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(updated 2010)



Household Type By Tenure
(Lee County, Florida)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 99,069

Renter-occupied housing units : 23,999

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 5,372

Renter-occupied housing units : 5,519

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 10,487

Renter-occupied housing units : 14,229

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 52,552

Renter-occupied housing units : 29,974


(updated 2013)



Mortgage Status By Age of Householder
(Lee County, Florida)

Housing units with a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 7,844

Householder 35 to 44 years : 13,799

Householder 45 to 54 years : 20,431

Householder 55 to 59 years : 10,391

Householder 60 to 64 years : 11,294

Householder 65 to 74 years : 20,118

Householder 75 years and over : 7,927

Housing units without a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 1,790

Householder 35 to 44 years : 2,616

Householder 45 to 54 years : 5,623

Householder 55 to 59 years : 6,017

Householder 60 to 64 years : 8,958

Householder 65 to 74 years : 24,357

Householder 75 years and over : 26,315


(updated 2013)



Rent Asked
(Lee County, Florida)

Less than $100 : 24

$100 to $149 : 0

$150 to $199 : 45

$200 to $249 : 0

$250 to $299 : 21

$300 to $349 : 0

$350 to $399 : 54

$400 to $449 : 336

$450 to $499 : 385

$500 to $549 : 1,215

$550 to $599 : 1,086

$600 to $649 : 1,712

$650 to $699 : 1,741

$700 to $749 : 645

$750 to $799 : 1,039

$800 to $899 : 1,331

$900 to $999 : 966

$1,000 to $1,249 : 1,389

$1,250 to $1,499 : 56

$1,500 to $1,999 : 353

$2,000 or more : 851


(updated 2013)



Gross Rent As A Percentage Of Household Income
(Lee County, Florida)

Less than 10.0 percent : 1,169

10.0 to 14.9 percent : 4,637

15.0 to 19.9 percent : 8,168

20.0 to 24.9 percent : 8,604

25.0 to 29.9 percent : 8,885

30.0 to 34.9 percent : 6,173

35.0 to 39.9 percent : 4,489

40.0 to 49.9 percent : 8,333

50.0 percent or more : 18,383

Not computed : 4,880


(updated 2013)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Lee County, Florida)

Built 2010 or later : $239,300

Built 2000 to 2009 : $168,900

Built 1990 to 1999 : $169,600

Built 1980 to 1989 : $110,800

Built 1970 to 1979 : $102,400

Built 1960 to 1969 : $104,200

Built 1950 to 1959 : $81,100

Built 1940 to 1949 : $86,300

Built 1939 or earlier : $106,300


(updated 2013)







Percentage of Family Households in Lee County, Florida: 65.8%

Percentage of Family Households in Florida: 65.2%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in Lee County, Florida

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 4,548 4,548 $602,240,999
  Two Family 166 332 $34,525,776
  Three and Four Family 127 475 $56,799,771
  Five or More Family 191 3,035 $276,700,344
  Total

5,032 8,390 $970,266,890
2000        
  Single Family 5,037 5,037 $878,725,231
  Two Family 191 382 $31,776,492
  Three and Four Family 165 650 $78,054,342
  Five or More Family 203 2,918 $284,251,920
  Total

5,596 8,987 $1,272,807,985
2001        
  Single Family 6,534 6,534 $1,007,832,904
  Two Family 249 498 $51,371,663
  Three and Four Family 183 714 $89,489,608
  Five or More Family 216 3,213 $316,074,239
  Total

7,182 10,959 $1,464,768,414
2002        
  Single Family 7,124 7,124 $1,059,206,760
  Two Family 342 684 $59,438,790
  Three and Four Family 143 561 $72,968,469
  Five or More Family 213 2,719 $262,588,817
  Total

7,822 11,088 $1,454,202,836
2003        
  Single Family 9,668 9,668 $1,333,067,088
  Two Family 584 1,168 $116,279,531
  Three and Four Family 224 888 $100,270,127
  Five or More Family 226 3,951 $445,078,125
  Total

10,702 15,675 $1,994,694,871
2004        
  Single Family 14,834 14,834 $2,251,448,744
  Two Family 416 832 $82,110,898
  Three and Four Family 152 581 $88,898,048
  Five or More Family 284 3,781 $576,592,305
  Total

15,686 20,028 $2,999,049,995
2005        
  Single Family 21,593 21,593 $3,351,668,450
  Two Family 34 68 $4,549,854
  Three and Four Family 33 130 $12,630,534
  Five or More Family 527 6,843 $1,040,426,370
  Total

22,187 28,634 $4,409,275,208
2006        
  Single Family 14,700 14,700 $3,042,255,663
  Two Family 44 88 $8,141,651
  Three and Four Family 35 139 $21,367,673
  Five or More Family 312 3,819 $661,190,459
  Total

15,091 18,746 $3,732,955,446


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Lee County, FL): $40,319
Median Household Income In 2000 (Florida): $38,819


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Lee County): $96,700
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Florida): $93,200


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Lee County, Florida

Utility Gas: 1.4%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 1.7%
Electricity: 95.1%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 0.2%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 0.1%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.0%
No Fuel Used: 1.4%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





Population in Group Quarters in Lee County, Florida

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 21.96%
  • Juvenile facilities : 1.61%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 26.21%
  • Other institutional facilities : 0.39%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • College/University student housing : 31.54%
  • Military quarters : 0.11%
  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 18.18%


(updated 2010)







Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Lee County): $646
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Florida): $641
Fair Market Rent in 2007 (Lee County): $825


(updated 2010)



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