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Lee County, FL&

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2.9% growth
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Median Household Income
4.46% growth
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Number of Employees
8.85% growth
Median Property Value
14.5% growth

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The economy of Lee County, FL employs 301,862 people. The economy of Lee County, FL is specialized in Construction; Real Estate, Rental & Leasing; and Admin., Support, Waste Management Services, which employ respectively 1.82; 1.7; and 1.64 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Lee County, FL are Retail trade (41,948), Healthcare & Social Assistance (40,171), and Construction (34,413), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($48,349), Utilities ($43,176), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($42,228).

Median household income in Lee County, FL is $52,909. Males in Lee County, FL have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,586. The income inequality of Lee County, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Lee County, FL. In Lee County, FL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 65-74 and 65-74, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 63 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,012. Duval County, FL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Florida.


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Lee County, FL is home to a population of 722,336 people, from which 91.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Lee County, FL is composed of 493,388 White residents (68.3%), 147,834 Hispanic residents (20.5%), 58,830 Black residents (8.14%), 11,063 Asian residents (1.53%), and 8,619 Two+ residents (1.19%). The most common foreign languages in Lee County, FL are Spanish (99,378 speakers), French Creole (9,342 speakers), and German (4,238 speakers), but compared to other places, Lee County, FL has a relative high number of French Creole (9,342 speakers), Scandinavian (730 speakers), and German (4,238 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Lee County, FL awarded 7,633 degrees. The student population of Lee County, FL is skewed towards females, with 2,863 male students and 4,770 female students. Most students in Lee County, FL are White (4,742 and 62.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,648 and 21.6%), Black or African American (699 and 9.2%), and Unknown (154 and 2.02%). The largest universities in Lee County, FL by number of graduates are Florida Gulf Coast University (2,830 and 37.1%), Edison State College (2,515 and 32.9%), and Fort Myers Institute of Technology (591 and 7.74%). The most popular majors in Lee County, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,766 and 23.1%), Registered Nursing (308 and 4.04%), and Medical Assistant (189 and 2.48%). The median tuition costs in Lee County, FL are N/A for private four year colleges, and $4,191 and $22,328 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lee County, FL is $210,900, which is 1.03 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $184,200 to $210,900, a 14.5% increase. The homeownership rate of Lee County, FL is 70.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in Lee County, FL have an average commute time of 25.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lee County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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