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Lee County

Population in 2010: 1,975. Population change since 2000: +85.4%
Males: 1,011  (51.2%)
Females: 964  (48.8%)

Median resident age:  25.8 years
Florida median age:  41.3 years

Zip codes: 33908.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $36,430 (it was $28,611 in 2000)
Harlem Heights:

$36,430
Florida:

$44,299
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $11,800

Harlem Heights CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $84,210 (it was $49,900 in 2000)
Harlem Heights:

$84,210
Florida:

$151,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $103,004; Detached houses: $105,118; Mobile homes: $53,209

Median gross rent in 2011: $784.

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  • Hispanic - 1,386 (70.2%)
  • Black alone - 395 (20.0%)
  • White alone - 164 (8.3%)
  • Two or more races - 19 (1.0%)
  • Other race alone - 8 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.05%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.05%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.05%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Harlem Heights: 89.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: West Indian (16.3%), United States (2.2%), German (1.9%), Italian (1.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 0.79 square miles.

Population density: 2488 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Harlem Heights:

  • High school or higher: 61.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 14.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Harlem Heights CDP:

  • Never married: 57.5%
  • Now married: 20.8%
  • Separated: 6.8%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 8.0%

526 residents are foreign born (38.1% Latin America).

This place:  38.6%
Florida:  18.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,658 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $718 (2.1%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cape Coral, FL (9.1 miles , pop. 102,286).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Petersburg, FL (98.7 miles , pop. 248,232).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (850.2 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Iona, FL (1.4 miles ), Cypress Lake, FL (1.5 miles ), McGregor, FL (1.9 miles ), Punta Rassa, FL (2.1 miles ), Villas, FL (2.1 miles ), Whiskey Creek, FL (2.2 miles ), Pine Manor, FL (2.2 miles ), Fort Myers Beach, FL (2.3 miles ).

Latitude: 26.52 N, Longitude: 81.93 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 239

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.6%
Florida:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (46%)
  • Construction (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (3%)
  • Wholesale trade (1%)
  • Accommodation and food services (49%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (17%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (50%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Cashiers (17%)
  • Bus drivers (12%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Harlem Heights-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Florida state average. It is 0% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/3/1971, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 4.6 miles away from the Harlem Heights place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 8/9/1986, a category F2 tornado 6.3 miles away from the place center injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lee County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 9, Fires: 5, Tropical Storms: 5, Hurricane: 1, Freeze: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Harlem Heights:

  • LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, about 4 miles away; FORT MYERS, FL)
  • CAPE CORAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Proprietary, provides emergency services, about 9 miles away; CAPE CORAL, FL)
  • GULF COAST MEDICAL CENTER LEE MEM HEALTH SYSTEM (Acute Care Hospitals, Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, about 13 miles away; FORT MYERS, FL)

Amtrak station near Harlem Heights:

  • 12 miles: FORT MYERS (13000 N. CLEVELAND AVE.) - Bus Station . Services: public payphones, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Harlem Heights:

  • Edison State College (about 4 miles; Fort Myers, FL; Full-time enrollment: 5,724)
  • Southwest Florida College (about 7 miles; Fort Myers, FL; FT enrollment: 2,170)
  • Florida Gulf Coast University (about 9 miles; Fort Myers, FL; FT enrollment: 8,317)
  • State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota (about 76 miles; Bradenton, FL; FT enrollment: 5,673)
  • Eckerd College (about 96 miles; Saint Petersburg, FL; FT enrollment: 2,132)
  • University of South Florida-St. Petersburg Campus (about 97 miles; St. Petersburg, FL; FT enrollment: 2,227)
  • Hillsborough Community College (about 104 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 11,277)

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Churches in Harlem Heights include: Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church (A), McGregor Baptist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Lee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 23.8. This is better than average.
City:

23.8
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

16.6
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 6.55. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

6.55
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 12.0%
(50.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 15.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.1% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  3.6 people
Florida:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  81.3%
Whole state:  65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  15.2%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Harlem Heights, FL

Harlem Heights compared to Florida state average:

  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Harlem Heights travel time to work - commute


Harlem Heights mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (90%)
  • No fuel used (7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

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Religion statistics for Harlem Heights (based on Lee County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.22%
Here38.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents44.7%10.8%8.1%7.7%4.1%
Congregations7.2%15.2%6.0%8.4%4.0%
NameJewishEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaEpiscopal ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents3.2%3.0%2.2%1.7%14.5%
Congregations1.6%4.0%4.4%4.0%45.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 115
Lee County:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 11
Here:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 50
This county:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 167
Lee County:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 508
This county:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Lee County:

10.1%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Lee County:

24.9%
State:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.4%
State:

14.0%

10.96% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($69,420 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.96%
Florida average:

8.71%

0.13% of residents moved from foreign countries ($499 average AGI)
Lee County:

