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    2001 Detailed Statistics - Hendry County, Florida

    IDENTIFICATION:
       COUNTY NUMBER:               26
       COUNTY NAME:                 Hendry      
       COUNTY SEAT:                 LaBelle     
       NEAREST METROPOLITAN AREA:   Ft. Myers                                   
       
    
    POPULATION: COUNTY POPULATION: 1980: 18,599 1990: 25,773 1994: 28,686 2001: 36,562 COMPONENTS OF POPULATION CHANGE: NATURAL CHANGE: 1,554 NET MIGRATION: 1,359 TOTAL: 2,913 POPULATION AGE BREAKDOWN: 0-17: 9,121 18-44: 11,174 45-64: 5,265 65+ : 3,126 COUNTY AREA: 1,153 sq. miles POPULATION DENSITY: 31.40 per sq. mile POP SURROUNDING COUNTIES: 3,101,161
    LARGEST INCORPORATED MUNICIPALITIES: NAME POPULATION 1. Clewiston 6,207 2. LaBelle 2,922 EMPLOYMENT: LABOR FORCE: COUNTY CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE: 15,713 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE: 15.10 LABOR FORCE OF SURROUNDING COUNTIES 1,524,996 COUNTY NONFARM EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY: AGRICULTURAL SERVICES: 3088 MINING: * TRADE: 1999 TRANSPORTATION; PUBLIC UTILITIES: * MANUFACTURING: 977 CONSTRUCTION: 494 FIN, INS, REAL ESTATE: 475 SERVICES: 2376 GOVERNMENT: 2254 TOTAL: 12158 SELECTED ECONOMIC INDICATORS: INCOME: PER CAPITA PERSONAL INCOME: 13,663 MEDIAN EFFECTIVE INCOME PER HOUSEHOLD: 33,592 TAXABLE SALES: 202,616,000 BUILDING PERMITS: 18,525,000
    GOVERNMENT: TYPE: COMMISSIONER COMMISSION/MANAGER X ZONING REGULATIONS yes PLANNING COMMISSION yes COUNTY TAXES: AD VALOREM MILLAGE RATE: GOVERNMENT: 8.9000 SPECIAL DISTRICT: 3.1970 SCHOOLS: 9.2580 TOTAL: 21.062 ARE LOCAL OPTION AD VALOREM TAX EXEMPTIONS AVAILABLE? yes UTILITY SERVICE TAX? no RATE 0.00% LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX: 1.5000 LOCAL OPTION GASOLINE TAX $0.0400 PER GALLON
    FINANCIAL: NUMBER OF BANKS: DOMESTIC: 6 FOREIGN: 0 S&L ASSOCIATIONS: 2 BANKS FINANCIAL STANDING (THOUSANDS): DOMESTIC (TOTAL DEPOSITS): 178,289 FOREIGN (TOTAL ASSETS): 0 S&L ASSOC (TOTAL SAVINGS): 51,937
    DOES LOCAL GOVERNMENT ISSUE INDUSTRIAL REVENUE BONDS? no IS TAX INCREMENT FINANCING AVAILABLE? no UTILITIES: ELECTRICITY: POWER SUPPLIERS: Florida Power & Light; Lee Electric Coop; Glades Electric Coop; City of Clewiston Utilities WATER: SUPPLIERS: South Shore Water Association; Cities of Clewiston and LaBelle; Port LaBelle Utilities WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT: South Florida MAJOR WATER SOURCE: RIVER LAKE X WELLS X IS WATER AVAILABLE FOR NEW INDUSTRY? yes SANITATION: STORM SEWER no SANITARY SEWER yes SEWAGE TREATMENT TYPE: PRIMARY SECONDARY TERTIARY SEPTIC X IS SEWERAGE AVAILABLE FOR NEW INDUSTRY? yes SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL: SANITARY LANDFILL X OTHER Joint Hendry/Lee Co. NATURAL GAS: DISTRIBUTOR None IS GAS AVAILABLE FOR NEW INDUSTRY? no OTHER FUEL SOURCES: NUMBER OF DISTRIBUTORS SERVING COUNTY? FUEL OIL 2 COAL 0 LP GAS 3
    INDUSTRIAL SUPPORT SERVICES: CLOSEST: COMPUTER SERVICES yes ENGINEERING yes PLATING yes MACHINE SHOP yes CAR & TRUCK RENTAL yes SECURITY SERVICES yes JOB PRINTING yes BONDED WAREHOUSING no Fort Myers FREIGHT FORWARDER no Fort Myers INDUSTRIAL PARKS: NUMBER OF INDUSTRIAL PARKS DEVELOPED: 2 INDUSTRIAL PARK ACREAGE: 16.9 ACREAGE ZONED FOR MANUFACTURING: 2,738 COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: FOREIGN TRADE ZONE no CLOSEST Port Everglades WORLD TRADE COUNCIL no ENTERPRISE ZONE no
