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Lecanto, Florida - Basic Facts

The Lecanto Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Citrus County at latitude 28.8227 and longitude -82.5007. Citrus County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 46 feet.

The formal official name is the Lecanto Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Lecanto, Florida.

The U5 Census Class Code for Lecanto indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

Lecanto Census Designated Place, FL Boundary Map


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Lecanto, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 5,778
Population in Households 5,523
Population in Familes 4,401
Population in Group Qrtrs 255
Population Density1 215
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 2,151
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 1,477
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,511 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,800 (71.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 351 (14.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 360 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $113,312
Average Home Value $126,808


Median Household Income $40,244
Average Household Income $56,812
Per Capita Income $23,893
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.42% -0.21%
Households -0.36% -0.2%
Families -0.39% -0.31%
Median Household Income   3.18%
Per Capita Income   2.86%
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, 2014 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 # 420 54th
Population Density1 # 827 10th
Diversity Index2 # 792 14th
Median Household Income # 547 41st
Per Capita Income # 433 53rd

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