0.13%
Florida average:

0.22%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Collier County, FL  1.26% ($50,198 average AGI)
from Miami-Dade County, FL  0.89% ($25,891)
from Broward County, FL  0.42% ($41,000)


6.90% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($48,833 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.90%
Florida average:

7.73%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($432 average AGI)
Lee County:

0.07%
Florida average:

0.12%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Collier County, FL  0.54% ($72,511 average AGI)
to Charlotte County, FL  0.24% ($49,369)
to Hillsborough County, FL  0.18% ($44,392)

Strongest AM radio stations in Harlem Heights:

  • WMYR (1410 AM; 5 kW; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: KATHLEEN HECKSHER)
  • WWCN (770 AM; 10 kW; NORTH FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: WJPT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPTK (1200 AM; 10 kW; PINE ISLAND CENTER, FL; Owner: FORT MYERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCRM (1350 AM; 2 kW; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: MANNA CHRISTIAN MISSIONS, INC.)
  • WJNA (640 AM; 38 kW; ROYAL PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: SOUTH FLORIDA RADIO, INC.)
  • WINK (1240 AM; 1 kW; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: FORT MYERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNOG (1270 AM; 5 kW; NAPLES, FL; Owner: MERIDIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWFE (670 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: FENIX BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WWCL (1440 AM; 5 kW; LEHIGH ACRES, FL; Owner: OLBOTA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAQI (710 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: LICENSE CORPORATION #1)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMGG (820 AM; 50 kW; LARGO, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ST. PETERSBURG LICENSEE)
  • WQYK (1010 AM; 50 kW; SEFFNER, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TAMPA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Harlem Heights:

  • WTLQ-FM (97.7 FM; PUNTA RASSA, FL; Owner: FORT MYERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRXK-FM (96.1 FM; BONITA SPRINGS, FL; Owner: WRXK LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNRW (98.5 FM; SAN CARLOS PARK, FL; Owner: BEL MEADE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WJBX (99.3 FM; FORT MYERS BEACH, FL; Owner: WJBX LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJPT (106.3 FM; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: WJPT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXKB (103.9 FM; CAPE CORAL, FL; Owner: WXKB LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJGO (102.9 FM; TICE, FL; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF NEVADA)
  • WJYO (91.5 FM; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)
  • WWGR (101.9 FM; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • WINK-FM (96.9 FM; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: FORT MYERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WARO (94.5 FM; NAPLES, FL; Owner: MERIDIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSOR (90.9 FM; NAPLES, FL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WCKT (100.1 FM; PORT CHARLOTTE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBTT (105.5 FM; NAPLES PARK, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDRR (107.1 FM; LEHIGH ACRES, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGCU-FM (90.1 FM; FT. MYERS, FL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY)
  • WOLZ (95.3 FM; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAVV (101.1 FM; MARCO, FL; Owner: ALPINE BROADCASTING CORP., INC.)
  • WAYJ (88.7 FM; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP. INC.)
  • WIKX (92.9 FM; CHARLOTTE HARBOR, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Harlem Heights:

  • W22CL (Channel 22; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: ARKANSAS MEDIA, LLC)
  • WDPX-LP (Channel 18; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WINK-TV (Channel 11; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: FORT MYERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZVN-TV (Channel 26; NAPLES, FL; Owner: MONTCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTVK (Channel 46; NAPLES, FL; Owner: ACME TELEVISION LICENSES OF FLORIDA, LLC)
  • WFTX (Channel 36; CAPE CORAL, FL; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WRXY-TV (Channel 49; TICE, FL; Owner: WEST COAST CHRISTIAN TELEVISION, INC)
  • WTIG-LP (Channel 2; NAPLES, FL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBBH-TV (Channel 20; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: WATERMAN BROADCASTING CORP. OF FLORIDA)
  • WGCU (Channel 30; FT. MYERS, FL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY)
  • WLZE-LP (Channel 65; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEVU-CA (Channel 4; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: CALOOSA TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WTPH-LP (Channel 14; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: TRI-MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WBSP-CA (Channel 9; NAPLES, FL; Owner: CALOOSA TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WVEA-TV (Channel 62; VENICE, FL; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • W38CO (Channel 38; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W56DW (Channel 56; NAPLES, FL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$160,08711$116,21711$160,74410$127,3091$26,650
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$02$108,3702$129,5502$162,4700$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$185,1504$116,44512$182,6045$147,2361$43,950
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$175,9702$110,2254$230,5982$137,0500$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$58,9501$170,3200$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0019.06

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$97,2500$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$181,2701$147,020
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0019.06

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  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations:"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Administrative and support and waste management services"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations:"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Food and beverage stores"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Clothing and clothing accessories, including shoe, stores"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Arts, entertainment, and recreation"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below 50% of the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
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