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Lee County, FL


Metropolitan Statistical Area: Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL
Designated Market Area: Fort Myers-Naples, FL
USDA County Type (2015): Recreation/Tourism, Retirement Destination
American Communities Project County Type (2023): Graying America

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Tracts in Lee County, FL

   



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2022 population: 822,453   ( 203,699 from 2010)
Land area: 781.0 square miles
Population density: 1053.1 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:527,803 64.17% 20.2%
Black:66,4758.08% 39.2%
Indian:1,7480.21% 35.3%
Asian:14,7021.79% 74.0%
2+ races:11,7011.42% 59.7%
Hispanic:200,02424.32% 76.5%
Total non-White:294,65035.83% 64.0%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:15,738 10.3
Deaths:20,59913.5
Net Migration: 62,24640.9
Net Immigration: 4,6113.0
Change in White population:88,755 14.3
Change in Non-White pop.:114,944 18.6




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
618,754
439,04870.96%
47,7517.72%
1,2920.21%
8,4491.37%
7,3251.18%
113,30818.31%
179,70629.04%

2000
440,888
361,43981.98%
28,0206.36%
9440.21%
3,4900.79%
4,3991.00%
42,0429.54%
79,44918.02%

1990
335,113
296,16388.38%
21,4166.39%
9390.28%
1,7460.52%
n/a
14,8494.43%
38,95011.62%

1980
205,266
182,43088.87%
15,8997.75%
2480.12%
6880.34%
n/a
5,8972.87%
22,83611.13%

1970
105,216
90,57586.08%
12,14211.54%
600.06%
830.08%
n/a
2,2442.13%
14,641 13.92%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
58,943 13.4
52,08211.8
124,78328.3
16,3373.7
77,609 17.6
100,257 22.7
1990's
NumberRate
44,446 13.3
43,99013.1
62,80018.7
5,7331.7
65,276 19.5
40,499 12.1
1980's
NumberRate
34,231 16.7
30,388 14.8
125,767 61.3
n/a
113,733 55.4
16,114 7.9
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
97,453 92.6
n/a
91,855 87.3
8,195 7.8

Age, Family & Household Data for Lee County, FL

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
49.1
132,836 16.2%
689,617 83.8%
223,302 27.2%
311,348
2.44
202,830 65.1%
159,687 78.7%
14,463 7.1%
108,518 34.9%

2010
NumberPercent
45.6
120,869 19.5%
497,885 80.5%
145,106 23.5%
259,818
2.35
171,026 65.8%
132,426 77.4%
15,105 8.8%
88,792 34.2%

2000
NumberPercent
45.1
86,286 19.6%
354,602 80.4%
112,031 25.4%
188,755
2.31
128,423 68.0%
105,476 82.1%
9,238 7.2%
60,332 32.0%

1990
NumberPercent
42.3
65,585 19.6%
269,528 80.4%
83,119 24.8%
140,046
2.36
100,231 71.6%
85,625 85.4%
5,972 6.0%
39,815 28.4%

1980
NumberPercent
41.7
44,901 21.9%
160,365 78.1%
45,877 22.4%
82,769
2.45
62,949 76.1%
55,217 87.7%
3,691 5.9%
19,820 23.9%

2022 Housing Data for Lee County, FL

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units419,916 
Median Value$290,900 
Occupied311,34874.1%
Vacant108,56825.9%
Owned228,14273.3%
Rented83,20626.7%
Median Rent$1,466 
Single-Family Units256,22161.0%
    Detached230,08454.8%
    Attached26,1376.2%
Buldings with 5+ Units91,98521.9%
Mobile Homes40,1349.6%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Lee County, FL

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,00016,5595.3%
$10,000 to $14,9999,8833.2%
$15,000 to $19,99910,4023.3%
$20,000 to $24,99910,9723.5%
$25,000 to $29,99913,4464.3%
$30,000 to $34,99911,6713.7%
$35,000 to $39,99912,9814.2%
$40,000 to $44,99911,7723.8%
$45,000 to $49,99911,4953.7%
$50,000 to $59,99926,2618.4%
$60,000 to $74,99931,88910.2%
$75,000 to $99,99944,22714.2%
$100,000 to $124,99930,8659.9%
$125,000 to $149,99920,9406.7%
$150,000 to $199,99920,2966.5%
$200,000 or more27,6898.9%
Median Household Income69,368 
Per Capita Income41,332 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to state97 
Compared to U.S.94 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI13,3584.3%
Public Assistance5,7741.9%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps28,9259.3%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed218,23969.7%
Unemployed10,7453.4%
In Armed Forces2150.1%
Total Labor Force229,19973.2%
Not in Labor Force83,93526.8%
Real Unemployment Rate 30.2%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector125,722105,61054.3%
Non-Profit7,02914,08833.3%
Self-Employed27,62316,11163.2%
Local Government9,63014,13340.5%
State Government2,6844,32638.3%
Federal Government2,5102,46850.4%
Total Private + Self153,345121,72155.7%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.21,85335,01538.4%
Total175,198156,73652.8%
Pct. Govt.10.8%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts48,54114.6%
Sales and Office Occupations81,13324.4%
Professional, Technical64,76419.5%
Service Occupations65,44019.7%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing1,1240.3%
All others72,62921.8%
White Collar 58.5%
Industry
 Number%
Retail trade47,69414.3%
Health care and social assistance45,81713.8%
Construction39,81312.0%
Accommodation and food services28,7628.7%
Educational services23,6857.1%
Professional, scientific, technical22,6586.8%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.22,0576.6%
Transportation and warehousing15,8774.8%
Other services15,6504.7%
Manufacturing11,6123.5%
Real estate and rental and leasing11,3713.4%
Finance and insurance10,8393.3%
Public administration10,5053.2%
Arts, entertainment, recreation9,7352.9%
Wholesale trade7,2542.2%
Information5,2411.6%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting1,8270.5%
Utilities1,7690.5%
Management1710.1%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction1700.1%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Lee County, FL

