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The The Villages CDP(1) had a population of 80,542 as of July 1, 2022. The Villages 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 The Villages is located at latitude 28.9341 and longitude -81.9599 in Sumter County. The formal boundaries for the The Villages Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 30.84 sq. miles and a water area of 1.28 sq. miles. Sumter County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 75 feet.

While the primary coordinates for The Villages Census Designated Place are located in Sumter County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into Marion County, and Lake County.

The The Villages Census Designated Place 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 The Villages Census Designated Place is located within Wildwood CCD of Sumter County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for The Villages: Orange Blossom Gardens, The Villages at Spanish Springs.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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The Villages, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 80,542 (100%)
Population in Households 80,477 (99.9%)
Population in Families 62,698 (77.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 65 ( 0.1%)
Population Density 2,467
Diversity Index2 13


Median Household Income $72,339
Average Household Income $98,435
% of Income for Mortgage4 25%
Per Capita Income $56,348
Wealth Index5 128


Total HU (Housing Units) 53,340 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 43,386 (81.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,955 ( 5.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,999 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $337,425
Average Home Value $380,294
Housing Affordability Index3 97


Total Households 46,341
Average Household Size 1.74
Family Households 29,977
Average Family Size 2.00
  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.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 0.82% 1.45%
Households 0.68% 1.57%
Families   1.49%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   2.99%
Owner Occupied HU   1.50%

The Villages, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares The Villages to the other 954 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 43 96th
Population Density # 328 66th
Median Household Income # 343 64th
Housing Affordability Index # 236 25th
Per Capita Income # 145 85th
Diversity Index # 949 1st

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