Lee County, Florida (FL)

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County population in 2012: 645,293 (94% urban, 6% rural); it was 440,888 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 113,208
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 71,269
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 144,256
Renter-occupied apartments: 75,341 (it was 44,343 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

33%

Land area: 804 sq. mi.

Water area: 408.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 786 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Lee County: 92.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (21.6%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (19.6%), Educational, health and social services (13.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 73%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 22%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Lee County, Florida:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (71.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (18.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (7.7%)
  • Asian alone (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
Median resident age:  45.0 years
Florida median age:  40.0 years
Males: 303,600  (34.8%)
Females: 315,154  (65.2%)
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Lee County,FL real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Lee County:

2.0 people
Florida:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $46,383 ($40,319 in 1999)

This county:

$46383
Florida:

$46036

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $788 (lower quartile is $630, upper quartile is $997)
This county:

$788
State:

$838


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $154,800 (it was $96,700 in 2000)
Lee:

$154,800
Florida:

$153,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $80,400 - $271,400

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $252,397
Here:

$252,397
State:

$243,181

Townhouses or other attached units: $167,182
Here:

$167,182
State:

$161,350

In 2-unit structures: $157,714
Here:

$157,714
State:

$161,056

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $269,036
Here:

$269,036
State:

$143,318

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $222,816
Here:

$222,816
State:

$215,295

Mobile homes: $74,003
Here:

$74,003
State:

$58,568

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $22,851
Here:

$22,851
State:

$50,225
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,314
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $492

Institutionalized population: 4,259

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 5152 buildings, average cost: $172,600
  • 2001: 6534 buildings, average cost: $154,200
  • 2002: 7149 buildings, average cost: $148,600
  • 2003: 9668 buildings, average cost: $137,900
  • 2004: 14958 buildings, average cost: $151,500
  • 2005: 22211 buildings, average cost: $166,600
  • 2006: 14700 buildings, average cost: $207,000
  • 2007: 4356 buildings, average cost: $221,500
  • 2008: 1216 buildings, average cost: $283,400
  • 2009: 906 buildings, average cost: $246,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,632 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,521 (1.1%)

Lee County household income distribution in 2009 Lee County home values distribution Lee County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.5%
(10.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.2% for Black residents, 30.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 39.4% for American Indian residents, 31.4% for other race residents, 21.4% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.5%
Lee County:

16.5%
Florida:

17.0%
(10.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.2% for Black residents, 30.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 37.0% for American Indian residents, 29.2% for other race residents, 20.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 46 years old
(Males: 45 years old, Females: 48 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 55 years old, Black residents: 30 years old, American Indian residents: 35 years old, Asian residents: 41 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29 years old, Other race residents: 28 years old)

Area name: Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lee County is $639 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $728 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $989 a month.

Cities in this county include: Cape Coral, Fort Myers, North Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres, Bonita Springs, San Carlos Park, Cypress Lake, Iona, Villas, Estero.

Lee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Zip CodeCityCertified Residential DatabaseMandatory Residential DatabaseMandatory Non-Residential Database
Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)
33901Fort Myers48135050
33903North Fort Myers166110110
33904Cape Coral48153030
33905Fort Myers17246060
33906Fort Myers--1010
33907Fort Myers429792020
33908Fort Myers2295----
33909Cape Coral933----
33912Fort Myers12215520520
33913Fort Myers48331010
33914Cape Coral48192020
33916Fort Myers705050
33917North Fort Myers19111010
33919Fort Myers108165050
33920Alva301010
33921Boca Grande20----
33922Bokeelia10----
33924Captiva20----
33928Estero200----
33931Fort Myers Beach60----
33936Lehigh Acres1385050
33956Saint James City333----
33957Sanibel293----
33971Lehigh Acres40----
33972Lehigh Acres1217----
33990Cape Coral20252020
33991Cape Coral119----
33993Cape Coral333----
33994Fort Myers10----
34134Bonita Springs8126----
34135Bonita Springs3110----

2005 air pollution in Lee County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.079 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.071 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 19 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 50 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.6 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 19 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Below U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Charlotte County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.1%
Florida:

6.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 12,539
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 40,362 (38% naturalized citizens)

Lee County:

9.2%
Whole state:

16.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 11,621
  • 1990 to 1994: 6,237
  • 1985 to 1989: 4,302
  • 1980 to 1984: 3,431
  • 1975 to 1979: 2,019
  • 1970 to 1974: 2,066
  • 1970 to 1974: 2,360
  • 1965 to 1969: 8,326

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 88.7%

Lee County marital status for males Lee County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Lee County with a mortgage: 68,216 (7,617 second mortgage, 8,005 home equity loan, 216 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 31,083

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

71.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lee County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic100,30020
Evangelical Protestant88,687288
Mainline Protestant28,60562
Other12,68445
Black Protestant1,91911
Orthodox9704
None385,589-
Lee County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

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%

Agriculture in Lee County:

Average size of farms: 197 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $176,370
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $4236.72
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 57.74%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 3.76%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $118,610
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 20.37%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 88.48%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $62,165
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 81.18%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.34
Vegetables: 3,254 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 17,101 acres

Earthquake activity:

Lee County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Florida state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 297.3 miles away from Lee County center
On 3/31/1992 at 14:59:39, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 244.2 miles away from the county center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 453.5 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/1997 at 14:57:35, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, Depth: 20.5 mi) earthquake occurred 297.5 miles away from the county center
On 2/22/1992 at 04:21:34, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 183.9 miles away from Lee County center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 521.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent 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: 10, Fires: 5, Tropical Storms: 5, Freeze: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (21%)
  • Canada (10%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • Haiti (7%)
  • United Kingdom (6%)
  • Cuba (5%)
  • Guatemala (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Lee County (%):

  • German (16%)
  • English (11%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • United States or American (10%)
  • Italian (8%)
  • Polish (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)

Lee County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 143,636 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 25,083 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,178 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 27 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 17 (0%)
  • Railroad: 14 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 40 (0%)
  • Taxi: 125 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 400 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 1,394 (1%)
  • Walked: 2,695 (1%)
  • Other means: 1,640 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 6,332 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Lee County, Florida in 2000:

  • 2,767 people in nursing homes
  • 738 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 655 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 491 people in state prisons
  • 238 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 235 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 102 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 78 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 64 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 55 people in other group homes
  • 49 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 47 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 26 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 20 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 15 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 13 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 10 people in military ships
  • 6 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 4 people in religious group quarters
  • 4 people in other workers' dormitories

People in group quarters in Lee County, Florida in 2010:

  • 2,677 people in college/university student housing
  • 2,225 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,742 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 406 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 340 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 302 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 273 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 222 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 117 people in state prisons
  • 81 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 49 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 33 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 9 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 7 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 5 people in correctional residential facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $55,614.

7.62% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($60,823 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.62%
Florida average:

7.97%


0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($213 average AGI)
Lee County:

0.08%
Florida average:

0.11%

2.96% relocated from other counties in Florida ($13,109 average AGI)
4.59% relocated from other states ($47,500 average AGI)
Lee County:

4.59%
Florida average:

3.71%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Collier County, FL  0.75% ($36,775 average AGI)
from Miami-Dade County, FL  0.39% ($26,834)
from Broward County, FL  0.26% ($36,681)
from Charlotte County, FL  0.17% ($34,028)
from Hillsborough County, FL  0.17% ($28,374)
from Palm Beach County, FL  0.13% ($35,241)
from Orange County, FL  0.10% ($27,151)


6.54% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,788 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.54%
Florida average:

7.17%


0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($306 average AGI)
Lee County:

0.07%
Florida average:

0.12%

3.13% relocated to other counties in Florida ($16,627 average AGI)
3.34% relocated to other states ($20,854 average AGI)
Lee County:

3.34%
Florida average:

2.87%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Collier County, FL  0.69% ($39,893 average AGI)
to Miami-Dade County, FL  0.51% ($23,548)
to Broward County, FL  0.28% ($31,549)
to Hillsborough County, FL  0.24% ($28,171)
to Charlotte County, FL  0.16% ($44,297)
to Orange County, FL  0.15% ($44,038)
to Palm Beach County, FL  0.13% ($34,786)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.9
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 10.7