    MAJOR PRIVATE SECTOR EMPLOYERS: LARGEST EMPLOYERS/PRODUCT OR SERVICE/TOTAL EMPLOYEES: 1. COMPANY: U.S. Sugar Corporation PRODUCTS: Sugar & Citrus Processing EMPLOYEES: 1,800 2. COMPANY: Berry Citrus Processing PRODUCTS: Citrus Processing EMPLOYEES: 300 3. COMPANY: A. Duda & Sons PRODUCTS: Truck Farming/Citrus Proc EMPLOYEES: 250 4. COMPANY: Winn-Dixie PRODUCTS: Grocery EMPLOYEES: 160 5. COMPANY: U-Save Markets PRODUCTS: Grocery EMPLOYEES: 125 6. COMPANY: Southern Gardens Processing PRODUCTS: Citrus Processing EMPLOYEES: 120 7. COMPANY: LaBelle Plant World PRODUCTS: Plant Starts EMPLOYEES: 60 8. COMPANY: Alico, Inc. PRODUCTS: Citrus Products/Cattle EMPLOYEES: 58 9. COMPANY: Bob Paul Groves PRODUCTS: Citrus Products EMPLOYEES: 55
    TRANSPORTATION: INTERSTATES/TURNPIKES: 1. I-75 MAJOR HIGHWAYS: 1. SR 80 2. SR 29 RAILROADS: 1. Brandywine-Clewis MAJOR COMMERCIAL AIRPORT SERVING COUNTY: Southwest Florida Int'l DISTANCE TO COUNTY SEAT: 40 miles AVERAGE NUMBER OF DAILY FLIGHTS: 150 NO. OF AIRLINES SERVING AIRPORT: 17 LENGTH OF LONGEST RUNWAY: 12,000 AIRPORT SERVICES OFFERED: CHARTER: yes PRIVATE AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE: yes CUSTOMS PORT OF ENTRY: yes IMMIGRATION: yes AIR CARGO: yes INTERNATIONAL AIR: yes LOCAL COMMERCIAL/EXECUTIVE AIRPORTS: 1. LaBelle Airport RUNWAY LENGTH: 3,810 RUNWAY SURFACE: Asphalt LIGHTED RUNWAY: yes AIRCRAFT TIEDOWN: yes 2. Airglades Airport RUNWAY LENGTH: 3,000 RUNWAY SURFACE: Asphalt LIGHTED RUNWAY: yes AIRCRAFT TIEDOWN: yes NEAREST PORT WITH DOCKING FACILITIES: 1. Port of Boca Grande DISTANCE: 60 miles DEPTH: 35' WAREHOUSING: no STEVEDORING: no 2. Port of Palm Beach DISTANCE: 95 miles DEPTH: 32' WAREHOUSING: yes STEVEDORING: yes
    COMMUNICATIONS: NEWSPAPERS: LARGEST LOCAL The Caloosa Belle CIRCULATION: 3,500 LARGEST REGIONAL Fort Myers News Press CIRCULATION: 112,008 RADIO: NUMBER OF RADIO STATIONS RECEIVED: AM 7 FM 11 TELEVISION: CABLE AVAILABLE yes NUMBER OF NON-CABLE CHANNELS RECEIVED 150 TELEPHONE: TELEPHONE SERVICE COMPANY Sprint Telephone MAIL/PARCEL: NEAREST REGIONAL MAIL HANDLING FACILITY: Ft. Myers PARCEL SERVICE yes AIR/OVERNIGHT PARCEL SERVICE yes
    K-12 EDUCATION: PUBLIC: SCHOOLS: 13 TEACHERS: 330 ENROLLMENT: 6,319 PRIVATE: SCHOOLS: 3 TEACHERS: 15 ENROLLMENT: 182 MATH: 65.00 COMMUNICATIONS: 87.00 THERE ARE 288 HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES WITH 54.51 CONTINUING EDUCATION POST SECONDARY EDUCATION: COLLEGES OR UNIVERSITIES: 1. Univ. of S. Florida/Ft. Myers 2. Nova University 3. Florida Atlantic University JUNIOR OR COMMUNITY COLLEGES (WITHIN 50 MILE RADIUS): 1. Edison Community-Ft. Myers 2. Palm Beach CC-West Palm Beach VO-TECH SCHOOLS (WITHIN 50 MILE RADIUS): 1. Lee County Vo Tech 2. Palm Beach Vo Tech CURRICULUM OFFERED: DATA PROCESSING yes WELDING & CUTTING yes ELECTRICAL WIRING yes AVIATION/AVIONICS yes DRAFTING yes SHEET METAL yes MACHINE SHOP yes ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY yes LASER ELECTRO OPTICS no BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGY yes ROBOTICS/COMPUTER-AIDED MANUFACTURING yes
    MEDICAL: HOSPITALS: 1 NUMBER OF BEDS: 66 NURSING HOMES: 2 NUMBER OF BEDS: 213 PHYSICIANS: 19 DENTISTS: 7
    FACILITIES: MOTELS: 13 TOTAL ROOMS AVAILABLE: 282 HOTELS: 1 TOTAL ROOMS AVAILABLE: 51 CIVIC AUDITORIUMS: 2 TOTAL SEATING CAPACITY: 1,350 REGIONAL MALLS: 0 SHOPPING CENTERS: 5 LIBRARIES: 2
    CHURCHES: PROTESTANT: 53 JEWISH: 0 CATHOLIC: 2 OTHER: 2 RECREATION: TENNIS COURTS: yes BEACHES: no GOLF COURSES: yes CITY/STATE PARKS: yes BOATING: yes PUBLIC SWIMMING POOLS: yes MOVIE THEATERS: yes COUNTRY CLUBS: yes SYMPHONY: no MUSEUMS: yes ZOO: no PARIMUTUEL WAGERING: no
    PRIMARY INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT CONTACT: AGENCY Hendry County ADDRESS Post Office Box 1760 CITY LaBelle ST FL ZIP 33935-1760 PHONE (941) 675-5220