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Arcadia, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Arcadia had a population of 7,921 as of July 1, 2017. Arcadia 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 Arcadia is located at latitude 27.2212 and longitude -81.8585 in DeSoto County. The formal boundaries for the City of Arcadia (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. DeSoto County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 59 feet.

The City of Arcadia (GNIS ID: 2403107) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Arcadia is located within Arcadia East CCD of DeSoto County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Arcadia: Tater Hill Bluff, Tater Hill Landing, Waldrons Homestead.

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


Total Population 7,921
Daytime Population: Workers 4,233
Daytime Population: Residents 5,208
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,441
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.19
Population in Households 7,374
Population in Familes 5,747
Population in Group Qrtrs 547
Population Density2 1,835
Diversity Index3 83


Median Household Income $27,971
Average Household Income $42,580
Per Capita Income $14,801


Total Housing Units 3,094 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,247 (40.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,384 (44.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 464 (15.0%)
Median Home Value $83,688
Average Home Value $117,522


Total Households 2,630
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 1,731
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.6% 0.71%
Households 0.57% 0.73%
Families 0.73% 0.67%
Median Household Income   0.24%
Per Capita Income   2.08%

Arcadia, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Arcadia 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 # 365 60th
Population Density # 415 55th
Diversity Index # 13 99th
Median Household Income # 892 3rd
Per Capita Income # 859 7th

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