Births per 1000 population in Lee County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 9.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Lee County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2012: 6.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Lee County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 106,110 (95,942 aged, 10,168 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.97
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 15158.23
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 311.3
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 34171.63

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1185.300
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1055.330
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5.69

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 40.72
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 64.25

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9.73

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 64.0. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 41.6
  • Cut/Pierce - 6.9
  • Other - 15.5

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 167.9. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 84.7
  • Poisoning - 43.9
  • Suffocation - 27.8
  • Other - 11.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 610,266

Size of family households: 94,780 2-persons, 31,472 3-persons, 24,743 4-persons, 11,965 5-persons, 4,899 6-persons, 3,167 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 69,344 1-person, 16,219 2-persons, 2,037 3-persons, 775 4-persons, 266 5-persons, 93 6-persons, 58 7-or-more-persons.

54,206 married couples with children.
22,670 single-parent households (5,577 men, 17,093 women).

86.5% of residents of Lee County speak English at home.
8.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (52% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
4.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (66% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (58% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (72% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $2,866,389,000 ($5573 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $100,578,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,657,251,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $775,992,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $15,524,000
Federal grants: $226,529,000
Federal procurement contracts: $52,180,000 ($12,338,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $138,912,000 ($2,527,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $14,449,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $315,822,000
Federal Government insurance: $20,919,161,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 28,987
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

63 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 27,821
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +10,075
Here:

+18 per 1000 residents
State:

+30 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +93,478
Here:

+172 per 1000 residents
State:

+59 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Lee County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 52.37 millions of gallons per day (94% from ground, 6% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.4
State:

5.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 3,469
  • 2000 to 2004: 123,885
  • 1990 to 1999: 66,240
  • 1980 to 1989: 82,097
  • 1970 to 1979: 61,982
  • 1960 to 1969: 20,543
  • 1950 to 1959: 9,111
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,123
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,533
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lee County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 300
  • 2 rooms: 2,697
  • 3 rooms: 7,794
  • 4 rooms: 23,148
  • 5 rooms: 42,000
  • 6 rooms: 34,894
  • 7 rooms: 19,138
  • 8 rooms: 9,035
  • 9+ rooms: 5,250
  • 1 room: 1,622
  • 2 rooms: 4,953
  • 3 rooms: 7,604
  • 4 rooms: 14,108
  • 5 rooms: 9,146
  • 6 rooms: 4,447
  • 7 rooms: 1,750
  • 8 rooms: 515
  • 9+ rooms: 198
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lee County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 460
  • 1 bedroom: 7,997
  • 2 bedrooms: 54,174
  • 3 bedrooms: 68,443
  • 4 bedrooms: 11,864
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,318
  • no bedroom: 2,082
  • 1 bedroom: 10,889
  • 2 bedrooms: 21,255
  • 3 bedrooms: 8,835
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,217
  • 5+ bedrooms: 65
Cars and other vehicles available in Lee County, Florida in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 4,602
  • 1 vehicle: 64,071
  • 2 vehicles: 59,404
  • 3 vehicles: 12,223
  • 4 vehicles: 3,008
  • 5+ vehicles: 948
  • no vehicle: 6,271
  • 1 vehicle: 22,798
  • 2 vehicles: 12,313
  • 3 vehicles: 2,286
  • 4 vehicles: 467
  • 5+ vehicles: 208

49% of Lee County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 50% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 25% lived in Florida.

