Lecanto, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lecanto, Florida - Basic Facts

The Lecanto Census Designated Place had a population of 5,804 as of July 1, 2015. 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, 2015.

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Lecanto, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 5,804
Population in Households 5,549
Population in Familes 4,428
Population in Group Qrtrs 255
Population Density1 216
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 2,159
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 1,481
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,513 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,801 (71.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 357 (14.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 354 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $119,989
Average Home Value $132,321


Median Household Income $41,958
Average Household Income $57,588
Per Capita Income $24,403
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.25% -0.09%
Households -0.22% -0.09%
Families -0.27% -0.19%
Median Household Income   3.68%
Per Capita Income   2.66%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Lecanto, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lecanto to the other 920 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 418 55th
Population Density1 # 826 10th
Diversity Index2 # 796 13th
Median Household Income # 523 43rd
Per Capita Income # 425 54th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Florida Census Data Comparison Tool.