Lee County, Florida Population 2020

Lee County, Florida's estimated population is 784,818 with a growth rate of 1.96% 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
2020784,81815,1041.96%
2019769,71415,1042.00%
2018754,61015,1042.04%
2017739,50617,1202.37%
2016722,38622,8563.27%
2015699,53022,1693.27%
2014677,36117,4412.64%
2013659,92015,6772.43%
2012644,24313,2122.09%
2011631,03110,5771.70%
2010620,454285,34185.15%
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 by Race

Race Population Percentage
White609,12684.76%
Black or African American61,8298.60%
Some Other Race21,7063.02%
Two or More Races12,8861.79%
Asian11,3811.58%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,3300.19%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4210.06%

Lee County, Florida Population Pyramid 2020

Lee County, Florida Median Age

48.1


Total

46.6


Male

49.5


Female

Lee County, Florida Adults

There are 588,695 adults, (198,022 of whom are seniors) in Lee County, Florida.

Lee County, Florida Age Dependency

84

Age Dependency Ratio

50.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Lee County, Florida Sex Ratio

Female

366,761

51.03%

Male

351,918

48.97%

Lee County, Florida Households and Families

Lee County, Florida Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lee County, Florida Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.1%18.9%
All70.6%29.4%
Non Family64.5%35.5%
Male50.7%49.3%
Female47%53%

70.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All271,8612.6170.6
Married139,0902.9881.1
Non Family93,5271.3164.5
Female27,4514.2347
Male11,7934.6150.7

3.17

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

6.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lee County, Florida Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade27,6925.15%
9th to 12th Grade36,8336.85%
High School Graduate165,83430.83%
Some College109,19420.30%
Associates Degree48,7749.07%
Bachelors Degree93,36217.36%
Graduate Degree56,15210.44%

Lee County, Florida Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White400,092372,606126,425
Hispanic88,55861,66112,634
Black36,46927,7145,784
Other Race12,7208,0701,557
Asian8,5917,6433,453
Multiple Races5,6194,6241,176
Native American973895193
Islander24819545

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.13%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 40.19%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,119$36,386$28,655
Less Than High School$23,249$26,783$17,971
High School Grad$27,994$32,428$22,300
Some College$32,106$37,447$29,635
Bachelors Degree$43,159$50,022$40,741
Graduate Degree$54,492$63,459$51,466

$32,119

Average Earnings

$36,386

Average Male

$28,655

Average Female

Lee County, Florida Language

Lee County, Florida Language by Age

Lee County, Florida Language

77.55% of Lee County, Florida residents speak only English, while 22.45% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 17.05% of the population.

Lee County, Florida Poverty

Lee County, Florida Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White480,91547,9099.96%
Hispanic147,53035,28123.91%
Black60,13214,26723.73%
Other21,3284,17319.57%
Multiple12,5851,34810.71%
Asian11,3521,0779.49%
Native1,31415611.87%
Islander42114534.44%

13.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.11%

Male Poverty Rate

14.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lee County, Florida

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lee County, Florida is Islander, with 34.44% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lee County, Florida is Asian, with 9.49% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.13%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.51%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.30%
High School14.10%
Some College9.06%
Bachelors or Greater5.91%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed36.31%
Male Unemployed28.65%
Female Employed7.85%
Male Employed6.21%

Lee County, Florida Income

Lee County, Florida Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$54,691$77,846
Families$64,987$89,705
Married Families$74,681$101,135
Non Families$34,911$52,082

Lee County, Florida Marital Status

Lee County, Florida Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.9%

Male Marriage Rate

48.0%

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

Lee County, Florida Marital Status by Race

Lee County, Florida Veterans

58,758

Number of Veterans

55,261

Male Veterans

3,497

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam23,713
Korea7,266
First Gulf War6,276
Second Gulf War4,822
World War II3,975
Name Veterans % of Total
White55,54210.86%
Hispanic2,9242.81%
Black1,9464.53%
2 or More5166.77%
Other3152.05%
Asian2742.87%
Indian13612.92%
Hawaiian299.97%

$Lee County, Florida Veterans by Education

6.74%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lee County, Florida Employment Status

52.7%

Labor Force Participation

49.6%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Lee County, Florida Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

26.43%

Born in Florida

83.38%

Native Born

16.62%

Foreign Born

8.85%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

83.38% of Lee County, Florida residents were born in the United States, with 26.43% having been born in Florida. 8.85% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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