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Gateway, Florida - Basic Facts

The Gateway Census Designated Place had a population of 9,428 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Gateway is located at latitude 26.5814 and longitude -81.745 in Lee County. The formal boundaries for the Gateway Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.54 sq. miles. Lee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 26 feet.

The Gateway Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402518) 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 Gateway Census Designated Place is located within Lehigh Acres CCD of Lee County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gateway 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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Gateway Census Designated Place, FL Boundary Map

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


Total Population 9,428
Population in Households 9,428
Population in Familes 8,276
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,601
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 3,496
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 2,709
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,738 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,764 (58.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 732 (15.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,242 (26.2%)
Median Home Value $300,840
Average Home Value $333,532


Median Household Income $96,948
Average Household Income $117,786
Per Capita Income $44,687
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.86% 3.1%
Households 1.62% 3.14%
Families 1.68% 3.01%
Median Household Income   1.58%
Per Capita Income   2.19%
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.

Gateway, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gateway 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 # 330 64th
Population Density1 # 454 51st
Diversity Index2 # 515 44th
Median Household Income # 31 97th
Per Capita Income # 94 90th

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