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All Households, Cost Burden by Income, 2022 Estimate (Summary)
Housing Cost Burden
Geography Household Income 30% or less 30.1-50% More than 50%
Lee County 30% AMI or less 4255 3936 23108
Lee County 30.01-50% AMI 11896 10889 14720
Lee County 50.01-80% AMI 32759 19581 7502
Lee County 80.01-100% AMI 27723 8083 1188
Lee County Greater than 100% AMI 141822 9522 1218

Sources: Estimates and projections by Shimberg Center for Housing Studies, based on U.S. Department of Housing Development, Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy (CHAS) dataset and population projections by the Bureau of Economic and Business Research, University of Florida


Renter Households, Cost Burden by Income, 2022 Estimate (Summary)
Housing Cost Burden
Geography Household Income 30% or less 30.1-50% More than 50%
Lee County 30% AMI or less 1453 1086 10529
Lee County 30.01-50% AMI 2244 5340 8379
Lee County 50.01-80% AMI 7405 9571 2820
Lee County 80.01-100% AMI 8135 3433 317
Lee County Greater than 100% AMI 24737 1946 238

Sources: Estimates and projections by Shimberg Center for Housing Studies, based on U.S. Department of Housing Development, Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy (CHAS) dataset and population projections by the Bureau of Economic and Business Research, University of Florida


Owner-Occupied Households, Cost Burden by Income, 2022 Estimate (Summary)
Housing Cost Burden
Geography Household Income 30% or less 30.1-50% More than 50%
Lee County 30% AMI or less 2802 2850 12579
Lee County 30.01-50% AMI 9652 5549 6341
Lee County 50.01-80% AMI 25354 10010 4682
Lee County 80.01-100% AMI 19588 4650 871
Lee County Greater than 100% AMI 117085 7576 980

Sources: Estimates and projections by Shimberg Center for Housing Studies, based on U.S. Department of Housing Development, Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy (CHAS) dataset and population projections by the Bureau of Economic and Business Research, University of Florida


Homeownership Rate (%), 1990 through 2018-2022 5-Year Estimates
Geography 1990 2000 2010 2018-2022 5-Year Estimates
Lee County 72 76 71 73

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, 1990 Census, 2000 Census, 2010 Census, and 2018-2022 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates


Median Income ($) by Tenure, 2018-2022 5-Year Estimates
Geography Owner Median Income ($) Margin of Error (+/-) Renter Median Income ($) Margin of Error (+/-) All Households Margin of Error (+/-)
Lee County 79178 1582 50621 1497 69368 834

Notes: The ACS is based on an annual sample of US households. The margin of error (+/-) is based on a 90% confidence level; that is, there is a 90% probability that the actual value falls within the range provided by subtracting and then adding the margin of error to the estimate. If margin of error is greater than the estimate, result is not statistically significantly different than zero.

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, 2018-2022 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates


Owner Households by Monthly Housing Costs 2018-2022 5-Year Estimates (with a Mortgage)
Geography <$200 Margin of Error (+/-) $200-$299 Margin of Error (+/-) $300-$399 Margin of Error (+/-) $400-$499 Margin of Error (+/-) $500-$599 Margin of Error (+/-) $600-$699 Margin of Error (+/-) $700-$799 Margin of Error (+/-) $800-$899 Margin of Error (+/-) $900-$999 Margin of Error (+/-) $1,000-$1,249 Margin of Error (+/-) $1,250-$1,499 Margin of Error (+/-) $1,500-$1,999 Margin of Error (+/-) $2,000-$2,499 Margin of Error (+/-) $2,500-$2,999 Margin of Error (+/-) $3,000-$3,499 Margin of Error (+/-) $3,500-$3,999 Margin of Error (+/-) >$4,000 Margin of Error (+/-) Total Margin of Error (+/-)
Lee County 177 119 115 111 66 45 592 284 1029 265 1609 305 2111 376 3185 619 4352 597 13771 1099 17439 1117 31133 1437 20091 1134 9833 904 5491 815 2487 380 4149 496 117630 2571

Notes: Counts refer to the number of households with monthly owner costs in each dollar range. Monthly owner costs including mortgage (if any), taxes, insurance, utilities, and association fees. The ACS is based on an annual sample of US households. The margin of error (+/-) is based on a 90% confidence level; that is, there is a 90% probability that the actual value falls within the range provided by subtracting and then adding the margin of error to the estimate. If margin of error is greater than the estimate, result is not statistically significantly different than zero.

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, 2018-2022 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates


Owner Households by Monthly Housing Costs 2018-2022 5-Year Estimates (without a Mortgage)
Geography <$100 Margin of Error (+/-) $100-$149 Margin of Error (+/-) $150-$199 Margin of Error (+/-) $200-$249 Margin of Error (+/-) $250-$299 Margin of Error (+/-) $300-$349 Margin of Error (+/-) $350-$399 Margin of Error (+/-) $400-$499 Margin of Error (+/-) $500-$599 Margin of Error (+/-) $600-$699 Margin of Error (+/-) $700-$799 Margin of Error (+/-) $800-$899 Margin of Error (+/-) $900-$999 Margin of Error (+/-) $1000-$1099 Margin of Error (+/-) $1100-$1199 Margin of Error (+/-) $1200-$1299 Margin of Error (+/-) $1300-$1399 Margin of Error (+/-) $1400-$1499 Margin of Error (+/-) >$1500 Margin of Error (+/-) Total Not Mortgaged Margin of Error (+/-)
Lee County 1122 297 1816 406 3598 619 4080 641 4090 565 4907 506 4827 518 11835 951 12662 957 11177 975 10641 1022 8024 640 6252 549 5618 675 3815 449 3026 446 2633 409 1732 310 8657 714 110512 1995

