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Three Lakes, Florida - Basic Facts

The Three Lakes Census Designated Place had a population of 16,368 as of July 1, 2020. Three Lakes 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 Three Lakes is located at latitude 25.642 and longitude -80.3984 in Miami-Dade County. The formal boundaries for the Three Lakes Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 3.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.65 sq. miles. Miami-Dade County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Three Lakes Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402928) 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 Three Lakes Census Designated Place is located within Kendale Lakes-Tamiami CCD of Miami-Dade County.


Three Lakes, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 16,368 (100%)
Population in Households 16,362 (100.0%)
Population in Families 14,525 (88.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 6 ( 0.0%)
Population Density 5,105
Diversity Index2 61


Median Household Income $78,828
Average Household Income $96,086
% of Income for Mortgage4 16%
Per Capita Income $30,978
Wealth Index5 82


Total HU (Housing Units) 5,540 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,273 (59.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,004 (36.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 263 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $298,401
Average Home Value $326,612
Housing Affordability Index3 139


Total Households 5,277
Average Household Size 3.1
Family Households 4,241
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.82% 0.71%
Households 0.6% 0.51%
Families 0.64% 0.56%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   1.54%
Owner Occupied HU   0.58%


Three Lakes, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Three Lakes 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 # 229 75th
Population Density # 115 88th
Median Household Income # 159 83rd
Housing Affordability Index # 345 38th
Per Capita Income # 393 57th
Diversity Index # 288 69th

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