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Lake County, FL

Altoona
Astatula (town)
Astor
Citrus Ridge
Clermont (city)
Dona Vista
Eustis (city)
Ferndale
Fruitland Park (city)
Grand Island
Groveland (city)
Howey-in-the-Hills
Lady Lake (town)
Leesburg (city)
Lisbon
Mascotte (city)
Minneola (city)
Montverde (town)
Mount Dora (city)
Mount Plymouth
Okahumpka
Paisley
Sorrento
Sunset Island
Tavares (city)
Umatilla (city)
Yalaha

The county was named for the many lakes within its borders

Lake County is one of 67 counties in Florida. The county is in the Orlando metro area.

The estimated population in 2004 was 260,788. This was an increase of 23.87% from the 2000 census.

Income snapshot

Median household income
 Local
 $36,903
 National
 $41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau


In 2002, the per capita personal income in Lake County was $26,085. This was an increase of 17.0% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 84% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.

County seat: Tavares

Lake County, Florida locator map

Population 2000: 210,528
Metro area: Orlando
Lake County government
LAKE COUNTY
FL
US
POPULATION
  Number   Number Number
Total population  210,528      
Square miles (land)  953.15      
Population per square mile  220.88   296.37 79.56
GENDER
  Number Pct Pct Pct
Male  101,866 48.4 48.8 49.1
Female  108,662 51.6 51.2 50.9
AGE
  Number Pct Pct Pct
15 or younger  35,754 17.0 19.0 21.4
16-24  19,135 9.1 12.2 13.9
25-44  50,004 23.8 28.6 30.2
45-64  50,032 23.8 22.7 22.0
65+  55,603 26.4 17.6 12.4
  Number   Number Number
Average age (years)  44.50   39.53 36.22
RACE AND ETHNICITY
  Number Pct Pct Pct
White  184,138 87.5 78.0 75.1
Black or African American  17,503 8.3 14.6 12.3
American Indian and Alaska native  701 0.3 0.3 0.9
Asian  1,667 0.8 1.7 3.6
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific islander  76 0.0 0.1 0.1
Some other race  3,966 1.9 3.0 5.5
Two or more races  2,477 1.2 2.4 2.4
Hispanic or Latino  11,808 5.6 16.8 12.5

HOUSING UNITS
  Number   Number Number
Total housing units  102,830      
RENTER-OCCUPIED HOUSING UNITS
  Number Pct Pct Pct
Renter-occupied housing units  16,366 15.9 26.0 30.8
  Number   Number Number
Average number of household members  2.32   2.35 2.36
Average number of rooms  4.31   3.83 4.04
Average number of vehicles  1.29   1.25 1.19
Median year structure was built  1978   1977 1969
Median year householder moved in  1998   1999 1998
Median rent ($)  424   551 519
Median rent asked for vacant units ($)  445   576 469
  Number Pct Pct Pct
Rent includes utilities  2,089 12.8 11.4 16.5
  Number   Number Number
Rent as a pct of household revenue  26.5   27.5 25.5
OWNER-OCCUPIED HOUSING UNITS
  Number Pct Pct Pct
Owner-occupied housing units  72,047 70.1 60.8 60.2
  Number   Number Number
Average number of household members  2.34   2.51 2.71
Average number of rooms  5.64   5.69 6.30
Average number of vehicles  1.42   1.63 1.64
Median year structure was built  1985   1980 1971
Median year householder moved in  1994   1993 1991
Median value ($)  83,700   93,200 111,800
  Number Pct Pct Pct
With mortgage or contract to purchase  30,430 42.2 52.3 55.4
With second mortgage, equity loan  5,930 8.2 11.4 12.7
  Number   Number Number
Median price asked for vacant housing ($)  98,600   92,200 89,600
Monthly cost, with mortgage ($)  891   1,004 1,088
Monthly cost, without mortgage ($)  267   306 295