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Clewiston, Florida - Basic Facts

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The City of Clewiston had a population of 7,078 as of July 1, 2017. Clewiston 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 Clewiston is located at latitude 26.7528 and longitude -80.9392 in Hendry County. The formal boundaries for the City of Clewiston (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Hendry County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The City of Clewiston (GNIS ID: 2404073) 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 Clewiston is located within Clewiston CCD of Hendry County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Clewiston 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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Clewiston, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,078
Daytime Population: Workers 4,063
Daytime Population: Residents 4,204
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,267
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.17
Population in Households 7,031
Population in Familes 5,838
Population in Group Qrtrs 47
Population Density2 1,508
Diversity Index3 80


Median Household Income $38,690
Average Household Income $53,725
Per Capita Income $17,551


Total Housing Units 2,693 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,407 (52.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 883 (32.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 402 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $169,379
Average Home Value $203,478


Total Households 2,291
Average Household Size 3.07
Family Households 1,711
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 -0.15% 0.32%
Households -0.17% 0.23%
Families -0.29% 0.19%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   2.74%

Clewiston, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clewiston 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 # 385 58th
Population Density # 482 48th
Diversity Index # 33 97th
Median Household Income # 687 25th
Per Capita Income # 786 15th

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