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Lake Placid, Florida - Basic Facts

The Town of Lake Placid had a population of 2,307 as of July 1, 2017. Lake Placid ranks in the upper 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 Lake Placid is located at latitude 27.2952 and longitude -81.3726 in Highlands County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Lake Placid (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Highlands County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 151 feet.

The Town of Lake Placid (GNIS ID: 2405975) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Lake Placid is located within Lake Placid CCD of Highlands County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lake Placid: Lake Stearns.

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


Total Population 2,307
Daytime Population: Workers 2,169
Daytime Population: Residents 1,502
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,671
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.59
Population in Households 2,285
Population in Familes 1,685
Population in Group Qrtrs 22
Population Density2 669
Diversity Index3 76


Median Household Income $26,144
Average Household Income $47,519
Per Capita Income $17,887


Total Housing Units 1,029 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 407 (39.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 442 (43.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 180 (17.5%)
Median Home Value $165,972
Average Home Value $222,850


Total Households 849
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 528
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 1.24% 1.06%
Households 1.1% 1.02%
Families 2.07% 0.93%
Median Household Income   2.85%
Per Capita Income   3.77%

Lake Placid, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Placid 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 # 631 32nd
Population Density # 664 28th
Diversity Index # 76 92nd
Median Household Income # 902 2nd
Per Capita Income # 774 16th

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