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 $40,226.00.
Unlike some towns, Lehigh Acres isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Lehigh Acres are a mix 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 (14.21%), sales jobs (11.27%), and maintenance occupations (8.44%).
In Lehigh Acres, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.26 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Lehigh Acres rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.12% of adults 25 and older in Lehigh Acres have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Lehigh Acres in 2010 was $15,868, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $63,472 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. The greatest number of Lehigh Acres residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Lehigh Acres also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 36.13% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lehigh Acres include Irish, Haitian, English, and Italian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Lehigh Acres's cultural character, accounting for 23.76% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Lehigh Acres is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.