Tavares, Florida

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Population in 2013: 14,411 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +48.6%
Males: 7,150  (49.6%)
Females: 7,261  (50.4%)
Median resident age:  52.5 years
Florida median age:  40.3 years

Zip codes: 32778.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,225 (it was $31,337 in 2000)
Tavares:

$37,225
FL:

$45,040
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,098 (it was $19,942 in 2000)

Tavares city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $106,291 (it was $62,100 in 2000)
Tavares:

$106,291
FL:

$148,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $147,681; Detached houses: $205,328; Townhouses or other attached units: $152,890; In 2-unit structures: $168,295; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $93,540; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $107,508; Mobile homes: $89,092; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $70,626

Median gross rent in 2012: $878.

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Tavares races chart
  • White alone - 10,755 (75.0%)
  • Black alone - 1,935 (13.5%)
  • Hispanic - 754 (5.3%)
  • Asian alone - 433 (3.0%)
  • Other race alone - 172 (1.2%)
  • Two or more races - 116 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 27 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Tavares: 90.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (18.5%), German (12.2%), Irish (9.8%), English (9.5%), Polish (3.6%), French (3.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 76 feet

Land area: 7.09 square miles.

Population density: 2,033 people per square mile   (low).

Tavares,FL real estate house value index trend

Tavares, Florida map

For population 25 years and over in Tavares:

  • High school or higher: 88.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 9.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tavares city:

  • Never married: 17.0%
  • Now married: 56.6%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 11.4%
  • Divorced: 13.4%

1,137 residents are foreign born (2.0% Latin America, 1.0% Europe).

This city:  7.9%
Florida:  19.4%



According to our research of Florida and other state lists there were 26 registered sex offenders living in Tavares, Florida as of April 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Tavares to the number of sex offenders is 548 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,813 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,074 (1.1%)

Tavares satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Orlando, FL (28.6 miles , pop. 185,951).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tampa, FL (72.7 miles , pop. 303,447).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (825.7 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Silver Lake, FL (2.1 miles ), Eustis, FL (2.2 miles ), Mount Dora, FL (2.3 miles ), Astatula, FL (2.5 miles ), Howey-in-the-Hills, FL (2.5 miles ), Yalaha, FL (2.6 miles ), Lisbon, FL (2.6 miles ), Tangerine, FL (2.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 85 buildings, average cost: $72,600
  • 1998: 50 buildings, average cost: $78,600
  • 1999: 103 buildings, average cost: $93,300
  • 2000: 138 buildings, average cost: $130,900
  • 2001: 171 buildings, average cost: $120,900
  • 2002: 183 buildings, average cost: $117,300
  • 2003: 195 buildings, average cost: $110,500
  • 2004: 249 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2005: 595 buildings, average cost: $163,800
  • 2006: 264 buildings, average cost: $167,500
  • 2007: 105 buildings, average cost: $172,400
  • 2008: 50 buildings, average cost: $247,800
  • 2009: 14 buildings, average cost: $278,700
  • 2010: 55 buildings, average cost: $138,500
  • 2011: 24 buildings, average cost: $209,600
  • 2012: 60 buildings, average cost: $245,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 28.80 N, Longitude: 81.73 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,022 (+28.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,396 (33.6%)

Area code: 352

Tavares household income distribution Tavares home values distribution

Crime rates in Tavares by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000021001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.014.27.00.00.07.0
Rapes 351322352320
per 100,000 30.149.39.527.117.216.922.535.614.120.914.10.0
Robberies 4125174128723
per 100,000 40.29.918.945.28.659.230.085.556.248.814.120.9
Assaults 182425262542325033251750
per 100,000 180.9236.6236.3234.8215.1355.4239.7356.2232.0174.2120.2349.0
Burglaries 315151544749586441423081
per 100,000 311.5502.8482.0487.7404.3414.7434.4455.9288.2292.6212.1565.4
Thefts 19214317016818618916522816814690184
per 100,000 1929.51409.81606.71517.31600.01599.41235.91624.31180.91017.2636.41284.4
Auto thefts 92516271723222225221617
per 100,000 90.4246.5151.2243.9146.2194.6164.8156.7175.7153.3113.1118.7
Arson 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 179.4201.9171.4197.4164.1211.9168.7264.5170.8140.389.4191.4

