County population in 2014: 13,635 (29% urban, 71% rural); it was 10,576 in 2000County 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:
Land area: 774 sq. mi.
Water area: 212.8 sq. mi.
Population density: 18 people per square mile (low).
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Glades County: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $868 (0.8%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $941 (1.3%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 24.5%
(19.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.1% for Black residents, 41.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.5% for American Indian residents, 76.4% for other race residents)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 25.4%
(20.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.0% for Black residents, 43.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.4% for American Indian residents, 74.8% for other race residents)
Median age of residents in 2013: 44 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 47 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 56 years old, Black residents: 44 years old, American Indian residents: 25 years old, Asian residents: 30 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 24 years old)
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.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Glades County: Babcock Ranch (A), Charlotte Beach (B), Debary Golf and Country Club (C), Daytona Beach Golf and Country Club (D), Two V Ranch (E), Stonegate Golf Club (F), Stonecrest Country Club (G), Saint Johns Golf and Country Club (H), Sombrero Country Club (I), Charlotte County Utilities East Port Treatment Facility (J), Southland Station Railroad Station (K), Port Charlotte Station Railroad Station (L), Aqui Esta Center (M), Springs Plaza (N), Charlotte Correctional Institution Library (O), Charlotte Correctional Institution (P), Englewood Area Fire Control District Station 74 (Q), Charlotte County Fire and Emergency Medical Services Station 2 (R), Charlotte County Fire and Emergency Medical Services Station 3 (S), Charlotte County Fire and Emergency Medical Services Station 4 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Glades County include: Lutheran Church of the Cross (A), Burnt Store Presbyterian Church (B), West Charlotte Baptist Church (C), Sunnybrook Alliance Church (D), Redeemer Lutheran Church of Englewood (E), Church of Christ of Englewood East (F), Placida Church (G), First Assembly of God Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes and swamps: Triple Lakes (A), Sister Pond (B), Jim Long Lake (C), John Quiet Lakes (D), Between the Grades Lake (E), Crooked Arm Lake (F), Horse Leg Lake (G), Ladle Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Tippen Bay (A), Catfish Creek (B), Rock Creek (C), Myrtle Creek (D), Trout Creek (E), Big Mound Creek (F), Big Muddy Creek (G), Broad Creek (H), Flopbuck Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Glades County include: Cape Haze-Gasparilla Sound Aquatic Preserve (1), Cecil M Webb State Wildlife Management Area (2), Don Pedro Island State Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map
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)
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
1995 to March 2000: 171
1990 to 1994: 62
1985 to 1989: 257
1980 to 1984: 112
1975 to 1979: 88
1970 to 1974: 45
1970 to 1974: 31
1965 to 1969: 73
Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.1 minutes
Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 45.8%
Housing units in structures:
One, detached: 2,048
One, attached: 63
3 or 4: 80
5 to 9: 46
Mobile homes: 3,180
Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 252
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
0.0% with mortgage
71.7% with mortgage
Religion statistics for Glades County
Glades County Religion Details
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.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 1
0.90 / 10,000 pop.
2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
2.71 / 10,000 pop.
1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
0.90 / 10,000 pop.
3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
2.71 / 10,000 pop.
7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
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
Glades County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Florida state average. It is 5427404.7 times below overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 fatalities and 11 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 7/30/1968, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
Glades County-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 340.7 miles away from Glades County 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 145.8 miles away from the county center On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 420.1 miles away from the county center On 3/31/1992 at 14:59:39, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 288.9 miles away from the county 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 388.4 miles away from Glades County 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 471.0 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Most recent natural disasters:
FloridaTropical Storm Fay, Incident Period: August 18, 2008 to September 12, 2008, Emergency Declared (EM-3288): August 21, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3288, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
FloridaTropical Storm Fay, Incident Period: August 18, 2008 to September 12, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1785): August 24, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1785, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
FloridaOkeechobee Fire Complex, Incident Period: May 29, 2007, Fire Management Assistance Declared: June 27, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-FM-2696, Natural disaster type: Fire
FloridaHurricane Wilma, Incident Period: October 23, 2005 to November 18, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1609): October 24, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1609, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
FloridaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3220): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3220, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
FloridaHurricane Jeanne, Incident Period: September 24, 2004 to November 17, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1561): September 26, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1561, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
FloridaHurricane Frances, Incident Period: September 3, 2004 to October 8, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1545): September 4, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1545, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
FloridaHurricane Charley and Tropical Storm Bonnie, Incident Period: August 11, 2004 to August 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1539): August 13, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1539, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm, Hurricane
FloridaOkeechobee Fire Complex, Incident Period: February 19, 2001, Natural disaster type: Fire
FloridaHurricane Irene, Incident Period: October 14, 1999 to October 24, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1306): October 20, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1306, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
9 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
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: 10, Fires: 5, Tropical Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Glades County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,661 (1,412 aged, 249 disabled) Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 362 (19%)
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)
Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)
Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)
Most common underlying causes of death in Glades County, Florida in 1999 - 2014:
Atherosclerotic heart disease (177)
Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (153)
1,370 married couples with children.
591 single-parent households (191 men, 400 women).
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:
35 per 1000 residents
63 per 1000 residents
48 per 1000 residents
49 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +124
+11 per 1000 residents
+30 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +722
+64 per 1000 residents
+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:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 19
2000 to 2004: 1,375
1990 to 1999: 1,421
1980 to 1989: 1,555
1970 to 1979: 1,306
1960 to 1969: 603
1950 to 1959: 370
1940 to 1949: 136
1939 or earlier: 85
Rooms in houses/apartments in Glades County, Florida
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.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 5114
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