Davenport, FL Facts, Population, Income, Demographics, Economy

Population (male): 2,023

Population (female): 2,521

Cost of Living: March 2019 cost of living index in Davenport: 86.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Poverty (overall): Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 22.5%

Sex Offenders: According to our research of Florida and other state lists, there were 67 registered sex offenders living in Davenport, Florida as of January 16, 2021. The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Davenport is 52 to 1.>

Ancestries: Ancestries: American (30.4%), English (3.8%), African (3.8%), Haitian (3.7%), German (3.3%), Irish (1.3%).

Population Density:

Zip Codes: 33837, 33844

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,924 people, 708 households, and 536 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,230.5 inhabitants per square mile (476.2/km). There were 913 housing units at an average density of 583.9 per square mile (226.0/km). The racial makeup of the city was 86.85% White, 6.91% African American, 0.57% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 4.52% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.12% of the population.

Recognitions and Certifications

Accredited Drug Testing has been recognized as one of the "Top 10 drug testing companies" for excellent customer service and we have received TPA Accreditation from the National Drug and Alcohol Screening Association. We are active in all drug testing industry associations and our staff are trained and certified as drug and alcohol testing specialists.

Important Links

National Drug and Alcohol Screening Association (https://ndasa.com/)

National Drug Free Workplace Alliance (https://www.ndwa.org/)

Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association (https://www.sapaa.com/)

Substance Abuse Mental Health Safety Administration (https://www.samhsa.gov/)

US Drug Enforcement Administration (https://www.dea.gov/)

Office of Drug alcohol Policy Control (https://www.transportation.gov/odapc)

DOT Drug Testing Locations Davenport, FL

Our Local DOT Drug testing facilities in Davenport, FL and the surrounding areas provide DOT Drug Testing, DOT Alcohol Testing, DOT Physicals, Consortium enrollment and other DOT services for Employers, Single operators and all DOT modes who are required to comply with 49 CFR Part 40 in Davenport, FL including FMCSA, FTA, FAA, USCG, FRA and PHMSA . Testing centers are within minutes of your home or office and same day service is available in most cases.

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How to schedule a DOT drug test in Davenport, FL

To schedule any type of DOT drug test or alcohol test in Davenport, FL call our local scheduling department at (800) 221-4291. You may also schedule your DOT drug test online utilizing our express scheduling registration system by selecting your test and completing the Donor Information/Registration Section. You must register for the test prior to proceeding to the testing center.

The zip code you enter will be used to determine the closest DOT drug or DOT alcohol testing center which performs the type of test you have selected. A donor pass/registration form with the local testing center address, hours of operation and instructions will be sent to the e-mail address you provided. Take this form with you or have it available on your smart phone to provide to the testing center. No appointment is necessary in most cases. However, you must complete the donor information section and pay for the test at the time of registration.

Our laboratories are SAMHSA certified and all test results are verified by our in-house licensed physicians who serve as Medical Review Officers (MRO).

In addition to providing DOT drug testing and DOT breath alcohol testing in Davenport, FL , Accredited Drug Testing also has additional testing centers throughout the metropolitan area and surrounding cities.

On the road or on vacation, no worries, Accredited Drug Testing has over 20,000 testing centers in all cities Nationwide and we can schedule your test, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME!

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What are the DOT drug testing requirements?

In 1991, the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act created the following DOT Agencies which established drug and alcohol testing regulations to ensure that aircraft, trains, trucks, and buses were operated in a safe and responsible manner. As an employer or individual operating in a “Safety Sensitive” position, it is important to understand how these regulations impact you.

49 CFR Part 40 (commonly known as “part 40”) explains:

  • How drug and alcohol testing is conducted
  • Who is authorized to participate in the drug and alcohol testing program
  • What employees must do before they may return to duty after a drug and/or alcohol violation

Each DOT Agency and the USCG have specific regulations that cover:

  • The agency’s prohibitions on drug and alcohol use
  • Who is subject to comply with these regulations
  • What type of testing is required
  • When testing is required
  • Consequences of non-compliance

FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) amended its rule that would establish requirements for commercial driver’s license employers and individuals with regards to the drug and alcohol clearing house which will take affect on January 6, 2020.

