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Overview

Introduction to Sebring, Florida

Sebring, Florida, in Highlands county, is 49 miles SE of Lakeland, Florida (center to center) and 69 miles SE of Tampa, Florida. As of the 2000 census, 9,667 people lived in Sebring.

Sebring History

The city of Sebring, which is the county seat of Highland County, is nicknamed the "City on the Circle" because of the Circle Drive which in the Sebring Downtown Historic District. The city was named after the pottery manufacturer from Ohio, George Sebring. Founded in 1912, it was officially incorporated in 1913 and was selected as the county seat in 1921.

Sebring and Nearby Attractions

  • Highlands Hammock State Park
  • Historic Bok Sanctuary
  • Brevard Museum of Art and Science
  • Paynes Creek State Historic Site
  • Solomon's Castle

Things To Do In Sebring

Sebring offers a variety of recreational opportunities. Historical sites such as Historic Bok Sanctuary and Paynes Creek State Historic Site are nearby. Museums nearby are Brevard Museum of Art and Science, the Lake Wales Museum and the Lake Wales Museum. People may also go picnicking, hiking, camping, or horseback riding in the Highland Hammock State Park.

Sebring Transportation

Lakeland Linder Regional Airport is a major airport nearby.

Sebring Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Florida Southern College, Polk Community College, and Southeastern University.

People

Total Population 10,356
Male Share of the Population 54.4%
Female Share of the Population 45.6%
Senior Citizens 25%
Employed Population 16+ 3,168
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 40.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.8%
Median Earnings25+ $20,788
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $9,818
Median Earnings With High School Degree $19,286

Wealth

Median Family Income $38,542
% Above Poverty Level 73.8%
% Below Poverty Level 26.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 6.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.9%
% Using Public Transportation 7%

Housing

People Living Alone 41.8%
Median Gross Rent $636
Median House Value $77,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 40.7%
US/American 0%
English 10.7%
Irish 12.4%

Sebring Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 49 miles SE of Lakeland, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 69 miles SE of Tampa, Florida
County Highlands
Standard Zip Codes 33870, 33872, 33875, 33876
P.O. Box Zip Codes 33871
Phone Area Codes 863
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 27.495
Longitude -81.441

Sebring Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station AVON PARK 2 W
Distance 9.2 miles
Jan Temp 48 to 73 F
Apr Temp 59 to 83 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 64 to 84 F
Annual Precip 49 inches
Station WAUCHULA
Distance 22.3 miles
Jan Temp 49 to 73 F
Apr Temp 57 to 83 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 64 to 85 F
Annual Precip 50.4 inches
Station MOUNTAIN LAKE
Distance 31.8 miles
Jan Temp 49 to 72 F
Apr Temp 58 to 83 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 64 to 84 F
Annual Precip 47.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Avon Park 8,874 $35,424
Frostproof 3,030 $45,859
Lake Placid 2,518 $30,781
Wauchula 4,930 $49,277
Zolfo Springs 1,933 $36,172

Sebring Public Libraries

Library
Heartland Library Cooperative
319 WEST CENTER AVENUE
Sebring, Florida
(863) 402-6719
Library Web Site

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Sebring Hospitals

HIGHLANDS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
3600 S HIGHLANDS AVE
(863) 385-6101
Emergency Service: Yes

FLORIDA HOSPITAL HEARTLAND MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
4200 SUN N' LAKE BLVD
(863) 314-4466
Emergency Service: Yes

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Sebring High Schools

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SEBRING HIGH SCHOOL
3514 KENILWORTH BOULEVARD
863-471-5500
Serves 1,523 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.2

WOODLAWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
718 FIELDER BOULEVARD
863-471-5444
A Title I School.
Serves 718 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.3

COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE
426 SCHOOL STREET
863-471-5564
Serves 55 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 1.8

THE ACADEMY AT YOUTH CARE LANE
4121 YOUTH CARE LANE
863-471-5457
Serves 21 students.

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