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Population (year 2000): 9,700. Estimated population in July 2005: 11,621 (+19.8% change)
Males: 4,669 (48.1%), Females: 5,031 (51.9%)

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Median resident age: 55.5 years
Median household income: $31,337 (year 2000)
Median house value: $78,300 (year 2000)

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Races in Tavares:

  • White Non-Hispanic (86.9%)
  • Black (7.7%)
  • Hispanic (3.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • Other race (1.0%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
  • Asian Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (18.4%), English (15.0%), United States (10.5%), Irish (9.9%), French (5.1%), Italian (4.0%).

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Elevation: 76 feet

Land area: 7.1 square miles

Tavares,

For population 25 years and over in Tavares

  • High school or higher: 77.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 9.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tavares city

  • Never married: 15.0%
  • Now married: 57.9%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 12.8%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

3.9% Foreign born (1.6% Latin America, 1.2% Europe, 0.5% North America, 0.5% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,728 (+21.7%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: FL Orlando, (30.8 miles pop. 185,951).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: FL Tampa, (76.3 miles pop. 303,447).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (897.0 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Lake, FL (4.7 miles Silver FL (4.9 miles Eustis, FL (6.1 miles Astatula, Dora, FL Mount (6.2 miles FL (6.5 miles Howey-in-the-Hills, FL (6.9 miles Lisbon, FL (7.1 miles Yalaha, FL (7.6 miles Tangerine,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 81 buildings, average cost: $75,700
  • 1997: 85 buildings, average cost: $72,600
  • 1998: 50 buildings, average cost: $78,600
  • 1999: 103 buildings, average cost: $93,300
  • 2000: 138 buildings, average cost: $130,900
  • 2001: 171 buildings, average cost: $120,900
  • 2002: 183 buildings, average cost: $117,300
  • 2003: 195 buildings, average cost: $110,500
  • 2004: 249 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2005: 595 buildings, average cost: $163,800

Latitude: 28.80 N, Longitude: 81.73 W

Area code: 352


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.1%), Retail trade (15.3%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (14.0%), Public administration (10.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,736 (+28.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 777 (26.6%)


 

Crime in Tavares by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003
Murders 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 3 5 1
    per 100,000 30.9 51.5 10.3
Robberies 4 1 2
    per 100,000 41.2 10.3 20.6
Assaults 18 24 25
    per 100,000 185.6 247.4 257.7
Burglaries 31 51 51
    per 100,000 319.6 525.8 525.8
Thefts 192 143 170
    per 100,000 1979.4 1474.2 1752.6
Auto thefts 9 25 16
    per 100,000 92.8 257.7 164.9
170.8 189.6 182.0


Average climate in Tavares, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Tavares,

Tavares-area historical tornado activity is above Florida state average. It is 99% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/22/1998, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 22.3 miles away from the Tavares city center killed 3 people and injured 70 people and caused $15 million in damages.

On 2/22/1998, a category 3 tornado 27.3 miles away from the city center killed 13 people and injured 36 people and caused $31 million in damages.


Birthplace of: Jermaine Taylor - College basketball player (Central Florida Knights).


Hospitals/medical centers near Tavares:
  • FLORIDA HOSPITAL/WATERMAN (about 6 miles; EUSTIS, FL)
  • LIFESTREAM BEHAVIORAL CENTER (about 6 miles; LEESBURG, FL)
  • LEESBURG REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 11 miles; LEESBURG, FL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Tavares:
  • ORLANDO SANFORD (about 35 miles; ORLANDO, FL; ID: SFB)
  • ORLANDO INTL (about 40 miles; ORLANDO, FL; ID: MCO)
  • OCALA INTL-JIM TAYLOR FIELD (about 42 miles; OCALA, FL; ID: OCF)
Other public-use airports nearest to Tavares:
  • LEESBURG REGIONAL (about 5 miles; LEESBURG, FL; ID: LEE)
  • MID FLORIDA AIR SERVICE (about 9 miles; EUSTIS, FL; ID: X55)
  • BOB WHITE FIELD (about 10 miles; ZELLWOOD, FL; ID: X61)

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
Streets and Highways 3 $7,479 $29,916 0 $0
Other Government Administration 15 $50,743 $40,594 6 $2,451
Police Protection - Officers 20 $86,262 $51,757 0 $0
Fire - Other 12 $37,684 $37,684 1 $2,037
Sewerage 11 $28,671 $31,277 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 13 $29,648 $27,367 1 $830
Water Supply 8 $20,382 $30,573 0 $0
Police - Other 1 $2,260 $27,120 1 $82
Local Libraries 7 $15,622 $26,780 4 $2,942
Other and Unallocable 12 $34,419 $34,419 0 $0
Firefighters 12 $37,684 $37,684 1 $2,037
Financial Administration 10 $24,923 $29,907 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 5 $10,822 $25,972 0 $0
Totals for Government 129 $386,600 $35,962 14 $10,379