The FMCSA Clearinghouse is a secure online database that will allow employers, the FMCSA, State Driver Licensing Agencies, State Law Enforcement and individual CDL operators to access real time important information about a CDL Driver’s drug and alcohol program violations and the ultimate goal of this database is to enhance safety on our Nation’s public roadways.

For specific requirements, click the appropriate agency listed below in which you or your company is regulated by. Ask about our DOT Complete Compliance Package!

The Opioid Overdose Crisis

Every day, more than 130 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. The misuse of and addiction to opioids—including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl—is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the total "economic burden" of prescription opioid misuse alone in the United States is $78.5 billion a year, including the costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement.

  • Roughly 21 to 29 percent of patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them.
  • Between 8 and 12 percent develop an opioid use disorder.
  • An estimated 4 to 6 percent who misuse prescription opioids transition to heroin.
  • About 80 percent of people who use heroin first misused prescription opioids.
  • Opioid overdoses increased 30 percent from July 2016 through September 2017 in 52 areas in 45 states.
  • The Midwestern region saw opioid overdoses increase 70 percent from July 2016 through September 2017.
  • Opioid overdoses in large cities increase by 54 percent in 16 states.

In the late 1990s, pharmaceutical companies reassured the medical community that patients would not become addicted to prescription opioid pain relievers, and healthcare providers began to prescribe them at greater rates. This subsequently led to widespread diversion and misuse of these medications before it became clear that these medications could indeed be highly addictive.3,4 Opioid overdose rates began to increase. In 2017, more than 47,000 Americans died as a result of an opioid overdose, including prescription opioids, heroin, and illicitly manufactured fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid.1That same year, an estimated 1.7 million people in the United States suffered from substance use disorders related to prescription opioid pain relievers, and 652,000 suffered from a heroin use disorder (not mutually exclusive)

DOT Compliance Checklist in Davenport, FL

DOT 49 CFR Part 40 Requirements for Safety Sensitive Employees.
(FMCSA-FAA-USCG-FRA-PHMSA-FTA)

  • Pre-Employment Tests
  • Correct Federal Custody & Control Form (CCF)
  • Substance Abuse Professional Process
  • Regulations on File
  • Random Pool Testing
  • *Supervisor Training
  • *Written Policy
  • Post-Accident Testing Situations
  • Previous Employers Checks
  • Employee Education
  • Record Keeping
  • Removal of covered Employee
  • Designated Employer Representative

* In addition, any company which employs 2 or more covered employees must have a written drug and alcohol policy and all supervisors must complete the DOT Supervisor Reasonable Suspicion Training. (Click here to learn more about our online training programs)

If a DOT covered employee or company does not have a copy of the original pre-employment drug test with a negative result, then a new DOT pre-employment drug test must be conducted, and the result maintained on file.

The department of transportation (DOT) requires that all DOT regulated “safety sensitive” employees have on file a negative DOT pre-employment drug test result and be a member of a DOT approved random selection consortium. In addition, if a DOT regulated company has more than one “safety sensitive” employee, the employer must also have a written DOT drug and alcohol policy and an on-site supervisor must have completed supervisor training for reasonable suspicion of illegal drug use or impairment.

To be compliant with DOT regulations, a company’s DOT drug and alcohol testing program must have the following components. Failing to comply can result in significant fines and penalties.

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What is a DOT Drug Test in Davenport, FL ?

On January 1, 2018 the Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a new rule which altered the DOT 5 panel urine test. Employers and individuals should be aware that the current DOT drug test is still a urine drug test, collected by qualified collectors, analyzed at a SAMHSA certified laboratory and reviewed by a licensed Medical Review Officer. Below you will find a list of the drugs that are screened for in the DOT 5 panel urine drug test:

  • Marijuana (THC)
  • Cocaine
  • Amphetamines
  • Opioids**
  • Phencyclidine (PCP)
  • ** Special note: ‘Opioids’ was previously called ‘Opiates’ and all DOT drug tests will continue to include confirmation testing for Codeine, Morphine, and 6-AM (heroin) when necessary.

    In the January rule change, the Department of Transportation (DOT) also added initial screening and confirmation testing for the semi-synthetic opioids Hydrocodone, Hydromorphone, Oxycodone, and Oxymorphone to this Opioids group

    When is a DOT drug test required in Davenport, FL ?

