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Overview

Introduction to Avon Park, Florida

Avon Park, Florida, in Highlands county, is 41 miles SE of Lakeland, Florida (center to center) and 63 miles E of Tampa, Florida.

Avon Park History

Avon Park is one of the oldest cities of Highlands County. The earliest settler was a Connecticut native named Oliver Martin Crosby. Crosby settled in this area in order to study the wildlife of Everglades. He was followed by many people, which led to the establishment of the town called "Lake Forest." Crosby later changed this name to Avon Park, when a woman who had also settled there convinced him that the area was similar to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Avon Park and Nearby Attractions

  • Avon Park Air Force Range.
  • Lake Adelaide.
  • Avon Park Historic District.

Avon Park Activities

The residents enjoy various water sports like fishing and boating, among others. They also play golf at the various golf courses in the area. You can also find them indulging in biking and hiking.

Avon Park Transportation

The city is served by the Avon Park Executive Airport, which lies at a distance of about 2 miles from the central business area.

Avon Park Higher Education

The South Florida Community College serves the needs for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,052
Male Share of the Population42.9%
Female Share of the Population57.1%
Senior Citizens19.6%
Employed Population 16+3,367
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married39.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher9.2%
Median Earnings25+$19,884
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,336
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,291

Wealth

Median Family Income$31,111
% Above Poverty Level61.2%
% Below Poverty Level38.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.8%
% Using Public Transportation5.8%

Housing

People Living Alone32.6%
Median Gross Rent$665
Median House Value$61,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)51.4%
German7.3%
Irish6.9%
West Indian6.7%
English4.5%
Jamaican3.6%
Italian3.6%
Haitian2.8%
French Except Basque1.5%
Scottish1%
Dutch1%
Greek0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Polish0.7%
Norwegian0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Canadian0.3%
Trinidad Tobago0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Lithuanian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
African0.1%
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Avon Park Almanac

CategoryValue
County Highlands County
Standard Zip Codes33825
P.O. Box Zip Codes33826
Phone Area Codes863
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude27.59
Approximate Longitude-81.5

Avon Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationAVON PARK 2 W
Distance1.7 miles
Jan Temp48 to 73 F
Apr Temp59 to 83 F
Jul Temp72 to 91 F
Oct Temp64 to 84 F
Annual Precip49 inches
StationMOUNTAIN LAKE
Distance24.1 miles
Jan Temp49 to 72 F
Apr Temp58 to 83 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp64 to 84 F
Annual Precip47.7 inches
StationBARTOW
Distance29.8 miles
Jan Temp52 to 74 F
Apr Temp61 to 84 F
Jul Temp73 to 92 F
Oct Temp66 to 85 F
Annual Precip50.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fort Meade5,883$52,004
Frostproof3,100$45,685
Highland Park235$77,813
Sebring10,423$37,780
Wauchula4,883$42,092
Zolfo Springs2,059$31,786

Avon Park Public Schools

Avon Elementary School
705 Winthrop St
ZIP: 33825
(863) 452-4355
Primary
Total Enrollment 557
Avon Park High School
700 E Main St
ZIP: 33825
(863) 452-4311
High
Total Enrollment 973
Avon Park Middle School
401 S Lake Ave
ZIP: 33825
(863) 452-4333
Middle
Total Enrollment 713
Highlands Youth Academy
242 South Blvd
ZIP: 33825
(863) 452-3815
High
Total Enrollment 80
Memorial Elementary School
867 Memorial Dr
ZIP: 33825
(863) 784-0200
Primary
Total Enrollment 613
Park Elementary School
327 E Palmetto St
ZIP: 33825
(863) 452-4373
Primary
Total Enrollment 549

Avon Park Private Schools

Central Florida Academy
111 E Pine St
ZIP: 33825
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Parkview Pre-k
107 A Miracle Ave
ZIP: 33825
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
Walker Memorial Academy
1525 W Avon Blvd
ZIP: 33825
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 211
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