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Population in 2012: 8,792 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.9%
 

Males: 3,896  (44.3%)
Females: 4,896  (55.7%)

Median resident age:  35.6 years
Florida median age:  40.3 years

Zip codes: 33825.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $26,526 (it was $23,576 in 2000)
Avon Park:

$26,526
FL:

$45,040
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $12,552

Avon Park city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $69,260 (it was $43,300 in 2000)
Avon Park:

$69,260
FL:

$148,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $113,584; Detached houses: $125,463; Townhouses or other attached units: $70,781; In 2-unit structures: $185,711; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $73,538; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $68,319; Mobile homes: $41,719

Median gross rent in 2012: $640.

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  • White alone - 3,647 (41.3%)
  • Hispanic - 2,576 (29.2%)
  • Black alone - 2,363 (26.7%)
  • Two or more races - 138 (1.6%)
  • Asian alone - 70 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 20 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 21 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.01%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Avon Park: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (6.6%), United States (6.6%), English (5.2%), Irish (4.6%), West Indian (3.2%), Subsaharan African (2.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 149 feet

Land area: 4.64 square miles.

Population density: 1,896 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Avon Park:

  • High school or higher: 68.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 21.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Avon Park city:

  • Never married: 33.2%
  • Now married: 42.4%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 14.3%

1,180 residents are foreign born (2.5% Latin America).

This city:  13.3%
Florida:  19.4%



According to our research of Florida and other state lists there were 40 registered sex offenders living in Avon Park, Florida as of December 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Avon Park to the number of sex offenders is 220 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $903 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $573 (0.8%)

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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 ).

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
  • 2007: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 27.59 N, Longitude: 81.50 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,091 (+12.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 955 (34.4%)

Area code: 863

Avon Park household income distribution Avon Park home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Avon Park by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2006 2007 2009 2010 2011
Murders 001200000
per 100,000 0.00.011.422.50.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 151132424
per 100,000 11.456.011.411.333.321.944.022.644.7
Robberies 1326191599231514
per 100,000 148.4291.1216.2169.099.898.5253.0169.5156.3
Assaults 51655754103126483937
per 100,000 582.0727.6648.5608.31141.71379.3528.1440.7413.1
Burglaries 1021421169315111615585153
per 100,000 1164.01589.61319.71047.71673.71269.81705.2960.51708.4
Thefts 225315192176210216309243291
per 100,000 2567.63526.32184.31982.72327.62364.53399.32745.83249.2
Auto thefts 2225154002797
per 100,000 251.1279.9170.645.10.00.0297.0101.778.2
Arson 122002232
per 100,000 11.422.422.80.00.021.922.033.922.3
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 302.2) 372.6549.8417.8380.9492.8504.0493.5340.7419.1

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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:

2.46

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Avon Park, Florida accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.0%
Florida:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +293 (+3.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (23%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)

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

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Tornado activity:

Avon Park-area historical tornado activity is above Florida state average. It is 105% 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 .

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Highlands County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 9, Fires: 5, Tropical Storms: 4, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Derrick Crawford - Indoor football player, Demetrius Hart - Football player.


Hospitals/medical centers in Avon Park:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Avon Park, FL

Airports and heliports 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.

Local government website: avonpark.cc

College/University in Avon Park:

  • South Florida Community College (Full-time enrollment: 1,153; 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: 3,262)
  • Southeastern University (about 40 miles; Lakeland, FL; FT enrollment: 2,516)
  • Universal Technical Institute-Automotive Motorcycle & Marine Mechanics (about 58 miles; Orlando, FL; FT enrollment: 4,327)
  • Everest University-South Orlando (about 59 miles; Orlando, FL; FT enrollment: 3,028)
  • Everest University-Brandon (about 59 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 2,266)
  • Hillsborough Community College (about 63 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 11,277)
  • Florida Institute of Technology (about 63 miles; Melbourne, FL; FT enrollment: 4,723)

Private high schools in Avon Park:

  • WALKER MEMORIAL ACADEMY (Students: 227; Location: 1525 W AVON BLVD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • CENTRAL FLORIDA ACADEMY (Students: 5; Location: 111 E PINE ST; Grades: KG - 12)
See full list of schools located in Avon Park, School District: HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT


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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 USHighway 27 North).

 
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 CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION (Population served: 3000, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (SEP-29-2004)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
DAMON UTILITIES (Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-25-2004), St Public Notif received (MAY-25-2004), St Boil Water Order (MAY-25-2004)
LAKE LETTA RV PARK (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (OCT-25-2005), St Public Notif requested (OCT-25-2005)

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

  • AVON PARK, CITY OF (Population served: 17874, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PINECREST ON LOTELA, INC. (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • M & H FOOD STORE (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 32.7%
(14.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.1% for Black residents, 50.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 64.1% for other race residents, 40.8% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Avon Park, FL

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

Avon Park compared to Florida state average:

Avon Park, Florida environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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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.

