Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL

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2022 Population
186,065
4% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
US Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.2
3.88% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
15.3%
10.3% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$60,325
10.4% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$218,600
18.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL had a population of 186k people with a median age of 40.2 and a median household income of $60,325. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL grew from 178,912 to 186,065, a 4% increase and its median household income grew from $54,657 to $60,325, a 10.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (47.7%), White (Hispanic) (16.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (13%), Two+ (Hispanic) (12.7%), and Other (Hispanic) (4.49%).

36% of the households in Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

88.8% of the residents in Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL was $218,600, and the homeownership rate was 74.2%.

Most people in Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 33.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL is home to a population of 186k people, from which 88.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 22.6% of Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL residents were born outside of the country (42k people).

In 2022, there were 2.82 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (88.7k people) in Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 31.5k White (Hispanic) and 24.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL are Spanish (50,451 households), Haitian (8,362 households), and Portuguese (970 households).

Citizenship

88.8%
2022 Citizenship
89%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 88.8% of Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL was 89%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    88.7k ± 2.53k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    31.5k ± 2.38k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    24.3k ± 1.68k
34.9%
Hispanic Population
65k people

In 2022, there were 2.82 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (88.7k people) in Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 31.5k White (Hispanic) and 24.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

34.9% of the people in Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL are hispanic (65k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

22.6%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
42k people
21.5%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
38.5k people

As of 2022, 22.6% of Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL residents (42k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL was 21.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    50,451 households (28.7%)
  2. Haitian
    8,362 households (4.75%)
  3. Portuguese
    970 households (0.551%)

36% of the households in Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is higher than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL was Spanish. 28.7% of the households in Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,477 ± 548
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,006 ± 442
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    970 ± 184

Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.23 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL employs 76.9k people. The largest industries in Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL are Construction (10,963 people), Restaurants & Food Services (6,147 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,703 people), and the highest paying industries are Software publishing ($121,382), Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers ($111,822), and Architectural, engineering & related services ($106,729).

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
37,253
Women
48.5%
39,565
Men
51.5%

The workforce of Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL in 2020 was 76,818 people, with 48.5% woman, and 51.5% men.

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Occupations

76.9k
2022 Value
3.36%
1 Year growth
± 3.36%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL grew at a rate of 3.36%, from 74.4k employees to 76.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (3,795 people), Customer service representatives (2,523 people), and Cashiers (2,178 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

76.9k
2022 Value
3.36%
1 Year growth
± 3.36%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL grew at a rate of 3.36%, from 74.4k employees to 76.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL, are Construction (10,963 people), Restaurants & Food Services (6,147 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,703 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL, though some of these residents may live in Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,305
Median earning men ± $1,224
$30,060
Median earning women ± $1,067

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($63,258), Manufacturing ($53,544), and Information ($52,314).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,375), Public Administration ($47,356), and Manufacturing ($39,458).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
4.23%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.69M people employed in Florida. This represents a 4.23% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 12.6%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Florida.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Florida went to Donald J. Trump with 51.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (47.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.635%).

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing the state of Florida. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Florida

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Marco Rubio
Senator from Florida3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Rick Scott
Senator from Florida1
Assumed office on January 8, 2019
Inauguration delayed in order to finish his term as Governor of Florida.

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing Florida.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Florida over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Florida

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Florida have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 1.72% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.14% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (51.2k), Some college (28.4k), and Secondary Education (25.9k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL was $218,600 in 2022, which is 0.775 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $183,900 to $218,600, a 18.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL is 74.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL have an average commute time of 33.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL is $60,325. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL was Broward County (West) Weston, Sunrise (S), Davie (W) Cities & Southwest Ranches Town PUMA, FL with a value of $132,692, followed by St. Johns County (Northwest) PUMA, FL and Broward County (NNW)--Coral Springs (North), Parkland, & Coconut Creek (North) Cities PUMA, FL, with respective values of $130,719 and $119,820.

Property

$218,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,783
$47,825
Median Property Taxes
±$1,666

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

74.2%
Homeownership
2022
66.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 74.2% of the housing units in Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.3%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL was Broward County (West) Weston, Sunrise (S), Davie (W) Cities & Southwest Ranches Town PUMA, FL with a value of $132,692, followed by St. Johns County (Northwest) PUMA, FL and Broward County (NNW)--Coral Springs (North), Parkland, & Coconut Creek (North) Cities PUMA, FL, with respective values of $130,719 and $119,820.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$60,325
Median Household Income
± $1,704
64.5k
Number of Households
± 2,027

In 2022, the median household income of the 64.5k households in Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL grew to $60,325 from the previous year's value of $54,657.

The following chart displays the households in Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

0.407
2022 Wage GINI in Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL
0.413
2021 Wage GINI in Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL

In 2022, the income inequality in Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL was 0.407 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.47% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.8%)
  2. Carpooled (11%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.82%)

In 2022, 77.8% of workers in Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11%) and those who worked at home (7.82%).

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Commute Time

33.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL have a longer commute time (33.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.78% of the workforce in Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL (28.3k out of 186k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

83.6% of the population of Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL has health coverage, with 29.8% on employee plans, 21.3% on Medicaid, 14.7% on Medicare, 15.9% on non-group plans, and 1.84% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Florida see 1372 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.939% decrease from the previous year (1385 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1631 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 546 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,372 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Florida

Primary care physicians in Florida see an average of 1,372 patients per year. This represents a 0.939% decrease from the previous year (1,385 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Florida in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.6% under 18 years, 19.3% between 18 and 34 years, 35.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.6% were men and 52.4% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

16.4%
Uninsured
29.8%
Employer Coverage
21.3%
Medicaid
14.7%
Medicare
15.9%
Non-Group
1.84%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lee County (Northeast)--Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL declined by 1.82% from 16.7% to 16.4%.

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