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San Carlos Park, Florida - Basic Facts

The San Carlos Park Census Designated Place had a population of 18,179 as of July 1, 2017. San Carlos Park ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for San Carlos Park is located at latitude 26.4767 and longitude -81.8189 in Lee County. The formal boundaries for the San Carlos Park Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0.25 sq. miles. Lee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 20 feet.

The San Carlos Park Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402821) 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 San Carlos Park Census Designated Place is located within Bonita Springs CCD of Lee County.

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


Total Population 18,179
Daytime Population: Workers 3,181
Daytime Population: Residents 8,973
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,154
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.67
Population in Households 18,168
Population in Familes 14,348
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density2 3,830
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $54,194
Average Household Income $65,405
Per Capita Income $23,759


Total Housing Units 7,681 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,398 (57.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,199 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,084 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $142,740
Average Home Value $169,355


Total Households 6,597
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 4,530
Average Family Size 3
  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 1.07% 1.52%
Households 1.03% 1.48%
Families 0.94% 1.41%
Median Household Income   1.57%
Per Capita Income   2.44%

San Carlos Park, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares San Carlos Park 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 # 204 78th
Population Density # 183 80th
Diversity Index # 313 66th
Median Household Income # 316 66th
Per Capita Income # 555 40th

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