Lehigh Acres, FL

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 94,342 people and 24 constituent neighborhoods, Lehigh Acres is the 26th largest community in Florida. Lehigh Acres has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Lehigh Acres, where the median household income is $48,483.00.

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 construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Lehigh Acres who work in office and administrative support (11.96%), sales jobs (10.76%), and maintenance occupations (7.53%).

One downside of living in Lehigh Acres, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.34 minutes every day commuting to work.

The citizens of Lehigh Acres are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.61% of adults in Lehigh Acres have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Lehigh Acres in 2018 was $18,780, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $75,120 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 40.32% 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, English, and Italian.

In addition, Lehigh Acres has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (27.82%).

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