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Matlacha, Florida - Basic Facts

The Matlacha Census Designated Place had a population of 769 as of July 1, 2017. Matlacha ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Matlacha is located at latitude 26.6314 and longitude -82.0764 in Lee County. The formal boundaries for the Matlacha Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.49 sq. miles. Lee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Matlacha Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403264) 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 Matlacha Census Designated Place is located within of Lee County.

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


Total Population 769
Daytime Population: Workers 113
Daytime Population: Residents 502
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 615
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 769
Population in Familes 491
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 3,853
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $74,131
Average Household Income $112,533
Per Capita Income $67,022


Total Housing Units 705 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 302 (42.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 156 (22.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 247 (35.0%)
Median Home Value $369,388
Average Home Value $417,715


Total Households 458
Average Household Size 1.68
Family Households 219
Average Family Size 2
  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 1.77% 2.17%
Households 1.75% 2.13%
Families 1.61% 2.02%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   1.82%

Matlacha, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Matlacha 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 # 778 15th
Population Density # 181 80th
Diversity Index # 917 0th
Median Household Income # 102 89th
Per Capita Income # 28 97th

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