Howey mansion, original home of the town's founder
Location in Lake County and the state of Florida
|Country||United States of America|
|• Total||1.9 sq mi (4.8 km2)|
|• Land||1.8 sq mi (4.6 km2)|
|• Water||0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)|
|Elevation||121 ft (37 m)|
|• Estimate (2008)||1,248|
|• Density||500/sq mi (200/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0295002|
Howey-in-the-Hills is a town in Lake County, Florida, United States. The population was 956 at the 2000 census. The Census Bureau estimated the population in 2008 to be 1,248. It is part of the Orlando–Kissimmee–Sanford Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Howey-in-the-Hills was founded by William John Howey. On May 8, 1925 Howey-in-the-Hills was incorporated as the Town of Howey. In 1927 the name was officially changed to Howey-in-the-Hills, this was done to reflect the location of the town in an area of rolling hills.
The first citrus juice plant in Florida was built in Howey-in-the-Hills by William John Howey in 1921.
Lake Hills School
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Howey-in-the-Hills is located at (28.716221, -81.774540).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2), of which 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (4.86%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 956 people, 385 households, and 291 families residing in the town. The population density was 540.6 people per square mile (208.5/km²). There were 450 housing units at an average density of 254.5 per square mile (98.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.97% White, 0.52% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.73% Asian, 0.21% from other races, and 1.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.20% of the population.
There were 385 households out of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.9% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.4% were non-families. 18.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.80.
In the town the population was spread out with 20.7% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 29.0% from 45 to 64, and 21.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 98.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.5 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $49,327, and the median income for a family was $51,458. Males had a median income of $39,773 versus $27,727 for females. The per capita income for the town was $23,273. About 3.4% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.5% of those under age 18 and 2.2% of those age 65 or over.
- "Population Estimates" (CSV). 2008 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau. July 1, 2009. Retrieved July 24, 2009.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.