Highlands County Information

Highlands in Florida occupies 1,106 square miles and has a 2006 population of 97,987, a change from a 2000 population of 87,366 and 68,432 in 1990. 10.9% percent of the population is between the ages of 15 and 24, 10.5% percent is 25-35, and 10.2% percent of the population is 35 to 44.

There were 426 acts of violent crime reported in Highlands in 2004, a change from 443 reports of violent crime in 2000.

The unemployed population in 2006 was 1,490 people: 3.6% percent. This was a change from the unemployment rate in 2000 of 4.8%.

Read more about Highlands, Florida in the Wikipedia entry.

General Information
CountyHighlands 
StateFlorida 
Land Area1,106 sq. milesRanked 659 of 3,140
Population 200697,987Ranked 572 of 3,140
Population 200595,687 
Population 200087,366Ranked 600 of 3,140
Population 199068,432Ranked 645 of 3,140
Race BreakdownPercentage
Caucasion88% 
African American9.6% 
Asian American1.2% 
Native American.5% 
Pacific Islander.5% 
Age BreakdownPercentage
Population Under 55% 
Population 5 to 1410.6% 
Population 15 to 2410.9% 
Population 25 to 3410.5% 
Population 35 to 4410.2% 
Population 45 to 5410.9% 
Population 55 to 6410.7% 
Population 65 to 7413.7% 
Population 75 and up17.4% 
Crime Counts20042000
Total Violent Crimes426443
Murders / Manslaughters4 
Forcible Rapes22 
Robberies72 
Aggravated Assaults328 
Total Property Crimes2,8372,886
Burglaries928 
Larceny Thefts1,735 
Motor Vehicle Thefts174 
Employment Data20062000
Labor Population41,68433,174
Unemployed Population1,4901,587
Unemployment Rate3.6%4.8%

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