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Matlacha, Florida - Basic Facts

The Matlacha Census Designated Place had a population of 721 as of July 1, 2016. Matlacha ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower 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 Matlacha is located at latitude 26.6314 and longitude -82.0764 in Lee County. The formal boundaries for the Matlacha Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.49 sq. miles. Lee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Matlacha Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403264) 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 Matlacha Census Designated Place is located within of Lee County.

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


Total Population 721
Population in Households 721
Population in Familes 461
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 3,612
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 430
Average Household Size 1.68
Family Households 204
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 689 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 283 (41.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 147 (21.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 259 (37.6%)
Median Home Value $379,670
Average Home Value $433,039


Median Household Income $68,602
Average Household Income $107,053
Per Capita Income $63,846
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.01% 1.69%
Households 1.0% 1.62%
Families 0.72% 1.43%
Median Household Income   3.51%
Per Capita Income   2.51%
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.

Matlacha, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Matlacha 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 # 784 15th
Population Density1 # 194 79th
Diversity Index2 # 917 0th
Median Household Income # 123 87th
Per Capita Income # 28 97th

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