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Avon Park, Florida
(Highlands County)

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Welcome to Avon Park ...

The city of Avon Park is located in Highlands County (at the time of its founding, Avon Park was located in DeSoto County).

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Avon Park has a population of 10,695 people<1> (see below for details).

Avon Park is 140 feet [43 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Avon Park lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Avon Park is located in the (863) area code.

The ZIP codes for Avon Park: 33825-33826<3>

Websites for Avon Park ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Avon Park had an population of 10,695 people. This is an increase of 21.04% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 25.2% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Avon Park had a population of 8,836 people (or 8.94% of the total population of Highlands County). This makes Avon Park the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Avon Park represents 0.05% of the total population of Florida (which has 18,801,310 people), making it the state's 168th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,836 people, the population of Avon Park increased 3.44% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 8,542 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Avon Park.

Communities Also Named Avon Park ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Florida communities named Avon Park: This one is located in Highlands County and the other is located in Broward County.

Beyond Florida, there are 6 communities that are also named Avon Park - they are located in Alabama, Georgia, New Jersey, Ohio and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Avon Park.

Communities near Avon Park ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Avon Park.

  • Sebring [Highlands County]
  • Wauchula [Hardee County]
  • Frostproof [Polk County]
  • Bowling Green [Hardee County]
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Zolfo Springs [Hardee County]
    • Hillcrest Heights [Polk County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillcrest Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillcrest Heights
      • Hillcrest Heights [Polk County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Avon Park
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillcrest Heights
    • Highland Park [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland Park
      • Highland Park [Polk County] lies 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Avon Park
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland Park
    • De Soto City [Highlands County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for De Soto City have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Soto City
      • De Soto City [Highlands County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Avon Park
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Soto City
    • Babson Park [Polk County]
    • Crooked Lake Park [Polk County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crooked Lake Park have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crooked Lake Park
      • Crooked Lake Park [Polk County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Avon Park
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crooked Lake Park

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Avon Park. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Avon Park.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Avon Park. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Avon Park.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Avon Park. See our Newspapers Page for Avon Park.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Avon Park ...

Looking for more information about Avon Park? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Avon Park, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Avon Park.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Highlands County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Avon Park:

The official website for Highlands County:

The official website for State of Florida:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Avon Park.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Avon Park - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Avon Park). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Avon Park or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Avon Park includes: 33825 & 33826.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Avon Park) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Avon Park. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Avon Park

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Avon Park. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 27.5958, Longitude: -81.5062    
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






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