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Hendry County, Florida (FL)


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County population in 2012: 37,447 (62% urban, 38% rural); it was 36,210 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,645
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,679
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 7,859
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,701 (it was 2,991 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

33%

Land area: 1153 sq. mi.
Water area: 37.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 34 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Hendry County: 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (26.3%), Educational,health and social services (14.8%), Retail trade (12.5%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 79%
  • Government: 17%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 4%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Hendry County, Florida:


Median resident age:  32.0 years
Florida median age:  40.0 years

Males: 21,198  (51.4%)
Females: 17,942  (48.6%)

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Hendry County,FL real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Hendry County:

3.0 people
Florida:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $38,712 ($33,592 in 1999)
This county:

$38712
Florida:

$44736

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $553 (lower quartile is $447, upper quartile is $670)
This county:

$553
State:

$802


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $100,480 (it was $56,600 in 2000)
Hendry County:

$100,480
Florida:

$182,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $61,053 - $167,066

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $226,795
Here:

$226,795
State:

$275,879

Townhouses or other attached units: $471,541
Here:

$471,541
State:

$195,815

Mobile homes: $83,836
Here:

$83,836
State:

$43,568

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $21,593
Here:

$21,593
State:

$47,032
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,380
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $344

Institutionalized population: 1,635

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):


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Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,141 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $831 (0.8%)


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


Hendry County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 26.4%
(11.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.3% for Black residents, 36.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.8% for American Indian residents, 41.5% for other race residents, 66.4% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 32 years old
(Males: 32 years old, Females: 33 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38 years old, Black residents: 31 years old, American Indian residents: 28 years old, Asian residents: 36 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

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

24.1%
Whole state:

12.5%

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

9.9%
Whole state:

5.7%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Hendry County is $476 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $531 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $638 a month.

Cities in this county include: La Belle, Clewiston, Labelle, Montura, Port La Belle, Harlem, Fort Denaud, Pioneer.

Hendry 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 (%)
33440Clewiston303030
33930Felda10----
33935Labelle301010

Local government website: www.hendryfla.net

Click to draw/clear Hendry County borders

Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Hendry County: Felda (A), Browns Indian Trading Post (B), Camp Everglades (C), Point of Cypress (D), City of Clewiston Wastewater Treatment Facility (E), Felda Volunteer Fire Department (F), Big Cypress Fire and Emergency Medical Services (G), Hendry Correctional Institution (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Hendry County include: Faith Chapel Pentecostal Church of God (A), Christ the King Lutheran Church (B), Mount Zion Church (C), Turning Point Church of God (D), High Haven Church (E), Big Cypress Church (F), New Testament Church (G), Felda Church (H), Covenant Presbyterian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Lakes and swamps: Okaloacoochee Slough (A), Cattail Lake (B), Rocky Lake (C), Fye Pond (D), Cow Slough (E), Tony Strand (F), Rocky Lake Strand (G), Little Lard Can Slough (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Pollywog Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Broward County , Charlotte County , Collier County , Glades County , Lee County , Martin County , Okeechobee County , Palm Beach County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 873
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 54.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 8.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 8,700 (22% naturalized citizens)

Hendry County:

24.0%
Whole state:

16.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 69.2%

Hendry County marital status for males
Hendry County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Hendry County with a mortgage: 2,451 (205 second mortgage, 125 home equity loan, 3 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,335

Here:

64.7% with mortgage
State:

71.7% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 22.95%
Here23.0%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 8,311
Total congregations: 40

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents2,958 (35.6%)1,318 (15.9%)1,058 (12.7%)913 (11.0%)816 (9.8%)
Congregations11 (27.5%)2 (5.0%)2 (5.0%)4 (10.0%)5 (12.5%)
NameEpiscopal ChurchPentecostal Church of GodChristian Churches and Churches of ChristChurches of ChristOther
Adherents315 (3.8%)156 (1.9%)117 (1.4%)115 (1.4%)545 (6.6%)
Congregations2 (5.0%)1 (2.5%)1 (2.5%)3 (7.5%)9 (22.5%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Hendry County - La Belle, Clewiston, Labelle, Montura, Port La Belle

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
This county:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Hendry County:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 17
Hendry County:

4.33 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
This county:

4.08 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Hendry County:

5.61 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.2%
Florida:

9.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.6%
Florida:

23.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Hendry County:

17.1%
State:

14.0%


Agriculture in Hendry County:

Average size of farms: 1211 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $824,149
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1757.24
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.33%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 4.99%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $484,847
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 36.79%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 98.58%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $123,636
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 68.86%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.25
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.04%
Vegetables: 17,632 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 107,763 acres

Tornado activity:

Hendry County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Florida state average. It is 1.4 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 3 fatalities and 30 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 11/9/1968, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed 2 people and injured 17 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Most recent natural disasters:


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

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Fires: 5, Tropical Storms: 4, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Freeze: 1, Tornado: 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 (31%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Food (10%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (3%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (24%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)

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




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





Hendry County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 9,113 (64%)
  • Carpooled: 3,227 (23%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,125 (8%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 2 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 8 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 4 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 43 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 56 (0%)
  • Walked: 264 (2%)
  • Other means: 194 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 271 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $45,093.

