Lehigh Acres, Florida

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Lehigh Acres is a census-designated place (CDP) in Lee County, Florida, United States. The US Census Bureau estimates the CDP's population at 67,867 as of 2006.[2] The community is an expansive, pre-platted subdivision of approximately 61,000 acres (250 km2).

Lehigh Acres is a part of the Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area, which had an estimated 2006 population of 798,324.[5]



Lehigh Acres is located at 26°36′30″N 81°38′21″W / 26.60833°N 81.63917°W / 26.60833; -81.63917 (26.608333, -81.639167)[6]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 95.98 square miles (248.6 km2). 94.89 square miles (245.8 km2) of it is land and 1.09 square miles (2.8 km2) of it (1.14%) is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, which predates the sizable housing boom of 2003 to 2007, there were 33,430 people, 12,707 households, and 9,250 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 352.3/sq mi (136.0/km²). There were 14,486 housing units at an average density of 152.7/sq mi (58.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 75.30% White, 13.79% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.84% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 3.77% from other races, and 1.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.36% of the population. There were 12,707 households out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.4% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.2% were non-families. 22.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.03.

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