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Tavares detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 36 (25 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.75
Florida average:

2.45
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.4%
Florida:

6.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,728 (+21.7%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (8%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

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

Average climate in Tavares, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Tavares-area historical tornado activity is above Florida state average. It is 52% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/2/2007, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.0 miles away from the Tavares city center killed 13 people and injured 51 people and caused $98 million in damages.

On 2/2/2007, a category F3 tornado 19.9 miles away from the city center killed 8 people and injured 25 people and caused $114 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Tavares-area historical earthquake activity is near Florida state average. It is 96% 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 348.3 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 298.7 miles away from Tavares center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 353.5 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 271.2 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 368.6 miles away from Tavares center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 309.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Tavares topographic map

Birthplace of: Fireball Roberts - Race care driver, Jermaine Taylor (basketball) - Basketball player, Jermaine Taylor - College basketball player (Central Florida Knights), Mallory Horne - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers in Tavares:

  • CORNERSTONE HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE (12300 LANE PARK ROAD)
  • FLORIDA HOSPITAL WATERMAN (Voluntary non-profit - Church, provides emergency services, 1000 WATERMAN WAY)
  • ADVANCED NURSING CONCEPTS INC (1599 TROPICAL COURT)
  • CARINGPLUS HOMECARE, LLC (1729 DAVID WALKER ROAD)
  • HOME CARE SERVICES (3260 WATERMAN WAY)

Amtrak station near Tavares:

  • 20 miles: WILDWOOD (601 N. MAIN ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tavares:

  • Lake-Sumter State College (about 5 miles; Leesburg, FL; Full-time enrollment: 2,983)
  • Valencia College (about 26 miles; Orlando, FL; FT enrollment: 30,467)
  • Seminole State College of Florida (about 27 miles; Sanford, FL; FT enrollment: 14,124)
  • Rollins College (about 28 miles; Winter Park, FL; FT enrollment: 3,085)
  • Full Sail University (about 30 miles; Winter Park, FL; FT enrollment: 31,435)
  • Stetson University (about 31 miles; DeLand, FL; FT enrollment: 2,956)
  • Everest University-South Orlando (about 32 miles; Orlando, FL; FT enrollment: 33,859)

Private high school in Tavares:

  • LIBERTY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 278; Location: 2451 DORA AVE; Grades: PK - 12)

Private elementary/middle school in Tavares:

  • ADVENTURE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 103; Location: 3800 STATE ROAD 19; Grades: PK - 9)
See full list of schools located in Tavares, School District: LAKE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Tavares:

  • LAKE COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $9,590,071; Location: 2401 WOODLEA RD.; 498,728 books; 31,559 audio materials; 59,861 video materials; 10 local licensed databases; 62 state licensed databases; 1,348 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Lake Sumter Community College, located in Leesburg, FL.

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Notable locations in Tavares: Turtle Creek Golf Club (A), Taveres Center (B), Doctor Argin A Boggus Stadium (C), Tavares Public Library (D), Lake County Historical Museum (E), Lake County Judicial Center (F), Lake County Administration Building (G), Lake County Court House (H), Tavares School Media Center (I), Lake Tech Institute of Public Safety (J), Tavares Fire Department Station 2 (K), Lake County Library Services (L), Lake County School Board (M), Tavares Fire Department Station 1 (N), Tavares City Hall (O), Tavares Police Department (P), Lake County Sheriff's Office (Q), Lake County Court - Criminal (R), Lake - Sumter Emergency Medical Services Station 161 (S), Tavares Chamber of Commerce (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Village Market Place of Tavares Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Tavares include: Oviedo Congregation of Jehovahs Witnesses (A), Union Congregational Church (B), Trinity Chapel Mennonite Church (C), Tavares Church of God (D), Praise Tabernacle Church (E), Mid - Lakes Christian Church (F), Tavares Community of Christ (G), New Life Church of God (H), Asbury Evangelical Covenant Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Lakes: Lake Juniata (A), Lake Elsie (B), Lake Tavares (C), Lake Etowah (D), Lake Frances (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Tavares include: Summerall Park (1), Wooten Park (2), Fred Stover Park Sports Complex (3), Ridge Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Lake County - Clerk of the Circuit Court-James C Watkins- Jury Services- Probate-Wills-Guardian (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 550 West Main Street).

