Lehigh Acres, Florida Population 2024

124,440

Lehigh Acres is a city located in Lee County Florida. Lehigh Acres has a 2024 population of 124,440. Lehigh Acres is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has decreased by -0.07% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 124,523 in 2020.

The average household income in Lehigh Acres is $69,695 with a poverty rate of 16.87%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Lehigh Acres is 34.3 years, 33.5 years for males, and 34.8 years for females.

Lehigh Acres Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lehigh Acres was:

  • White: 54.24%
  • Black or African American: 19.26%
  • Two or more races: 18.64%
  • Other race: 6.62%
  • Asian: 0.94%
  • Native American: 0.21%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.09%
State
Florida
Land Area (mi²)
92.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,343.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.07% (-83)
The current population of Lehigh Acres, Florida is 124,440 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 124,523.

Lehigh Acres, Florida Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White67,49554.24%
Black or African American23,96319.26%
Two or more races23,19418.64%
Other race8,2376.62%
Asian1,1710.94%
Native American2640.21%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1160.09%
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Lehigh Acres Population by Race

Lehigh Acres Population Pyramid 2024

Lehigh Acres Median Age

34.3

Total

33.5

Male

34.8

Female

Lehigh Acres Adults

There are 90,306 adults, (16,236 of whom are seniors) in Lehigh Acres.

Lehigh Acres Age Dependency

68

Age Dependency Ratio

21.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Lehigh Acres Sex Ratio

Female63,54551.06%
Male60,89548.94%

Lehigh Acres Population by Age

Lehigh Acres Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All37,5383.316733
Married18,2763.8276.323.7
Non Family9,2111.3564.635.4
Female7,2704.1150.749.3
Male2,7814.2956.743.3
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3.78

Average Family Size

3.31

Average Household Size

67.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lehigh Acres Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Lehigh Acres Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lehigh Acres Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 90.59%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 48.24%.

Lehigh Acres Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$36,257

Average Earnings

$41,711

Average Male

$30,965

Average Female

Lehigh Acres Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lehigh Acres Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lehigh Acres Language

52.5% of Lehigh Acres residents speak only English, while 47.5% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 38.14% of the population.

Lehigh Acres Language

Lehigh Acres Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic56,93411,14019.57%
White38,5864,90912.72%
Black23,9464,88220.39%
Multiple23,1313,76216.26%
Other8,1911,12213.7%
Asian1,171827%
Native2645219.7%
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16.87%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.59%

Male Poverty Rate

19.04%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lehigh Acres

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lehigh Acres is Black, with 20.39% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lehigh Acres is Asian, with 7% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.5%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.3%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.86%.

Lehigh Acres Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.26%
High School15.4%
Some College12.06%
Bachelors or Greater8.58%
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Lehigh Acres Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed44.5%
Male Unemployed43.01%
Female Employed7.67%
Male Employed6.45%
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Lehigh Acres Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lehigh Acres Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lehigh Acres Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.5%

Male Marriage Rate

41.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Lehigh Acres Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Lehigh Acres Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Lehigh Acres Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lehigh Acres Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

5,113

Number of Veterans

4,586

Male Veterans

527

Female Veterans

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Lehigh Acres Veterans by War

count

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Lehigh Acres Veterans by Age

count

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Lehigh Acres Veterans by Race

Lehigh Acres Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.01%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lehigh Acres Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63%

Labor Force Participation

59.5%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

Lehigh Acres Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lehigh Acres Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lehigh Acres Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

37.34%

Born in Lehigh Acres

71.18%

Native Born

28.82%

Foreign Born

14%

Non Citizen

14.82%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

71.18% of Lehigh Acres residents were born in the United States, with 37.34% having been born in Florida. 14% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lehigh Acres Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2024124,440
2023124,440
2022124,4406890.56%
2021123,751-772-0.62%
2020124,5231,1450.93%
2019123,3784,1733.5%
2018119,2052,3562.02%
2017116,8494,5704.07%
2016112,2792,0351.85%
2015110,2443,4973.28%
2014106,7474,6204.52%
2013102,1276,3606.64%
201295,7674,0584.42%
201191,7094,9255.68%
201086,784
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Lehigh Acres Population by Year