Lely, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lely, Florida - Basic Facts

The Lely Census Designated Place had a population of 3,662 as of July 1, 2016. Lely ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Lely is located at latitude 26.1056 and longitude -81.731 in Collier County. The formal boundaries for the Lely Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Collier County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Lely Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403229) 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 Lely Census Designated Place is located within Naples CCD of Collier County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lely population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Lely, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,662
Population in Households 3,437
Population in Familes 2,401
Population in Group Qrtrs 225
Population Density1 2,672
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 1,862
Average Household Size 1.85
Family Households 979
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 2,827 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,339 (47.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 523 (18.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 965 (34.1%)
Median Home Value $266,042
Average Home Value $275,709


Median Household Income $55,028
Average Household Income $74,146
Per Capita Income $40,122
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.95% 1.35%
Households 1.03% 1.44%
Families 0.77% 1.26%
Median Household Income   2.91%
Per Capita Income   2.28%
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.

Lely, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lely to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 532 42nd
Population Density1 # 282 69th
Diversity Index2 # 694 25th
Median Household Income # 259 72nd
Per Capita Income # 137 85th

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