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Lake County, Florida
Seal of Lake County, Florida
Map of Florida highlighting Lake County
Location in the state of Florida
Map of the U.S. highlighting Florida
Florida's location in the U.S.
Seat Tavares
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,156 sq mi (2,994 km²)
953 sq mi (2,468 km²)
203 sq mi (526 km²), 17.58%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

210,528
182.1/sq mi (70/km²)
Founded May 27, 1887
Website www.lakecountyfl.gov

Lake County is a county located in the state of Florida, United States. As of the 2000 Census, the population was 210,528. The Census Bureau estimated the population in 2008 to be 307,243.[1] Its county seat is Tavares, Florida[2]. Lake County is part of the Orlando-Kissimmee, Florida, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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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.[1] They were the parents of Walt Disney.

On February 2, 2007, Lake County was devastated by a series of early morning tornadoes, which killed at least 20 people in the area. Gov. Charlie Crist declared a state of emergency.[3]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,156 square miles (2,995 km²), of which, 953 square miles (2,469 km²) of it is land and 203 square miles (526 km²) of it (17.58%) is water.

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Adjacent Counties

National protected areas

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 210,528 people, 88,413 households, and 62,507 families residing in the county. The population density was 221 people per square mile (85/km²). There were 102,830 housing units at an average density of 108 per square mile (42/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 87.46% White, 8.31% Black or African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.79% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.88% from other races, and 1.18% from two or more races. 5.61% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 88,413 households out of which 23.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.90% were married couples living together, 8.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.30% were non-families. 24.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.75.

In the county the population was spread out with 20.30% under the age of 18, 5.80% from 18 to 24, 23.80% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 26.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 93.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,903, and the median income for a family was $42,577. Males had a median income of $31,475 versus $23,545 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,199. About 6.90% of families and 9.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.80% of those under age 18 and 6.30% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Incorporated

  1. Town of Astatula
  2. City of Clermont
  3. City of Eustis
  4. City of Fruitland Park
  5. City of Groveland
  6. Town of Howey-in-the-Hills
  7. Town of Lady Lake
  8. City of Leesburg
  9. City of Mascotte
  10. City of Minneola
  11. Town of Montverde
  12. City of Mount Dora
  13. City of Tavares
  14. City of Umatilla

Unincorporated

Politics

Presidential elections results
Year Republican Democratic Other
2008 56.2% 42.7% 1.1%
2004 60.0% 38.9% 1.1%
2000 56.4% 41.3% 2.3%

Government and infrastructure

The Florida Department of Corrections has Region III Correctional Facility Office on the grounds of the Lake Correctional Institution in an unincorporated area in Lake County.[5][6]

References

External links

Government links/Constitutional offices

Special districts

Judicial branch

Tourism links

Miscellaneous links

Coordinates: 28°46′N 81°43′W / 28.77°N 81.72°W / 28.77; -81.72


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Lake County, Florida
Seal of Lake County, Florida
Map
File:Map of Florida highlighting Lake County.png
Location in the state of Florida
Map of the USA highlighting Florida
Florida's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded May 27 1887
Seat Tavares
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 17.58%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

210528
Website: www.lakegovernment.com

Lake County is a county located in the state of Florida, United States. As of the 2000 Census, the population was 210,528. With a Census-estimated population of 290,435 in 2006[1], it is the 23rd fastest-growing county in the United States.[2] Its county seat is Tavares6. Clermont, located in the southern portion of the county, is the largest city with a population of 22,097, based on 2006 census estimates.[3] Lake County is part of the Orlando-Kissimmee.

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History

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

The first couple was married in the Lake county Town of Kismet, on December 27, 1887. Floria Call and Elias Disney were the parents of Walt Disney.

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

On February 2, 2007, Lake County was devastated by a series of early morning tornadoes, which killed at least 20 people in the area. Gov. Charlie Crist declared a state of emergency.[1]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,995 km² (1,156 sq mi). 2,469 km² (953 sq mi) of it is land and 526 km² (203 sq mi) of it (17.58%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 210,528 people, 88,413 households, and 62,507 families residing in the county. The population density was 85/km² (221/sq mi). There were 102,830 housing units at an average density of 42/km² (108/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 87.46% White, 8.31% Black or African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.79% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.88% from other races, and 1.18% from two or more races. 5.61% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 88,413 households out of which 23.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.90% were married couples living together, 8.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.30% were non-families. 24.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.75.

In the county the population was spread out with 20.30% under the age of 18, 5.80% from 18 to 24, 23.80% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 26.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 93.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,903, and the median income for a family was $42,577. Males had a median income of $31,475 versus $23,545 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,199. About 6.90% of families and 9.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.80% of those under age 18 and 6.30% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Incorporated

  1. Town of Astatula
  2. City of Clermont
  3. City of Eustis
  4. City of Fruitland Park
  5. City of Groveland
  6. Town of Howey-in-the-Hills
  7. Town of Lady Lake
  8. City of Leesburg
  9. City of Mascotte
  10. City of Minneola
  11. Town of Montverde
  12. City of Mount Dora
  13. City of Tavares
  14. City of Umatilla

Unincorporated

References

External links

Government links/Constitutional offices

Special districts

Judicial branch

Tourism links

Miscellaneous links

  • Photographs From the State Library & Archives of Florida.

Coordinates: 28°46′N 81°43′W / 28.77, -81.72

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Lake County, Florida
Map

Location in the state of Florida

Florida's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded May 27, 1887
Seat Tavares
Largest City Tavares
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,156 sq mi (2,994 km²)
953 sq mi (2,468 km²)
203 sq mi (526 km²), 17.58%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

210,528
182.1/sq mi (70/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website: www.lakecountyfl.gov

Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida, and was formed on May 27, 1887. As of 2000, the population is 210,528. Lake County's seat is Tavares.

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