Lake Placid, Florida

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Population in 2017: 2,269 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +36.0%
Males: 1,134  (50.0%)
Females: 1,135  (50.0%)
Median resident age:

32.5 years
Florida median age:

42.0 years

Zip codes: 33852.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $24,958 (it was $21,178 in 2000)
Lake Placid:

$24,958
FL:

$52,594

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $15,003 (it was $11,855 in 2000)

Lake Placid town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $101,008 (it was $62,500 in 2000)
Lake Placid:

$101,008
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: $745.

March 2019 cost of living index in Lake Placid: 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 54.7%
(35.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 90.8% for Black residents, 71.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 92.9% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Lake Placid, FL (2010)
    • 1,02446.1%Hispanic
    • 99144.6%White alone
    • 1506.7%Black alone
    • 261.2%Two or more races
    • 210.9%Asian alone
    • 90.4%American Indian alone
    • 20.09%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Florida and other state lists, there were 35 registered sex offenders living in Lake Placid, Florida as of June 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lake Placid is 69 to 1.


Crime rates in Lake Placid 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)
0
(0.0)
1
(53.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(47.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(55.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(107.1)
1
(53.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(88.8)
1
(44.5)
2
(94.1)
2
(94.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(92.1)
2
(88.0)
1
(43.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(167.4)
12
(661.5)
1
(53.6)
7
(373.3)
1
(52.7)
4
(200.4)
5
(221.9)
3
(133.4)
2
(94.1)
6
(282.2)
1
(46.8)
2
(92.1)
1
(44.0)
3
(131.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
16
(892.9)
20
(1,103)
6
(321.4)
7
(373.3)
5
(263.6)
6
(300.6)
6
(266.3)
7
(311.2)
5
(235.3)
3
(141.1)
3
(140.4)
7
(322.3)
8
(352.1)
10
(438.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
22
(1,228)
22
(1,213)
32
(1,714)
57
(3,040)
12
(632.6)
28
(1,403)
26
(1,154)
15
(667.0)
16
(752.9)
16
(752.6)
26
(1,217)
16
(736.6)
14
(616.2)
17
(745.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
108
(6,027)
83
(4,576)
59
(3,160)
103
(5,493)
55
(2,899)
67
(3,357)
65
(2,885)
86
(3,824)
99
(4,659)
57
(2,681)
67
(3,135)
84
(3,867)
71
(3,125)
91
(3,988)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
7
(390.6)
3
(165.4)
3
(160.7)
5
(266.7)
2
(105.4)
2
(100.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(88.9)
6
(282.4)
0
(0.0)
6
(280.8)
2
(92.1)
2
(88.0)
1
(43.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(55.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(53.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(44.4)
1
(44.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(93.6)
1
(46.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(43.8)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)631.7700.1425.3789.9237.2360.7387.0344.6412.2442.1275.2379.4329.2377.3

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City-data.com crime index in Lake Placid, FL

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 10 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.51
Florida average:

2.08
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Ancestries: Irish (9.7%), German (7.4%), English (5.5%), American (3.3%), Italian (3.1%), Bahamian (1.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 136 feet

Land area: 2.57 square miles.

Population density: 885 people per square mile   (low).

Lake Placid, Florida map

589 residents are foreign born (23.0% Latin America).

This town:

24.4%
Florida:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,373 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,132 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cape Coral, FL (59.3 miles , pop. 102,286).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tampa, FL (82.0 miles , pop. 303,447).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (868.2 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Sylvan Shores, FL (1.3 miles ),
Placid Lakes, FL (1.9 miles ),
Sebring, FL (3.8 miles ),
Avon Park, FL (4.7 miles ),
Northeast Glades, FL (5.1 miles ),
Lemon Grove, FL (5.1 miles ),
Gardner, FL (5.2 miles ),
North Okeechobee, FL (5.2 miles )

Latitude: 27.30 N, Longitude: 81.36 W

Area code: 863

Distribution of median household income in Lake Placid, FL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Lake Placid, FL in 2017
Lake Placid satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.4%
Florida:

3.3%
Most common industries in Lake Placid, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (28.4%)
  • Construction (12.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.7%)
  • Health care (6.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.3%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (35.8%)
  • Construction (22.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.1%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.9%)
  • Public administration (2.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (19.0%)
  • Health care (15.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.5%)
  • Educational services (5.8%)
  • Public administration (5.5%)
Most common occupations in Lake Placid, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (22.9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5.6%)
  • Construction laborers (4.4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Cashiers (3.7%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (28.6%)
  • Construction laborers (8.0%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.7%)
  • Carpenters (4.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (15.8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (9.4%)
  • Cashiers (8.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.8%)
  • Personal appearance workers (5.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Therapists (3.9%)

Average climate in Lake Placid, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Lake Placid, Florida environmental map by EPA

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Tornado activity:

Lake Placid-area historical tornado activity is near Florida state average. It is 11% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/18/1971, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 5.4 miles away from the Lake Placid town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/17/1982, a category F2 tornado 8.6 miles away from the town center injured 9 people.

