Howey-in-the-Hills is a town
County, Florida, United States.
The population was 956 at the 2000 census.
The Census Bureau
estimated the population in 2008 to be 1,248. It is part of the
Orlando–Kissimmee Metropolitan Statistical
Howey-in-the-Hills was founded by William John Howey
. On May 8, 1925
Howey-in-the-Hills was incorporated as the Town of Howey. In 1927
the name was officially changed to Howey-in-the-Hills, this was
done to reflect the location of the town in an area of rolling
The first citrus juice plant in Florida was built in
Howey-in-the-Hills by William John Howey in 1921.
Howey-in-the-Hills is located at (28.716221, -81.774540) .
According to the United
States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of
1.9 square miles (4.8 km²), of which 1.8 square
miles (4.6 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles
(0.2 km²) of it (4.86%) is water.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 956
people, 385 households, and 291 families residing in the town. The
people per square mile (208.5/km²). There were 450 housing units at
an average density of 254.5/sq mi (98.2/km²). The racial
makeup of the town was 96.97% White
, 0.52% African American
, 0.21% from other races
, and 1.36% from two
or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 2.20%
of the population.
There were 385 households out of which 27.8% had children under the
age of 18 living with them, 64.9% were married
living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no
husband present, and 24.4% were non-families. 18.4% of all
households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living
alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size
was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.80.
In the town the population was spread out with 20.7% under the age
of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 29.0% from 45 to
64, and 21.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was
45 years. For every 100 females there were 98.8 males. For every
100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.5 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $49,327, and the
median income for a family was $51,458. Males had a median income
of $39,773 versus $27,727 for females. The per capita income
for the town was
$23,273. About 3.4% of families and 5.7% of the population were
below the poverty line
, including 9.5%
of those under age 18 and 2.2% of those age 65 or over.