Port LaBelle, FL Profile: Facts & Data

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Port LaBelle, Florida - Basic Facts

The Port LaBelle Census Designated Place had a population of 4,308 as of July 1, 2020. Port LaBelle ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Port LaBelle is located at latitude 26.7565 and longitude -81.4051 in Hendry County. The formal boundaries for the Port LaBelle Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 8.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hendry County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Port LaBelle Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403438) 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 Port LaBelle Census Designated Place is located within LaBelle CCD of Hendry County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Port LaBelle: Port La Belle.

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Port LaBelle, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 4,308 (100%)
Population in Households 4,308 (100.0%)
Population in Families 3,689 (85.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 533
Diversity Index2 76
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $43,216
Average Household Income $62,467
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $19,655
Wealth Index5 52
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 1,630 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 746 (45.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 598 (36.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 286 (17.5%)
Median Home Value $99,631
Average Home Value $178,619
Housing Affordability Index3 230
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,344
Average Household Size 3.21
Family Households 1,042
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.96% 1.65%
Households 1.88% 1.61%
Families 1.86% 1.6%
Median Household Income   1.51%
Per Capita Income   2.45%
Owner Occupied HU   1.33%

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Port LaBelle, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Port LaBelle to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 502 45th
Population Density # 713 23rd
Median Household Income # 664 28th
Housing Affordability Index # 805 88th
Per Capita Income # 745 19th
Diversity Index # 96 90th

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