Lee County, Florida Population 2021

Lee County, Florida's estimated population is 802,791 with a growth rate of 2.05% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lee County, Florida is the null largest county in Florida. The 2010 Population was 620,449 and has seen a growth of 29.39% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021802,79116,1072.05%
2020786,68416,1072.09%
2019770,57716,1072.13%
2018754,47014,4701.96%
2017740,00017,3512.40%
2016722,64923,0053.29%
2015699,64422,4123.31%
2014677,23217,3982.64%
2013659,83415,6372.43%
2012644,19713,1442.08%
2011631,05310,6041.71%
2010620,449285,33685.15%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
2.05%
County Website
State
Founded
May 13, 1887
County Seat
2010 Population
620,449
Growth Since 2010
29.39%
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Lee County, Florida Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White622,29984.38%
Black or African American63,2828.58%
Some Other Race24,9593.38%
Two or More Races13,1541.78%
Asian11,9671.62%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,3950.19%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4120.06%
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Lee County, Florida Population By Race

Lee County, Florida Population Pyramid 2021

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Lee County, Florida Median Age

48.5


Total

47


Male

49.9


Female

Lee County, Florida Adults

There are 605,916 adults, (207,169 of whom are seniors) in Lee County, Florida.

Lee County, Florida Age Dependency

84.9

Age Dependency Ratio

52

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33

Child Dependency Ratio

Lee County, Florida Sex Ratio

Mujer

376,236

51.02%

Masculino

361,232

48.98%

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
Married82.2%17.8%
All72.3%27.7%
Non Family65.8%34.2%
Masculino56.1%43.9%
Mujer49.5%50.5%

72.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lee County, Florida Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All275,9652.6472.3
Married143,3833.0182.2
Non Family94,2071.3265.8
Mujer25,9914.449.5
Masculino12,3844.6156.1

3.22

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

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Lee County, Florida Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade27,8695.02%
9th to 12th Grade36,4396.57%
High School Graduate171,79330.96%
Some College112,87220.34%
Associates Degree49,1678.86%
Bachelors Degree97,61517.59%
Graduate Degree59,09110.65%
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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
White408,398380,983131,089
Hispanic94,90067,38214,076
Black38,04230,2346,039
Other Race15,0879,3181,856
Asian9,0648,0274,102
2+ Races6,0175,1181,559
Native American1,056909259
Islander26121231

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.29%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 45.26%.

Lee County, Florida Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$33,223$37,491$30,289
Less Than 9th Grade$24,129$26,873$18,389
High School Graduate$29,819$33,224$23,665
Some College$33,120$38,641$30,556
Bachelors Degree$45,019$51,705$41,114
Graduate Degree$55,659$63,621$52,481

$33,223

Average Earnings

$37,491

Average Male

$30,289

Average Female

Lee County, Florida Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lee County, Florida Language by Age

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Lee County, Florida Language

77.07% of Lee County, Florida residents speak only English, while 22.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 17.56% of the population.

Lee County, Florida Language

Lee County, Florida Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White489,25345,8689.38%
Hispanic156,42933,64121.51%
Black61,82214,01622.67%
Other24,8874,11716.54%
Multiple12,8241,44511.27%
Asian11,9481,1039.23%
Native1,39519513.98%
Islander4126415.53%

13.09%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.34%

Male Poverty Rate

13.80%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lee County, Florida

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lee County, Florida is Black, with 22.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lee County, Florida is Asian, with 9.23% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.04%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.63%.

Lee County, Florida Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.21%
High School13.41%
Some College8.28%
Bachelors or Greater5.52%

Lee County, Florida Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed36.76%
Male Unemployed25.63%
Female Employed6.92%
Male Employed5.72%

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$57,832$82,544
Families$69,496$95,147
Married Families$78,408$106,929
Non Families$36,893$55,035
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Income by Household Type

Lee County, Florida Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.2%

Male Marriage Rate

48.6%

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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57,368

Number of Veterans

53,521

Male Veterans

3,847

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam23,874
Korea6,510
First Gulf War6,215
Second Gulf War4,942
World War II3,010

Lee County, Florida Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+20,704
65 to 7418,408
55 to 648,022
35 to 547,881
18 to 342,353

Lee County, Florida Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White53,49510.21%
Hispanic3,0702.77%
Black2,5505.74%
2+ Races6077.86%
Asian3083.09%
Other Race2151.20%
Native American17115.00%
Islander226.94%

Lee County, Florida Veterans by Race

Lee County, Florida Veterans by Education

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6.68%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.06%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lee County, Florida Veterans by Education

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52.6%

Labor Force Participation

49.8%

Employment Rate

5.3%

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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26.25%

Born in Lee County, Florida

83.27%

Native Born

16.73%

Foreign Born

8.50%

Non Citizen

8.23%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.27% of Lee County, Florida residents were born in the United States, with 26.25% having been born in Florida. 8.50% 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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