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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-
Lecanto is a town in Florida with a population of 6,264. Lecanto is in Citrus County. Living in Lecanto offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Lecanto and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Lecanto are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$161,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$779
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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Lecanto Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    3%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Lecanto

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$39,945
National
$55,322
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Lecanto Reviews

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Lecanto is a nice place to live if you are older; however, if you are younger this is not the best place to live. It is rather difficult to find a job especially if you do not have a higher education. The people who live here are not very open-minded to a lot of peoples beliefs and generally who people are. If you need a place to settle down and don't mind racist people, perfect place for you! However if you are not that, it is not for you at all.
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Great school system. More rural but close enough to cities for great shopping and hospitals. Fun local attractions; homosassa wildlife park, three sisters springs, hunter springs, weekie wachee springs (mermaids), great restaurants on the water. Family friendly. Good neighborhoods.
Having lived for a number of years in Lecanto, I consider it to be a safe environment for living and learning. Never before have I felt threatened in it. The schools I've attended, for the most part, are pleasant, the staff more than willing to give help and accommodations to those who need it. I cannot think of anything that is in need of changing, except for perhaps better traffic control.