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Starting a business requires a lot of research and you need reliable data to make informed decisions. Scroll down to find economic indicators like tax rates as well as housing prices, demographic information, and median income information. By the time you get to the end of the page, you should have enough information to understand the overall makeup of Lee County.

 

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Quick Facts

Population 719,287

Population

Median Age 48

Median Age

National State Economy Ranking (CNBC 2016) #2

National State Economy Ranking (CNBC 2016)

Median Household Income $53,967

Median Household Income

Labor Force (2016) ↑ 17.1%

Labor Force (2016)

Employment (2016) ↑ 26%

Employment (2016)

Unemployment Rate (June 2017) 4.2%

Unemployment Rate (June 2017)

Workers in Lee County 338,706

Workers in Lee County

Demographics

 

Major Employers

11,800 Lee health
2,600 Lee County Bocc
1,750 Chicos Fas
1,152 Gartner
1,020 Shell Point Retirement Community
1000

Archer Western Contractors

750 Hertz
515

Walmart Supercenter

495

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa

436

Lynx Services LLC

Economic Indicators

5.5%

Corporate Income Tax

0%

State Income Tax

96.6

Cost of living index

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Industry Talent Breakdown

Health Care & Social Science 41,494

Health Care & Social Science

Construction 33,040

Construction

Administrative & Waste Services 20,827

Administrative & Waste Services

Wholesale trade 7,044

Wholesale trade

Arts, Entertainment & recreation 8,224

Arts, Entertainment & recreation

Finance and insurance 6,690

Finance and insurance

Manufacturing 6,537

Manufacturing

Professional & technical services 15,919

Professional & technical services

Income Distribution

Housing

299,265

Households

$212,652

Lee County Median Home Price (2018)

49.0%

Owner-occupied Housing Units Rate

21.0%

Renter-occupied Housing Units Rate

Education

124 Schools in lee County

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8 Higher education and vocational schools

5310 Degrees awarded in 2016

37% Lee County Residents

A.S. or Higher Degree

FGCU Annual Report

To learn more about the diversification of SWFL read the Industry Diversification Report from FGCU. View Report

Weather

262 Sunny days

Inches of Snowfall 0"

Inches of Snowfall

Average High Temperature 84.8°

Average High Temperature

Average Low Temperature 65.4°

Average Low Temperature

Average Precipitation 56"

Average Precipitation

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