Lehigh Acres is a medium-sized city in Florida with a population of approximately 117,000. Families with young children will fit right in, as kids under 5 make up an above-average percentage of the community. With an average age of just over 35, the city's residents skew notably younger than most cities in Florida. Most Lehigh Acres residents own their homes, and 42% of residents rent. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the city boasts a relatively low average rent of $984/month. Over the course of a year, renters in Lehigh Acres will save around $2,000 compared to the state average.
Compared to the national average, Lehigh Acres has a relatively high concentration of residents older than 25 who possess a high school degree or equivalent (23%). Furthermore, 6% possess a Bachelor's degree and 2% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree. Workers are spread across a wide range of industries in Lehigh Acres. The four most common are retail, healthcare, construction, and entertainment. Combined, these industries account for 25% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 7% of residents work in sales, making it the top career path in the city. Lehigh Acres workers earn an average annual income of just over $53,000, less than the Florida average. Lehigh Acres's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345).
With an average commute time of about 37 minutes, longer than most cities in the state, Lehigh Acres residents find that it takes some patience getting to work. Many residents (39%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transit is not widely used. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.
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