTER ST.) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

College/University in Avon Park:

  • South Florida State College (Full-time enrollment: 1,902; Location: 600 W College Dr; Public; Website: www.southflorida.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Avon Park:

  • Polk State College (about 33 miles; Winter Haven, FL; Full-time enrollment: 7,935)
  • Southeastern University (about 40 miles; Lakeland, FL; FT enrollment: 2,407)
  • Florida Southern College (about 41 miles; Lakeland, FL; FT enrollment: 2,460)
  • Universal Technical Institute-Auto Motorcycle & Marine Mechanics Institute Division-Orlando (about 58 miles; Orlando, FL; FT enrollment: 4,338)
  • Everest University-Brandon (about 59 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 7,702)
  • Everest University-South Orlando (about 59 miles; Orlando, FL; FT enrollment: 33,859)
  • Florida Institute of Technology (about 63 miles; Melbourne, FL; FT enrollment: 4,452)

Public high schools in Avon Park:

  • AVON PARK HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 453, Location: 700 E MAIN ST, Grades: PK-12)
  • HIGHLANDS YOUTH ACADEMY (Location: 242 SOUTH BLVD, Grades: 9-12)

Private high school in Avon Park:

  • WALKER MEMORIAL ACADEMY (Students: 228, Location: 1525 W AVON BLVD, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Avon Park:

Private elementary/middle schools in Avon Park:

  • PARKVIEW PRE-K (Students: 59, Location: 107 A MIRACLE AVE, Grades: PK-2)
  • CENTRAL FLORIDA ACADEMY (Students: 7, Location: 111 E PINE ST, Grades: KG-8)
See full list of schools located in Avon Park

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Avon Park: Avon Plaza (A), Avon Square (B), Avon Park Fire Department (C), Highlands County Emergency Medical Services Avon Park (D), Avon Park Police Department (E), Avon Park Public Library (F), City of Avon Park Depot Museum (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Avon Park include: Zion Temple Holiness Church (A), Union Congregational Church (B), Shiloh Apostolic Church (C), Sanctuary Church of God (D), Saint Mark Baptist Church (E), Ridge Area International Seventh Day Adventist Church (F), Resurrection Lutheran Church (G), Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church (H), Mount Olive African Methodist Episcopal Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Lakes: Lake Verona (A), Lake Tulane (B), Lake Isis (C), Lake Lotela (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Avon Park City - Depot Museum (3 North Museum Avenue).

Hotel: Avon Motel (510 US Highway 27 North).

Birthplace of: Derrick Crawford - Indoor football player, Demetrius Hart - Football player.

Highlands 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 Avon Park and their reported violations in the past:

AVON PARK, CITY OF (Population served: 18,349, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-03-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-30-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In SEP-01-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-18-2011), St Public Notif received (JAN-09-2012)
AVON PARK CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION (Population served: 3,000, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from SEP-11-2009 to OCT-31-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from SEP-11-2009 to OCT-31-2010)
  • 3 minor monitoring violations

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

  • PINECREST ON LOTELA, INC. (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • M ; H FOOD STORE (Population served: 85, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MAR LISA COVE (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
Florida:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

66.7%
Whole state:

65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.1%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Avon Park in 2010:

  • 97 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 55 people in college/university student housing
  • 29 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 22 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 9 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults
130 people in nursing homes in 2000
64 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) in 2000

Banks with branches in Avon Park (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Avon Park Branch at 299 Us 27 South, branch established on 1986/06/30. 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
  • Highlands Independent Bank: Avon Park Branch at 400 U S Highway 27 North, branch established on 1996/07/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $260.6 mil, Deposits: $240.6 mil, headquarters in Sebring, FL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Highlands Independent Bancshares, Inc.
  • SunTrust Bank: Avon Park Branch at 601 Highway 27 South, branch established on 1982/09/14. 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: Avon Park Branch at 851 U.S. Highway 27 South, branch established on 1981/01/26. 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
  • Heartland National Bank: Avon Park Branch at 800 West Main Street, branch established on 2001/03/26. Info updated 2010/07/06: Bank assets: $278.1 mil, Deposits: $249.6 mil, headquarters in Sebring, FL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Heartland Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Avon Park:

Marital status in Avon Park, FL
  • Never married: 35.7%
  • Now married: 42.1%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

For population 25 years and over in Avon Park:

  • High school or higher: 73.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.9
Florida average:

