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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.


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Median household income
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$31,337
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Tavares demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 28. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.6 per 1,000 people.
Historic sites and museums: Lake County Historical Museum

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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.

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14% of Tavares residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Tavares, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $411.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $730.


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Libraries in Tavares include Tavares Public Library ... View libraries

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Lake County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Tavares political report.

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The average commute time for Tavares workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Tavares include Best Western Lake County Inn, Holiday Inn, Hospitality Inn.

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