Lehigh Acres, FL
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Lehigh Acres profile

Living in Lehigh Acres

Lehigh Acres is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of Florida. With a population of 114,287 people and 28 constituent neighborhoods, Lehigh Acres is the 20th largest community in Florida. Much of the housing stock in Lehigh Acres was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Lehigh Acres economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Lehigh Acres, where the median household income is $49,937.00.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lehigh Acres is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lehigh Acres is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lehigh Acres who work in office and administrative support (11.18%), sales jobs (10.72%), and food service (7.89%).

In Lehigh Acres, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.87 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The citizens of Lehigh Acres are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.82% of adults in Lehigh Acres have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Lehigh Acres in 2018 was $19,199, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $76,796 for a family of four. However, Lehigh Acres contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lehigh Acres is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Lehigh Acres home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Lehigh Acres, accounting for 41.68% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Lehigh Acres residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lehigh Acres include Haitian, German, Irish, Italian, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Lehigh Acres's cultural character, accounting for 26.51% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in Lehigh Acres is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.