Placid Lakes, Florida

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Population in July 2007: 3,442.
Males: 1,649  (47.9%)
Females: 1,793  (52.1%)
Median resident age:  52.9 years
Florida median age:  38.7 years

Zip codes: 33852.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,753 (it was $31,914 in 2000)
Placid Lakes:

$36,753
FL:

$45,040
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,829 (it was $18,287 in 2000)

Placid Lakes CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $114,297 (it was $82,400 in 2000)
Placid Lakes:

$114,297
FL:

$148,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $203,859; Detached houses: $205,248; Townhouses or other attached units: $250,365; In 2-unit structures: $133,048; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $72,790

Median gross rent in 2009: $892.

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  • White alone - 2,513 (82.3%)
  • Hispanic - 321 (10.5%)
  • Black alone - 159 (5.2%)
  • Asian alone - 23 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 17 (0.6%)
  • Two or more races - 16 (0.5%)
  • Other race alone - 5 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Placid Lakes: 218.4 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (13.7%), German (13.3%), Italian (8.1%), Irish (7.6%), United States (7.4%), Scottish (5.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 130 feet

Land area: 18.3 square miles.

Population density: 188 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Placid Lakes:

  • High school or higher: 77.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 2.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Placid Lakes CDP:

  • Never married: 11.1%
  • Now married: 59.5%
  • Separated: 6.3%
  • Widowed: 10.3%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

271 residents are foreign born (5.1% Latin America, 3.8% Europe).

This place:  9.5%
Florida:  19.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,004 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,246 (0.6%)

Placid Lakes satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cape Coral, FL (55.8 miles , pop. 102,286).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tampa, FL (81.6 miles , pop. 303,447).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (866.6 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Lake Placid, FL (1.9 miles ), Sylvan Shores, FL (2.3 miles ), Sebring, FL (4.1 miles ), Avon Park, FL (4.9 miles ), Gardner, FL (5.0 miles ), Northeast Glades, FL (5.1 miles ), Lemon Grove, FL (5.2 miles ), Southeast Arcadia, FL (5.3 miles ).

Latitude: 27.26 N, Longitude: 81.40 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 863

Placid Lakes household income distribution Placid Lakes home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.5%
Florida:

6.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2005-2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Construction (19%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Other services, except public administration (15%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Religious workers (5%)
  • Cashiers (12%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Personal appearance workers (5%)

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Average climate in Placid Lakes, Florida

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Tornado activity:

Placid Lakes-area historical tornado activity is near Florida state average. It is 10% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/18/1971, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 3.0 miles away from the Placid Lakes place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/17/1982, a category F2 tornado 11.2 miles away from the place center injured 9 people.

Earthquake activity:

Placid Lakes-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 330.3 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 397.4 miles away from Placid Lakes 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 366.6 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 443.8 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 167.3 miles away from Placid Lakes center
On 3/31/1992 at 14:59:39, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 281.0 miles away from the city 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 (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 10, Fires: 5, Tropical Storms: 4, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Placid Lakes:

  • LAKE PLACID HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; LAKE PLACID, FL)
  • HIGHLANDS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 15 miles away; SEBRING, FL)
  • RENAL CARE CENTER - SEBRING (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; SEBRING, FL)
  • SEBRING NURSING SERVICES INC (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; SEBRING, FL)
  • KENILWORTH CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; SEBRING, FL)

Amtrak station near Placid Lakes:

  • 17 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 Placid Lakes:

  • Polk State College (about 57 miles; Winter Haven, FL; Full-time enrollment: 7,935)
  • Edison State College (about 58 miles; Fort Myers, FL; FT enrollment: 10,649)
  • Florida Gulf Coast University (about 60 miles; Fort Myers, FL; FT enrollment: 11,165)
  • Southeastern University (about 63 miles; Lakeland, FL; FT enrollment: 2,407)
  • Florida Southern College (about 63 miles; Lakeland, FL; FT enrollment: 2,460)
  • Indian River State College (about 66 miles; Fort Pierce, FL; FT enrollment: 12,211)
  • Hodges University (about 72 miles; Naples, FL; FT enrollment: 2,132)

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Notable locations in Placid Lakes: Jacaranda Golf Club (A), Carlton Ranch (B), Placid Lake Volunteer Fire Department Station 39 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Placid Lakes: First Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Highlands County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 14.4%
(8.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.5% for Black residents, 45.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 45.3% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Florida:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  73.7%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.8%
Whole state:  5.8%

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

Placid Lakes compared to Florida state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below 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 below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2009

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2009

Placid Lakes travel time to work - commute Placid Lakes mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (98%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Placid Lakes CDP (based on Highlands County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 35.75%
Here: 35.7%
USA: 50.2%

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.
Florida:

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
Here:

4.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.4%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Highlands County:

25.3%
Florida:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.1%
State:

14.0%

7.18% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,810 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.18%
Florida average:

7.97%

0.15% of residents moved from foreign countries ($495 average AGI)
Highlands County:

0.15%
Florida average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Polk County, FL  0.56% ($23,097 average AGI)
from Broward County, FL  0.41% ($42,801)
from Hillsborough County, FL  0.37% ($26,008)


7.01% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,105 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.01%
Florida average:

7.17%

0.16% of residents moved to foreign countries ($277 average AGI)
Highlands County:

0.16%
Florida average:

0.12%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Polk County, FL  0.65% ($25,659 average AGI)
to Hillsborough County, FL  0.40% ($19,244)
to Miami-Dade County, FL  0.30% ($23,804)

Strongest AM radio stations in Placid Lakes:

  • WJCM (1050 AM; 5 kW; SEBRING, FL; Owner: COHAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WJNA (640 AM; 38 kW; ROYAL PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: SOUTH FLORIDA RADIO, 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.)
  • WFTL (850 AM; 50 kW; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL ENTERPRISES II, L.L.C.)
  • WWCN (770 AM; 10 kW; NORTH FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: WJPT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMGG (820 AM; 50 kW; LARGO, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ST. PETERSBURG LICENSEE)
  • WWTK (730 AM; 1 kW; LAKE PLACID, FL; Owner: COHAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WDYZ (990 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WHOO (1080 AM; daytime; 35 kW; KISSIMMEE, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS I, INC.)
  • 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 Placid Lakes:

  • 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.)
  • WHPT (102.5 FM; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WSJT (94.1 FM; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WRXK-FM (96.1 FM; BONITA SPRINGS, FL; Owner: WRXK LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCKT (100.1 FM; PORT CHARLOTTE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGCU-FM (90.1 FM; FT. MYERS, FL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY)
  • WWRZ (98.3 FM; FORT MEADE, FL; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • W208AR (89.5 FM; LAKE PLACID, FL; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WZZS (106.9 FM; ZOLFO SPRINGS, FL; Owner: HEARTLAND BROADCASTING CORP)
  • W207AY (89.3 FM; SEBRING, FL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Placid Lakes:

  • WINK-TV (Channel 11; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: FORT MYERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W27AE (Channel 27; SEBRING, FL; Owner: VIACOM INTERNATIONAL INC.)
  • 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)

Placid Lakes on our top lists:

  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Personal and laundry services"
  • #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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