Lee County, Florida Population 2018

Lee County, Florida's estimated population is 739,224 with a growth rate of 2.31% 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
2017700,165-39,059-5.28%
2017739,22416,7182.31%
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
White593,227
Black or African American60,664
Some Other Race21,277
Two or More Races12,513
Asian10,856
American Indian and Alaska Native1,246
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander382

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Lee County, Florida Population Pyramid 2018

5,00010,00015,00020,00025,00030,000 Male Population5,00010,00015,00020,00025,00030,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Lee County, Florida Median Age

47.8


Total

46.4


Male

49.2


Female

Lee County, Florida Adults

There are 571,642 adults, (188,866 of whom are seniors) in Lee County, Florida.

Lee County, Florida Age Dependency

82.9

Age Dependency Ratio

49.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Lee County, Florida Sex Ratio

Female

357,434

51.05%

Male

342,731

48.95%

Lee County, Florida Households and Families

Lee County, Florida Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Lee County, Florida Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.2%19.8%
All69.8%30.2%
Non Family64.2%35.8%
Male49.9%50.1%
Female44.6%55.4%

69.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lee County, Florida Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All264,3252.6169.8
Married136,0602.9880.2
Non Family90,0691.3164.2
Female26,8764.2644.6
Male11,3204.5949.9

3.16

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

6.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

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 Grade27,7495.32%
9th to 12th Grade38,2887.34%
High School Graduate160,98730.87%
Some College106,27320.38%
Associates Degree46,2568.87%
Bachelors Degree89,21117.10%
Graduate Degree52,80510.12%

Lee County, Florida Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White391,346363,171120,910
Hispanic83,25455,12311,532
Black35,22726,8115,508
Other Race12,0247,0421,227
Asian8,0767,2153,026
Multiple Races5,5374,4631,060
Native American920844184
Islander21917961

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.80%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 37.47%.

Lee County, Florida Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,915$34,465$27,014
Less Than High School$21,303$24,435$16,774
High School Grad$26,276$30,982$21,305
Some College$31,460$36,475$28,153
Bachelors Degree$42,044$48,456$39,567
Graduate Degree$55,322$66,415$50,862

$30,915

Average Earnings

$34,465

Average Male

$27,014

Average Female

Lee County, Florida Language

Lee County, Florida Language by Age

Lee County, Florida Language

77.89% of Lee County, Florida residents speak only English, while 22.11% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.65% of the population.

Lee County, Florida Poverty

Lee County, Florida Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White472,82849,59310.49%
Hispanic139,52836,21225.95%
Black58,69915,25425.99%
Other20,9025,60126.80%
Multiple12,2761,59012.95%
Asian10,8379738.98%
Native1,23425020.26%
Islander38217445.55%

14.87%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.85%

Male Poverty Rate

15.85%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lee County, Florida

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lee County, Florida is Islander, with 45.55% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lee County, Florida is Asian, with 8.98% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.29%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.26%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.39%.

Lee County, Florida Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.97%
High School14.46%
Some College9.66%
Bachelors or Greater6.09%

Lee County, Florida Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed38.00%
Male Unemployed30.41%
Female Employed8.82%
Male Employed6.38%

Lee County, Florida Income

Lee County, Florida Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$52,052$74,000
Families$61,847$85,158
Married Families$71,296$96,223
Non Families$33,039$49,475

Lee County, Florida Marital Status

Lee County, Florida Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.4%

Male Marriage Rate

48.3%

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


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Lee County, Florida Veterans

Lee County, Florida Veterans by War

58,217

Number of Veterans

54,696

Male Veterans

3,521

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam22,600
Korea7,753
First Gulf War6,059
World War II4,517
Second Gulf War4,173

Lee County, Florida Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+20,982
65 to 7418,483
55 to 648,184
35 to 548,155
18 to 342,413

Lee County, Florida Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White55,11411.08%
Hispanic2,7562.81%
Black1,8994.54%
2 or More4866.60%
Other3472.39%
Asian2132.36%
Indian12813.11%
Hawaiian3011.45%

Lee County, Florida Veterans by Education

7.03%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lee County, Florida Employment Status

Lee County, Florida Employment by Age

52.8%

Labor Force Participation

49%

Employment Rate

7.1%

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