Lee County is located in southwestern Florida. The County Seat is Fort Myers and the largest city is Cape Coral. The Official Web Site is located at https://www.leegov.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 679,513 and the 2010 census population was 618,754. The land area is 784.51 square miles and there are 788.7 persons per square mile.
87.2% of the population is White, 9% is Black or African American, 19.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.6% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.5% is two or more races. 86.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 24.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $149,400, there are 241,531 households, an average of 2.59 persons per household. The per capita income is $27,348, the median household income is $47,439, and 15.4% of the persons in Lee County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 64,852. Retail sales (in $1000) were $9,193,114, and sales per capita were $15,708. The percentage of black-owned firms is 4.2%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 26.5%.
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