Lehigh Acres, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lehigh Acres, Florida - Basic Facts

The Lehigh Acres Census Designated Place had a population of 99,742 as of July 1, 2016. Lehigh Acres 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 Lehigh Acres is located at latitude 26.6127 and longitude -81.6388 in Lee County. The formal boundaries for the Lehigh Acres Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 92.63 sq. miles and a water area of 1.51 sq. miles. Lee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 23 feet.

The Lehigh Acres Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403226) 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 Lehigh Acres Census Designated Place is located within Lehigh Acres CCD of Lee County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lehigh Acres: Leeland Heights, Lehigh.

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


Total Population 99,742
Population in Households 99,565
Population in Familes 83,925
Population in Group Qrtrs 177
Population Density1 1,077
Diversity Index2 75


Total Households 33,039
Average Household Size 3.01
Family Households 24,778
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 45,621 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19,681 (43.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,358 (29.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 12,582 (27.6%)
Median Home Value $89,739
Average Home Value $116,485


Median Household Income $48,357
Average Household Income $59,533
Per Capita Income $19,821
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.25% 2.52%
Households 1.99% 2.38%
Families 1.91% 2.32%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   1.84%
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.

Lehigh Acres, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lehigh Acres 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 # 24 97th
Population Density1 # 566 39th
Diversity Index2 # 84 91st
Median Household Income # 409 56th
Per Capita Income # 666 28th

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