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tavares:
  • UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-ORLANDO CAMPUS (about 29 miles; MAITLAND, FL; Full-time enrollment: 3,992)
  • ROLLINS COLLEGE (about 30 miles; WINTER PARK, FL; FT enrollment: 2,899)
  • STETSON UNIVERSITY (about 32 miles; DELAND, FL; FT enrollment: 2,966)
  • SEMINOLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 32 miles; SANFORD, FL; FT enrollment: 5,261)
  • VALENCIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 34 miles; ORLANDO, FL; FT enrollment: 15,792)
  • UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA (about 37 miles; ORLANDO, FL; FT enrollment: 26,717)
  • CENTRAL FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 40 miles; OCALA, FL; FT enrollment: 3,101)
Public high school in Tavares:
  • TAVARES HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,087; Location: 603 N NEW HAMPSHIRE AVENU; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Tavares:
  • LIBERTY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 224; Location: 2451 DORA AVE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • TAVARES CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 92; Location: 3701 N EICHELBERGER; Grades: PK - 12)
  • PRAISE TABERNACLE CHRISTIAN SC (Students: 12; Location: PO BOX 381; Grades: 1 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Tavares:
  • TAVARES MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 964; Location: 13032 LANE PARK CUTOFF; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • TAVARES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 641; Location: 720 E CLIFFORD STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE (Students: 47; Location: 201 W BURLEIGH BOULEVARD; Grades: PK - PK)
  • LAKE COUNTY ACER PROGRAM (Students: 6; Location: 551 W MAIN STREET; Grades: 06 - 12)
  • NONSCHOOL EXCEPTIONAL EDUCATION (Location: 201 W BURLEIGH BOULEVARD; Grades: N - N )
Library in Tavares:
  • LAKE COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $4,143,767; Location: 312 W MAIN ST.; 249,079 books; 10,929 audio materials; 20,077 video materials; 294 serial subscriptions)
 

Tavares compared to Florida state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage 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 Tavares:
  • WLBE (790 AM; 5 kW; LEESBURG-EUSTIS, FL; Owner: WLBE 790, INC.)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDYZ (990 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WQBQ (1410 AM; 10 kW; LEESBURG, FL)
  • WKIQ (1240 AM; 1 kW; EUSTIS, FL; Owner: MCKENZIE BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WONQ (1030 AM; 45 kW; OVIEDO, FL; Owner: FLORIDA BROADCASTERS)
  • WHOO (1080 AM; daytime; 35 kW; KISSIMMEE, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS I, INC.)
  • WTLN (950 AM; 12 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: TM2, INC.)
  • WIXC (1060 AM; 50 kW; TITUSVILLE, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS I, INC.)
  • WLAA (1680 AM; 10 kW; WINTER GARDEN, FL; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDBO (580 AM; 5 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WQYK (1010 AM; 50 kW; SEFFNER, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TAMPA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tavares:
  • WXXL (106.7 FM; TAVARES, FL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCFB (94.5 FM; DAYTONA BEACH, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WWKQ (88.7 FM; CLERMONT, FL; Owner: HISPANIC BROADCAST SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WMGF (107.7 FM; MOUNT DORA, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOCL (105.9 FM; DELAND, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJHM (101.9 FM; DAYTONA BEACH, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WOGK (93.7 FM; OCALA, FL; Owner: OCALA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • W212BF (90.3 FM; LEESBURG, FL; Owner: CTRAL FLORIDA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WOMX-FM (105.1 FM; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJRR (101.1 FM; COCOA BEACH, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSHE (100.3 FM; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTKS-FM (104.1 FM; COCOA BEACH, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPYO (95.3 FM; APOPKA, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WHTQ (96.5 FM; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WPCV (97.5 FM; WINTER HAVEN, FL; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWKA (92.3 FM; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WPOZ (88.3 FM; UNION PARK, FL; Owner: CENTRAL FLORIDA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WMMO (98.9 FM; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WLOQ (103.1 FM; WINTER PARK, FL; Owner: GROSS COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Tavares:
  • WZXZ-CA (Channel 11; ORLANDO, ETC., FL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WESH (Channel 2; DAYTONA BEACH, FL; Owner: ORLANDO HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WXXU-LP (Channel 12; ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WVEN-TV (Channel 26; DAYTONA BEACH, FL; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WFTV (Channel 9; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: WFTV-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WKMG-TV (Channel 6; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: POST-NEWSWEEK STATIONS ORLANDO, INC.)
  • WRBW (Channel 65; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WACX (Channel 55; LEESBURG, FL; Owner: ASSOCIATED CHRISTIAN TELEVISION SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WKCF (Channel 18; CLERMONT, FL; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLCB-TV (Channel 45; LEESBURG, FL; Owner: GOOD LIFE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCEU (Channel 15; NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL; Owner: DAYTONA BEACH COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WOFL (Channel 35; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W47AL (Channel 47; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CONCILIO MISSION CRISTIANA FUENTE)
  • WMFE-TV (Channel 24; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: COMMUNITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W21AU (Channel 21; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CENTRAL BROADCAST COMPANY)
  • WPXG-LP (Channel 31; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVCI-LP (Channel 16; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

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