Highlands County, Florida

Highlands County: County in Florida, United States of America


Highlands County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 98,786 and a population density of 34 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 106,639 inhabitants. Its county seat is Sebring. The county was created 101 years ago in 1921.

Quick Facts about Highlands County

Population : 106,639 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Florida (United States)
Different from : Highland County, Highland County
Area : 2865 km2
Water as percent of area : 8.1%
Land as percent of area : 91.9%
Altitude : 72 feet / 22 meters
Capital : Sebring
Establishment : April 04, 1921
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 09:18:26 (17th August 2022)
Density : 37 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 7.36% (2010-2020)
Highlands County locator map
Location of Highlands County on Florida map.
Highlands Courthouse image
Highlands Courthouse
Highlands Courthouse image


Highlands County is located at 27°20'36"N 81°20'27"W (27.3434000, -81.3409700). It has 6 neighbors: Charlotte County, DeSoto County, Glades County, Hardee County, Okeechobee County and Osceola County.

Highlands County map

The largest city of Highlands County is Sebring with a population of 10,588. Other cities include and Placid Lakes population 3,716. See all Highlands County cities & populated places.

Highlands County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Highlands County.

City Name Population Title
Sebring 10,588 City in Florida
Avon Park 10,086 Town in Highlands County, Florida, United States
Placid Lakes 3,716 City in United States of America
Lake Placid 2,496 Town in Highlands County, Florida, USA

Highlands County has 6 neighbours.

  • Sebring


The population of Highlands County increased by 7.36% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 98,786 - census
2011 98,477 -0.31% estimation process
2012 98,222 -0.26% estimation process
2013 98,077 -0.15% estimation process
2014 98,584 0.51% estimation process
2015 100,137 1.55% estimation process
2016 102,041 1.87% estimation process
2017 103,852 1.74% estimation process
2018 104,933 1.03% estimation process
2019 106,221 1.21% estimation process
2020 106,639 0.39% estimation process

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