12.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Avon Park
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Avon Park, FL (based on Highlands County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant20,13499
Mainline Protestant6,24917
Catholic4,0003
Other2,0337
Black Protestant1,58612
None64,784-
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: 22
Highlands County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Highlands County:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 11
Highlands County:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 36
This county:

3.64 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 44
Highlands County:

4.44 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

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

13.4%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Highlands County:

25.3%
Florida:

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

14.1%
Florida:

14.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.8%
State:

50.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

44.3%
Florida:

48.5%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.8
Florida:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Avon Park:

20.7%
State:

19.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Avon Park:

12.3%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Avon Park:

6.9
Florida:

6.9

Overweight people:
This city:

33.8%
Florida:

34.8%

General health condition:
This city:

52.5%
Florida:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

77.7%
Florida:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Avon Park, 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 25$90,102$43,2491$797
Firefighters 15$59,396$47,5170$0
Other Government Administration 11$27,532$30,0351$1,882
Water Supply 9$27,420$36,5600$0
Solid Waste Management 7$18,939$32,4670$0
Financial Administration 6$17,205$34,4101$2,409
Sewerage 4$11,663$34,9890$0
Streets and Highways 3$8,855$35,4200$0
Parks and Recreation 2$5,618$33,7081$602
Police - Other 1$2,766$33,1921$2,037
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 83$269,496$38,9635$7,727

Avon Park government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $1,080,000 ($103.77)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,960,000 ($188.32)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,432,000 ($137.59)
    Water Utilities: $1,372,000 ($131.82)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,080,000 ($103.77)
    Sewerage: $701,000 ($67.35)
    General - Other: $602,000 ($57.84)
    Parks and Recreation: $546,000 ($52.46)
    Regular Highways: $528,000 ($50.73)
    Air Transportation: $342,000 ($32.86)
    Central Staff Services: $313,000 ($30.07)
    Financial Administration: $175,000 ($16.81)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $117,000 ($11.24)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash and Deposits: $464,000 ($44.58)
    Corporate Bonds: $340,000 ($32.67)
    Benefit Payments: $310,000 ($29.78)
    Withdrawals: $34,000 ($3.27)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $81,000 ($7.78)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Air Transportation: $321,000 ($30.84)
    General - Other: $213,000 ($20.47)
    Parks and Recreation: $200,000 ($19.22)
    Regular Highways: $175,000 ($16.81)
    Police Protection: $132,000 ($12.68)
    Local Fire Protection: $98,000 ($9.42)
    Sewerage: $6,000 ($0.58)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,263,000 ($313.51)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $126,000 ($12.11)

Avon Park government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,465,000 ($140.76)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,363,000 ($130.96)
    Other: $929,000 ($89.26)
    Air Transportation: $250,000 ($24.02)
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000 ($1.73)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $234,000 ($22.48)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $50,000 ($4.80)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $235,000 ($22.58)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $690,000 ($66.30)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $888,000 ($85.32)
    Rents: $76,000 ($7.30)
    Fines and Forfeits: $59,000 ($5.67)
    Special Assessments: $44,000 ($4.23)
    Donations From Private Sources: $21,000 ($2.02)
    Sale of Property: $16,000 ($1.54)
    Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($0.77)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,871,000 ($275.85)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $655,000 ($62.93)
    Other: $94,000 ($9.03)
    Highways: $41,000 ($3.94)
  • Tax - Property: $1,536,000 ($147.58)
    Public Utilities Sales: $982,000 ($94.35)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $691,000 ($66.39)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $573,000 ($55.05)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $307,000 ($29.50)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $92,000 ($8.84)
    Other License: $3,000 ($0.29)

Avon Park government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,689,000 ($450.52)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,872,000 ($275.94)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,817,000 ($174.58)

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

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $320,000 ($30.75)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,156,000 ($591.47)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $983,000 ($94.45)

7.99% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,343 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.99%
Florida average:

7.69%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($294 average AGI)
Highlands County:

0.06%
Florida average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Polk County, FL  0.55% ($32,615 average AGI)
from Broward County, FL  0.37% ($46,140)
from Miami-Dade County, FL  0.33% ($35,778)


5.94% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,444 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.94%
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 Polk County, FL  0.55% ($32,674 average AGI)
to Orange County, FL  0.23% ($28,026)
to Hillsborough County, FL  0.23% ($70,610)
Businesses in Avon Park, FL
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1FedEx2
Advance Auto Parts1Ford1
Arby's1H&R Block1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
CVS1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1Taco Bell1
Domino's Pizza1U-Haul2
Dunkin Donuts1UPS2
Econo Lodge1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Avon Park:

