Lehigh Acres Demographics
May 13, 2009


POPULATION: Permanent population 87,000

Estimated total population during Season 90,849


2000 38 YEARS

2007 35 YEARS

Population by Age:

0-19 19,257

20-24 3,732

25-34 8,795

25-44 10,279

45-54 7,985

55-64 6,432

65+ 13,520

Housing Units 51,165

2006 Total Value of Permits issued $1,242,063,202.:

Retail Sales 2005 $315,872

Medical Facilities:

Lehigh Regional Medical Center,7 assisted living and nursing homes, medical and dental offices

Houses of Worship 48

Median Income 2006 $43.087


Caucasian 79%

Hispanic 13%

African American 8%

Acres in Lehigh Acres 65,280

Platted Lots 90,000

Golf Courses FIVE


Southwest Florida International Airport Commercial Aviation, 18 miles from heart of Lehigh Acres

Page Field General Aviation, South Fort Myers

LeeTran bus service to Fort Myers


Lehigh Acres in currently unincorporated so there are no municipal taxes

The Lee County Tax Collector operates a local office in Lehigh Acres where you can process the following: Auto licenses Plates & Stickers, Boat Licenses, Occupational Licenses, Payment of Property Tax Bills



Gateway Charter School

Harns Marsh Elementary School

Lehigh Elementary School

Mirror Lakes Elementary School

Sunshine Elementary School

Veterans Park Academy for the Arts

Middle Schools

Gateway Charter School

Lehigh Acres Middle School

Varsity Lakes Middle School

Veterans Park Academy for the Arts

Senior High Schools

East County High School

Gateway Charter School

Lehigh Senior High School

Riverdale High School

Adult Schools

Lee County High Tech Center

Higher Education

Ave Maria University

Barry University

Edison College

Florida Gulf Coast University

Impac University

International College

Nova Southeast University

Southwest Florida College


Average Annual Rainfall: 54"

Average Annual Snowfall: 0"

# of Days with Precipitation: 112

# of Sunny Days each Year: 264

Avg Temp in JAN 52.3F

Avg Temp in JUL 91.5F

The geographic location of Lehigh Acres is:

Latitude 26.6064835

Longitude 81.6435471

Distances to Florida Cities:

Clearwater 102mi

Tampa 90mi

Ft Lauderdale 85mi

St Petersburg 88mi

Miami 91mi

Orlando 116mi


Category LEHIGH Natl Avg.

Median Home Value $94,100 $125,643

Home Value Appreciation 10.9% 7.47%

Percentage of Homeowners 83% 75%

Percentage of Renters 16.3% 25%

Job Growth in past year 2.3% 1.6%

Projected Job Growth thru 2010 24.3% 15.3%

Sales Tax 6% 5.63%

Property Tax in $ per $1000 Value $11.90 $14.89

Income Tax 0% 5%


Transportation 107.2

Housing 93.3

Utilities 109.5

Groceries 99.7

Health 99.8

Miscellaneous 99.9

Composite Index = 99.4

*National Avg = 100%

The Orange Blossom is Florida's State Flower

And the beautiful, sunny Coreopsis is the state's official wildflower.

The Dolphin is our official State Mammal;

however, dolphins are designated as salt-water mammals, allowing for the endangered Manatee's distinction as Florida's freshwater mammal.


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