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

  • Jacaranda Hotel, 19 E Main St, Avon Park, FL 33825
  • Lake Brentwood Motel, 2060 US 27 N, Avon Park, FL 33825 , Phone: (863) 453-4358, Fax: (863) 453-8544
  • Oak Tree Inn, 700 S Hwy 27, Avon Park, FL 33825
  • Avon Motel, 510 N US Hwy 27, Avon Park, FL 33825
  • Reeds Motel, 102 S RST Ave, Avon Park, FL 33825
  • So Good Motel, 1458 S LK Ave Lacy Hil, Avon Park, FL 33825
  • Beachfront Motor Lodge, 301 Garrett Rd, Avon Park, FL 33825
  • The Sharon Motel, 2180 Us Hwy 27 N, Avon Park, FL 33825 , Phone: (863) 452-2485, Fax: (863) 386-4348
  • Econo Lodge Avon Park, 2511 Us Hwy 27 S, Avon Park, FL 33825 , Phone: (863) 453-2000, Fax: (863) 453-0820
All 9 fire-safe hotels and motels in Avon Park, Florida

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Avon Park travel time to work - commute


Avon Park mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (92%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 35.75%
Here35.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchAssociation Reformed Presbyterian Church
Adherents31.1%14.9%13.0%5.5%3.8%
Congregations20.8%4.2%7.3%6.3%3.1%
NameChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Assemblies of GodUnited Church of ChristGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesOther
Adherents3.8%3.4%2.8%2.7%19.0%
Congregations8.3%5.2%2.1%4.2%38.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 22
Highlands County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

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

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

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

3.64 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 44
This county:

4.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.4%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Highlands County:

25.3%
State:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.1%
State:

14.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$10,514$42,0560$0
Other Government Administration 6$22,598$45,1960$0
Police Protection - Officers 24$84,369$42,1850$0
Police - Other 13$30,739$28,3740$0
Firefighters 17$61,932$43,7170$0
Fire - Other 5$12,994$31,1860$0
Streets and Highways 7$19,634$33,6580$0
Solid Waste Management 9$22,665$30,2200$0
Sewerage 4$9,688$29,0640$0
Parks and Recreation 9$22,946$30,5951$731
Water Supply 17$48,969$34,5660$0
Other and Unallocable 1$2,413$28,9560$0
Totals for Government 115$349,461$36,4651$731

Avon Park government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks & Recreation: $22,000 ($2.50)
    Police Protection: $7,000 ($0.80)
    General Public Buildings: $6,000 ($0.68)
    Water Utilities: $5,000 ($0.57)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,793,000 ($203.94)
    Water Utilities: $996,000 ($113.28)
    Solid Waste Management: $843,000 ($95.88)
    Fire Protection: $805,000 ($91.56)
    Regular Highways: $472,000 ($53.69)
    Parks & Recreation: $384,000 ($43.68)
    Sewerage: $371,000 ($42.20)
    General Public Buildings: $247,000 ($28.09)
    Central Staff Services: $182,000 ($20.70)
    Financial Administration: $121,000 ($13.76)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $63,000 ($7.17)
    Air Transportation: $54,000 ($6.14)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $51,000 ($5.80)
    Housing & Community Development: $28,000 ($3.18)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($0.11)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $539,000 ($61.31)
    Police Protection: $145,000 ($16.49)
    Parks & Recreation: $106,000 ($12.06)
    Central Staff: $1,000 ($0.11)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,013,000 ($342.70)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $315,000 ($35.83)

Avon Park government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $95,000 ($10.81)
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $962,000 ($109.42)
    Sewerage: $767,000 ($87.24)
    All Other: $74,000 ($8.42)
    Parks & Recreation: $11,000 ($1.25)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $173,000 ($19.68)
    General Support: $6,000 ($0.68)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $439,000 ($49.93)
    Special Assessments: $344,000 ($39.13)
    General Revenue, NEC: $200,000 ($22.75)
    Rents: $29,000 ($3.30)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,141,000 ($129.78)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $634,000 ($72.11)
    All Other: $130,000 ($14.79)
    Water Utilities: $60,000 ($6.82)
  • Tax - Property: $1,218,000 ($138.54)
    Public Utilities: $1,065,000 ($121.13)
    Other Selective Sales: $689,000 ($78.37)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $185,000 ($21.04)
    NEC: $60,000 ($6.82)

Avon Park government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $5,799,000 ($659.58)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $23,000 ($2.62)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $221,000 ($25.14)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $4,225,000 ($480.55)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $1,286,000 ($146.27)
    Other, NEC: $217,000 ($24.68)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $288,000 ($32.76)
    Other, NEC: $27,000 ($3.07)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $425,000 ($48.34)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,839,000 ($209.17)

9.56% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($40,133 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.56%
Florida average:

8.71%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($174 average AGI)
Highlands County:

0.07%
Florida average:

0.22%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Broward County, FL  0.75% ($44,252 average AGI)
from Polk County, FL  0.54% ($25,436)
from Palm Beach County, FL  0.47% ($35,696)


7.25% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,034 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.25%
Florida average:

7.73%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($144 average AGI)
Highlands County:

0.10%
Florida average:

0.12%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Polk County, FL  0.63% ($34,634 average AGI)
to Hillsborough County, FL  0.27% ($27,571)
to Orange County, FL  0.27% ($22,405)

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.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Avon Park, Florida:
  • Fatal accident count: 58
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 98
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 13
  • Fatalities: 67
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 192
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 5
Florida average:
  • Fatal accident count: 164
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 251
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 53
  • Fatalities: 177
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 434
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 30

See more detailed statistics of Avon Park fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here



2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 140
  • Hazardous Condition: 91
  • Service Call: 17
  • Good Intent Call: 9

Incident types - Avon Park


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Avon Park, FL

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
Businesses in Avon Park, FL
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1H&R Block1
Arby's1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1RadioShack1
CVS1Taco Bell1
Domino's Pizza1U-Haul2
Dunkin Donuts1UPS2
Econo Lodge1Walmart1
FedEx2

Avon Park on our top lists:

  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Art and design workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Mathematical science occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Waiters and waitresses (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (population 5,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Nonmetallic mineral products (population 5,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #67 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+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most fire safe hotels and motels per 100,000 population (pop 5,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of burglaries 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+)"
  • #84 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"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Ines Moreno (1)
  • Alfred Anthony Black (1)
  • Rex Cunningham (1)
  • Javier Moreno (1)
  • David Bruce Mosser (1)
  • Wiley T. Mccall (1)
  • Guy Bower (1)
  • Charles M. Detore (1)

Total of 6 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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