Apr 30, 2014
Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Lehigh Acres, where the median household income is $42,429.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lehigh Acres is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lehigh Acres is a town of sales and office workers, service providers and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Lehigh Acres who work in office and administrative support (15.46%), sales jobs (11.03%) and food service (6.55%).
One downside of living in Lehigh Acres is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Lehigh Acres, the average commute to work is 34.72 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Lehigh Acres Information and Demographics
In terms of college education, the citizens of Lehigh Acres rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.49% of adults 25 and older in Lehigh Acres have a bachelor’s degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Lehigh Acres in 2010 was $16,639, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $66,556 for a family of four. However, Lehigh Acres contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lehigh Acres is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Lehigh Acres home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lehigh Acres residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Lehigh Acres also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 34.33% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lehigh Acres include German, Irish, Haitian, Italian, Jamaican and English.
In addition, Lehigh Acres has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (22.86%).
The most common language spoken in Lehigh Acres is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.