Lely, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lely, Florida - Basic Facts

The Lely Census Designated Place had a population of 3,788 as of July 1, 2017. Lely ranks in 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 Lely is located at latitude 26.1056 and longitude -81.731 in Collier County. The formal boundaries for the Lely Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Collier County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Lely Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403229) 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 Lely Census Designated Place is located within Naples CCD of Collier County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lely population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Lely, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,788
Daytime Population: Workers 777
Daytime Population: Residents 2,509
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,286
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 3,563
Population in Familes 2,488
Population in Group Qrtrs 225
Population Density2 2,764
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $58,788
Average Household Income $77,903
Per Capita Income $42,094


Total Housing Units 2,890 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,394 (48.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 539 (18.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 957 (33.1%)
Median Home Value $265,663
Average Home Value $278,390


Total Households 1,933
Average Household Size 1.84
Family Households 1,018
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.29% 1.53%
Households 1.41% 1.66%
Families 1.21% 1.52%
Median Household Income   2.75%
Per Capita Income   2.27%

Lely, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lely to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 529 43rd
Population Density # 280 70th
Diversity Index # 705 23rd
Median Household Income # 239 74th
Per Capita Income # 139 85th

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