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About Lake County, Florida

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Lake County, FL

With its prime location, pro-business approach, Lake County is open for business.

Lake County offers small town character, combined with the amenities of a major metropolitan city. Centrally located in the state, with easy access to interstates, highways, railways, seaports and international airports, companies in Lake County are able to service businesses throughout the state, nation and world, with down-home southern hospitality and a smile. This also makes Lake County an attractive destination for tourists, and the best and brightest employment candidates.

Demographics

People QuickFacts  
Population, 2012 estimate 303,186
Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base 297,052
Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012 2.1%
Population, 2010 297,052
Persons under 5 years, percent, 2012 5.2%
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2012 20.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2012 25.2%
Female persons, percent, 2012 51.6%
Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2007-2011 84.3%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2007-2011 87.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2007-2011 20.1%
Housing units, 2011 145,303
Homeownership rate, 2007-2011 77.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2007-2011 $167,900
Households, 2007-2011 118,253
Persons per household, 2007-2011 2.47
Per capita money income in the past 12 months (2011 dollars), 2007-2011 $25,440
Median household income, 2007-2011 $47,509

Business

Business QuickFacts  
Private nonfarm establishments, 2011 6,208
Private nonfarm employment, 2011 66,844
Private nonfarm employment, percent change, 2010-2011 1.8%
Nonemployer establishments, 2011 20,989
Total number of firms, 2007 26,755
Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) 3,441,893
Retail sales per capita, 2007 $11,391
Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) 436,028
Building permits, 2012 942

Geography

Geography QuickFacts  
Land area in square miles, 2010 938.38
Persons per square mile, 2010 316.6
FIPS Code 69
Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

Adjacent Counties

  • Volusia County, Florida - northeast
  • Orange County, Florida - east
  • Seminole County, Florida - east
  • Osceola County, Florida - southeast
  • Polk County, Florida - south
  • Sumter County, Florida - west
  • Marion County, Florida - northwest

History

Lake County was created in 1887 from portions of Sumter County, Florida and Orange County, Florida. It was named for the numerous lakes in the area. There are approximately 1,400 named lakes.

Lake County is also home to Sugarloaf Mountain, the highest point in peninsular Florida, at 312 feet (95 m) above sea level.

On New Year's Day of 1888, Flora Call and Elias Disney were married in the Lake County town of Kismet, and they lived for a short time in the adjoining town of Acron, Florida. They were the parents of Walt Disney.

Statistics


Founded: May 27, 1887

Seat: Tavares

Area
 Total: 1,156 sq mi (2,994 km²)
 Land: 953 sq mi (2,468 km²)
 Water: 203 sq mi (526 km²), 17.58%

Population
 2012: 303,186
 Density: 316/sq mi (121/km²)

Lake County, FL website
Lake County tourist information
Lake County Property Appraiser
Lake County Tax Collector

Listing Agent

Morris Realty & Investments
Scott Strem

Address

  • Address 10135 Highway 441, Suite 3
    Leesburg, Florida 34788
  • Phone 352-978-3428
  • Fax 352-319-6811
  • E-mail Scott@MorrisRealtors.com
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