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Glades County, Florida (FL)


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County population in 2012: 13,107 (29% urban, 71% rural); it was 10,576 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,453
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,071
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,145
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,009 (it was 707 in 2000)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

33%

Land area: 774 sq. mi.
Water area: 212.8 sq. mi.
Population density: 16 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Glades County: 83.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (18.4%), Educational,health and social services (15.4%), Public administration (12.7%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (11.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 71%
  • Government: 22%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Median resident age:  43.0 years
Florida median age:  40.0 years

Males: 7,443  (45.0%)
Females: 5,441  (55.0%)

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Glades County,FL real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Glades County:

2.0 people
Florida:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $35,464 ($30,774 in 1999)
This county:

$35464
Florida:

$44736

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $561 (lower quartile is $479, upper quartile is $658)
This county:

$561
State:

$802


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $89,085 (it was $60,200 in 2000)
Glades County:

$89,085
Florida:

$182,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $52,294 - $174,849

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $310,555
Here:

$310,555
State:

$275,879

Townhouses or other attached units: $885,252
Here:

$885,252
State:

$195,815

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $603,794
Here:

$603,794
State:

$172,083

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $659,604
Here:

$659,604
State:

$221,364

Mobile homes: $88,806
Here:

$88,806
State:

$43,568

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $13,082
Here:

$13,082
State:

$47,032
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,201
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $326

Institutionalized population: 1,483

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Glades County, FL map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $839 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $742 (0.8%)


Glades County household income distribution in 2009 Glades County home values distribution


Glades County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 17.5%
(10.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.9% for Black residents, 45.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 4.0% for American Indian residents, 16.1% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 43 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49 years old, Black residents: 36 years old, American Indian residents: 21 years old, Asian residents: 44 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

15.2%
Whole state:

12.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

8.6%
Whole state:

5.7%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Glades County is $468 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $532 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $650 a month.

Cities in this county include: Moore Haven, Buckhead Ridge, Northeast Glades, Southwest Glades.

Glades County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Zip CodeCityCertified Residential DatabaseMandatory Residential DatabaseMandatory Non-Residential Database
Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)
33471Moore Haven10----

Local government website: www.myglades.com

Click to draw/clear Glades County borders

Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Glades County: Benbow Number Two (A), Benbow Number Three (B), Gramlin Number Two (C), Silver Lake Ranch (D), Citrus Center (E), South Florida Water Management District Pumping Station 131 (F), South Florida Water Management District Pumping Station 129 (G), Liberty Point Number Two Siding (H), Moore Haven Correctional Facility (I), Palmdale Volunteer Fire Department (J), Glades County Emergency Medical Services Station 1 (K), Glades County Emergency Medical Services Station 3 (L), Seminole Tribe of Florida Brighton Indian Reservation Fire Department (M), Lakeport Volunteer Fire Department (N), Muce Volunteer Fire Department (O), Ortona Volunteer Fire Department (P), Indian Hills Volunteer Fire Department (Q), Glades County Sheriff's Office (R), Seminole Department of Law Enforcement (S). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Glades County include: Marco Christian Fellowship Church (A), Ortona Church (B), Saint Josephs Church (C), New Hope Baptist Church (D), Lakeport Church of Christ (E), Lakeport Church (F), Indian Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Lakes and swamps: Lykes Brothers Pond (A), W H Peeples Pond One (B), W H Peeples Pond Two (C), W H Peeples Pond Three (D), Lake Hicpochee (E), Grogan Lake (F), Jacks Lake (G), Picnic Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Gopher Gully (A), Chaparral Slough (B), Turkey Branch (C), Rainey Slough (D), East Prong Pollywog Creek (E), Deadmans Branch (F), Cypress Branch (G), York Branch (H), Fisheating Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Glades County include: Tom Lykes Park (1), Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area (2), Fisheating Creek Wildlife Refuge (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: Big Bear Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Charlotte County , DeSoto County , Hendry County , Highlands County , Lee County , Martin County , Okeechobee County , Palm Beach County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 285
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 69.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 9.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 839 (44% naturalized citizens)

Glades County:

7.9%
Whole state:

16.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 45.8%

Glades County marital status for males
Glades County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Glades County with a mortgage: 620 (64 second mortgage, 16 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 579

Here:

51.7% with mortgage
State:

71.7% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 32.62%
Here32.6%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 3,450
Total congregations: 11

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents1,708 (49.5%)1,228 (35.6%)221 (6.4%)92 (2.7%)201 (5.8%)
Congregations2 (18.2%)4 (36.4%)1 (9.1%)1 (9.1%)3 (27.3%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Glades County - Moore Haven, Buckhead Ridge, Northeast Glades, Southwest Glades

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
This county:

0.90 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Glades County:

2.71 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
This county:

0.90 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Glades County:

2.71 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.5%
Florida:

9.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

32.1%
Florida:

23.7%



Agriculture in Glades County:

Average size of farms: 1766 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $311,966
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $994.38
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 27.16%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $223,294
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 12.94%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 81.90%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $64,930
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 76.19%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 16.28
Land in orchards: 8,936 acres

Tornado activity:

Glades County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Florida state average. It is 2.3 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 fatalities and 6 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/17/1982, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Most recent natural disasters:


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

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 9, Fires: 5, Tropical Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Construction laborers (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Glades County (%):





Glades County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,434 (68%)
  • Carpooled: 809 (23%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 94 (3%)
  • Motorcycle: 25 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 8 (0%)
  • Walked: 46 (1%)
  • Other means: 63 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 104 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Glades County, Florida in 2000:

People in group quarters in Glades County, Florida in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $43,753.

