Hillcrest Heights, Florida

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Population in 2019: 298 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +12.0%
 
Males: 151  (50.8%)
Females: 147  (49.2%)
Median resident age:

47.1 years
Florida median age:

42.4 years

Zip codes: 33827.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $86,779 (it was $60,556 in 2000)
Hillcrest Heights:

$86,779
FL:

$59,227

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $37,053 (it was $20,802 in 2000)

Hillcrest Heights town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $199,942 (it was $99,200 in 2000)
Hillcrest Heights:

$199,942
FL:

$245,100

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $219,750; detached houses: $222,881

Median gross rent in 2019: $784.

March 2019 cost of living index in Hillcrest Heights: 84.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 10.5%
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Ancestries: English (20.8%), Irish (18.1%), American (9.7%), Italian (5.6%), European (2.8%), Swedish (2.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 241 feet

Land area: 0.16 square miles.

Population density: 1,838 people per square mile   (low).

Hillcrest Heights, Florida map

9 residents are foreign born (2.3% Europe, 1.1% Latin America).

This town:

3.4%
Florida:

16.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,300 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,457 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lakeland, FL (30.0 miles , pop. 78,452).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tampa, FL (57.8 miles , pop. 303,447).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (849.6 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Babson Park, FL (0.7 miles ),
Highland Park, FL (1.9 miles ),
Crooked Lake Park, FL (1.9 miles ),
Frostproof, FL (2.3 miles ),
Lake Wales, FL (2.5 miles ),
Waverly, FL (3.4 miles ),
Alturas, FL (3.4 miles ),
Dundee, FL (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 27.82 N, Longitude: 81.53 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 863

Distribution of median household income in Hillcrest Heights, FL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Hillcrest Heights, FL in 2019

Property values in Hillcrest Heights, FL

Hillcrest Heights satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.4%
Florida:

6.3%
Population change in the 1990s: +20 (+8.1%).
Most common industries in Hillcrest Heights, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (16.7%)
  • Construction (15.9%)
  • Health care (11.1%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (7.9%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (20.9%)
  • Educational services (11.9%)
  • Public administration (10.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.5%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (6.0%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (6.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (22.0%)
  • Health care (16.9%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (15.3%)
  • Construction (10.2%)
  • Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers (5.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.1%)
  • Social assistance (5.1%)
Most common occupations in Hillcrest Heights, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Accountants and auditors (6.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.3%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (5.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.8%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.8%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Accountants and auditors (11.9%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (10.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.4%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (9.0%)
  • Carpenters (7.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.5%)
  • Top executives (6.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (10.2%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (8.5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (8.5%)
  • Religious workers (6.8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6.8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.8%)

Average climate in Hillcrest Heights, Florida

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Tornado activity:

Hillcrest Heights-area historical tornado activity is above Florida state average. It is 51% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/22/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 28.3 miles away from the Hillcrest Heights town center killed 25 people and injured 150 people and caused $55 million in damages.

On 3/9/1998, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 2.1 miles away from the town center injured 4 people and caused $2 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hillcrest Heights-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Florida state average. It is 91% 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 332.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/23/2016 at 17:20:29, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 196.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/4/2016 at 18:29:29, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 ML) earthquake occurred 198.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/21/2016 at 16:30:52, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 ML) earthquake occurred 198.2 miles away from the city center
On 7/16/2016 at 20:00:10, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB) earthquake occurred 185.0 miles away from Hillcrest Heights center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 360.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Polk County (23) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 10, Fires: 6, Tropical Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 2, Freeze: 1, Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hillcrest Heights topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Hillcrest Heights:

  • RAI CARE CENTERS - LAKE WALES (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; LAKE WALES, FL)
  • GROVES CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; LAKE WALES, FL)
  • AMEDISYS OF LAKE WALES (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; LAKE WALES, FL)
  • LAKE WALES MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; LAKE WALES, FL)
  • LAKE WALES DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; LAKE WALES, FL)
  • LAKE WALES MEDICAL EXT CARE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; LAKE WALES, FL)
  • GRACE HEALTHCARE OF LAKE WALES (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; LAKE WALES, FL)