    All safety sensitive employees regardless of DOT agency are required for the following drug testing and/or alcohol testing based on each situation:

    • Pre-employment
    • Random
    • Reasonable suspicion
    • Return to Duty
    • Post-Accident
    • Follow Up

    What is DOT pre employment testing in Davenport, FL ?

    As a new hire or a current employee transferring from a non-safety sensitive function into a safety sensitive function (even with the same employer), you are required to submit to a DOT pre employment drug test.

    Some employers may, but are not required to, conduct pre employment alcohol testing. Only after your employer receives a negative pre employment DOT drug test result (and negative alcohol test result - if administered) may you begin performing in a safety-sensitive capacity.

    What is random DOT Drug Testing in Davenport, FL ?

    All safety sensitive employees are subject to unannounced random drug & alcohol testing. Alcohol testing is administered just prior to, during or just after performing safety-sensitive functions. Depending on the industry specific regulations, you may only be subject to random drug testing.

    Listed below are the current (2019) DOT random testing rates for each DOT agency.

    The following chart outlines the annual minimum drug and alcohol random testing rates established within DOT Agencies and the USCG for 2019.
    DOT Agency 2019 Random Drug Testing Rate 2019 Random Alcohol Testing Rate
    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
    [FMCSA]
    25% 10%
    Federal Aviation Administration
    [FAA]
    25% 10%
    Federal Railroad Administration
    [FRA]
    25% - Covered Service
    50% - Maintenance of Way *
    10% - Covered Service
    25% - Maintenance of Way *
    Federal Transit Administration
    [FTA]
    50% 10%
    United States Coast Guard
    [USCG]
    (with the Dept. of Homeland Security)
    50% N/A

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    What is reasonable suspicion DOT drug testing in Davenport, FL ?

    Safety sensitive individuals and employees are required to submit to any test (whether it is a drug test, alcohol test or both) that a supervisor requests based on reasonable suspicion. Reasonable suspicion means that one or more trained supervisors reasonably believes or suspects that you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Supervisors cannot require testing based on a hunch or guess alone; their suspicion must be based on observations concerning your appearance, behavior, speech and smell that are usually associated with drug or alcohol use

    What is return to duty DOT Drug Testing in Davenport, FL ?

    If you have violated the prohibited drug & alcohol testing rules, you are required to take a return to duty drug and/or alcohol test before being allowed to return to a safety-sensitive function for any DOT regulated employer. You may also be subject to unannounced follow-up testing for at least 6 times in the first 12 months following your return to active safety-sensitive service.

    Return-to-duty tests must be conducted under direct observation.

    What is DOT post accident drug testing Davenport, FL ?

    If you are involved in an event (accident, crash, etc.) meeting certain criteria of the DOT agency, a post-accident drug test will be required. In most cases you will then have to take a drug and alcohol test if you are involved in a qualifying crash. Each DOT agency may have specific rules with regards to what is a post-accident test, for example, the FRA requires a blood specimen for drug testing and an alcohol test.

    If you are involved in a qualifying accident, you are required to remain available for this testing and are not permitted to refuse testing.

    Remember: Safety-sensitive employees are obligated by law to submit to and cooperate in drug & alcohol testing mandated by DOT regulations.

    What is DOT follow up drug testing Davenport, FL ?

    DOT follow up testing occurs when an individual has violated the drug and alcohol testing rules. The amount of follow-up testing you receive is determined by a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) and may continue for up to 5 years. This means the SAP will determine how many times you will be tested (at least 6 times in the first year), for how long, and for what substance (i.e. drugs, alcohol, or both). Your employer is responsible for ensuring that follow-up testing is conducted and completed. Follow up testing is in addition to all other DOT required testing and all follow-up tests will be observed. For more information on the SAP process or to locate a Substance Abuse Professional in Davenport, FL simply call us at (800)221-4291

    To schedule a DOT drug or alcohol test in Davenport, FL Call (800) 221-4291 or select the Davenport, FL DOT Drug Testing Location Near You

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2209 NORTH BLVD W STE B 2.2 miles

