Lee County, Florida Population 2018

Lee County, Florida's estimated population is 739,224 with a growth rate of 8.55% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lee County, Florida is the 8th largest county in Florida.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017739,22458,2548.55%
2016680,970-41,536-5.75%
2016722,50622,0853.15%
2015700,42122,1803.27%
2014678,24117,8102.70%
2013660,43115,8512.46%
2012644,58013,5032.14%
2011631,07710,6101.71%
2010620,467285,35485.15%
1990335,113129,84763.26%
1980205,266100,05095.09%
1970105,21650,67792.92%
196054,53931,135133.03%
195023,4045,91633.83%
194017,4882,49816.66%
193014,9905,45057.13%
19209,5403,24651.57%
19106,2943,223104.95%
19003,0711,657117.19%
18901,4140.00%

Lee County, Florida Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White578,220
Black or African American58,757
Some Other Race19,515
Two or More Races12,144
Asian10,637
American Indian and Alaska Native1,463
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander234

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Lee County, Florida Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Lee County, Florida Median Age

47.3


Total

46


Male

48.7


Female

Lee County, Florida Adults

There are 554,310 adults, (179,095 of which are seniors) in Lee County, Florida.

Lee County, Florida Age Dependency

81.6

Age Dependency Ratio

47.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Lee County, Florida Sex Ratio

Female

347,567

51.04%

Male

333,403

48.96%

Lee County, Florida Households and Families

Lee County, Florida Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lee County, Florida Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.4%19.6%
All69%31%
Non Family63%37%
Male46.7%53.3%
Female42%58%

69.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lee County, Florida Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All258,0842.669
Married132,3172.9680.4
Non Family87,4501.3263
Female27,4374.242
Male10,8804.4546.7

3.14

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

6.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lee County, Florida Households

Lee County, Florida Education

Lee County, Florida Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade26,8885.33%
9th to 12th Grade38,7077.67%
High School Graduate155,25030.75%
Some College106,33221.06%
Associates Degree42,8408.48%
Bachelors Degree85,03116.84%
Graduate Degree49,8709.88%

Lee County, Florida Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White382,556354,021115,643
Hispanic77,57450,57310,706
Black33,75124,9945,127
Other Race10,9836,1371,143
Asian7,8096,8912,711
Multiple Races5,2534,221893
Native American1,015940179
Islander1279330

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 92.61%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 34.72%.

Lee County, Florida Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,059$32,265$26,555
Less Than High School$20,538$23,150$15,961
High School Grad$25,240$29,709$20,891
Some College$30,516$34,499$27,387
Bachelors Degree$41,611$47,145$38,903
Graduate Degree$54,374$68,759$50,029

$30,059

Average Earnings

$32,265

Average Male

$26,555

Average Female

Lee County, Florida Language

Lee County, Florida Language by Age

Lee County, Florida Language

78.36% of Lee County, Florida residents speak only English, while 21.64% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.07% of the population.

Lee County, Florida Poverty

Lee County, Florida Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White464,49150,17210.80%
Hispanic131,83536,32027.55%
Black56,85015,76927.74%
Other19,1516,02831.48%
Multiple11,9331,80515.13%
Asian10,5991,15810.93%
Native1,45635024.04%
Islander22913960.70%

15.54%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.37%

Male Poverty Rate

16.66%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lee County, Florida

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lee County, Florida is Islander, with 60.70% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lee County, Florida is White, with 10.80% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.48%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.66%.

Lee County, Florida Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.58%
High School14.84%
Some College10.06%
Bachelors or Greater6.01%

Lee County, Florida Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed38.88%
Male Unemployed30.44%
Female Employed9.56%
Male Employed6.88%

Lee County, Florida Income

Lee County, Florida Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$50,390$70,904
Families$59,534$82,112
Married Families$69,369$93,646
Non Families$31,921$46,285

Lee County, Florida Marital Status

Lee County, Florida Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.1%

Male Marriage Rate

48.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Lee County, Florida Married by Age and Sex

Lee County, Florida Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Lee County, Florida Marital Status by Race

Lee County, Florida Veterans

Lee County, Florida Veterans by War

59,297

Number of Veterans

56,429

Male Veterans

2,868

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam22,576
Korea9,013
First Gulf War5,901
World War II5,477
Second Gulf War3,661

Lee County, Florida Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+21,161
65 to 7418,440
55 to 649,051
35 to 548,342
18 to 342,303

Lee County, Florida Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White56,16811.61%
Hispanic2,5602.79%
Black1,8584.64%
2 or More4596.55%
Other3342.49%
Indian24722.72%
Asian2002.31%
Hawaiian3117.42%

Lee County, Florida Veterans by Education

6.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.20%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lee County, Florida Employment Status

Lee County, Florida Employment by Age

52.8%

Labor Force Participation

48.3%

Employment Rate

8.5%

Unemployment Rate

Lee County, Florida Employment by Race

Lee County, Florida Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Lee County, Florida

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Cape Coral1543071798042549716.52%
Fort Myers62202771461494424.02%
Bonita Springs43924541981027423.39%
Estero2798932140415114.83%
Sanibel6469735188213.63%
Fort Myers Beach6277708580812.87%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990