  • WAVP (1390 AM; 1 kW; AVON PARK, FL; Owner: ANSCOMBE BROADCASTING GROUP, LTD.)
  • WJCM (1050 AM; 5 kW; SEBRING, FL; Owner: COHAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQYK (1010 AM; 50 kW; SEFFNER, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TAMPA)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WITS (1340 AM; 1 kW; SEBRING, FL; Owner: COHAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WHOO (1080 AM; daytime; 35 kW; KISSIMMEE, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS I, INC.)
  • WDYZ (990 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WAUC (1310 AM; 5 kW; WAUCHULA, FL; Owner: MARVINA ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WMGG (820 AM; 50 kW; LARGO, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ST. PETERSBURG LICENSEE)
  • WJNA (640 AM; 38 kW; ROYAL PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: SOUTH FLORIDA RADIO, INC.)
  • WONQ (1030 AM; 45 kW; OVIEDO, FL; Owner: FLORIDA BROADCASTERS)
  • WIXC (1060 AM; 50 kW; TITUSVILLE, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS I, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Avon Park:

  • WWOJ (99.1 FM; AVON PARK, FL; Owner: COHAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • W207AY (89.3 FM; SEBRING, FL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWRZ (98.3 FM; FORT MEADE, FL; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WSJT (94.1 FM; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WPCV (97.5 FM; WINTER HAVEN, FL; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHPT (102.5 FM; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WWRM (94.9 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WPOI (101.5 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WWLL (105.7 FM; SEBRING, FL; Owner: COHAN RADIO GROUP, 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.)
  • WZZS (106.9 FM; ZOLFO SPRINGS, FL; Owner: HEARTLAND BROADCASTING CORP)

TV broadcast stations around Avon Park:

  • W27AE (Channel 27; SEBRING, FL; Owner: VIACOM INTERNATIONAL INC.)
  • WMOR-TV (Channel 32; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: WMOR-TV COMPANY)
  • WEDU (Channel 3; TAMPA, FL; Owner: FLORIDA WEST COAST PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOPX (Channel 56; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: PAXSON ORLANDO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WXPX (Channel 66; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATION LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WRDQ (Channel 27; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: WFTV-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WFLA-TV (Channel 8; TAMPA, FL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFTS-TV (Channel 28; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TAMPA BAY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WTOG (Channel 44; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: VIACOM INTERNATIONAL 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.)
Avon Park fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Avon Park fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 49ft / 15.2mTotal length
  • 35,200Total average daily traffic
  • 3,968Total average daily truck traffic
  • 61,072Total future (year 2038) average daily traffic

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 105. The highest number of fire incidents - 145 took place in 2008, and the least - 58 in 2002. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Avon Park, FL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (46.8%), and Structure Fires (32.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Avon Park, FL
    • 83746.8%Outside Fires
    • 58032.4%Structure Fires
    • 28816.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 844.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Avon Park, FL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Avon Park, Florida:

  • Lake Brentwood Motel, 2060 US 27 N, Avon Park, Florida 33825 , Phone: (863) 453-4358, Fax: (863) 453-8544
  • The Sharon Motel, 2180 Us Hwy 27 N, Avon Park, Florida 33825 , Phone: (863) 452-2485, Fax: (863) 386-4348
  • Econo Lodge Avon Park, 2511 Us Hwy 27 S, Avon Park, Florida 33825 , Phone: (863) 453-2000, Fax: (863) 453-0820
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Avon Park, Florida
Most common first names in Avon Park, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William20676.1 years
John18674.2 years
James18274.5 years
Charles14876.3 years
Mary14880.9 years
Robert14074.5 years
George11177.9 years
Richard7170.1 years
Joseph6374.8 years
Thomas6071.1 years
Most common last names in Avon Park, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith11976.7 years
Johnson7676.4 years
Williams6775.8 years
Brown6071.8 years
Jones5473.1 years
Martin3776.1 years
Miller3576.7 years
Davis3371.7 years
Jackson2869.0 years
Thomas2775.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Avon Park, FL
  • 97.3%Electricity
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Utility gas
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Avon Park, FL
  • 97.9%Electricity
  • 1.3%Utility gas
  • 0.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%No fuel used


Avon Park compared to Florida state average:

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

Avon Park on our top lists:

  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (population 5,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #89 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+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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