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Population (year 2000): 8,542. Estimated population in July 2005: 8,872 (+3.9% change)
Males: 4,223 (49.4%), Females: 4,319 (50.6%)

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Median resident age: 35.8 years
Median household income: $23,576 (year 2000)
Median house value: $45,800 (year 2000)

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Races in Avon Park:

  • White Non-Hispanic (49.6%)
  • Black (29.4%)
  • Hispanic (18.7%)
  • Other race (8.3%)
  • Two or more races (2.3%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (10.2%), German (8.2%), Irish (7.4%), English (7.4%), West Indian (4.2%), Italian (1.9%).Park, Florida forum

Land area: 4.6 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Avon Park

  • High school or higher: 61.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 25.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Avon Park city

  • Never married: 27.2%
  • Now married: 47.6%
  • Separated: 4.5%
  • Widowed: 11.6%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

14.5% Foreign born (13.0% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +293 (+3.6%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: FL Lakeland, (44.0 miles pop. 78,452).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: FL Tampa, (71.0 miles pop. 303,447).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (962.7 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: FL Sebring, (7.9 miles FL (10.6 miles Frostproof, Heights, FL (16.0 miles Hillcrest Park, FL Babson (16.4 miles Lake Park, FL (17.5 miles Crooked Park, FL (19.2 miles Highland Springs, FL (21.3 miles Zolfo FL (21.6 miles Wauchula,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 10 buildings, average cost: $59,000
  • 1997: 14 buildings, average cost: $58,400
  • 1998: 8 buildings, average cost: $75,700
  • 1999: 11 buildings, average cost: $75,100
  • 2000: 10 buildings, average cost: $80,600
  • 2001: 10 buildings, average cost: $87,200
  • 2002: 19 buildings, average cost: $71,600
  • 2003: 12 buildings, average cost: $75,300
  • 2004: 12 buildings, average cost: $61,000
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $240,700

Latitude: 27.59 N, Longitude: 81.50 W

Area code: 863


Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (18.1%), Educational,health and social services (16.9%), Retail trade (11.5%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (11.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,137 (+13.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,283 (40.6%)


 

Crime in Avon Park by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 1 2
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 11.7 23.4
Rapes 1 5 1 1
    per 100,000 11.7 58.5 11.7 11.7
Robberies 13 26 19 15
    per 100,000 152.2 304.4 222.4 175.6
Assaults 51 65 57 54
    per 100,000 597.0 760.9 667.3 632.2
Burglaries 102 142 116 93
    per 100,000 1194.1 1662.4 1358.0 1088.7
Thefts 225 315 192 176
    per 100,000 2634.0 3687.7 2247.7 2060.4
Auto thefts 22 25 15 4
    per 100,000 257.6 292.7 175.6 46.8
379.3 554.2 415.6 369.6

Average climate in Avon Park, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Avon Park-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Florida state average. It is 79% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/2/1983, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 12.3 miles away from the Avon Park city center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 12/18/1951, a category 2 tornado 13.0 miles away from the city center .


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Hospitals/medical centers near Avon Park:
  • FLORIDA HOSPITAL HEARTLAND MEDICAL CTR (about 9 miles; SEBRING, FL)
  • HIGHLANDS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 10 miles; SEBRING, FL)
  • FLORIDA HOSPITAL WAUCHULA (about 22 miles; WAUCHULA, FL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Avon Park:
  • LAKELAND LINDER RGNL (about 45 miles; LAKELAND, FL; ID: LAL)
  • CHARLOTTE COUNTY (about 58 miles; PUNTA GORDA, FL; ID: PGD)
  • ORLANDO INTL (about 59 miles; ORLANDO, FL; ID: MCO)
Other public-use airports nearest to Avon Park:
  • AVON PARK MUNI (about 2 miles; AVON PARK, FL; ID: AVO)
  • SEBRING REGIONAL (about 16 miles; SEBRING, FL; ID: SEF)
  • LAKE WALES MUNI (about 22 miles; LAKE WALES, FL; ID: X07)

