59th Fastest Growing County In the United
Lee County, Florida
Seat: Fort Myers
Lee County is the 59th fastest growing county in America based
on percent of growth between January 2000 and July 2006 for
all counties that began the period with more than ten thousand
inhabitants, according to recent U.S. Census Bureau estimates.
Lee County which was established in 1887, grew in population
to 440,888 by the year 2000. In the six years that marked the
beginning of the 21st Century, the county increased the number
of inhabitants by 29.6 percent bringing the estimated
total population in July 2006 to 571,344.
The outstanding growth of the last six years has made Lee
County the seventh fastest growing county in the Sunshine
State of Florida and the 59th fastest in the nation.
It is difficult to determine how the rapid growth may have
affected the value of homes in the area but in 2000 the median
cost for a home within the 804 square mile jurisdiction of Lee
County was $112,900.
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