San Carlos Park, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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San Carlos Park, Florida - Basic Facts

The San Carlos Park Census Designated Place had a population of 17,437 as of July 1, 2016. San Carlos Park ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for San Carlos Park is located at latitude 26.4767 and longitude -81.8189 in Lee County. The formal boundaries for the San Carlos Park Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0.25 sq. miles. Lee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 20 feet.

The San Carlos Park Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402821) 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 San Carlos Park Census Designated Place is located within Bonita Springs CCD of Lee County.

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


Total Population 17,437
Population in Households 17,426
Population in Familes 13,773
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density1 3,674
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 6,327
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 4,339
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,640 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,208 (55.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,119 (27.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,313 (17.2%)
Median Home Value $133,762
Average Home Value $161,312


Median Household Income $53,341
Average Household Income $63,474
Per Capita Income $23,056
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.57% 1.21%
Households 0.53% 1.17%
Families 0.4% 1.1%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   2.13%
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.

San Carlos Park, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares San Carlos Park 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 # 208 77th
Population Density1 # 187 80th
Diversity Index2 # 310 66th
Median Household Income # 288 69th
Per Capita Income # 540 41st

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