Highlands County is located in south-central Florida. The County Seat is Sebring and the largest city is Sebring. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.hcbcc.net/. The 2014 population estimate is 98,236 and the 2010 census population was 98,786. The land area is 1,016.62 square miles and there are 97.2 persons per square mile.
85.8% of the population is White, 10.4% is Black or African American, 18.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.5% is Asian, 0.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.6% is two or more races. 81% have a high school degree or higher, and 14.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $93,600, there are 39,931 households, an average of 2.42 persons per household. The per capita income is $20,072, the median household income is $35,560, and 20.1% of the persons in Highlands County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 7,360. Retail sales (in $1000) were $1,089,559, and sales per capita were $11,060. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 24.1%.
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