2209 NORTH BLVD W STE B
DAVENPORT, FL 33837
Categories: DAVENPORT FL

161 Webb Drive, Suite 300 2.3 miles

161 Webb Drive, Suite 300
Davenport, FL 33837
Categories: Davenport FL

1485 LEGENDS BLVD 7.0 miles

1485 LEGENDS BLVD
CHAMPIONS GATE, FL 33896
Categories: CHAMPIONS GATE FL

4551 PLEASANT HILL RD 9.9 miles

4551 PLEASANT HILL RD
KISSIMMEE, FL 34759
Categories: KISSIMMEE FL

28055 HWY 27 10.0 miles

28055 HWY 27
DUNDEE, FL 33838
Categories: DUNDEE FL

1530 Celebration Blvd., Suite 102 10.5 miles

1530 Celebration Blvd., Suite 102
Celebration, FL 34747
Categories: Celebration FL

1120 HAVENDALE BLVD NW 11.7 miles

1120 HAVENDALE BLVD NW
WINTER HAVEN, FL 33881
Categories: WINTER HAVEN FL

575 E CENTRAL AVE 12.0 miles

575 E CENTRAL AVE
WINTER HAVEN, FL 33880
Categories: WINTER HAVEN FL

500 1ST ST N 12.0 miles

500 1ST ST N
WINTER HAVEN, FL 33881
Categories: WINTER HAVEN FL

400 1ST ST N 12.1 miles

400 1ST ST N
WINTER HAVEN, FL 33881
Categories: WINTER HAVEN FL

3313 S ORANGE BLOSSOM TRL, STE B 12.2 miles

3313 S ORANGE BLOSSOM TRL, STE B
KISSIMMEE, FL 34746
Categories: KISSIMMEE FL

550 Pope Ave NW Ste 200 12.4 miles

550 Pope Ave NW Ste 200
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Categories: Winter Haven FL

320 1ST ST S 12.5 miles

320 1ST ST S
WINTER HAVEN, FL 33880
Categories: WINTER HAVEN FL

8201 W IRLO BRONSON MEMORIAL HWY 12.9 miles

8201 W IRLO BRONSON MEMORIAL HWY
KISSIMMEE, FL 34747
Categories: KISSIMMEE FL

430 E DERBY AVE 13.0 miles

430 E DERBY AVE
AUBURNDALE, FL 33823
Categories: AUBURNDALE FL

4320 W VINE ST 13.3 miles

4320 W VINE ST
KISSIMMEE, FL 34746
Categories: KISSIMMEE FL

125 NEWBERN CIR 13.4 miles

125 NEWBERN CIR
AUBURNDALE, FL 33823
Categories: AUBURNDALE FL

1910 W OAK ST 14.5 miles

1910 W OAK ST
KISSIMMEE, FL 34741
Categories: KISSIMMEE FL

820 N JOHN YOUNG PKWY 14.8 miles

820 N JOHN YOUNG PKWY
KISSIMMEE, FL 34741
Categories: KISSIMMEE FL

700 W OAK ST 15.1 miles

700 W OAK ST
KISSIMMEE, FL 34741
Categories: KISSIMMEE FL

413 W Oak St, 15.3 miles

413 W Oak St,
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Categories: Kissimmee FL

235 N COMMONWEALTH AVE 15.8 miles

235 N COMMONWEALTH AVE
POLK CITY, FL 33868
Categories: POLK CITY FL

12500 S APOPKA VINELAND RD 16.2 miles

12500 S APOPKA VINELAND RD
ORLANDO, FL 32836
Categories: ORLANDO FL

62 Southampton Blvd 16.7 miles

62 Southampton Blvd
AUBURNDALE, FL 33823
Categories: AUBURNDALE FL

1325 E VINE ST 16.8 miles

1325 E VINE ST
KISSIMMEE, FL 34744
Categories: KISSIMMEE FL

1192 CYPRESS GLEN CIRCLE 17.1 miles

1192 CYPRESS GLEN CIRCLE
KISSIMMEE, FL 34741
Categories: KISSIMMEE FL

2238 E Irlo Bronson Hwy, 17.3 miles

2238 E Irlo Bronson Hwy,
Kissimmee, FL 34744
Categories: Kissimmee FL

3010 HUNTERS CREEK BLVD 17.3 miles

3010 HUNTERS CREEK BLVD
ORLANDO, FL 32837
Categories: ORLANDO FL

14050 Town Loop Blvd, Suite 105 17.7 miles

14050 Town Loop Blvd, Suite 105
Orlando, FL 32837
Categories: Orlando FL

1414 E OSCEOLA PKWY 18.0 miles

1414 E OSCEOLA PKWY
KISSIMMEE, FL 34744
Categories: KISSIMMEE FL

1324 STATE ROAD 60 E 18.6 miles

1324 STATE ROAD 60 E
LAKE WALES, FL 33853
Categories: LAKE WALES FL

317-319 COMMERCE CTR DR 18.7 miles

317-319 COMMERCE CTR DR
SAINT CLOUD, FL 34769
Categories: SAINT CLOUD FL

