Over the past decade the Cape Coral-Fort Myers area has been one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the United States – and that trend looks to continue. Lee County’s population grew by more than 50% between 2000 and 2010 and is now dominated by working-age people. In fact, the county’s 18-24 year old population – those available to enter the workforce – is growing about twice as fast as that of Florida and many times faster than the United States.

Review current demographic information for Lee County:

LEE COUNTY POPULATION

Industry Data

Projected percentage of increase between 2014 & 2022

Industry Title 2014 2022 Growth
Construction 18,579 26,923 45%
Manufacturing 5,003 5,524 10%
Trade, Transportation, and Utilities 47,663 53,844 13%
Financial Activities 11,240 12,682 24%
Professional and Business Services 29,014 35,858 28%
Education and Health Services 25,817 32,999 14%
Leisure and Hospitality 35,938 41,0643 13%
Information 3,147 3,093 -1%
Total of all Industries 248,536 293,706 45,170

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Population Age Statistics

Total Population Amounts by Age