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Facts and Figures

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. 

Quick Facts

Population 754,610


Median Age 48.3

Median Age


National State Economy Ranking (CNBC 2019)

Median Household Income $55,757

Median Household Income

Labor Force (2018) ↑ 2%

Labor Force (2018)

Employment (2018-2019) ↑ 2.7%

Employment (2018-2019)

Unemployment Rate (Oct 2019) 2.8%

Unemployment Rate (Oct 2019)

Workers in Lee County 338,300

Workers in Lee County

Major Employers

13,595 Lee Health
9,038 Lee County Government
1,147 Chicos Fas
3,430 Florida Gulf Coast University
1,200 Gartner
1,011 Shell Point Retirement Community
1,441 Florida SouthWestern State College
1,110 Hertz

Economic Indicators


Corporate Income Tax


State Income Tax


Cost of Living Index

Permit Report

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Industry Talent Breakdown

Health Care & Social Assistance 34,081

Health Care & Social Assistance

Construction 24,447


Administrative & Waste Services 10,890

Administrative & Waste Services

Wholesale Trade 7,956

Wholesale Trade

Arts, Entertainment & Recreation 9,814

Arts, Entertainment & Recreation

Finance and Insurance 9,220

Finance and Insurance

Manufacturing 8,047


Professional & Technical Services 15,405

Professional & Technical Services



Households (Census, 2019)


Lee County Median Home Price (2019)


Owner-Occupied Housing Units Rate (Census, 2019)


Renter-Occupied Housing Units Rate (Census, 2019)


121 Schools in Lee County

8 higher education and vocational schools

7,866 Degrees awarded in 2018

38.4% Lee County Residents

A.S. or Higher Degree


262 Sunny days

Average High Temperature 75°

Average High Temperature

Average Low Temperature 54°

Average Low Temperature

Average Precipitation 56"

Average Precipitation

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