Amtrak station near Avon Park:
  • 9 miles: SEBRING (601 E. CENTER ST.). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Fire - Other 0 $0   1 $1,395
Police Protection - Officers 24 $77,049 $38,524 0 $0
Police - Other 12 $23,714 $23,714 0 $0
Other Government Administration 3 $9,000 $36,000 5 $3,432
Water Supply 2 $6,868 $41,208 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 7 $15,053 $25,805 0 $0
Firefighters 16 $42,706 $32,029 0 $0
Sewerage 3 $8,269 $33,076 0 $0
Financial Administration 2 $6,948 $41,688 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 11 $20,623 $22,497 0 $0
Streets and Highways 4 $11,477 $34,431 0 $0
Correction 13 $34,392 $31,746 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 14 $38,211 $32,752 1 $1,751
Totals for Government 111 $294,311 $31,817 7 $6,578
College/University in Avon Park:
  • SOUTH FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,293; Location: 600 W COLLEGE DR; Public)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Avon Park:
  • POLK COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 35 miles; WINTER HAVEN, FL; Full-time enrollment: 3,028)
  • TRAVIS TECHNICAL CENTER (about 43 miles; LAKELAND, FL; FT enrollment: 2,057)
  • VALENCIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 65 miles; ORLANDO, FL; FT enrollment: 15,792)
  • UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA (about 69 miles; ORLANDO, FL; FT enrollment: 26,717)
  • FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY-MELBOURNE (about 70 miles; MELBOURNE, FL; FT enrollment: 3,055)
  • ROLLINS COLLEGE (about 70 miles; WINTER PARK, FL; FT enrollment: 2,899)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA (about 71 miles; TAMPA, FL; FT enrollment: 26,221)
Public high school in Avon Park:
  • AVON PARK HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,006; Location: 700 E MAIN STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Avon Park:
  • COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 88; Location: 1400 C R 17-A NORTH; Grades: PK - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Avon Park:
  • AVON PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 734; Location: 401 S LAKE AVENUE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • AVON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 659; Location: 705 W WINTHROP STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 652; Location: 327 E PALMETTO STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • AVON PARK YOUTH DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER (Students: 190; Location: 292 SOUTH BOULEVARD; Grades: 06 - 12)
  • HOPEWELL ACADEMY FOR THE ARTS (Students: 29; Location: 100 E 4TH STREET; Grades: 03 - 05)
Private primary/middle school in Avon Park:
  • WALKER MEMORIAL JUNIOR ACADEMY (Students: 201; Location: 1525 WEST AVON BLVD; Grades: KG - 10)

Notable locations in Avon Park: Avon Plaza (A), Avon Square (B).

Cemetery: Bougainvillea Cemetery (1).

Lakes: Verona, Lake (A), Tulane, Lake (B), Lotela, Lake (C), Isis, Lake (D).


Avon Park compared to Florida state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Avon Park:
  • WAVP (1390 AM; 1 kW; AVON PARK, FL; Owner: ANSCOMBE BROADCASTING GROUP, LTD.)
  • WJCM (1050 AM; 5 kW; SEBRING, FL; Owner: COHAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQYK (1010 AM; 50 kW; SEFFNER, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TAMPA)
  • WHOO (1080 AM; daytime; 35 kW; KISSIMMEE, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS I, INC.)
  • WITS (1340 AM; 1 kW; SEBRING, FL; Owner: COHAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WDYZ (990 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WAUC (1310 AM; 5 kW; WAUCHULA, FL; Owner: MARVINA ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WMGG (820 AM; 50 kW; LARGO, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ST. PETERSBURG LICENSEE)
  • WONQ (1030 AM; 45 kW; OVIEDO, FL; Owner: FLORIDA BROADCASTERS)
  • WJNA (640 AM; 38 kW; ROYAL PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: SOUTH FLORIDA RADIO, INC.)
  • WIXC (1060 AM; 50 kW; TITUSVILLE, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS I, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Avon Park:
  • WWOJ (99.1 FM; AVON PARK, FL; Owner: COHAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • W207AY (89.3 FM; SEBRING, FL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WPCV (97.5 FM; WINTER HAVEN, FL; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWRZ (98.3 FM; FORT MEADE, FL; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WSJT (94.1 FM; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WHPT (102.5 FM; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WWLL (105.7 FM; SEBRING, FL; Owner: COHAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WWRM (94.9 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WPOI (101.5 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WZZS (106.9 FM; ZOLFO SPRINGS, FL; Owner: HEARTLAND BROADCASTING CORP)
TV broadcast stations around Avon Park:
  • W27AE (Channel 27; SEBRING, FL; Owner: VIACOM INTERNATIONAL INC.)
  • WMOR-TV (Channel 32; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: WMOR-TV COMPANY)
  • WOPX (Channel 56; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: PAXSON ORLANDO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WEDU (Channel 3; TAMPA, FL; Owner: FLORIDA WEST COAST PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRDQ (Channel 27; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: WFTV-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WXPX (Channel 66; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATION LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WFLA-TV (Channel 8; TAMPA, FL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFTS-TV (Channel 28; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TAMPA BAY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WTOG (Channel 44; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: VIACOM INTERNATIONAL INC.)
  • WTVT (Channel 13; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TVT LICENSE, INC.)

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