County and state location
|State :||United States|
|County :||Hardee County|
|Time zone :||Eastern ( UTC − 5 / −4 )|
|Residents :||1,827 (as of 2010)|
|Population density :||468.5 inhabitants per km 2|
|Area :||3.9 km 2 (approx. 2 mi 2 ) of
which 3.9 km 2 (approx. 2 mi 2 ) is land
|Height :||20 m|
|Postal code :||33890|
|Area code :||+1 863|
|GNIS ID :||0293628|
|Mayor :||Juan Otero|
In 1886 the Florida Southern Railway built a railway line from Lakeland via today's Zolfo Springs to Punta Gorda , which was integrated into the Plant System in 1892 . The city itself was officially founded in 1904.
According to the 2010 census, the then 1,827 inhabitants were distributed over 718 households. The population density was 468.5 inh / km². 64.7% of the population identified themselves as whites , 4.2% as African American , 0.5% as Indians and 0.6% as Asian Americans . 26.8% said they belonged to another ethnic group and 3.1% to several ethnic groups. 64.4% of the population were Hispanics or Latinos .
In 2010 children under the age of 18 lived in 47.8% of all households and persons aged 65 or over lived in 31.0% of all households. 79.7% of households were family households (consisting of married couples with or without offspring or one parent with offspring). The average household size was 3.49 people and the average family size was 3.82 people.
36.5% of the population were younger than 20 years, 25.9% were 20 to 39 years old, 21.1% were 40 to 59 years old, and 16.5% were at least 60 years old. The mean age was 30 years. 51.7% of the population were male and 48.3% were female.
The median annual income was $ 33,403, with 43.0% of the population living below the poverty line.
- Website of the city (Engl.)
- Gregg Turner: A Short History of Florida Railroads. Arcadia Publishing , Mount Pleasant 2014, ISBN 978-1-439642-54-2 .
- Town of Zolfo Springs. Retrieved September 14, 2015 .
- Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 . United States Census Bureau . Retrieved March 6, 2014.
- Language distribution 2000 . Modern Language Association . Retrieved March 6, 2014.