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Population (year 2000): 9,667. Estimated population in July 2005: 10,431 (+7.9% change)
Males: 4,624 (47.8%), Females: 5,043 (52.2%)
Median resident age: 42.5 years
Median household income: $23,555 (year 2000)
Median house value: $56,200 (year 2000)
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Races in Sebring:
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)
- White Non-Hispanic (71.2%)
- Black (15.7%)
- Hispanic (11.0%)
- Other race (5.1%)
- Two or more races (2.0%)
- American Indian (1.0%)
Ancestries: German (11.7%), Irish (10.9%), United States (10.4%), English (9.0%), Italian (3.2%), French (3.0%).
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Elevation: 131 feet
Land area: 5.1 square miles
For population 25 years and over in Sebring
- High school or higher: 67.6%
- Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.8%
- Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
- Unemployed: 6.8%
- Mean travel time to work: 18.3 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Sebring city
- Never married: 23.1%
- Now married: 45.7%
- Separated: 2.8%
- Widowed: 15.2%
- Divorced: 13.2%
7.6% Foreign born (4.9% Latin America, 1.3% North America, 0.8% Asia).
Population change in the 1990s: +520 (+5.7%).
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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: FL Lakeland, (51.7 miles pop. 78,452).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: FL Tampa, (77.4 miles pop. 303,447).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (967.0 miles pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: Park, FL Avon (7.9 miles Shores, FL (13.8 miles Sylvan Placid, FL Lake (14.8 miles Lakes, FL (16.6 miles Placid FL (18.3 miles Frostproof, Heights, FL (23.5 miles Hillcrest Park, FL Babson (23.9 miles Springs, FL (24.2 miles Zolfo
Single-family new house construction building permits:
- 1996: 14 buildings, average cost: $60,700
- 1997: 10 buildings, average cost: $59,300
- 1998: 9 buildings, average cost: $86,200
- 1999: 159 buildings, average cost: $49,900
- 2000: 13 buildings, average cost: $111,800
- 2001: 14 buildings, average cost: $160,900
- 2002: 40 buildings, average cost: $108,800
- 2003: 35 buildings, average cost: $129,300
- 2004: 48 buildings, average cost: $105,400
- 2005: 73 buildings, average cost: $129,400
Latitude: 27.50 N, Longitude: 81.44 W
Area code: 863
Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (19.2%), Retail trade (14.6%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (12.4%).
Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,684 (+58.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,615 (50.5%)
Crime in Sebring by Year
|Type ||2001 ||2002 ||2003 ||2004 |
|Murders ||0 ||0 ||1 ||1 |
| per 100,000 ||0.0 ||0.0 ||10.3 ||10.3 |
|Rapes ||1 ||1 ||13 ||5 |
| per 100,000 ||10.3 ||10.3 ||134.5 ||51.7 |
|Robberies ||23 ||34 ||29 ||23 |
| per 100,000 ||237.9 ||351.7 ||300.0 ||237.9 |
|Assaults ||82 ||45 ||104 ||93 |
| per 100,000 ||848.2 ||465.5 ||1075.8 ||962.0 |
|Burglaries ||209 ||229 ||214 ||212 |
| per 100,000 ||2162.0 ||2368.9 ||2213.7 ||2193.0 |
|Thefts ||753 ||602 ||504 ||465 |
| per 100,000 ||7789.4 ||6227.4 ||5213.6 ||4810.2 |
|Auto thefts ||30 ||62 ||27 ||36 |
| per 100,000 ||310.3 ||641.4 ||279.3 ||372.4 |
| ||732.9 ||669.0 ||755.1 ||670.5 |
Average climate in Sebring, Florida
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Sebring-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Florida state average. It is 66% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 2/2/1983, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 4.4 miles away from the Sebring city center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 6/17/1982, a category 2 tornado 6.8 miles away from the city center injured 9 people.
Birthplace of: Gabe White - 2005 Major League Baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals, born: Nov 20, 1971), Tom Gordon - 2005 Major League Baseball player (New York Yankees, born: Nov 18, 1967).