10.79% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($41,870 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.79%
Florida average:

8.71%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
7.50% relocated from other counties in Florida ($32,166 average AGI)
3.28% relocated from other states ($9,705 average AGI)
Glades County:

3.28%
Florida average:

4.24%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Hendry County, FL  1.69% ($37,519 average AGI)
from Lee County, FL  1.30% ($39,475)
from Okeechobee County, FL  0.78% ($43,000)
from Broward County, FL  0.71% ($42,773)
from Palm Beach County, FL  0.65% ($50,150)
from Miami-Dade County, FL  0.49% ($18,867)


10.44% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,491 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.44%
Florida average:

7.73%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
7.57% relocated to other counties in Florida ($28,563 average AGI)
2.87% relocated to other states ($9,925 average AGI)
Glades County:

2.87%
Florida average:

3.31%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Hendry County, FL  1.34% ($35,415 average AGI)
to Lee County, FL  0.95% ($44,379)
to Okeechobee County, FL  0.82% ($51,600)
to Broward County, FL  0.72% ($48,955)
to Highlands County, FL  0.55% ($58,765)
to Palm Beach County, FL  0.49% ($18,600)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.4

Births per 1000 population in Glades County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Glades County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Glades County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 996 (854 aged, 142 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 799.860
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 995.380

Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 44.44

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8.89

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 11,401

Size of family households: 1,585 2-persons, 544 3-persons, 409 4-persons, 257 5-persons, 140 6-persons, 104 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,169 1-person, 254 2-persons, 19 3-persons, 23 4-persons, 22 5-persons, 5 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

81.2% of residents of Glades County speak English at home.
14.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (82% speak English very well, 18% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak other language at home (72% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $31,149,000 ($2798 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,183,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $17,598,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $8,145,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $786,000
Federal grants: $4,077,000
Federal procurement contracts: $68,000 ($-36,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $476,000 ($99,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $25,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $13,109,000
Federal Government insurance: $80,170,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 391
Here:

35 per 1000 residents
State:

63 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 536
Here:

48 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +124
Here:

+11 per 1000 residents
State:

+30 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +722
Here:

+64 per 1000 residents
State:

+59 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Glades County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.55 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.0
State:

5.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

3.8

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Glades County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 132
  • 3 rooms: 317
  • 4 rooms: 724
  • 5 rooms: 814
  • 6 rooms: 607
  • 7 rooms: 283
  • 8 rooms: 157
  • 9+ rooms: 103
  • 1 room: 22
  • 2 rooms: 111
  • 3 rooms: 100
  • 4 rooms: 159
  • 5 rooms: 118
  • 6 rooms: 114
  • 7 rooms: 53
  • 8 rooms: 25
  • 9+ rooms: 5
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Glades County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 15
  • 1 bedroom: 359
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,236
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,344
  • 4 bedrooms: 182
  • 5+ bedrooms: 9
  • no bedroom: 38
  • 1 bedroom: 151
  • 2 bedrooms: 295
  • 3 bedrooms: 184
  • 4 bedrooms: 31
  • 5+ bedrooms: 8
Cars and other vehicles available in Glades County, Florida in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 155
  • 1 vehicle: 1,270
  • 2 vehicles: 1,178
  • 3 vehicles: 436
  • 4 vehicles: 79
  • 5+ vehicles: 27
  • no vehicle: 99
  • 1 vehicle: 327
  • 2 vehicles: 217
  • 3 vehicles: 44
  • 4 vehicles: 3
  • 5+ vehicles: 17

54% of Glades County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 25% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 69% lived in Florida.

Glades County:

54.2%
State average:

51.1%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $61,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Glades County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (86.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.2%)
  • No fuel used (3.9%)
  • Utility gas (1.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.8%)
  • Electricity (88.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.7%)
  • No fuel used (2.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.0%)
  • Wood (1.6%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 45
Here:

4.2%
Florida:

11.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 42
Here:

7.4%
Florida:

9.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 24
Here:

9.9%
Florida:

21.0%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Glades County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Glades County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Glades County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Glades County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Glades County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Glades County, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William15973.0 years
James15673.1 years
John14972.4 years
Robert13173.6 years
Mary9375.8 years
Charles8473.9 years
George5474.9 years
Thomas5271.5 years
Joseph5272.4 years
Donald5272.1 years
Most common last names in Glades County, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4776.4 years
Williams4371.7 years
Davis3475.0 years
Brown3174.1 years
Miller2472.0 years
Thomas2372.9 years
Roberts2372.3 years
Jones2171.2 years
Walker2074.3 years
Ward2071.3 years
Businesses in Glades County, FL
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1Penske1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Best Western1Publix Super Markets1
Burger King1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Sears1
FedEx1Sprint Nextel1
H&R Block1Subway3
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell1
Home Depot1Travelodge1
Jones New York3U-Haul3
KFC1UPS3
McDonald's1Walmart1
New Balance1

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