Lake County is located in central Florida. The County Seat is Tavares and the largest city is Clermont. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.lakecountyfl.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 315,690 and the 2010 census population was 297,047. The land area is 938.38 square miles and there are 316.6 persons per square mile.
84.8% of the population is White, 10.5% is Black or African American, 13.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 2.1% is Asian, 0.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.8% is two or more races. 86.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 20.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $142,700, there are 117,250 households, an average of 2.53 persons per household. The per capita income is $24,183, the median household income is $45,035, and 13.8% of the persons in Lake County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 26,755. Retail sales (in $1000) were $3,441,893, and sales per capita were $11,391. The percentage of black-owned firms is 5.6%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 27.5%.
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