Hotels: BUSE Albert K (11801 USHighway 441), Best Western Lake County Inn (1380 East Burleigh Boulevard), Budget Inn (101 West Burleigh Boulevard).

Courts: Court Administration Of The Fifth Judicial Circuit (888 South Duncan Drive), Lake County - Courts Management- Clerk Of The Circuit Court-James C Watkins- Court Administra (202 North Sinclair Avenue), Lake County - Court Administration (550 West Main Street), Florida State - Judicial- Magistrates- State Attorney (550 West Main Street), Florida State - Judicial- Magistrates- Public Defender (550 West Main Street), Florida State - Judicial- Circuit Court Fifth Judicial- Judges- Pope Wil (550 West Main Street), Lake County - Community Services- Teen Court Program (315 West Main Street), Lake County - Court Administration- Deputy Courts Administrator (550 West Main Street), Lake County - Court Administration- Indigence Examiner (550 West Main Street).

Lake County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 56.8. This is better than average.

City:

56.8
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 26.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 16.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.5
U.S.:

20.2

Drinking water stations with addresses in Tavares and their reported violations in the past:

FLORIDIAN GARDENS RESORT AND SPA VILLAGE (Population served: 27, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure to Conduct Assessment Monitoring - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • COVE WATER SYSTEM, INC. (Population served: 300, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ROD 'N REEL ASSOCIATION (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LAKE HARRIS LODGE (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.8%
(11.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.0% for Black residents, 3.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 19.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Florida:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  61.9%
Whole state:  65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.1%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Tavares in 2010:

  • 895 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 9 people in college/university student housing
  • 6 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 6 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 2 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities

People in group quarters in Tavares in 2000:

  • 585 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 135 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 5 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Tavares, Florida environmental map by EPA

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Tavares compared to Florida state average:

  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Banks with branches in Tavares (2011 data):

  • Reunion Bank of Florida: Messenger Service at 1892 East Burleigh Boulevard, branch established on 2008/10/06; Reunion Bank Of Florida at 1892 East Burleigh Boulevard, branch established on 2008/10/06. Info updated 2008/10/07: Bank assets: $167.4 mil, Deposits: $151.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: North Tavares Branch at 350 East Burleigh Boulevard, branch established on 1974/11/11. 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
  • TD Bank, National Association: Tavares Branch at 125 East Burleigh Boulevard, branch established on 2004/03/08. 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
  • Bank of America, National Association: Tavares Branch at 600 West Burleigh Boulevard, branch established on 1978/04/07. 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
  • United Southern Bank: Tavares Branch at 1303 North New Hampshire Avenue, branch established on 1978/04/10. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $383.5 mil, Deposits: $334.9 mil, headquarters in Umatilla, FL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Unisouth, Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Tavares Branch at 224 North Sinclair Avenue, branch established on 1935/11/18. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Tavares, Florida:

