Lehigh Acres, FL

Census Place

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Population
119,205
2.02% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
US Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
Median Age
33.7

Poverty Rate
20.2%

Median Household Income
$46,816
4.85% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$140,800
17.4% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
51,506
4.56% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Lehigh Acres, FL had a population of 119k people with a median age of 33.7 and a median household income of $46,816. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Lehigh Acres, FL grew from 116,849 to 119,205, a 2.02% increase and its median household income grew from $44,649 to $46,816, a 4.85% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lehigh Acres, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (38.2%), White (Hispanic) (32.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (19.8%), Other (Hispanic) (3.89%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.88%). 0% of the households in Lehigh Acres, FL speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 86% of the residents in Lehigh Acres, FL are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Lehigh Acres, FL was $140,800, and the homeownership rate was 60%. Most people in Lehigh Acres, FL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 33.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Lehigh Acres, FL was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
Y-Axis
-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Florida. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Florida.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Florida across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Lee County, FL went to Donald J. Trump with 58.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (38.3%), followed by Other (3.05%). The most partisan county was Holmes County, FL with 87.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing the state of Florida. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Florida is currently represented by 27 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Lee County, FL
58.7% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Florida
  1. 87.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 82.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 81.5% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Florida was Holmes County, FL with 87.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Florida colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Florida

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Marco Rubio
Senator from Florida3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Rick Scott
Senator from Florida1
Assumed office on January 8, 2019
Inauguration delayed in order to finish his term as Governor of Florida.

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing Florida.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Florida over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Florida

Florida is currently represented by 27 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Florida have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Lehigh Acres, FL is home to a population of 119k people, from which 86% are citizens. As of 2018, 26% of Lehigh Acres, FL residents were born outside of the country (30.9k people).

In 2018, there were 1.18 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (45.5k people) in Lehigh Acres, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 38.5k White (Hispanic) and 23.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lehigh Acres, FL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    45.5k ± 1.74k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    38.5k ± 2.05k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    23.6k ± 1.51k
38.6%
Hispanic Population
46k people

In 2018, there were 1.18 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (45.5k people) in Lehigh Acres, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 38.5k White (Hispanic) and 23.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

38.6% of the people in Lehigh Acres, FL are hispanic (46k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Lehigh Acres, FL as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

26%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
30.9k people
25.6%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
29.9k people

As of 2018, 26% of Lehigh Acres, FL residents (30.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lehigh Acres, FL was 25.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

28
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.8
44
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.1

In 2018, the median age of all people in Lehigh Acres, FL was 33.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 28, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Lehigh Acres, FL are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Lehigh Acres, FL residents was 34.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Cuba
    986,238 ± 23,800 people
  2. Haiti
    338,524 ± 14,168 people
  3. Colombia
    270,705 ± 12,691 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 986,238 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 338,524 and Colombia with 270,705.

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Citizenship

86%
2018 Citizenship
86.2%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 86% of Lehigh Acres, FL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Lehigh Acres, FL was 86.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,750 ± 257
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    771 ± 254
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    629 ± 208

Lehigh Acres, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.27 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Lehigh Acres, FL is $46,816. In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income in Lehigh Acres, FL was Census Tract 401.15 with a value of $66,887, followed by Census Tract 401.20 and Census Tract 402.09, with respective values of $63,424 and $63,421.

Males in Florida have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,958. The income inequality in Florida (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Lehigh Acres, FL employs 51.5k people. The largest industries in Lehigh Acres, FL are Retail Trade (7,794 people), Construction (7,497 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (7,094 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,313), Utilities ($45,595), and Public Administration ($41,361).

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,816
2018 value
± $1,563
4.85%
1 Year Growth
± 4.54%

Households in Lehigh Acres, FL have a median annual income of $46,816, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $44,649 in 2017, which represents a 4.85% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,717
Average Male Salary in Florida
± $882
$46,958
Average Female Salary in Florida
± $608

In 2019, full-time male employees in Florida made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Florida by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Florida
  1. Asian
    $58,663 ± $3,508
  2. White
    $51,467 ± $590
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $41,471 ± $18,259

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Florida workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.14 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Florida.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lehigh Acres, FL is from Florida.
0.473
2019 Wage GINI in Florida
0.473
2018 Wage GINI in Florida

In 2019, the income inequality in Florida was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.00388% growth from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Florida in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Florida across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 401.15
  2. Census Tract 401.20
  3. Census Tract 402.09

In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lehigh Acres, FL was Census Tract 401.15 with a value of $66,887, followed by Census Tract 401.20 and Census Tract 402.09, with respective values of $63,424 and $63,421.