9.20% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,164 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.20%
Florida average:

8.71%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.72% relocated from other counties in Florida ($25,420 average AGI)
2.47% relocated from other states ($7,744 average AGI)
Hendry County:

2.47%
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 Lee County, FL  1.66% ($39,697 average AGI)
from Miami-Dade County, FL  1.02% ($28,819)
from Palm Beach County, FL  1.01% ($34,357)
from Collier County, FL  1.00% ($38,504)
from Broward County, FL  0.50% ($35,456)
from Glades County, FL  0.36% ($35,415)
from Hillsborough County, FL  0.12% ($22,357)


9.40% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($41,466 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.40%
Florida average:

7.73%


0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($166 average AGI)
Hendry County:

0.09%
Florida average:

0.12%

6.46% relocated to other counties in Florida ($22,569 average AGI)
2.84% relocated to other states ($18,731 average AGI)
Hendry County:

2.84%
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 Lee County, FL  1.57% ($35,152 average AGI)
to Palm Beach County, FL  0.87% ($34,747)
to Collier County, FL  0.51% ($25,586)
to Miami-Dade County, FL  0.51% ($24,483)
to Glades County, FL  0.46% ($37,519)
to Broward County, FL  0.39% ($37,636)
to Highlands County, FL  0.26% ($25,933)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 19.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 18.3

Births per 1000 population in Hendry County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Hendry County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Hendry County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,989 (3,301 aged, 688 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 24%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 24%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.62
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 2607.240
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 65.51
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 30807.33

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1723.920
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 758.320
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 15.17

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 23.84
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 55.61

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5.06

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 115.4. This is more than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 96.2. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 37,198

Size of family households: 2,887 2-persons, 1,816 3-persons, 1,775 4-persons, 1,196 5-persons, 649 6-persons, 539 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,329 1-person, 539 2-persons, 109 3-persons, 83 4-persons, 46 5-persons, 34 6-persons, 23 7-or-more-persons.

62.0% of residents of Hendry County speak English at home.
35.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (41% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 22% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (43% speak English very well, 32% speak English well, 25% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak other language at home (27% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 54% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $143,781,000 ($3768 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $5,567,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $61,554,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $36,403,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $8,129,000
Federal grants: $30,364,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,093,000 ($1,991,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,238,000 ($1,314,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $573,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $10,936,000
Federal Government insurance: $348,232,000

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

Births: 3,582
Here:

91 per 1000 residents
State:

63 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,500
Here:

38 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2,626
Here:

+66 per 1000 residents
State:

+30 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,318
Here -33 per 1000 residents
State +59 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Hendry County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.72 millions of gallons per day (20% from ground, 80% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.2
State:

5.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

3.8

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Hendry County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 23
  • 2 rooms: 373
  • 3 rooms: 860
  • 4 rooms: 1,165
  • 5 rooms: 2,292
  • 6 rooms: 1,580
  • 7 rooms: 952
  • 8 rooms: 402
  • 9+ rooms: 212
  • 1 room: 65
  • 2 rooms: 257
  • 3 rooms: 538
  • 4 rooms: 964
  • 5 rooms: 660
  • 6 rooms: 356
  • 7 rooms: 109
  • 8 rooms: 42
  • 9+ rooms: 0
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Hendry County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 204
  • 1 bedroom: 663
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,219
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,971
  • 4 bedrooms: 703
  • 5+ bedrooms: 99
  • no bedroom: 145
  • 1 bedroom: 554
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,233
  • 3 bedrooms: 928
  • 4 bedrooms: 131
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Hendry County, Florida in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 320
  • 1 vehicle: 2,807
  • 2 vehicles: 3,429
  • 3 vehicles: 994
  • 4 vehicles: 251
  • 5+ vehicles: 58
  • no vehicle: 525
  • 1 vehicle: 1,358
  • 2 vehicles: 880
  • 3 vehicles: 176
  • 4 vehicles: 31
  • 5+ vehicles: 21

56% of Hendry County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 56% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 63% lived in Florida.

Hendry County:

55.7%
State average:

51.1%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $52,400


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 Hendry County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (92.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.8%)
  • No fuel used (1.4%)
  • Utility gas (0.8%)
  • Electricity (85.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.3%)
  • No fuel used (5.2%)
  • Utility gas (1.0%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 164
Here:

3.2%
Florida:

11.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 142
Here:

5.6%
Florida:

9.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 92
Here:

12.2%
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.)


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Hendry 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 Hendry County, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John15972.1 years
James15370.3 years
William13973.2 years
Mary12574.8 years
Robert11770.8 years
Charles7171.6 years
George6973.6 years
Willie6773.1 years
Joseph5970.9 years
Frank4675.8 years
Most common last names in Hendry County, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith8569.8 years
Williams6567.2 years
Johnson5866.8 years
Jones5870.7 years
Brown5370.1 years
Davis3972.3 years
Thomas3873.0 years
Taylor3676.0 years
Clark3368.0 years
Anderson3178.4 years
Businesses in Hendry County, FL
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware2Little Caesars Pizza2
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Best Western1Nike1
Burger King2Penske1
Domino's Pizza1Popeyes2
FedEx2Taco Bell1
Goodwill1True Value1
H&R Block2U-Haul3
Holiday Inn1UPS7
Jones New York1Walmart1
KFC2

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