Zolfo Springs, Florida

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Zolfo Springs, Florida
Town
Zolfo Springs City Hall
Zolfo Springs City Hall
Location in Hardee County and the state of Florida
Location in Hardee County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 27°29′46″N 81°47′49″W / 27.49611°N 81.79694°W / 27.49611; -81.79694Coordinates: 27°29′46″N 81°47′49″W / 27.49611°N 81.79694°W / 27.49611; -81.79694
Country United States
State Florida
County  Hardee
Area
 • Total 1.7 sq mi (4.5 km2)
 • Land 1.7 sq mi (4.5 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 66 ft (20 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,827
 • Density 1,045/sq mi (403.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 33890
Area code(s) 863
FIPS code 12-79250[1]
GNIS feature ID 0293628[2]
Website www.townofzolfo.com

Zolfo Springs is a town in Hardee County, Florida, United States. The population was 1,827 at the 2010 census,[3] up from 1,641 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Zolfo Springs is located at the geographic center of Hardee County, at 27°29′46″N 81°47′49″W / 27.49611°N 81.79694°W / 27.49611; -81.79694 (27.496211, -81.796878).[4] U.S. Route 17 runs through the center of town, leading north 4 miles (6 km) to Wauchula, the county seat, and south 20 miles (32 km) to Arcadia. Florida State Road 64 crosses the northern side of town, leading northeast 18 miles (29 km) to Avon Park and west 50 miles (80 km) to Bradenton. SR 66 leaves US 17 at the center of Zolfo Springs and leads east 25 miles (40 km) to U.S. Route 27 at the south end of Sebring.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Zolfo Springs has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.5 km2), all of it land.[3] The Peace River, which flows south to Punta Gorda, forms part of the northern town boundary. Pioneer Park Lake and Pioneer Park are also inside the town's boundaries. The tiny private Cracker Lake is also within the town.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 171
1920 256 49.7%
1930 272 6.3%
1940 223 −18.0%
1950 334 49.8%
1960 838 150.9%
1970 1,117 33.3%
1980 1,495 33.8%
1990 1,219 −18.5%
2000 1,641 34.6%
2010 1,827 11.3%
Est. 2015 1,803 [5] −1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
Zolfo Springs Pioneer Park museum

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,641 people, 497 households, and 399 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,086.5 people per square mile (419.6/km²). There were 634 housing units at an average density of 419.8 per square mile (162.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 65.69% White, 3.35% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 29.07% from other races, and 1.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 53.63% of the population.

There were 497 households out of which 39.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.2% were married couples living together, 15.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.7% were non-families. 14.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.26 and the average family size was 3.55.

In the town, the population was spread out with 32.3% under the age of 18, 11.2% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 16.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 102.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,972, and the median income for a family was $27,188. Males had a median income of $18,603 versus $17,292 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,397. About 18.7% of families and 27.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.2% of those under age 18 and 18.9% of those age 65 or over.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Zolfo Springs town, Florida". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved April 25, 2017. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 11, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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