1424 STATE ROAD 60 E, 18.7 miles

1424 STATE ROAD 60 E,
LAKE WALES, FL 33853
Categories: LAKE WALES FL

628 CAGAN VIEW RD STE 3 Ste 3 19.8 miles

628 CAGAN VIEW RD STE 3 Ste 3
CLERMONT, FL 34714
Categories: CLERMONT FL

7300 SANDLAKE COMMONS BLVD 205 20.0 miles

7300 SANDLAKE COMMONS BLVD 205
ORLANDO, FL 32819
Categories: ORLANDO FL

9400 TURKEY LAKE RD 20.2 miles

9400 TURKEY LAKE RD
ORLANDO, FL 32819
Categories: ORLANDO FL

8723 INTERNATIONAL DR STE 115 20.8 miles

8723 INTERNATIONAL DR STE 115
ORLANDO, FL 32819
Categories: ORLANDO FL

9815 S ORANGE BLOSSOM TRL 21.6 miles

9815 S ORANGE BLOSSOM TRL
ORLANDO, FL 32837
Categories: ORLANDO FL

9500 SATELLITE BLVD STE 100 21.7 miles

9500 SATELLITE BLVD STE 100
ORLANDO, FL 32837
Categories: ORLANDO FL

2142 E EDGEWOOD DR 21.9 miles

2142 E EDGEWOOD DR
LAKELAND, FL 33803
Categories: LAKELAND FL

1801 CRYSTAL LAKE DR 22.0 miles

1801 CRYSTAL LAKE DR
LAKELAND, FL 33801
Categories: LAKELAND FL

8818 COMMODITY CIR STE 41 22.0 miles

8818 COMMODITY CIR STE 41
ORLANDO, FL 32819
Categories: ORLANDO FL

3131 LAKELAND HILLS BLVD STE 1 22.1 miles

3131 LAKELAND HILLS BLVD STE 1
LAKELAND, FL 33805
Categories: LAKELAND FL

3037 Lakeland Hills Blvd Ste 1, 22.1 miles

3037 Lakeland Hills Blvd Ste 1,
Lakeland, FL 33805
Categories: Lakeland FL

1600 LAKELAND HILLS BLVD 22.4 miles

1600 LAKELAND HILLS BLVD
LAKELAND, FL 33805
Categories: LAKELAND FL

7121 GRAND NATIONAL DR 22.4 miles

7121 GRAND NATIONAL DR
ORLANDO, FL 32819
Categories: ORLANDO FL

7751 KINGSPOINTE PKWY STE 114 22.5 miles

7751 KINGSPOINTE PKWY STE 114
ORLANDO, FL 32819
Categories: ORLANDO FL

1707 E EDGEWOOD DR 22.5 miles

1707 E EDGEWOOD DR
LAKELAND, FL 33803
Categories: LAKELAND FL

2200 OSPREY BLVD 22.6 miles

2200 OSPREY BLVD
BARTOW, FL 33830
Categories: BARTOW FL

1750 N BROADWAY AVE 22.7 miles

1750 N BROADWAY AVE
BARTOW, FL 33830
Categories: BARTOW FL

1350 E MAIN ST STE C-1 22.8 miles

1350 E MAIN ST STE C-1
BARTOW, FL 33830
Categories: BARTOW FL

5040 US HIGHWAY 98 N 23.0 miles

5040 US HIGHWAY 98 N
LAKELAND, FL 33809
Categories: LAKELAND FL

8150 CHANCELLOR DR STE 130 23.0 miles

8150 CHANCELLOR DR STE 130
ORLANDO, FL 32809
Categories: ORLANDO FL

4226 US HIGHWAY 98 N 23.1 miles

4226 US HIGHWAY 98 N
LAKELAND, FL 33809
Categories: LAKELAND FL

2301 SAND LAKE RD 23.1 miles

2301 SAND LAKE RD
ORLANDO, FL 32809
Categories: ORLANDO FL

5728 MAJOR BLVD STE 207 23.5 miles

5728 MAJOR BLVD STE 207
ORLANDO, FL 32819
Categories: ORLANDO FL

6001 VINELAND RD STE 108 23.8 miles

6001 VINELAND RD STE 108
ORLANDO, FL 32819
Categories: ORLANDO FL

8014 CONROY WINDERMERE RD STE 104 23.8 miles

8014 CONROY WINDERMERE RD STE 104
ORLANDO, FL 32835
Categories: ORLANDO FL

3240 S Florida Ave Ste 101 24.2 miles

3240 S Florida Ave Ste 101
Lakeland, FL 33803
Categories: Lakeland FL

1941 LAZY OAKS LOOP 24.3 miles

1941 LAZY OAKS LOOP
SAINT CLOUD, FL 34771
Categories: SAINT CLOUD FL

2105 Hartwood Marsh Road, Suite 6A 24.4 miles

2105 Hartwood Marsh Road, Suite 6A
Clermont, FL 34711
Categories: Clermont FL

6220 S ORANGE BLOSSOM TRL STE 518 24.5 miles

6220 S ORANGE BLOSSOM TRL STE 518
ORLANDO, FL 32809
Categories: ORLANDO FL

1718 SAND LAKE RD C-106 24.6 miles

1718 SAND LAKE RD C-106
ORLANDO, FL 32809
Categories: ORLANDO FL

4554 S KIRKMAN RD 24.7 miles