Earthquake activity:

Lake Placid-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 333.1 miles away from Lake Placid center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 394.4 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 363.5 miles away from Lake Placid 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 444.0 miles away from the city center
On 2/22/1992 at 04:21:34, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 166.1 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) earthquake occurred 284.0 miles away from Lake Placid 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).
Lake Placid topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Lake Placid:

  • LAKE PLACID HEALTH CARE CENTER (125 TOMOKA BLVD S)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Lake Placid:

  • HIGHLANDS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; SEBRING, FL)
  • RENAL CARE CENTER - SEBRING (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; SEBRING, FL)
  • SEBRING NURSING SERVICES INC (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; SEBRING, FL)
  • KENILWORTH CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; SEBRING, FL)
  • PALMS OF SEBRING, THE (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; SEBRING, FL)
  • GOOD SHEPHARD HOSPICE OF MID-F (Hospital, about 15 miles away; SEBRING, FL)
  • TOTAL HOME HEALTH INC (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; SEBRING, FL)

Airports and heliports located in Lake Placid:

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Amtrak station near Lake Placid:

  • 15 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.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lake Placid:

  • Polk State College (about 56 miles; Winter Haven, FL; Full-time enrollment: 7,935)
  • Edison State College (about 61 miles; Fort Myers, FL; FT enrollment: 10,649)
  • Southeastern University (about 62 miles; Lakeland, FL; FT enrollment: 2,407)
  • Florida Southern College (about 63 miles; Lakeland, FL; FT enrollment: 2,460)
  • Indian River State College (about 63 miles; Fort Pierce, FL; FT enrollment: 12,211)
  • Florida Gulf Coast University (about 63 miles; Fort Myers, FL; FT enrollment: 11,165)
  • Florida Institute of Technology (about 70 miles; Melbourne, FL; FT enrollment: 4,452)

Public high school in Lake Placid:

Private high school in Lake Placid:

  • AMERICAN HERITAGE PRIVATE SCHOOL (Students: 21, Location: 140 DUNTY RD, Grades: UG-12, Girls only)

Public elementary/middle schools in Lake Placid:

Private elementary/middle schools in Lake Placid:

  • LAKEVIEW CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 95, Location: 503 KENT AVE, Grades: PK-5)
  • LAKE PLACID CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 42, Location: 148 E INTERLAKE BLVD, Grades: 6-8)
See full list of schools located in Lake Placid

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Lake Placid Christian School- Private Middle School Grades 6-8 Enrollment-57 students

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Lake Placid: Compton Plaza (A), Citrus Plaza (B), Lake Placid Fire Department (C), Highlands County Emergency Medical Services Lake Placid (D), Lake Placid Police Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lake Placid include: Church of the Nazarene (A), Church of Christ (B), Bethel Baptist Church (C), Memorial United Methodist Church (D), Lake Placid Seventh Day Adventist Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Lake LaChard (A), Lake Sirena (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Behrman Dale (180 Berton Drive).

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 Lake Placid and their reported violations in the past:

LAKE PLACID CONG. OF JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES (Population served: 750, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-16-2007), St Public Notif received (JAN-16-2007)
LAKE PLACID CAMPGROUND (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
LAKE PLACID CONFERENCE CENTER (Population served: 142, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JAN-30-2013), St Public Notif requested (FEB-01-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-23-2008), St Public Notif received (SEP-23-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-01-2008), St Public Notif received (AUG-01-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-01-2005), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2005)
LAKE PLACID FAMILY RESTAURANT (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
THE MINISTRY CENTER (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JAN-30-2013), St Public Notif requested (FEB-01-2013)