Amtrak station near Hillcrest Heights:

  • 18 miles: WINTER HAVEN (1800 7TH ST. S.W.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hillcrest Heights:

  • Polk State College (about 19 miles; Winter Haven, FL; Full-time enrollment: 7,935)
  • Southeastern University (about 28 miles; Lakeland, FL; FT enrollment: 2,407)
  • Florida Southern College (about 30 miles; Lakeland, FL; FT enrollment: 2,460)
  • Universal Technical Institute-Auto Motorcycle & Marine Mechanics Institute Division-Orlando (about 43 miles; Orlando, FL; FT enrollment: 4,338)
  • Everest University-South Orlando (about 43 miles; Orlando, FL; FT enrollment: 33,859)
  • Valencia College (about 49 miles; Orlando, FL; FT enrollment: 30,467)
  • Everest University-Brandon (about 52 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 7,702)

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Polk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.6 people
Florida:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

74.2%
Whole state:

65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.2%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 3.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Hillcrest Heights:

Marital status in Hillcrest Heights, FL
  • Never married: 28.4%
  • Now married: 53.2%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 6.4%

For population 25 years and over in Hillcrest Heights:

  • High school or higher: 92.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 39.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 40.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
Florida average:

12.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Hillcrest Heights, FL (based on Polk County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant148,424504
Catholic45,25113
Mainline Protestant31,34774
Black Protestant10,76146
Other8,63036
Orthodox3073
None357,375-
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: 94
Polk County:

1.64 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
Polk County:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 104
This county:

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 215
This county:

3.75 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 281
This county:

4.90 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

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

9.8%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Polk County:

30.1%
State:

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

15.0%
Florida:

14.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Hillcrest Heights:

48.6%
Florida:

50.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Hillcrest Heights:

43.0%
Florida:

48.5%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.6
Florida:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Hillcrest Heights:

22.1%
Florida:

19.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.9%
Florida:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Hillcrest Heights:

6.7
Florida:

6.9

Overweight people:
Here:

37.3%
State:

34.8%

General health condition:
Here:

54.0%
Florida:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Hillcrest Heights:

76.3%
Florida:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Hillcrest Heights, FL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$1,470
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$1,240
Totals for Government 0$0 7$2,710

Hillcrest Heights government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $47,000 ($157.72)
    Central Staff Services: $24,000 ($80.54)

Hillcrest Heights government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $16,000 ($53.69)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($6.71)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $21,000 ($70.47)
    Other: $3,000 ($10.07)
  • Tax - Occupation and Business License - Other: $14,000 ($46.98)
    Property: $13,000 ($43.62)
    Other Selective Sales: $8,000 ($26.85)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $5,000 ($16.78)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,000 ($3.36)

Hillcrest Heights government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $362,000 ($1214.77)

8.18% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,148 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.18%
Florida average:

7.69%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($333 average AGI)
Polk County:

0.06%
Florida average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Hillsborough County, FL  0.82% ($41,918 average AGI)
from Orange County, FL  0.81% ($35,724)
from Osceola County, FL  0.78% ($34,937)


6.08% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,144 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.08%
Florida average:

6.59%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($232 average AGI)
Polk County:

0.05%
Florida average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Hillsborough County, FL  0.73% ($38,634 average AGI)
to Orange County, FL  0.64% ($39,765)
to Osceola County, FL  0.54% ($31,835)

Strongest AM radio stations in Hillcrest Heights:

  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQYK (1010 AM; 50 kW; SEFFNER, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TAMPA)
  • WHOO (1080 AM; daytime; 35 kW; KISSIMMEE, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS I, INC.)
  • WDYZ (990 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WHNR (1360 AM; 5 kW; CYPRESS GARDENS, FL; Owner: GB ENTERPRISES COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WIPC (1280 AM; 1 kW; LAKE WALES, FL; Owner: SIBER MEDIA GROUP INC)
  • WONQ (1030 AM; 45 kW; OVIEDO, FL; Owner: FLORIDA BROADCASTERS)
  • WMGG (820 AM; 50 kW; LARGO, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ST. PETERSBURG LICENSEE)
  • WIXC (1060 AM; 50 kW; TITUSVILLE, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS I, INC.)
  • WJCM (1050 AM; 5 kW; SEBRING, FL; Owner: COHAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WWBF (1130 AM; 3 kW; BARTOW, FL; Owner: THOMAS N. THORNBURG, THORNBURG COMM.)
  • WFLA (970 AM; 25 kW; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hillcrest Heights:

  • WPCV (97.5 FM; WINTER HAVEN, FL; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSJT (94.1 FM; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WWRZ (98.3 FM; FORT MEADE, FL; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WWOJ (99.1 FM; AVON PARK, FL; Owner: COHAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WWRM (94.9 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WPOI (101.5 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, 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.)
  • WHPT (102.5 FM; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WXXL (106.7 FM; TAVARES, FL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBVM (90.5 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: BISHOP OF THE DIOCESE/ST. PETERSBURG)
  • WLAZ (89.1 FM; KISSIMMEE, FL; Owner: CAGUAS EDUCATIONAL TV, INC.)
  • WYFO (91.9 FM; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WLVF-FM (90.3 FM; HAINES CITY, FL; Owner: LANDMARK BAPTIST CHURCH, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Hillcrest Heights:

  • WMOR-TV (Channel 32; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: WMOR-TV COMPANY)
  • WOPX (Channel 56; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: PAXSON ORLANDO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WEDU (Channel 3; TAMPA, FL; Owner: FLORIDA WEST COAST PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRDQ (Channel 27; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: WFTV-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WZXZ-CA (Channel 11; ORLANDO, ETC., FL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WXPX (Channel 66; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATION LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WLWA-LP (Channel 14; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: TRI-MEDIA GROUP, 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)
  • WTGL-TV (Channel 52; COCOA, FL; Owner: GOOD LIFE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBCC (Channel 68; COCOA, FL; Owner: BREVARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WCLF (Channel 22; CLEARWATER, FL; Owner: CHRISTIAN TELEVISION CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WTAM-LP (Channel 6; TAMPA, FL; Owner: U.S. INTERACTIVE, L.L.C.)
  • W27AE (Channel 27; SEBRING, FL; Owner: VIACOM INTERNATIONAL INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 7ft / 1.6mTotal length
  • 33,800Total average daily traffic
  • 8,112Total average daily truck traffic
  • 58,644Total future (year 2038) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • David A Duke, Us Alt 27 1 Mi S (Lat: 27.814167 Lon: -81.538611), Type: 91.0, Overall height: 85 m, Registrant: Tower Communications Maintenance, Inc., 366 Frost-proof, Phone: (863) 528-8844
  • Jennifer Brown, Us Alt 27 1 Mi S (Lat: 27.814167 Lon: -81.538611), Type: 91.0, Overall height: 85 m, Registrant: Towercom Iii, LLC, Jbrown@towercomenterprises.Com, , Jacks-onville, Phone: (904) 405-1089
  • Edward G Roach, Us Alt 27 1 Mi S (Lat: 27.814167 Lon: -81.538611), Type: 91.0, Structure height: 12105 m, Overall height: 85 m, Licensee ID: L, Registrant: Sba Towers Iv, LLC, Eroach@sbasite.Com, , Boca -Raton, Phone: (561) 995-7670
  • Us Alt 27 1 Mi S (Lat: 27.814167 Lon: -81.538611), Type: 91.0, Overall height: 85 m, Registrant: Frederick Electronics Inc, Jfred@tech-Center.Com, , Winte-r Haven, Phone: (941) 294-3155

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Hillcrest Heights, FL
  • 100.0%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Hillcrest Heights, FL
  • 100.0%Electricity


Hillcrest Heights compared to Florida state average:

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