4554 S KIRKMAN RD
ORLANDO, FL 32811
Categories: ORLANDO FL

1462 W OAK RIDGE RD 24.8 miles

1462 W OAK RIDGE RD
ORLANDO, FL 32809
Categories: ORLANDO FL

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Local Area Info: Davenport, Florida

Davenport is a city in Polk County, Florida, United States. The population was 2,888 at the 2010 census. While the city of Davenport itself is very small, the area north of the city close to Interstate 4 and US 27 is experiencing explosive growth. It is part of the LakelandWinter Haven Metropolitan Statistical Area. The current interim mayor is H.B. "Rob" Robinson, who was appointed in February 2018 to replace former Mayor Darlene Bradley, who resigned after being arrested in December 2017 on a host of charges including use of a false identity. Per the City Charter, Mayor Robinson will serve until the next regular municipal election in April 2019, when an election will be held to fill the post through the remainder of the term, which ends in 2020.

The settlement in the area now known as Davenport was established in 1838 when the U.S. military set up Fort Davenport during the Second Seminole War, about 12 miles north of the present site of Davenport. The fort was one of a number built at 20 mile intervals along a trail from Fort Brooke to Fort Mellon. The fort only lasted a few years. The fort was named for Colonel William Davenport, who served as the local U.S. commander in the war. There is no known documentary evidence to support an alternative claim that the city was named for a railroad conductor.

The modern city of Davenport had its start in the 1880s when the South Florida Railroad was extended to that point. The settlement was first known as Horse Creek, for the creek first recorded on a U.S. Army survey of 1849 which flows past the site to enter Snell Creek and eventually Lake Hatchineha in the Kissimmee River system. A post office was established at Horse Creek in 1884, and the name of the post office was changed to Davenport in 1886. Davenport was incorporated in 1915.

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Population (male): 2,023

Population (female): 2,521

Cost of Living: March 2019 cost of living index in Davenport: 86.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Poverty (overall): Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 22.5%

Sex Offenders: According to our research of Florida and other state lists, there were 67 registered sex offenders living in Davenport, Florida as of January 16, 2021. The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Davenport is 52 to 1.>

Ancestries: Ancestries: American (30.4%), English (3.8%), African (3.8%), Haitian (3.7%), German (3.3%), Irish (1.3%).

Population Density:

Zip Codes: 33837, 33844

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,924 people, 708 households, and 536 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,230.5 inhabitants per square mile (476.2/km). There were 913 housing units at an average density of 583.9 per square mile (226.0/km). The racial makeup of the city was 86.85% White, 6.91% African American, 0.57% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 4.52% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.12% of the population.