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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Lee County is 647,554, which is 46.87% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 21.14% and is much higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Lee County population density is 534.08 people per square mile, which is higher than the state average density of 294.44 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Lee County is white, which represent 84.26% of the total population. The average Lee County education level is about the same as the state average and is about the same as the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 647,554. #8

Population Growth Since 2000, #6

Lee County

Population Density, #10

Lee County
534.08 per square mile
294.44 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:545,605 (84.26%, #20)
Black:55,693 (8.60%, #52)
Hispanic:122,812 (18.97%, #14)
Asian:10,098 (1.56%, #27)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):2,186 (0.34%, #43)
One Race, Other:23,688 (3.66%, see rank)
Two or More Races:10,284 (1.59%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:36,058 (29.36%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:27,527 (22.41%, see rank)
Cuban:23,542 (19.17%, see rank)
Central American:17,611 (14.34%, see rank)
South American:11,418 (9.30%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:1,991 (19.72%, see rank)
Chinese:2,483 (24.59%, see rank)
Filipino:1,715 (16.98%, see rank)
Japanese:335 (3.32%, see rank)
Korean:272 (2.69%, see rank)
Vietnamese:1,874 (18.56%, see rank)
Asian, Other:1,428 (14.14%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

578,637 (89.36%) out of the total population of 647,554 reported first ancestry.

 Lee County% of the Total PopulationFloridaU.S.
Arab1,9500.30%, see rank0.57%0.56%
Czech2,9770.46%, see rank0.29%0.47%
Danish1,9760.31%, see rank0.22%0.42%
Dutch8,9051.38%, see rank1.01%1.40%
English60,1079.28%, see rank7.46%8.02%
French24,3543.76%, see rank2.93%3.34%
German101,57015.69%, see rank10.48%15.03%
Greek2,8930.45%, see rank0.46%0.41%
Hungarian3,9600.61%, see rank0.53%0.46%
Irish77,21511.92%, see rank9.35%10.80%
Italian50,6527.82%, see rank6.10%5.52%
Norwegian6,4270.99%, see rank0.60%1.42%
Polish23,7443.67%, see rank2.49%3.01%
Portuguese2,6880.42%, see rank0.36%0.44%
Russian5,1430.79%, see rank1.13%0.92%
Scotch-Irish5,7910.89%, see rank0.84%0.99%
Scottish11,1361.72%, see rank1.56%1.72%
Subsaharan African1,0690.17%, see rank0.68%0.95%
Swedish7,7961.20%, see rank0.77%1.27%
Swiss1,7150.26%, see rank0.18%0.30%
Ukrainian1,8000.28%, see rank0.24%0.31%
American81,95912.66%, see rank8.87%7.12%
Welsh4,6140.71%, see rank0.47%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 317,586 (49.04%, see rank)
Females: 329,968 (50.96%, see rank)

Lee County
Male: 49.04%
Female: 50.96%
Male: 48.88%
Female: 51.12%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Lee County
46.40 years old
41.20 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Lee County
45.10 years old
39.80 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Lee County
47.80 years old
42.70 years old
38.80 years old

 Lee County% of the Total PopulationFloridaU.S.
Under 5 years32,7085.05%, see rank5.56%6.36%
5 to 9 years34,0055.25%, see rank5.69%6.51%
10 to 14 years35,8775.54%, see rank5.86%6.59%
15 to 19 years35,0405.41%, see rank6.16%6.85%
20 to 24 years34,7425.37%, see rank6.69%7.13%
25 to 34 years68,80910.63%, see rank12.44%13.47%
35 to 44 years70,94910.96%, see rank12.50%12.96%
45 to 54 years82,72712.78%, see rank14.18%14.09%
55 to 64 years91,18314.08%, see rank12.75%12.29%
65 to 74 years90,99414.05%, see rank9.80%7.64%
75 to 84 50,0667.73%, see rank5.88%4.25%
85 years and over20,4543.16%, see rank2.49%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Lee CountyFloridaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population475,182, 100%13,561,596209,056,129
Less Than High School62,475, 13.15%, see rank13.55%13.67%
High School Graduate151,872, 31.96%, see rank29.67%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree140,451, 29.56%, see rank30.02%29.09%
Bachelor Degree75,812, 15.95%, see rank17.14%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree44,572, 9.38%, see rank9.62%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#13.36, see rank13.4213.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Lee County FloridaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten14,16079.86%20.14%67.86%32.14%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)56,60692.15%, see rank7.85%, see rank88.59%11.41%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)28,81692.81%, see rank7.19%, see rank89.75%10.25%90.60%9.40%
College29,46782.09%, see rank17.91%, see rank78.64%21.36%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School5,16060.48%, see rank39.52%, see rank57.31%42.69%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Lee CountyFloridaU.S.
Total Households246,061, 100%7,217,508116,211,092
Average Household Size2.59, see rank2.622.63
1 Person Households69,397, 28.20%, see rank28.99%27.57%
2 or More Person Households176,664, 71.80%, see rank71.01%72.43%
Family Households (Families)161,552, 65.66%, see rank64.43%66.22%
Average Family Size3.26, see rank3.353.32
Married-Couple Family125,171, 50.87%, see rank46.61%48.42%
Nonfamily Households84,509, 34.34%, see rank35.57%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Lee County%FloridaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total544,964see rank16,048,765252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over264,863100%, see rank7,772,434123,281,364
Never Married76,80129.00%, see rank34.62%35.77%
Married144,35354.50%, see rank50.83%52.04%
Widowed10,8424.09%, see rank3.18%2.57%
Divorced32,86712.41%, see rank11.37%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over280,101100%, see rank8,276,331129,692,771
Never Married64,16322.91%, see rank27.39%29.48%
Married143,17551.12%, see rank47.36%49.19%
Widowed33,48911.96%, see rank10.81%9.16%
Divorced39,27414.02%, see rank14.45%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Lee County%FloridaU.S.
Native548,10084.64%, see rank80.43%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence171,94126.55%, see rank35.70%58.73%
Born in Different State360,05755.60%, see rank41.43%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
16,1022.49%, see rank3.30%1.42%
Foreign Born99,45415.36%, see rank19.57%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship41,8466.46%, see rank10.12%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship57,6088.90%, see rank9.45%7.09%
Born In Europe15,1262.34%, see rank1.97%1.53%
Born In Asia7,6091.18%, see rank2.02%3.82%
Born In Africa7560.12%, see rank0.32%0.55%
Born In Oceania1360.02%, see rank0.03%0.07%
Born In Latin America69,70910.76%, see rank14.66%6.83%
Born In Northern America6,1180.94%, see rank0.56%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Lee County%FloridaU.S.
English198,28980.59%, see rank72.73%79.39%
Spanish30,81612.52%, see rank19.13%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages13,7075.57%, see rank5.84%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages2,4671.00%, see rank1.65%3.36%
Other7820.32%, see rank0.65%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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