Glades County, Florida
Glades County is located in South Central Florida, along with Desoto, Hendry, Highlands, Okeechobee, and Hardee counties. The only incorporated municipality in Glades County is the city of Moore Haven, the county seat. Other communities include Buckhead Ridge, Lakeport, Palmdale, and Muse. The Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation is in Glades as well. The county is located just to the west of Lake Okeechobee. The population is in excess of 12,000.
The main industries providing employment are educational, health, and social services; agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting; public administration; and construction. Major private sector employers in Glades County are Moore Haven Correctional Facility, Lykes Bros, Inc., Brighton Seminole Bingo, Glades Electric Co-op, and A Duda. The top public sector employer is Glades County School Board. Cost of living in Glades County is relatively low at 83.1, compared to the US average of 100.
A rural county, agriculture is important to the economy of Glades. More than 1.2 million commercial fruit trees in the county produce over 2.5 million boxes of citrus annually, the vast majority of which are oranges. Glades ranks number nine among Florida counties for number of cattle and calves. Aside from ranching, much of the county?s land is given over to pine tree farming.
Moore Haven, a city of over 1,500, is located on the southwestern shore of Lake Okeechobee, where it intersects with the Caloosahatchee Canal. The city hosts a head of the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail, which allows hikers and mountain bikers to view the lake and its wildlife around the 110-mile path. The city is home to the annual Chalo Nitka festival, one of the oldest festivals in the state, which is essentially a large county fair that showcases local culture and the culture of Seminole Indians.
Glades County Florida Cities
There are 2 cities in Glades County Florida. These are listed below. Click on a link for details.
Glades County has a population of approximately 13,107 people. The population increased 1.7% from 2010 to 2012. This compared to a 2.7% increase for the State of Florida and a 1.7% increase for the country as a whole. Glades County is 806.01 square miles and had a population density of 16 Persons per square mile in 2010. This compared to 350.6 for Florida and 87.4 for the country.
There are 7,082 housing units in Glades County (a housing unit is defined by the US Census Bureau as a house, apartment, mobile home, group of rooms, or single room that is occupied as separate living quarters.) Glades County has a 77.7% homeownership rate compared to Florida's rate of 69.0%. Glades County's medium household income in 2011 was $39,611, which is lower than the medium income for Florida as a whole: $47,827.
2010 to 2012
2007 to 2011
19.5% of the population in Glades County lives below the poverty line, compared to 14.7% in Florida and 14.3% nationwide. Additional Information:
- Glades County Census Data
- University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research - Glades County
Glades County Economic Activity
The U.S. Bureau of the Census, Economic , 2007 calculated the total value manufacturing, merchant wholesaler, retail sales and food service sales in Glades County. The Census measured activity of large and medium-sized firms during calendar year 2007. It does not include every aspect of the economy but can be used as a measure of economic activity.
At $18 million, Glades County's economic activity represents 0.00% of the Florida economy.
|Merchant wholesaler sales||$0||0.0%|
|Accommodation and food services sales||$5||27.3%|
Glades County Regional Comparisons
Glades County is located in South Central Florida. This region is responsible for 0.5% of Florida's economic activity. Glades County represents 0.5% of the region's economy.
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2007 to 2011
Glades Real Estate
There are 2,862 properties in Glades County. The following table shows a summary of them based on 2013 sales data.
|Usage Type||Property Count||%||Sales Count||Median Price||Median Price/Ft||Sales From||To|
|Residential Property||0||0.00||60||$35,600||$34||January 1st, 2013||September 1st, 2013|
Residential Real Estate in Glades County, Florida
0( .00%) of the properties in Glades County are classified as Residential. 60 of them sold between January 1st, 2013 and September 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $3,249,100. The median sales price was $35,600. In 2013 the median sales price for A Class Residential Property in Glades County was $70 per sq ft, B Class properties sold for $34/ft and C Class $8/ft.
Glades Market Data
|Property Usage||Property Count||Total Sq Ft|
|Hotel & Motel||27||50,329|
|Sports & Entertaining||5||86,589|