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

  • LUPITA GROCERY (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • DEEANN LAKEFRONT ESTATES (Population served: 130, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LAKE ISTOKPOGA MARINA ; RV PARK (Population served: 90, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LAKE GRASSY HOMESITES (Population served: 70, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • EAGLE'S NEST ESTATES (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • VFW POST 3880, LAKE PLACID (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NEW LIFE HOLINESS CHURCH, INC. (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LAKESHORE MOTEL (Population served: 40, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HENDERSON'S FISHING RESORT (Population served: 35, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • QUAIL COVE SUBDIVISION (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.6 people
Florida:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

58.3%
Whole state:

65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

9.6%
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: 0.4% of all households
9 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
6 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms in 2000

Banks with branches in Lake Placid (2011 data):

  • TD Bank, National Association: Lake Placid Branch at 1 Us 27 North, 621 East, branch established on 2002/08/12. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Wauchula State Bank: Interlake Boulevard Branch at Interlake Boulevard At Main Street, branch established on 1960/01/08. Info updated 2010/06/02: Bank assets: $576.7 mil, Deposits: $507.4 mil, headquarters in Wauchula, FL, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Crews Banking Corporation
  • Highlands Independent Bank: Lake Placid Branch at 207 U.S. Highway #27 South, branch established on 2002/03/24. 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: Lake Placid Branch at 611 E Interlake Boulevard, branch established on 1986/06/02. 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.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Lake Placid Branch at 354 Us 27 North, branch established on 1953/08/07. 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
  • Bank of America, National Association: Lake Placid Branch at 611 Dal Hall Blvd., branch established on 1974/05/04. 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: Heartland Branch at 600 U.S. Highway 27 North, branch established on 1999/09/23. 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.
  • Seacoast National Bank: Lake Placid Branch at 199 North U.S. Highway 27, branch established on 1956/03/09. 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

For population 15 years and over in Lake Placid:

Marital status in Lake Placid, FL
  • Never married: 31.2%
  • Now married: 48.9%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

For population 25 years and over in Lake Placid:

  • High school or higher: 59.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 7.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

16.9
Florida average:

12.0

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

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Religion statistics for Lake Placid, 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
This county:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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%
State:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

25.3%
Florida:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.1%
Florida:

14.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Lake Placid:

47.0%
State:

50.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.7%
State:

48.5%

Average BMI:
Lake Placid:

28.5
Florida:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Lake Placid:

21.2%
Florida:

19.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.5%
Florida:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Lake Placid:

6.9
Florida:

6.9

Overweight people:
Lake Placid:

32.3%
Florida:

34.8%

General health condition:
Lake Placid:

52.1%
Florida:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Lake Placid:

76.9%
Florida:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lake Placid, 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 16$26,512$19,8840$0
Water Supply 12$19,114$19,1140$0
Police - Other 2$5,522$33,1320$0
Solid Waste Management 2$4,102$24,6126$5,550
Parks and Recreation 1$1,807$21,6844$4,541
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$5,831
Streets and Highways 0$0 9$11,299
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 8$7,225
Totals for Government 33$57,057$20,74833$34,446

Lake Placid government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,206,000 ($531.51)
    Police Protection: $735,000 ($323.93)
    Sewerage: $680,000 ($299.69)
    Solid Waste Management: $465,000 ($204.94)
    Regular Highways: $323,000 ($142.35)
    Financial Administration: $241,000 ($106.21)
    Parks and Recreation: $216,000 ($95.20)
    Central Staff Services: $42,000 ($18.51)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $39,000 ($17.19)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $21,000 ($9.26)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $32,000 ($14.10)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Financial Administration: $13,000 ($5.73)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($1.76)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,113,000 ($490.52)

Lake Placid government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $494,000 ($217.72)
    Sewerage: $456,000 ($200.97)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $33,000 ($14.54)
    Parks and Recreation: $17,000 ($7.49)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $191,000 ($84.18)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $68,000 ($29.97)
    Interest Earnings: $17,000 ($7.49)
    Fines and Forfeits: $9,000 ($3.97)
    Donations From Private Sources: $8,000 ($3.53)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $773,000 ($340.68)
  • State Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $451,000 ($198.77)
    General Local Government Support: $149,000 ($65.67)
    Highways: $17,000 ($7.49)
    Other: $5,000 ($2.20)
  • Tax - Property: $630,000 ($277.66)
    Public Utilities Sales: $339,000 ($149.41)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $206,000 ($90.79)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $140,000 ($61.70)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $78,000 ($34.38)
    Other License: $1,000 ($0.44)

Lake Placid government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,655,000 ($729.40)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,580,000 ($696.34)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $100,000 ($44.07)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,000 ($11.02)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,014,000 ($1769.06)

