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Highlands County is a county located in the state of Florida. Based on the 2010 census, the
population was 98,786. Highlands County was
created on April 23, 1921 from DeSoto County. The county
Sebring. This county is named for the county's hilly
Highlands County comprises the Sebring, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
This county is named for the county's hilly terrain.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Highlands County was created in 1921, when it was separated from Desoto County. The county is named for the terrain of the county.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,106.28 square miles (2,865.3 km2). 1,028.27 square miles (2,663.2 km2) of it is land and 78.01 square miles (202.0 km2) of it (7.05%) is water.
Highlands county is located close to the center of Florida. The county land is made up of gently rolling hills and orange groves.
Bordering counties are as follows: