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Lecanto, Florida - Basic Facts

The Lecanto Census Designated Place had a population of 5,920 as of July 1, 2017. Lecanto ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lecanto is located at latitude 28.8227 and longitude -82.5007 in Citrus County. The formal boundaries for the Lecanto Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 26.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Citrus County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 46 feet.

The Lecanto Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403224) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Lecanto Census Designated Place is located within Crystal River CCD of Citrus County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lecanto population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Lecanto, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,920
Daytime Population: Workers 5,641
Daytime Population: Residents 3,637
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,278
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.57
Population in Households 5,664
Population in Familes 4,510
Population in Group Qrtrs 256
Population Density2 220
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $44,244
Average Household Income $63,159
Per Capita Income $28,150


Total Housing Units 2,530 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,817 (71.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 369 (14.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 344 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $156,358
Average Home Value $182,935


Total Households 2,186
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 1,501
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.09% 0.34%
Households 0.01% 0.28%
Families -0.01% 0.21%
Median Household Income   3.35%
Per Capita Income   3.27%

Lecanto, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lecanto to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 428 54th
Population Density # 824 10th
Diversity Index # 798 13th
Median Household Income # 535 42nd
Per Capita Income # 399 57th

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