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 Lake Placid, FL
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Holiday Inn1
Advance Auto Parts1KFC1
Burger King1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Circle K1Pizza Hut1
DHL1Publix Super Markets1
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack1
FedEx4U-Haul3
H&R Block1UPS5

Strongest AM radio stations in Lake Placid:

  • 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.)
  • WJNA (640 AM; 38 kW; ROYAL PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: SOUTH FLORIDA RADIO, 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.)
  • WWTK (730 AM; 1 kW; LAKE PLACID, FL; Owner: COHAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WFTL (850 AM; 50 kW; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL ENTERPRISES II, L.L.C.)
  • WDYZ (990 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WMGG (820 AM; 50 kW; LARGO, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ST. PETERSBURG LICENSEE)
  • WHOO (1080 AM; daytime; 35 kW; KISSIMMEE, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS I, INC.)
  • WWCN (770 AM; 10 kW; NORTH FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: WJPT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAQI (710 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: LICENSE CORPORATION #1)
  • WWFE (670 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: FENIX BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lake Placid:

  • W208AR (89.5 FM; LAKE PLACID, FL; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWLL (105.7 FM; SEBRING, FL; Owner: COHAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WINK-FM (96.9 FM; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: FORT MYERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWOJ (99.1 FM; AVON PARK, FL; Owner: COHAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WSJT (94.1 FM; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WHPT (102.5 FM; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WCKT (100.1 FM; PORT CHARLOTTE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWRZ (98.3 FM; FORT MEADE, FL; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • W207AY (89.3 FM; SEBRING, FL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Lake Placid:

  • W27AE (Channel 27; SEBRING, FL; Owner: VIACOM INTERNATIONAL INC.)
  • 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)
  • WTVK (Channel 46; NAPLES, FL; Owner: ACME TELEVISION LICENSES OF FLORIDA, LLC)
  • WFTX (Channel 36; CAPE CORAL, FL; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WRXY-TV (Channel 49; TICE, FL; Owner: WEST COAST CHRISTIAN TELEVISION, INC)
  • WMOR-TV (Channel 32; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: WMOR-TV COMPANY)
  • WGCU (Channel 30; FT. MYERS, FL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY)
  • Lake Placid, Florida
  • Fatal accident count35
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents53
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:13
  • Fatalities40
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents93
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents8
  • Florida average
  • Fatal accident count47127
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents73703
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons16264
  • Fatalities51695
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents123978
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents9437
See more detailed statistics of Lake Placid fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 36ft / 10.5mTotal length
  • 5,300Total average daily traffic
  • 567Total average daily truck traffic
  • 8,953Total future (year 2038) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Lake Placid)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 140 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Lake Placid, FL)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 126 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 178 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lake Placid)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Lake Placid)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 84 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

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 137. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 220 took place in 2009, and the least - 54 in 2002. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Lake Placid, FL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (59.2%), and Structure Fires (25.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Lake Placid, FL
    • 1,38459.2%Outside Fires
    • 59225.3%Structure Fires
    • 28012.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 803.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lake Placid, FL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Lake Placid, Florida:

  • Lakeshore Resort Motel, Sunset Dr, Lake Placid, Florida 33852
  • Sunshine Motel & Apartments, 410 PLZ Ave, Lake Placid, Florida 33852
  • Ramada Inn, 2165 US 27 S, Lake Placid, Florida 33852 , Phone: (863) 465-3133, Fax: (863) 465-3354
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suite, 608 S Lakeview Rd, Lake Placid, Florida 33852 , Phone: (863) 465-9916, Fax: (863) 465-9917
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Lake Placid, Florida
Most common first names in Lake Placid, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William19575.9 years
John19375.9 years
Robert18174.8 years
James17574.0 years
Mary14078.3 years
Charles12375.8 years
George10075.9 years
Dorothy7879.8 years
Joseph7875.1 years
Helen7781.0 years
Most common last names in Lake Placid, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7475.4 years
Williams5476.4 years
Jones4878.2 years
Johnson4172.0 years
Brown4077.4 years
Miller3575.9 years
Davis2576.0 years
Moore2476.1 years
Taylor2277.8 years
Lewis2078.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lake Placid, FL
  • 100.0%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lake Placid, FL
  • 96.0%Electricity
  • 2.5%No fuel used
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Lake Placid compared to Florida state average:

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

Lake Placid on our top lists:

  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Austria (population 500+)"
  • #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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