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Lely Resort, Florida
Location in Collier County and the state of Florida
Location in Collier County and the state of Florida
Country  United States of America
State  Florida
County Flag of Collier County, Florida.png Collier
 • Total 5.3 sq mi (13.7 km2)
 • Land 4.9 sq mi (12.8 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)
7 ft (2 m)
 • Total 4,646
 • Density 937/sq mi (361.8/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 12-40037
GNIS feature ID 1853266

Lely Resort is a census-designated place (CDP) in Collier County, Florida, United States. The population was 4,646 at the 2010 census, up from 1,426 in 2000. It is part of the NaplesMarco Island Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Lely Resort is located in western Collier County at 26°4′52″N 81°42′3″W / 26.08111°N 81.70083°W / 26.08111; -81.70083 (26.081014, -81.700776). It is bordered to the southwest by U.S. Route 41, to the west by Naples Manor, to the northwest by Lely, and to the east by Verona Walk. Downtown Naples is 7 miles (11 km) to the northwest.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Lely Resort CDP has a total area of 5.3 square miles (13.7 km2), of which 4.9 square miles (12.8 km2) is land and 0.35 square miles (0.9 km2), or 6.21%, is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 1,426 people, 649 households, and 445 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 272.9 people per square mile (105.3/km²). There were 1,086 housing units at an average density of 207.8/sq mi (80.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 89.27% White, 4.63% African American, 0.49% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 1.89% from other races, and 3.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.48% of the population.

There were 649 households out of which 19.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.4% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.53.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 16.1% under the age of 18, 10.6% from 18 to 24, 20.8% from 25 to 44, 29.1% from 45 to 64, and 23.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 103.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $50,640, and the median income for a family was $57,273. Males had a median income of $31,750 versus $25,560 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $33,536. About 2.4% of families and 6.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over.

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