Hendry County, Florida
Hendry County is located in South Central Florida, along with Desoto, Glades, Highlands, Okeechobee, and Hardee counties. Incorporated cities in Hendry County are Clewiston and LaBelle (the county seat). Hendry County is known to the U.S. Census Bureau as the Clewiston Micropolitan Statistical Area. The county's population is in excess of 35,000.
The largest industries by employment are trade, transportation, & utilities; public administration; and natural resources and mining. Major private sector employers include US Sugar Corp, Southern Gardens, A Duda & Sons, Hendry County Hospital Authority, and Alico, Inc. Top public sector employers include Hendry County School District, Hendry County, and Hendry County Sheriff's Office.
72.5% of the land in Hendry County is used for agriculture. Hendry County?s location on the southwest shore of Lake Okeechobee gives it access to the rich soil that was left after the partial drainage of the Everglades. The number one crop is citrus, with over 9 million trees in the county, followed by sugar cane and fresh vegetables. Watermelons are also grown in significant quantities in Henry County.
Located in the northeastern corner of the county, Clewiston is on the southwestern shore of Lake Okeechobee. The city known as ?America?s Sweetest Town? is home to over 6,000. The U.S. Sugar Corporation mill is located on the southern end of the city. It processes 700,000 tons of sugar cane each year.
Clewiston is also known as the Gateway to Lake Okeechobee. The 730 square-mile lake is full of opportunities for maritime recreation, including fishing. Largemouth bass is a popular target for fishers, and many bass tournaments are held in Clewiston. Fishermen and -women also fish the crappie. Fishing contributes millions of dollars to the local economy every year. The lake is also a prime spot for yachting and birding. Hikers can use the Herbert Hoover Dike that rings the water to view the lake and its wildlife.
Hendry County Florida Cities
There are 3 cities in Hendry County Florida. These are listed below. Click on a link for details.
Hendry County has a population of approximately 37,447 people. The population increased -4.3% 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. Hendry County is 1152.75 square miles and had a population density of 34 Persons per square mile in 2010. This compared to 350.6 for Florida and 87.4 for the country.
There are 14,687 housing units in Hendry 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.) Hendry County has a 70.0% homeownership rate compared to Florida's rate of 69.0%. Hendry County's medium household income in 2011 was $37,989, which is lower than the medium income for Florida as a whole: $47,827.
2010 to 2012
2007 to 2011
26.0% of the population in Hendry County lives below the poverty line, compared to 14.7% in Florida and 14.3% nationwide. Additional Information:
- Hendry County Census Data
- University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research - Hendry County
Hendry 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 Hendry 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 $595 million, Hendry County's economic activity represents 0.09% of the Florida economy.
|Merchant wholesaler sales||$212||35.6%|
|Accommodation and food services sales||$37||6.3%|
Hendry County Regional Comparisons
Hendry County is located in South Central Florida. This region is responsible for 0.5% of Florida's economic activity. Hendry County represents 17.5% of the region's economy.
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2007 to 2011
Hendry Real Estate
There are 14,687 properties in Hendry 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|
|Commercial Property||0||0.00||24||$234,000||$49||February 1st, 2013||September 1st, 2013|
|Government Property||419||2.85||3||$191,300||$59||April 1st, 2013||August 1st, 2013|
|Residential Property||0||0.00||390||$48,000||$34||January 1st, 2013||September 1st, 2013|
Commercial Real Estate in Hendry County, Florida
0( .00%) of the properties in Hendry County are classified as Commercial. 24 of them sold between February 1st, 2013 and September 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $9,896,500. The median sales price was $234,000. In 2013 the median sales price for A Class Commercial Property in Hendry County was $80 per sq ft, B Class properties sold for $49/ft and C Class $19/ft.
Government Real Estate in Hendry County, Florida
419( 2.85%) of the properties in Hendry County are classified as Government. 3 of them sold between April 1st, 2013 and August 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $616,300. The median sales price was $191,300. In 2013 the median sales price for Government Property in Hendry County was $59 per sq ft.
Residential Real Estate in Hendry County, Florida
0( .00%) of the properties in Hendry County are classified as Residential. 390 of them sold between January 1st, 2013 and September 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $26,576,513. The median sales price was $48,000. In 2013 the median sales price for A Class Residential Property in Hendry County was $66 per sq ft, B Class properties sold for $34/ft and C Class $17/ft.
Hendry Market Data
|Property Usage||Property Count||Total Sq Ft|
|Hotel & Motel||354||330,632|
|Sports & Entertaining||16||143,731|