  • Scottish Inn, 102 E Burleigh Blvd, Tavares, FL 32778
  • Villa Lagoon Inn, 901 W Lakeshore Blvd, Tavares, FL 32778
  • Pink Top Motel, 14915 Old Hwy 441 44, Tavares, FL 32778
  • Tava Dora Motel, 1401 E Alfred St, Tavares, FL 32778
  • Inn On The Green, 700 E Burleigh Blvd, Tavares, FL 32778 , Phone: (352) 343-6373, Fax: (352) 343-7216
  • Holiday Inn Express And Suites, 3601 West Burleigh Blvd, Tavares, FL 32778 , Phone: (352) 742-1600, Fax: (352) 742-1662
  • Comfort Inn & Suites - Tavares / Mt Dora, 15000 Us Hwy 441, Tavares, FL 32778 , Phone: (352) 742-8022, Fax: (352) 742-8722
  • Best Western Lake County Inn & Suites, 1380 E Burleigh Blvd, Tavares, FL 32778 , Phone: (352) 253-2378, Fax: (352) 253-0788
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in Tavares, Florida

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Tavares travel time to work - commute Tavares mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (87%)
  • Utility gas (12%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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Neighborhoods in Tavares:

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Religion statistics for Tavares city (based on Lake County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.67%
Here: 39.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents30.6%23.0%11.8%6.4%2.9%
Congregations17.5%2.1%8.2%5.2%10.8%
NameEpiscopal ChurchLutheran ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents2.9%2.5%2.5%2.4%14.8%
Congregations2.6%2.1%3.6%2.1%45.9%
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: 51
Lake County:

1.70 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 35
Lake County:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 107
Lake County:

3.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 180
Here:

5.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.2%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Lake County:

24.3%
Florida:

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

12.1%
State:

14.0%
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
Financial Administration 11$48,154$52,5320$0
Other Government Administration 22$90,106$49,1490$0
Police Protection - Officers 28$125,915$53,9640$0
Police - Other 10$33,358$40,0303$1,269
Firefighters 21$112,441$64,2520$0
Fire - Other 0$0 1$2,586
Streets and Highways 7$28,852$49,4610$0
Airports 4$12,551$37,6533$2,285
Solid Waste Management 9$21,011$28,0150$0
Sewerage 14$67,330$57,7111$1,229
Parks and Recreation 11$51,345$56,0130$0
Water Supply 11$41,684$45,4730$0
Local Libraries 7$23,339$40,0103$2,236
Totals for Government 155$656,086$50,79411$9,605

Tavares government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $747,000 ($51.84)
    Parks & Recreation: $232,000 ($16.10)
    Central Staff Services: $195,000 ($13.53)
    Fire Protection: $58,000 ($4.02)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,421,000 ($98.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,027,000 ($71.27)
    Central Staff Services: $883,000 ($61.27)
    Sewerage: $765,000 ($53.08)
    Fire Protection: $590,000 ($40.94)
    Parks & Recreation: $560,000 ($38.86)
    General Public Buildings: $560,000 ($38.86)
    Water Utilities: $444,000 ($30.81)
    Financial Administration: $437,000 ($30.32)
    Libraries: $327,000 ($22.69)
    General - Other: $324,000 ($22.48)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $119,000 ($8.26)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $1,152,000 ($79.94)
    Police Protection: $110,000 ($7.63)
    Water Utilities: $101,000 ($7.01)
    General Public Building: $60,000 ($4.16)
    Libraries: $41,000 ($2.85)
    Parks & Recreation: $29,000 ($2.01)
    General - Other: $29,000 ($2.01)
    Fire Protection: $27,000 ($1.87)
    Solid Waste Management: $24,000 ($1.67)
    Central Staff: $13,000 ($0.90)
    Financial Administration: $8,000 ($0.56)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,129,000 ($286.52)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $174,000 ($12.07)

Tavares government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,300,000 ($90.21)
    Sewerage: $1,276,000 ($88.54)
    All Other: $264,000 ($18.32)
    Parks & Recreation: $63,000 ($4.37)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $240,000 ($16.65)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $1,143,000 ($79.31)
    Interest Earnings: $460,000 ($31.92)
    General Revenue, NEC: $200,000 ($13.88)
    Rents: $20,000 ($1.39)
    Property Sale Other: $1,000 ($0.07)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,522,000 ($105.61)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $198,000 ($13.74)
    Housing & Community Development: $14,000 ($0.97)
    Gas Utilities: $7,000 ($0.49)
    All Other: $5,000 ($0.35)
  • Tax - Property: $1,288,000 ($89.38)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,219,000 ($84.59)
    Public Utilities: $968,000 ($67.17)
    NEC: $570,000 ($39.55)
    Total General Sales: $411,000 ($28.52)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $237,000 ($16.45)