Lee County:

49.2%
State average:

51.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $95,100


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lee County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (95.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.8%)
  • Utility gas (1.6%)
  • No fuel used (1.2%)
  • Electricity (95.1%)
  • No fuel used (2.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.3%)
  • Utility gas (0.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 4,460
Here:

11.1%
Florida:

11.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,822
Here:

10.3%
Florida:

9.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,884
Here:

18.0%
Florida:

21.0%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Lee County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Air Transportation: $96,569,000
    General - Other: $42,244,000
    Toll Highways: $34,899,000
    Regular Highways: $29,524,000
    Water Utilities: $23,020,000
    Sewerage: $21,249,000
    Solid Waste Management: $19,049,000
    Parks and Recreation: $12,280,000
    Libraries: $10,048,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,682,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $75,038,000
    Financial Administration: $57,038,000
    Air Transportation: $39,965,000
    Solid Waste Management: $38,473,000
    Correctional Institutions: $35,580,000
    Parks and Recreation: $32,414,000
    Regular Highways: $30,521,000
    Water Utilities: $22,226,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $21,730,000
    Central Staff Services: $21,218,000
    Sewerage: $19,340,000
    Libraries: $18,875,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $16,137,000
    Transit Utilities: $15,303,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $11,896,000
    General - Other: $11,615,000
    Toll Highways: $9,630,000
    Housing and Community Development: $7,379,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $6,782,000
    Health - Other: $4,851,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,802,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $3,512,000
    Local Fire Protection: $885,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $53,907,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Parks and Recreation: $4,084,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,674,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,025,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulations: $227,000
    Regular Highways: $103,000
    General - Other: $30,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Housing and Community Development: $8,813,000
    Health - Other: $5,649,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $176,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $16,595,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,951,000
    Police Protection: $5,795,000
    Water Utilities: $4,069,000
    Sewerage: $3,769,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,325,000
    Financial Administration: $2,835,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,712,000
    Health - Other: $1,527,000
    Air Transportation: $1,012,000
    Transit Utilities: $897,000
    Libraries: $784,000
    General - Other: $778,000
    Housing and Community Development: $533,000
    Correctional Institutions: $521,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $469,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $405,000
    Central Staff Services: $261,000
    Toll Highways: $228,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $22,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $186,449,000
  • Transit Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,985,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,021,000

Lee County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $80,191,000
    All Other: $79,913,000
    Solid Waste Management: $53,159,000
    Toll Highways: $43,576,000
    Sewerage: $31,828,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,947,000
    Parking Facilities: $227,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $100,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $69,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $11,419,000
    Air Transportation: $10,052,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,485,000
    Highways: $965,000
    Public Welfare: $493,000
    General Local Government Support: $93,000
    Water Utilities: $14,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,438,000
    All Other: $1,868,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $26,614,000
    Interest Earnings: $9,924,000
    Sale of Property: $7,275,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $5,913,000
    Special Assessments: $5,356,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,150,000
    Rents: $1,681,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $34,727,000
    Electric Utilities: $9,316,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,520,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $56,647,000
    All Other: $11,424,000
    Transit Utilities: $10,967,000
    Highways: $2,109,000
    Public Welfare: $139,000
  • Tax - Property: $318,748,000
    Other License: $79,163,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $19,319,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $16,396,000
    Other Selective Sales: $11,778,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $1,091,000

Lee County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,229,241,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,211,914,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $273,099,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $248,099,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $131,845,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $114,518,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $25,000,000