The following map shows all of the places in Lehigh Acres, FL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lehigh Acres, FL (24k out of 119k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males < 5.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    16,134 ± 1,039
  2. Hispanic
    11,387 ± 924
  3. Black
    5,928 ± 687

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lehigh Acres, FL is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

51.5k
2018 Value
± 1,839
4.56%
1 Year growth
± 5.02%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Lehigh Acres, FL grew at a rate of 4.56%, from 49.3k employees to 51.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lehigh Acres, FL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,182 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,873 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (5,832 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lehigh Acres, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lehigh Acres, FL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,182 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,873 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (5,832 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Lehigh Acres, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.25 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2.08 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.85 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lehigh Acres, FL, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($51,799), Legal Occupations ($50,833), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($50,417).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

51.5k
2018 Value
± 1,839
4.56%
1 Year growth
± 5.02%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Lehigh Acres, FL grew at a rate of 4.56%, from 49.3k employees to 51.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lehigh Acres, FL, are Retail Trade (7,794 people), Construction (7,497 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (7,094 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lehigh Acres, FL, though some of these residents may live in Lehigh Acres, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Lehigh Acres, FL, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (7,794 people), Construction (7,497 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (7,094 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Lehigh Acres, FL has an unusually high number of Construction (2.27 times higher than expected), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (2.14 times), and Retail Trade (1.34 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lehigh Acres, FL, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,313), Utilities ($45,595), and Public Administration ($41,361).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $60.7B
  2. $55.2B
  3. $51.1B

In 2018, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $60.7B, followed by Electronics ($55.2B) and Gasoline ($51.1B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Florida products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$583B
2018 Value in Florida
$1.45T
Projected 2045 Value in Florida
149% growth

In 2018, total outbound Florida trade was $583B. This is expected to increase 149% to $1.45T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Florida trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $22.2B
  2. $19.3B
  3. $15B

In 2018, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $22.2B, followed by Texas with $19.3B and California and $15B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Florida shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lehigh Acres, FL was $140,800 in 2018, which is 0.613 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $119,900 to $140,800, a 17.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Lehigh Acres, FL is 60%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lehigh Acres, FL have an average commute time of 33.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lehigh Acres, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$140,800
2018 Median
± $3,551
$119,900
2017 Median
± $3,549

In 2018, the median property value in Lehigh Acres, FL grew to to $140,800 from the previous year's value of $119,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lehigh Acres, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lehigh Acres, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$46,816
Median Household Income
± $1,563
33.5k
Number of Households
± 1,203

In 2018, the median household income of the 33.5k households in Lehigh Acres, FL grew to $46,816 from the previous year's value of $44,649.

The following chart displays the households in Lehigh Acres, FL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

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Rent vs Own

60%
2018 Homeownership
57.8%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 60% of the housing units in Lehigh Acres, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Lehigh Acres, FL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

33.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lehigh Acres, FL have a longer commute time (33.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 2.89% of the workforce in Lehigh Acres, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (81.1%)
  2. Carpooled (12.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.5%)

In 2018, 81.1% of workers in Lehigh Acres, FL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.1%) and those who worked at home (3.5%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lehigh Acres, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lehigh Acres, FL have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

80.3% of the population of Lehigh Acres, FL has health coverage, with 32.4% on employee plans, 24.5% on Medicaid, 9.04% on Medicare, 13% on non-group plans, and 1.43% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Florida was $8,076 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,688).

Primary care physicians in Lee County, FL see 1528 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.972% decrease from the previous year (1543 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2007 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 877 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Glades County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (21%). Additionally, Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (43.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,528 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lee County, FL

Primary care physicians in Lee County, FL see an average of 1,528 patients per year. This represents a 0.972% decrease from the previous year (1,543 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lee County, FL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,076
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Florida
$4,606
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$5,175
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$12,229
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Florida (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,688 to $8,076.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

19.7%
Uninsured
32.4%
Employer Coverage
24.5%
Medicaid
9.04%
Medicare
13%
Non-Group
1.43%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lehigh Acres, FL declined by 10.6% from 22% to 19.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lehigh Acres, FL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 21% prevalence
  2. 20.5% prevalence
  3. 17.8% prevalence

Glades County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Florida, at 21%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Florida by county over multiple years.

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