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The Villages, Florida - Basic Facts

The The Villages Census Designated Place had a population of 78,301 as of July 1, 2017. 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 28.899 and longitude -81.9937 in Sumter County. The formal boundaries for the The Villages Census Designated Place (see map below) 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 (GNIS ID: 2402925) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with The Villages population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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

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The Villages, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 78,301
Daytime Population: Workers 11,641
Daytime Population: Residents 65,006
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 76,647
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 78,145
Population in Familes 63,741
Population in Group Qrtrs 156
Population Density2 2,539
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $52,312
Average Household Income $68,080
Per Capita Income $35,291


Total Housing Units 52,604 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 37,455 (71.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,916 ( 7.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 11,233 (21.4%)
Median Home Value $237,949
Average Home Value $268,832


Total Households 41,371
Average Household Size 1.89
Family Households 29,339
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 5.97% 5.26%
Households 5.2% 5.06%
Families 5.02% 4.98%
Median Household Income   2.11%
Per Capita Income   2.59%

The Villages, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares The Villages 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 # 40 96th
Population Density # 303 67th
Diversity Index # 729 21st
Median Household Income # 351 62nd
Per Capita Income # 227 75th

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