Harlem, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Harlem, Florida - Basic Facts

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The Harlem Census Designated Place had a population of 2,964 as of July 1, 2017. Harlem 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 Harlem is located at latitude 26.7324 and longitude -80.9518 in Hendry County. The formal boundaries for the Harlem Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hendry County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 20 feet.

The Harlem Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402567) 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 Harlem Census Designated Place is located within Clewiston CCD of Hendry County.

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


Total Population 2,964
Daytime Population: Workers 69
Daytime Population: Residents 2,197
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,266
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 2,964
Population in Familes 2,561
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,790
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $21,433
Average Household Income $32,003
Per Capita Income $10,525


Total Housing Units 1,060 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 582 (54.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 389 (36.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 89 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $77,632
Average Home Value $84,880


Total Households 971
Average Household Size 3.05
Family Households 701
Average Family Size 4
  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 1.51% 1.51%
Households 1.35% 1.42%
Families 1.24% 1.36%
Median Household Income   -0.76%
Per Capita Income   1.16%

Harlem, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harlem 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 # 585 36th
Population Density # 278 70th
Diversity Index # 762 17th
Median Household Income # 913 1st
Per Capita Income # 915 1st

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