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"Caladium Capitalof the World" (celebrating the colorful plants that are grown here)
Lake Placid is a town in Highlands County, in the Sebring metro area.
The community was named for the resort town in New York
The latitude of Lake Placid is 27.292N. The longitude is -81.363W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 151 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,714.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lake Placid demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Highlands County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 33852 ZIP code.
10% of Lake Placid residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lake Placid ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lake Placid was $11,855, compared with $21,587 nationally.
7% of Lake Placid residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Lake Placid, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $334. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $547.
Libraries in Lake Placid include Lake Placid Memorial Library ... View libraries
Highlands County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lake Placid political report.
The average commute time for Lake Placid workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Lake Placid include Ramada Inn Lake Placid.
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