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Tavares is a city in Lake County, in the Orlando metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named by founder Alexander St. Clair Abrams, for a Spanish ancestor
The latitude of Tavares is 28.803N. The longitude is -81.725W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 75 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,831.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Tavares demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lake County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Orlando area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 32778 ZIP code.
19% of Tavares residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Tavares ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Tavares was $19,942, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Tavares residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Tavares, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $411. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $730.
Libraries in Tavares include Tavares Public Library ... View libraries
Lake County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Tavares political report.
The average commute time for Tavares workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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