Tavares government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $3,184,000 ($220.94)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,240,000 ($155.44)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,945,000 ($134.97)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $2,880,000 ($199.85)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $304,000 ($21.09)
    Other, NEC: $295,000 ($20.47)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $8,951,000 ($621.12)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)

Strongest AM radio stations in Tavares:

  • WLBE (790 AM; 5 kW; LEESBURG-EUSTIS, FL; Owner: WLBE 790, INC.)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDYZ (990 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WQBQ (1410 AM; 10 kW; LEESBURG, FL)
  • WKIQ (1240 AM; 1 kW; EUSTIS, FL; Owner: MCKENZIE BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WONQ (1030 AM; 45 kW; OVIEDO, FL; Owner: FLORIDA BROADCASTERS)
  • WHOO (1080 AM; daytime; 35 kW; KISSIMMEE, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS I, INC.)
  • WTLN (950 AM; 12 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: TM2, INC.)
  • WIXC (1060 AM; 50 kW; TITUSVILLE, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS I, INC.)
  • WDBO (580 AM; 5 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WLAA (1680 AM; 10 kW; WINTER GARDEN, FL; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WORL (660 AM; 5 kW; ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL ORLANDO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tavares:

  • WXXL (106.7 FM; TAVARES, FL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCFB (94.5 FM; DAYTONA BEACH, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WMGF (107.7 FM; MOUNT DORA, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOCL (105.9 FM; DELAND, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WWKQ (88.7 FM; CLERMONT, FL; Owner: HISPANIC BROADCAST SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WJHM (101.9 FM; DAYTONA BEACH, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • W212BF (90.3 FM; LEESBURG, FL; Owner: CTRAL FLORIDA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WOGK (93.7 FM; OCALA, FL; Owner: OCALA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WOMX-FM (105.1 FM; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJRR (101.1 FM; COCOA BEACH, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSHE (100.3 FM; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTKS-FM (104.1 FM; COCOA BEACH, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHTQ (96.5 FM; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WPYO (95.3 FM; APOPKA, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WWKA (92.3 FM; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WPOZ (88.3 FM; UNION PARK, FL; Owner: CENTRAL FLORIDA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WPCV (97.5 FM; WINTER HAVEN, FL; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMMO (98.9 FM; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WLOQ (103.1 FM; WINTER PARK, FL; Owner: GROSS COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WMFQ (92.9 FM; OCALA, FL; Owner: ASTERISK COMMUNICATIONS, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Tavares:

  • WESH (Channel 2; DAYTONA BEACH, FL; Owner: ORLANDO HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WZXZ-CA (Channel 11; ORLANDO, ETC., FL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WXXU-LP (Channel 12; ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WVEN-TV (Channel 26; DAYTONA BEACH, FL; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WFTV (Channel 9; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: WFTV-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WKMG-TV (Channel 6; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: POST-NEWSWEEK STATIONS ORLANDO, INC.)
  • WRBW (Channel 65; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WACX (Channel 55; LEESBURG, FL; Owner: ASSOCIATED CHRISTIAN TELEVISION SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WKCF (Channel 18; CLERMONT, FL; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLCB-TV (Channel 45; LEESBURG, FL; Owner: GOOD LIFE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCEU (Channel 15; NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL; Owner: DAYTONA BEACH COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WOFL (Channel 35; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W47AL (Channel 47; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CONCILIO MISSION CRISTIANA FUENTE)
  • WMFE-TV (Channel 24; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: COMMUNITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRDQ (Channel 27; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: WFTV-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W21AU (Channel 21; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CENTRAL BROADCAST COMPANY)
  • WPXG-LP (Channel 31; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOKB-LP (Channel 7; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WVCI-LP (Channel 16; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WRCF-LP (Channel 29; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CHARLES S. NAMEY)

