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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,423
Male Share of the Population52%
Female Share of the Population48%
Senior Citizens27.6%
Employed Population 16+2,950
Age of the Population50

Families

% of people married41.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.1%
Median Earnings25+$18,584
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,227
Median Earnings With High School Degree$12,113

Wealth

Median Family Income$37,780
% Above Poverty Level72.8%
% Below Poverty Level27.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home8.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work6%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone45.7%
Median Gross Rent$646
Median House Value$84,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)38.9%
German13.2%
English11.9%
Irish10.8%
Italian3.6%
French Except Basque3.4%
Polish2.1%
Dutch1.5%
African1.5%
Russian1.1%
Scottish1.1%
Norwegian1%
Bulgarian0.9%
West Indian0.9%
Portuguese0.7%
Canadian0.7%
Swedish0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Jamaican0.3%
Finnish0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
Bahamian0.2%
Haitian0.1%
British0.1%
Arab0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
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Sebring Almanac

CategoryValue
County Highlands County
Standard Zip Codes33870, 33872, 33875, 33876
P.O. Box Zip Codes33871
Phone Area Codes863
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude27.49
Approximate Longitude-81.45

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)

StationAVON PARK 2 W
Distance9.2 miles
Jan Temp48 to 73 F
Apr Temp59 to 83 F
Jul Temp72 to 91 F
Oct Temp64 to 84 F
Annual Precip49 inches
StationWAUCHULA
Distance22.3 miles
Jan Temp49 to 73 F
Apr Temp57 to 83 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp64 to 85 F
Annual Precip50.4 inches
StationMOUNTAIN LAKE
Distance31.8 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Avon Park10,052$31,111
Frostproof3,100$45,685
Lake Placid2,321$26,250
Wauchula4,883$42,092
Zolfo Springs2,059$31,786

Sebring Public Libraries

Heartland Library Cooperative
319 W. CENTER AVE.
Sebring, Florida
(863) 467-7764

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Sebring Hospitals

Highlands Regional Medical Center
(Proprietary)
3600 S Highlands Ave
(863) 385-6101
Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center
(Non-profit)
4200 Sun N Lake Blvd
(863) 314-4466

Sebring Public Schools

Fred Wild Elementary School
3550 Youth Care Ln
ZIP: 33870
(863) 471-5400
Primary
Total Enrollment 556
Highlands County Hospital/homebound Program
426 School St
ZIP: 33870
(863) 471-5555
Other
Total Enrollment 12
Highlands County Schools Jail Program
426 School St
ZIP: 33870
(863) 471-5555
High
Total Enrollment 6
Highlands Virtual Franchise
426 School St
ZIP: 33870
(863) 471-5555
Other
Highlands Virtual Instruction Program
426 School St
ZIP: 33870
(863) 471-5555
Other
Total Enrollment 20
Non-enrolled Pk Exceptional Ed Program
426 School St
ZIP: 33870
(863) 471-5555
Primary
Total Enrollment 20
Sebring High School
3514 Kenilworth Blvd
ZIP: 33870
(863) 471-5500
High
Total Enrollment 1632
Sebring Middle School
500 E Center Ave
ZIP: 33870
(863) 471-5700
Middle
Total Enrollment 766
The Academy At Youth Care Lane
4121 Youth Care Ln
ZIP: 33870
(863) 471-5567
Other
Total Enrollment 9
The Kindergarten Learning Center
3560 Us Highway 27 S
ZIP: 33870
(863) 314-5281
Primary
Total Enrollment 373
Woodlawn Elementary School
817 Woodlawn Dr
ZIP: 33870
(863) 471-5444
Other
Total Enrollment 549
Hill-gustat Middle School
4700 Schumacher Rd
ZIP: 33872
(863) 471-5437
Middle
Total Enrollment 711
Sun 'n Lake Elementary School
4515 Ponce De Leon Blvd
ZIP: 33872
(863) 471-5464
Primary
Total Enrollment 741
Cracker Trail Elementary School
8200 Sparta Rd
ZIP: 33875
(863) 471-5777
Primary
Total Enrollment 630

Sebring Private Schools

Heartland Christian School
1160 Persimmon Ave
ZIP: 33870
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 122
St Catherine Catholic School
747 S Franklin St
ZIP: 33870
Elementary
Total Enrollment 52
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