14.9% Poverty Rate in Lee County, Florida

Poverty Rate in Lee County, Florida

How does the Poverty Rate in Lee County, Florida compare to other counties in Florida?

Florida County Poverty Rate Comparison

What is the poverty rate for residents of Lee County, Florida born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

13.9%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Lee County, Florida who were born citizens of the United States is 13.9%.

19.7%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Lee County, Florida who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 19.7%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Lee County, Florida born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Foreign-born residents of Lee County, Florida have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 576,940 residents of Lee County, Florida who were born citizens of the United States, 80,329 (13.9%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 22,210 (19.7%) of 112,620 residents of Lee County, Florida who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Lee County, Florida

The Poverty Rate in Lee County is 14.9%.
Lee County is in Florida.
Florida Poverty Rate Distribution by County
City Poverty Rate Respondents
Bonita Springs 12.5%

51,545

Buckingham 9.0%

4,337

Burnt Store Marina 5.4%

1,998

Cape Coral 12.7%

172,520

Alva 6.7%

2,684

Bokeelia 16.1%

1,349

Cypress Lake 9.1%

12,424

Estero 6.4%

31,388

Fort Myers 20.6%

69,909

Fort Myers Beach 11.4%

6,877

Fort Myers Shores 10.8%

6,496

Gateway 6.6%

10,373

Harlem Heights 38.8%

1,585

Iona 10.0%

14,349

Lehigh Acres 21.1%

116,453

Lochmoor Waterway Estates 14.4%

4,363

McGregor 8.7%

7,713

North Fort Myers 13.8%

40,494

Olga 11.6%

2,351

Palmona Park 39.9%

1,321

Pine Island Center 17.3%

1,974

Pine Manor 65.2%

4,842

Punta Rassa 2.9%

1,720

St. James City 9.5%

3,671

San Carlos Park 17.6%

17,578

Sanibel 5.5%

7,094

Suncoast Estates 39.9%

4,561

Three Oaks 5.5%

3,850

Tice 42.6%

4,744

Villas 7.0%

11,084

Whiskey Creek 5.1%

4,979

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2018 Florida Poverty Line

Household Size Poverty Level
1 $12,140
2 $16,460
3 $20,780
4 $25,100
5 $29,420
6 $33,740
Per Additional +$4,320

The poverty line for Florida in 2018 is based on the federal guidelines, which begins at $12,140 for a single person, adding $4,320 for each additional person.

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