The Town of Lake Placid had a population of 2,588 as of July 1, 2020. Lake Placid 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 Lake Placid is located at latitude 27.2931 and longitude -81.3629 in Highlands County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Lake Placid encompass a land area of 3.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Highlands County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 151 feet.
The Town of Lake Placid (GNIS ID: 2405975) 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 Town of Lake Placid is located within Lake Placid CCD of Highlands County.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Lake Placid: Lake Stearns.
|Total Population||2,588 (100%)|
|Population in Households||2,566 (99.1%)|
|Population in Families||1,897 (73.3%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||22 ( 0.9%)|
|Median Household Income||$27,791|
|Average Household Income||$55,607|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||22%|
|Per Capita Income||$20,721|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||1,181 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||478 (40.5%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||502 (42.5%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||202 (17.1%)|
|Median Home Value||$143,750|
|Average Home Value||$200,734|
|Housing Affordability Index3||122|
|Average Household Size||2.62|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.49%|
|Per Capita Income||3.54%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.94%|
The table below compares Lake Placid 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.
|Total Population||# 613||33rd|
|Population Density||# 666||28th|
|Median Household Income||# 899||2nd|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 224||24th|
|Per Capita Income||# 715||22nd|
|Diversity Index||# 76||92nd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Florida Census Data Comparison Tool.