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Poinciana, Florida - Basic Facts

The Poinciana Census Designated Place had a population of 59,138 as of July 1, 2016. Poinciana 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 Poinciana is located at latitude 28.1187 and longitude -81.4792 in Osceola County. The formal boundaries for the Poinciana Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 71.88 sq. miles and a water area of 1.05 sq. miles. Osceola County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 66 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Poinciana Census Designated Place are located in Osceola County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Polk County.

The Poinciana Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: ) has a U5 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also a census designated place with the same 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 Poinciana Census Designated Place is located within Haines City CCD of Osceola County.

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


Total Population 59,138
Population in Households 59,129
Population in Familes 52,594
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density1 823
Diversity Index2 81


Total Households 18,594
Average Household Size 3.18
Family Households 15,148
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 23,241 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,282 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,313 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,647 (20.0%)
Median Home Value $142,161
Average Home Value $177,867


Median Household Income $42,596
Average Household Income $55,890
Per Capita Income $17,618
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.71% 1.83%
Households 1.51% 1.71%
Families 1.4% 1.66%
Median Household Income   3.92%
Per Capita Income   2.46%
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.

Poinciana, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Poinciana 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 # 55 94th
Population Density1 # 622 32nd
Diversity Index2 # 21 98th
Median Household Income # 531 42nd
Per Capita Income # 754 18th

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