Harlem Heights, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Harlem Heights, Florida - Basic Facts

The Harlem Heights Census Designated Place had a population of 2,147 as of July 1, 2016. Harlem Heights ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Harlem Heights is located at latitude 26.5151 and longitude -81.9282 in Lee County. The formal boundaries for the Harlem Heights Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.65 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Lee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Harlem Heights Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402568) 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 Harlem Heights Census Designated Place is located within Fort Myers CCD of Lee County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Harlem Heights 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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Harlem Heights, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,147
Population in Households 1,968
Population in Familes 1,515
Population in Group Qrtrs 179
Population Density1 3,323
Diversity Index2 68


Total Households 598
Average Household Size 3.29
Family Households 377
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 718 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 231 (32.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 367 (51.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 120 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $173,469
Average Home Value $208,190


Median Household Income $42,632
Average Household Income $58,117
Per Capita Income $24,896
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.35% 1.91%
Households 1.47% 2.05%
Families -2.58% 1.99%
Median Household Income   3.85%
Per Capita Income   2.02%
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.

Harlem Heights, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harlem Heights 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 # 643 30th
Population Density1 # 218 76th
Diversity Index2 # 163 82nd
Median Household Income # 529 43rd
Per Capita Income # 457 50th

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