Hospitals/medical centers in Sebring:
- FLORIDA HOSPITAL HEARTLAND MEDICAL CTR (4200 SUN N LAKE BLVD)
- HIGHLANDS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (3600 S HIGHLANDS AVE DRAWER 2066)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Sebring:
- FLORIDA HOSPITAL WAUCHULA (about 26 miles; WAUCHULA, FL)
- DESOTO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 34 miles; ARCADIA, FL)
- OSCEOLA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 37 miles; KISSIMMEE, FL)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Sebring:
- LAKELAND LINDER RGNL (about 52 miles; LAKELAND, FL; ID: LAL)
- CHARLOTTE COUNTY (about 55 miles; PUNTA GORDA, FL; ID: PGD)
- ORLANDO INTL (about 65 miles; ORLANDO, FL; ID: MCO)
Other public-use airports nearest to Sebring:
- AVON PARK MUNI (about 8 miles; AVON PARK, FL; ID: AVO)
- SEBRING REGIONAL (about 9 miles; SEBRING, FL; ID: SEF)
- RIVER RANCH RESORT (about 26 miles; RIVER RANCH, FL; ID: 2RR)
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 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 |
|Airports ||13 ||$31,917 ||$29,461 ||2 ||$1,428 | College/University in Sebring:
- ASSOCIATION OF INSURANCE SCHOOLS INC (Location: 883 S EUCALUPTUS ST; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sebring:
- POLK COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 43 miles; WINTER HAVEN, FL; Full-time enrollment: 3,028)
- TRAVIS TECHNICAL CENTER (about 51 miles; LAKELAND, FL; FT enrollment: 2,057)
- FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY-MELBOURNE (about 70 miles; MELBOURNE, FL; FT enrollment: 3,055)
- VALENCIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 71 miles; ORLANDO, FL; FT enrollment: 15,792)
- EDISON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 72 miles; FT MYERS, FL; FT enrollment: 5,032)
- FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY (about 74 miles; FT MYERS, FL; FT enrollment: 2,466)
- UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA (about 75 miles; ORLANDO, FL; FT enrollment: 26,717)
Public high school in Sebring:
- SEBRING HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,523; Location: 3514 KENILWORTH BOULEVARD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Sebring:
- HEARTLAND CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 250; Location: 1160 PERSIMMON AVENUE; Grades: PK - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Sebring:
- SEBRING MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 766; Location: 500 E CENTER AVENUE; Grades: 06 - 08)
- FRED WILD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 759; Location: 1910 S HIGHLANDS AVENUE; Grades: PK - 05)
- SUN 'N LAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 740; Location: 4515 PONCE DE LEON BOULEV; Grades: PK - 05)
- WOODLAWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 718; Location: 718 FIELDER BOULEVARD; Grades: PK - 12)
- CRACKER TRAIL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 686; Location: 8200 SPARTA ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
- HILL-GUSTAT MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 661; Location: 4700 SCHUMACHER ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
- COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE (Students: 55; Location: 426 SCHOOL STREET; Grades: PK - 12)
- THE ACADEMY AT YOUTH CARE LANE (Students: 21; Location: 4121 YOUTH CARE LANE; Grades: 06 - 12)
Private primary/middle school in Sebring:
- FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH AND SCHO (Students: 149; Location: 2230 N E LAKEVIEW DR; Grades: PK - 5)
Library in Sebring:
- HEARTLAND LIBRARY COOPERATIVE (Operating income: $2,337,709; Location: 319 WEST CENTER AVENUE; 182,872 books; 5,530 audio materials; 15,124 video materials; 404 serial subscriptions)
User submitted facts and corrections:
- South Florida Community College is located in Sebring/Avon Park.
Notable location: Towne Center Square (A).
Shopping Center: Southgate Shopping Center (1).
Cemeteries: Lakeside Cemetery (1), Pinecrest Cemetery (2).
Lakes: Dinner Lake (A), Jackson, Lake (B).
Sebring compared to Florida state average:
- Median household income below state average.
- Median house value below state average.
- Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
- Median age significantly above state average.
- Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
- Number of college students below state average.
- Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Sebring:
- WJCM (1050 AM; 5 kW; SEBRING, FL; Owner: COHAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
- WITS (1340 AM; 1 kW; SEBRING, FL; Owner: COHAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
- WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
- WWTK (730 AM; 1 kW; LAKE PLACID, FL; Owner: COHAN RADIO GROUP, 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.)
- WDYZ (990 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
- WAVP (1390 AM; 1 kW; AVON PARK, FL; Owner: ANSCOMBE BROADCASTING GROUP, LTD.)
- WJNA (640 AM; 38 kW; ROYAL PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: SOUTH FLORIDA RADIO, 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)
- WIXC (1060 AM; 50 kW; TITUSVILLE, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS I, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Sebring:
- WWOJ (99.1 FM; AVON PARK, FL; Owner: COHAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
- W207AY (89.3 FM; SEBRING, FL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
- WWLL (105.7 FM; SEBRING, FL; Owner: COHAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
- W214BA (90.7 FM; SEBRING, FL; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
- WSJT (94.1 FM; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
- WPCV (97.5 FM; WINTER HAVEN, FL; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
- WWRZ (98.3 FM; FORT MEADE, FL; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS INC)
- WHPT (102.5 FM; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
- WINK-FM (96.9 FM; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: FORT MYERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
- WZZS (106.9 FM; ZOLFO SPRINGS, FL; Owner: HEARTLAND BROADCASTING CORP)
TV broadcast stations around Sebring:
- W27AE (Channel 27; SEBRING, FL; Owner: VIACOM INTERNATIONAL INC.)
- WMOR-TV (Channel 32; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: WMOR-TV COMPANY)
- WINK-TV (Channel 11; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: FORT MYERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
- WOPX (Channel 56; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: PAXSON ORLANDO LICENSE, INC.)
- WBBH-TV (Channel 20; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: WATERMAN BROADCASTING CORP. OF FLORIDA)
- WTVK (Channel 46; NAPLES, FL; Owner: ACME TELEVISION LICENSES OF FLORIDA, LLC)
- WFTX (Channel 36; CAPE CORAL, FL; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
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