Lee County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $261,686,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $544,345,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $248,099,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Lee County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Lee County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 117 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
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 ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3,045$114,4125,043$161,4335,077$213,956164$110,32914$3,364,5714,232$189,20498$91,245
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED183$117,902584$162,320896$207,49759$54,7631$131,000513$192,00637$65,054
APPLICATIONS DENIED988$108,2841,437$144,0244,274$211,472279$58,9641$32,095,0001,767$197,810140$77,336
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN451$112,774799$169,0681,729$212,39365$153,0000$0812$186,28625$103,560
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS229$105,638220$143,586583$208,72230$122,2330$0205$187,2545$77,400
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 95 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED208$164,02434$212,35333$172,9391$64,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED301$237,65854$269,222188$271,2870$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED53$188,17031$219,64514$154,2140$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN24$181,1675$182,8002$122,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS28$185,53617$221,64710$212,7000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Lee County, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3,81075.4 years
William3,18875.3 years
Robert3,02573.4 years
Mary2,55879.9 years
James2,37772.7 years
Charles1,97176.3 years
George1,77376.8 years
Joseph1,71276.3 years
Helen1,45281.5 years
Dorothy1,30279.2 years
Most common last names in Lee County, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1,22075.4 years
Johnson77874.7 years
Miller61177.0 years
Brown60475.2 years
Williams59575.6 years
Jones48175.3 years
Davis44376.2 years
Wilson37076.2 years
Anderson32577.9 years
Martin32076.6 years
Businesses in Lee County, FL
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven47Justice4
ALDO3KFC6
AT&T14Kincaid1
Ace Hardware8Kmart4
Advance Auto Parts19Kohl's2
Aeropostale3Kroger1
Aerosoles1LA Fitness3
American Eagle Outfitters2La Quinta3
Ann Taylor5La-Z-Boy2
Apple Store1Lane Bryant3
Applebee's5Lane Furniture13
Arby's7LensCrafters4
Ashley Furniture2Levi Strauss & Co.1
Audi1Little Caesars Pizza7
AutoZone7Long John Silver's1
Avenue1Lowe's5
BMW2Macy's1
Bakers1Marriott7
Banana Republic3Marshalls2
Barnes & Noble2MasterBrand Cabinets66
Baskin-Robbins2Mazda1
Bath & Body Works6McDonald's34
Bebe1Men's Wearhouse4
Bed Bath & Beyond5Microtel1
Best Western5Motel 61
Blockbuster10Motherhood Maternity4
Brooks Brothers1New Balance8
Brookstone2New York & Co1
Budget Car Rental4Nike43
Buffalo Wild Wings1Nissan1
Burger King16Office Depot4
CVS32OfficeMax5
Cache2Old Navy2
Casual Male XL1Olive Garden2
Catherines1Outback4
Charlotte Russe1Outback Steakhouse4
Chevrolet3Pac Sun3
Chick-Fil-A5Panda Express1
Chico's4Panera Bread5
Chuck E. Cheese's1Papa John's Pizza9
Cinnabon 1Payless7
Circle K12Penske8
Clarion1PetSmart4
Clarks3Pier 1 Imports4
Cold Stone Creamery4Pizza Hut9
Coldwater Creek2Plato's Closet1
ColorTyme2Popeyes5
Comfort Inn4Publix Super Markets37
Costco2Quality1
Cracker Barrel2Quiznos5
Curves7RadioShack11
DHL15Red Lobster1
Dairy Queen12Red Robin1
Days Inn3Red Roof Inn1
Decora Cabinetry23Rite Aid1
Dennys3Rooms To Go2
Domino's Pizza13Ruby Tuesday4
DressBarn2Rue211
Dressbarn2Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Dunkin Donuts33SAS Shoes2
Econo Lodge1SONIC Drive-In2
Eddie Bauer1Saks Fifth Avenue1
Ethan Allen1Sam's Club2
Express1Sears5
Famous Footwear4Sephora1
Fashion Bug1Skechers USA2
FedEx127Soma Intimates3
Finish Line2Spencer Gifts1
Firestone Complete Auto Care6Sprint Nextel9
Foot Locker1Staples7
Ford2Starbucks25
Fredericks Of Hollywood1Steak 'n Shake3
GNC14Subaru1
GameStop9Suburban1
Gap3Subway66
Goodwill5Super 81
Gymboree3T-Mobile19
H&R Block25T.G.I. Driday's2
Haagen-Dazs1T.J.Maxx3
Hardee's1Taco Bell10
Havertys Furniture2Talbots3
Hilton11Target9
Hobby Lobby1The Room Place2
Holiday Inn11Tire Kingdom7
Hollister Co.1Toyota1
Home Depot5Toys"R"Us6
Honda1Travelodge2
Hot Topic1True Value3
Howard Johnson1U-Haul31
Hyatt4UPS135
Hyundai1Value City Furniture1
IHOP3Vans8
IZOD2Verizon Wireless6
J. Jill1Victoria's Secret3
J.Crew2Volkswagen1
JCPenney3Waffle House3
Jamba Juice1Walgreens22
Jimmy John's2Walmart9
JoS. A. Bank2Wet Seal1
Johnny Rockets1World Gym2
Jones New York13YMCA2
Journeys4

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