Lee County, Florida Population 2022

Lee County, Florida's estimated population is 818,898 with a growth rate of 2.01% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lee County, Florida is the 9th largest county in Florida. The 2010 Population was 620,449 and has seen a growth of 31.98% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18901,4140.00%
19003,0711,657117.19%
19106,2943,223104.95%
19209,5403,24651.57%
193014,9905,45057.13%
194017,4882,49816.66%
195023,4045,91633.83%
196054,53931,135133.03%
1970105,21650,67792.92%
1980205,266100,05095.09%
1990335,113129,84763.26%
2010620,449285,33685.15%
2011631,05310,6041.71%
2012644,19713,1442.08%
2013659,83415,6372.43%
2014677,23217,3982.64%
2015699,64422,4123.31%
2016722,64923,0053.29%
2017740,00017,3512.40%
2018754,47014,4701.96%
2019770,57716,1072.13%
2020786,68416,1072.09%
2021802,79116,1072.05%
2022818,89816,1072.01%
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Lee County, Florida Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White614,87281.27%
Black or African American62,6128.28%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,2700.17%
Asian12,5291.66%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4390.06%
Some Other Race27,2673.60%
Two or More Races37,5814.97%
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Lee County, Florida Population by Race

Lee County, Florida Population Pyramid 2022

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Lee County, Florida Median Age

48.8


Total

47.4


Male

50.1


Female

Lee County, Florida Adults

There are 623,344 adults, (215,942 of whom are seniors) in Lee County, Florida.

Lee County, Florida Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

53

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Lee County, Florida Sex Ratio

Female

386,064

51.03%

Male

370,506

48.97%

Lee County, Florida Population by Age

Lee County, Florida Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lee County, Florida Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.3%17.7%
All72.7%27.3%
Non Family66.3%33.7%
Male57.1%42.9%
Female49.9%50.1%

72.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lee County, Florida Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All288,9162.5872.7
Married148,870382.3
Male12,0894.4757.1
Female26,9184.2749.9
Non Family101,0391.366.3

3.17

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

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Lee County, Florida Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade25,5684.48%
9th to 12th Grade35,8306.27%
High School Graduate177,98031.16%
Some College117,01320.48%
Associates Degree52,1639.13%
Bachelors Degree99,64717.44%
Graduate Degree63,06511.04%
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Lee County, Florida Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lee County, Florida Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian9,4658,7314,496
White415,412389,577135,307
Native American1,023878316
Islander27722073
2+ Races22,10018,9343,970
Black37,75330,2035,822
Other Race16,03810,5952,382
Hispanic100,95374,54714,908

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.78%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 47.50%.

Lee County, Florida Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,680$39,036$30,935
Less Than 9th Grade$24,902$28,029$18,164
High School Graduate$30,494$34,561$25,124
Some College$33,714$40,426$30,358
Bachelors Degree$46,548$52,531$42,515
Graduate Degree$58,283$65,060$54,695

$34,680

Average Earnings

$39,036

Average Male

$30,935

Average Female

Lee County, Florida Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lee County, Florida Language by Age

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Lee County, Florida Language

76.89% of Lee County, Florida residents speak only English, while 23.11% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 17.78% of the population.

Lee County, Florida Language

Lee County, Florida Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black61,21813,01921.27%
Hispanic163,98530,18018.40%
Multiple37,2484,30311.55%
Islander4335011.55%
Native1,26913410.56%
White495,34842,9378.67%
Asian12,4511,0018.04%
Other4,828NaN%

11.81%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.81%

Male Poverty Rate

12.77%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lee County, Florida

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lee County, Florida is Black, with 21.27% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.25%.

Lee County, Florida Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.56%
High School12.00%
Some College8.04%
Bachelors or Greater5.38%

Lee County, Florida Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed5.41%
Male Unemployed22.15%
Female Employed6.54%
Female Unemployed31.88%

Lee County, Florida Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lee County, Florida Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$59,608$84,303
Families$71,043$97,914
Married Families$79,801$109,356
Non Families$38,339$55,762
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Income by Household Type

Lee County, Florida Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.1%

Male Marriage Rate

48.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Lee County, Florida Married by Age and Sex

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Lee County, Florida Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Lee County, Florida Marital Status by Race

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Lee County, Florida Marital Status

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55,123

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War5,389
First Gulf War6,178
Vietnam23,113
Korea6,025
World War II2,861

Lee County, Florida Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 341,921
35 to 547,655
55 to 647,199
65 to 7417,182
75+21,166

Lee County, Florida Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White51,7629.91%
Black1,8534.18%
Native American14613.51%
Asian2932.81%
Islander4012.94%
Other Race3181.65%
2+ Races7112.80%
Hispanic3,2502.75%

Lee County, Florida Veterans by Race

Lee County, Florida Veterans by Education

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7.12%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.20%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lee County, Florida Veterans by Education

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53.3%

Labor Force Participation

50.6%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Lee County, Florida Employment by Age

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Lee County, Florida Employment by Race

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Lee County, Florida Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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25.83%

Born in Lee County, Florida

83.36%

Native Born

16.64%

Foreign Born

8.25%

Non Citizen

8.39%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.36% of Lee County, Florida residents were born in the United States, with 25.83% having been born in Florida. 8.25% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lee County, Florida Place of Birth

  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

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