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican39,6855.13%
Puerto Rican36,0604.67%
Cuban48,3206.25%
Dominican8,3631.08%
Total Central American23,0322.98%
Costa Rican1,0680.14%
Guatemalan11,7531.52%
Honduran5,0310.65%
Nicaraguan3,2180.42%
Panamanian6420.08%
Salvadoran1,3200.17%
Other Central American00.00%
Total South American17,8922.31%
Argentinean1,0990.14%
Bolivian4910.06%
Chilean4450.06%
Colombian7,7921.01%
Ecuadorian2,0150.26%
Paraguayan450.01%
Peruvian2,5110.32%
Uruguayan6350.08%
Venezuelan2,8160.36%
Other South American430.01%
Other Hispanic5,4500.71%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Chinese2,7860.36%
Indian2,7670.36%
Filipino2,7430.35%
Vietnamese1,7830.23%
Laotian4990.06%
Korean4760.06%
Japanese2780.04%
Thai1830.02%
Bangladeshi1300.02%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English561,43976.0%
Spanish135,98918.4%
French, Haitian, Cajun14,3431.9%
Other Indo-European9,4211.3%
Russian, Polish, other Slavic4,0440.5%
German, other Germanic3,8560.5%
Other Asian1,8740.3%
Tagalog1,8520.3%
Chinese1,7260.2%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
German103,51713.4%
American85,80411.1%
Irish83,07610.7%
English68,1868.8%
Italian60,5777.8%
Polish24,5623.2%
French15,1352.0%
Haitian14,3801.9%
Scottish12,9261.7%
European9,7681.3%
Swedish8,6971.1%
Dutch7,7601.0%
Norwegian7,3781.0%
Scotch-Irish6,5830.9%
Russian5,7020.7%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen709,02691.7%
Not a citizen63,8768.3%
Native637,06782.4%
Foreign-born135,83517.6%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Lee County, FL

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
24,153 4.1%33,553 5.8%176,083 30.2%173,829 29.8%108,170 18.5%67,547 11.6%
  Average years of education: 13.4
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 24,153 4.1%
9-12 Years 33,553 5.8%
H.S. Grad or GED 176,083 30.2%
Some College 173,829 29.8%
Bach. Degree 108,170 18.5%
Grad Degree 67,547 11.6%
Average years of education: 13.4

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Lee County, FL

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 155,801 149,605 6,196 4.0% 6.2%
1991 157,578 147,443 10,135 6.4% 7.6%
1992 161,791 149,163 12,628 7.8% 8.4%
1993 165,395 155,440 9,955 6.0% 7.4%
1994 171,671 163,345 8,326 4.8% 6.5%
1995 175,310 167,899 7,411 4.2% 5.6%
1996 174,740 167,828 6,912 4.0% 5.3%
1997 177,361 170,987 6,374 3.6% 4.9%
1998 182,656 176,847 5,809 3.2% 4.4%
1999 187,066 181,944 5,122 2.7% 3.9%
2000 209,581 202,746 6,835 3.3% 3.8%
2001 220,981 212,798 8,183 3.7% 4.4%
2002 227,734 217,744 9,990 4.4% 4.9%
2003 235,628 226,074 9,554 4.1% 4.5%
2004 249,838 241,402 8,436 3.4% 3.8%
2005 270,977 264,219 6,758 2.5% 2.9%
2006 285,160 278,800 6,360 2.2% 2.5%
2007 288,940 277,702 11,238 3.9% 3.3%
2008 283,660 262,190 21,470 7.6% 5.7%
2009 275,235 243,832 31,403 11.4% 9.6%
2010 280,605 246,599 34,006 12.1% 10.8%
2011 285,363 254,435 30,928 10.8% 10.0%
2012 290,468 264,043 26,425 9.1% 8.6%
2013 298,348 275,689 22,659 7.6% 7.5%
2014 309,859 290,623 19,236 6.2% 6.4%
2015 320,586 303,892 16,694 5.2% 5.5%
2016 330,398 314,990 15,408 4.7% 4.9%
2017 334,903 321,049 13,854 4.1% 4.2%
2018 341,068 329,120 11,948 3.5% 3.6%
2019 349,001 337,412 11,589 3.3% 3.3%
2020 345,417 320,161 25,256 7.3% 7.7%
2021 359,008 343,793 15,215 4.2% 4.6%
2022 375,434 363,742 11,692 3.1% 2.9%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com