Lecanto, FL Profile: Facts & Data


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Lecanto, Florida - Basic Facts

The Lecanto Census Designated Place had a population of 6,006 as of July 1, 2018. Lecanto ranks in the lower 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 Lecanto is located at latitude 28.8227 and longitude -82.5007 in Citrus County. The formal boundaries for the Lecanto Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 26.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Citrus County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 46 feet.

The Lecanto Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403224) 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 Lecanto Census Designated Place is located within Crystal River CCD of Citrus County.

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Lecanto, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 6,006
Population in Households 5,750
Population in Familes 4,550
Population in Group Qrtrs 256
Population Density2 223
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $46,473
Average Household Income $65,354
Per Capita Income $29,188


Total Housing Units 2,562 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,867 (72.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 348 (13.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 346 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $173,148
Average Home Value $202,412


Total Households 2,216
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 1,518
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.25% 0.7%
Households 0.18% 0.64%
Families 0.13% 0.55%
Median Household Income   3.07%
Per Capita Income   3.68%

Lecanto, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lecanto to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 423 54th
Population Density # 824 10th
Diversity Index # 794 13th
Median Household Income # 530 42nd
Per Capita Income # 393 57th

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