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

Tavares, Florida:
  • Fatal accident count: 56
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 99
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 23
  • Fatalities: 60
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 159
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 4
Florida average:
  • Fatal accident count: 166
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 255
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 54
  • Fatalities: 180
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 442
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 31
See more detailed statistics of Tavares fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 7 meters (23ft)
Total average daily traffic: 32,463
Total average daily truck traffic: 3,863
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 53,474

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

41 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Tavares)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Tavares, FL)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • FL2052, 15920 Old Us Hwy 441 (Lat: 28.802417 Lon: -81.692278), Type: Tower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 60.9 m, Call Sign: WQDX480, Licensee ID: L00005009
    Assigned Frequencies: 6596.25 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/22/2005, Expiration Date: 11/22/2015, Cancellation Date: 02/20/2007, Certifier: Kyle B Entz
    Registrant: Nextel License Holdings 1, Inc., 2001 Edmund Halley Drive, Reston, VA 20191, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4035
  • TAVARES, North Ingraham Avenue (Lat: 28.805417 Lon: -81.735139), Type: Tank, Structure height: 44.1 m, Call Sign: WQJD523
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6345.49 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/31/2008, Expiration Date: 07/31/2018, Certifier: Greg Holcomb
    Registrant: Lake County, 315 W. Main St, Suite 411, Tavares, FL 32778, Phone: (352) 343-9458, Fax: (352) 343-9516, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • 150 East Ruby Street (Lat: 28.800917 Lon: -81.727528), Type: Bant, Structure height: 7 m, Overall height: 7.6 m, Call Sign: WQMM271
    Assigned Frequencies: 122.975 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/21/2010, Expiration Date: 09/21/2020, Certifier: John H Drury Mr.
    Registrant: City Of Tavares, 210 East Main Street, Tavares, FL 32778, Phone: (352) 742-6209, Fax: (352) 742-6351, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

143 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Tavares)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Tavares)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

29 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED17$117,76215$101,17928$158,0352$51,4406$90,3137$56,643
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$115,5702$165,0704$127,9300$01$57,7601$23,910
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$83,7257$98,67022$158,0961$77,9105$105,6724$73,048
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$246,5003$58,64711$196,5470$01$58,9202$60,015
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$04$150,7180$01$145,9600$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0308.01 , 0308.02, 0310.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$167,370
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0308.01 , 0308.02, 0310.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 95
  • Hazardous Condition: 49
  • Service Call: 7
  • Good Intent Call: 6

Incident types - Tavares

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Tavares, FL
Most common first names in Tavares, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William18877.6 years
John18176.1 years
James13874.8 years
Robert13374.4 years
Charles11676.6 years
Mary10277.7 years
George9877.4 years
Richard7173.9 years
Helen7080.3 years
Joseph6875.6 years
Most common last names in Tavares, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith8777.9 years
Miller3777.4 years
Johnson3574.7 years
Davis3576.9 years
Jones3575.3 years
Brown3574.9 years
Williams3278.7 years
Wilson2775.0 years
Taylor2380.7 years
Young1975.3 years
Businesses in Tavares, FL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Hardee's1
Ace Hardware1Holiday Inn1
Best Western1MasterBrand Cabinets3
CVS1Sprint Nextel1
Circle K1UPS5
Domino's Pizza1Walgreens2
FedEx5YMCA1
H&R Block1

Tavares on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Service occupations: (population 5,000+)"
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  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest residents (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with most building permits per 1,000 residents in 2004-2006 (population 5,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2005 to 2006 (population 5,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest ratio of rapes to murders between 2001 and 2006 (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #36 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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  • Timothy J. Pruett (3)
  • Douglas Stewart Dorr (2)
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Total of 16 patent applications in 2008-2015.



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