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Clewiston, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Clewiston is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Hendry County at latitude 26.7528 and longitude -80.9392. Hendry County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Clewiston, but most people and references simply refer to it as Clewiston, Florida.

The P1 Census Class Code for Clewiston indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Clewiston (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 6,792
Population in Households 6,726
Population in Familes 5,588
Population in Group Qrtrs 66
Population Density1 1,447
Diversity Index2 81


Total Households 2,224
Average Household Size 3.02
Family Households 1,662
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,700 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,402 (51.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 822 (30.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 476 (17.6%)
Median Home Value $87,745
Average Home Value $105,724


Median Household Income $37,876
Average Household Income $49,025
Per Capita Income $16,169
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.22% -0.26%
Households -0.99% -0.2%
Families -1.18% -0.31%
Median Household Income   5.2%
Per Capita Income   2.39%
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.


Clewiston, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clewiston 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 # 385 58th
Population Density1 # 474 49th
Diversity Index2 # 22 98th
Median Household Income # 617 33rd
Per Capita Income # 763 17th

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