Lehigh Acres, Florida Population 2022

119,787
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Lehigh Acres is a city located in Lee County Florida. With a 2020 population of 119,787, it is the 18th largest city in Florida and the 253rd largest city in the United States. Lehigh Acres is currently growing at a rate of 2.35% annually but its population has decreased by -3.80% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 124,523 in 2020. Spanning over 94 miles, Lehigh Acres has a population density of 1,293 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lehigh Acres is $57,958 with a poverty rate of 18.75%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,166 per month, and the median house value is $169,500. The median age in Lehigh Acres is 34.6 years, 33.2 years for males, and 35.7 years for females.

Lehigh Acres Demographics

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

  • White: 64.95%
  • Black or African American: 19.47%
  • Two or more races: 8.37%
  • Other race: 5.96%
  • Asian: 1.06%
  • Native American: 0.12%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.09%
The current population of Lehigh Acres, Florida is 119,787 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 2022

Population by Race

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Lehigh Acres Population by Race

Lehigh Acres Population Pyramid 2022

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Lehigh Acres Median Age

33.5


Total

32.4


Male

34.6


Female

Lehigh Acres Adults

There are 89,793 adults, (15,173 of whom are seniors) in Lehigh Acres.

Lehigh Acres Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

20.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Lehigh Acres Sex Ratio

Female

63,850

51.28%

Male

60,673

48.72%

Lehigh Acres Population by Age

Lehigh Acres Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lehigh Acres Household Types

62.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lehigh Acres Households and Families

4.1

Average Family Size

3.65

Average Household Size

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Lehigh Acres Households by Type

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Lehigh Acres Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lehigh Acres Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 87.54%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 35.27%.

Lehigh Acres Educational Attainment by Race

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$29,755

Average Earnings

$32,812

Average Male

$25,867

Average Female

Lehigh Acres Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lehigh Acres Language by Age

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Lehigh Acres Language

54.93% of Lehigh Acres residents speak only English, while 45.07% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 35.66% of the population.

Lehigh Acres Language

Lehigh Acres Poverty by Race

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18.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.92%

Male Poverty Rate

19.55%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lehigh Acres

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lehigh Acres is Native, with 28.57% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.69%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.01%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.28%.

Lehigh Acres Poverty

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Lehigh Acres Poverty Rate by Education

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Lehigh Acres Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lehigh Acres Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Lehigh Acres Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.9%

Male Marriage Rate

38.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Lehigh Acres Married by Age and Sex

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Lehigh Acres Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Lehigh Acres Marital Status by Race

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Lehigh Acres Marital Status

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4,870

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Lehigh Acres Veterans by War

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Lehigh Acres Veterans by Age

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Lehigh Acres Veterans by Race

Lehigh Acres Veterans by Education

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11.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.72%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lehigh Acres Veterans by Education

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63.8%

Labor Force Participation

60.4%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Lehigh Acres Employment by Age

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Lehigh Acres Employment by Race

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Lehigh Acres Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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36.87%

Born in Lehigh Acres

73.49%

Native Born

26.51%

Foreign Born

13.08%

Non Citizen

13.43%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

73.49% of Lehigh Acres residents were born in the United States, with 36.87% having been born in Florida. 13.08% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Lehigh Acres Population by Year