Tavares, FL Overview

Founded in 1880 in the hope that the city would become the capital of Florida, Tavares now serves as the hub of Lake County and the county seat.  Home to a modern hospital, the community balances commerce, industry, and services with quiet residential neighborhoods along tree-canopied streets.  Light industrial activity and legal support as well as commercial development dominate the local economy. Planners have been diligent about controlling growth and expansion to protect the small-town charm of the city and the tranquility of residential areas.  Families in this area appreciate the exceptional facilities for recreation and quality leisure time, including the Wooton Wonderland Playground for Children with its boat ramp and fishing pier and the Fred Stover Sports Complex. 


Population Growth (since 2000) 30%
Population Density (ppl / mile) 1,227.00
Household Size (ppl) 2.129
Households w/ Children 19%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover 16%
5+ Years in Residency 38%
Median Year in Residency 3.83

Housing Inventory

Tavares, FL Housing Inventory 5,053 1,392 1,565 5,053 1,392

Market Overview

213 listings with an estimated median price of $229,000

Price Count
$0 - 100K 28
$100K - 200K 56
$200K - 300K 63
$300K - 400K 15
$400K - 500K 8
$500K - 600K 13
$600K - 700K 11
$800K - 900K 4
$900K - 1M 2
$1M - Max 13
Property Type Count
Single Family 125
Condo 19
Commercial 7
Rental 22
Lots and Land 52
Multi Family 1
Mobile Home 9

(Data as of 4/3/2020)

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Tavares, FL Population Demographics

Total: 14,912


Median Age: 51.64

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Temperature (degrees F)

Tavares, FL Temperature

Weather Risk

Tavares, FL Weather Risk


The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Education Climate Index

Tavares, FL Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Tavares, FL Highest Education Level Attained 4,865 990 307 645 1,189 723 2,639 4,865 990 307 645 1,189

Employment and Finance


Tavares, FL Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $39,796)

Tavares, FL Income by dollar range 459 544 465 469 461 502 427 475 345 573 508 670 352 117 180 28 40 3

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Smoking Ban

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The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Tavares, FL Crime

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