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People

Total Population 2,541
Male Share of the Population 50.9%
Female Share of the Population 49.1%
Senior Citizens 15.4%
Employed Population 16+ 1,121
Age of the Population 31

Families

% of people married 40.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $31,397
% Above Poverty Level 51.7%
% Below Poverty Level 48.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.2%
% Using Public Transportation 14.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 27%
Median Gross Rent $674
Median House Value $165,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 57.9%
US/American 0%
English 5.7%
Irish 6.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lake Placid Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 62 miles NE of Cape Coral, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 81 miles SE of Tampa, Florida
County Highlands
Standard Zip Codes 33852
P.O. Box Zip Codes 33862
Phone Area Codes 863
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 27.292
Longitude -81.363

Lake Placid 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 ARCHBOLD BIO STATION
Distance 7.6 miles
Jan Temp 46 to 75 F
Apr Temp 53 to 86 F
Jul Temp 67 to 94 F
Oct Temp 61 to 87 F
Annual Precip 50.6 inches
Station AVON PARK 2 W
Distance 23.7 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 ARCADIA
Distance 31.4 miles
Jan Temp 48 to 73 F
Apr Temp 57 to 83 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 64 to 85 F
Annual Precip 49.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Avon Park 9,974 $32,706
Sebring 10,371 $35,910

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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LAKE PLACID SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
202 GREEN DRAGON DRIVE W
863-699-5010
Serves 778 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.3

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