Notes: Counts refer to the number of households with monthly owner costs in each dollar range. Monthly owner costs including mortgage (if any), taxes, insurance, utilities, and association fees. The ACS is based on an annual sample of US households. The margin of error (+/-) is based on a 90% confidence level; that is, there is a 90% probability that the actual value falls within the range provided by subtracting and then adding the margin of error to the estimate. If margin of error is greater than the estimate, result is not statistically significantly different than zero.

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, 2018-2022 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates


Owner Households by Housing Costs as a Percentage of Household Income, 2018-2022 5-Year Estimates
Geography With Mortgage, Less than 30% Margin of Error (+/-) With Mortgage, More than 30% Margin of Error (+/-) Without Mortgage, Less than 30% Margin of Error (+/-) Without Mortgage, More than 30% Margin of Error (+/-)
Lee County 76454 2451 40277 1901 90671 2424 17426 1120

Notes: Counts refer to the number of households with monthly owner costs in each dollar range. Monthly owner costs including mortgage (if any), taxes, insurance, utilities, and association fees. The ACS is based on an annual sample of US households. The margin of error (+/-) is based on a 90% confidence level; that is, there is a 90% probability that the actual value falls within the range provided by subtracting and then adding the margin of error to the estimate. If margin of error is greater than the estimate, result is not statistically significantly different than zero.

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, 2018-2022 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates


Renter Households by Gross Rent, 2018-2022 5-Year Estimates
Geography <$200 Margin of Error (+/-) $200-$299 Margin of Error (+/-) $300-$499 Margin of Error (+/-) $500-$749 Margin of Error (+/-) $750-$999 Margin of Error (+/-) $1,000-$1,499 Margin of Error (+/-) $1,500-$1,999 Margin of Error (+/-) $2,000-$2,499 Margin of Error (+/-) $2,500-$2,999 Margin of Error (+/-) $3,000-$3,499 Margin of Error (+/-) $3,500 or More Margin of Error (+/-) No Cash Rent Margin of Error (+/-) Total Margin of Error (+/-)
Lee County 232 172 573 244 1622 426 2729 417 6450 642 30574 1430 25238 1701 7671 767 2183 373 1376 368 1263 322 3295 411 83206 2084

Notes: Counts refer to the number of households with monthly owner costs in each dollar range. Monthly owner costs including mortgage (if any), taxes, insurance, utilities, and association fees. The ACS is based on an annual sample of US households. The margin of error (+/-) is based on a 90% confidence level; that is, there is a 90% probability that the actual value falls within the range provided by subtracting and then adding the margin of error to the estimate. If margin of error is greater than the estimate, result is not statistically significantly different than zero.

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, 2018-2022 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates


Median Gross Rent ($), 2018-2022 5-Year Estimates
Geography Median Gross Rent Margin of Error (+/-)
Lee County 1466 19

Notes: Includes contract rent and utilities. The ACS is based on an annual sample of US households. The margin of error (+/-) is based on a 90% confidence level; that is, there is a 90% probability that the actual value falls within the range provided by subtracting and then adding the margin of error to the estimate. If margin of error is greater than the estimate, result is not statistically significantly different than zero.

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, 2018-2022 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates


Gross Rent as a Percentage of Household Income, 2018-2022 5-Year Estimates
Geography Less than 30% Margin of Error (+/-) 30-49.9% Margin of Error (+/-) 50% or More Margin of Error (+/-) Total - Not computed Margin of Error (+/-)
Lee County 34019 1837 21536 1391 22717 1322 4934 578

Notes: Counts refer to number of households paying less than 30%, 30-49.9%, and 50% or more of income for gross rent. Gross rent includes contract rent and utilities. The ACS is based on an annual sample of US households. The margin of error (+/-) is based on a 90% confidence level; that is, there is a 90% probability that the actual value falls within the range provided by subtracting and then adding the margin of error to the estimate. If margin of error is greater than the estimate, result is not statistically significantly different than zero.

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, 2018-2022 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates


Affordable and Available Rental Units per 100 Renters, Florida Regions, 2021
Geography County 0-30% AMI 0-40% AMI 0-50% AMI 0-60% AMI 0-80% AMI 0-120% AMI
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA Lee 26 28 34 49 86 108

Notes: Affordable units are those for which a household at the given income limit (% AMI) would pay no more than 30% of income for gross rent. Affordable/available units are affordable at that income level and either vacant or occupied by a household below the income threshold. For additional explanation of affordable/available methods, see the 2022 Rental Market Study, pp. 34-68

Sources: Shimberg Center for Housing Studies analysis of 2021 American Community Survey PUMS


Surplus/Deficit of Affordable/Available Units by Income, Florida Regions, 2021
Geography County 0-30% AMI 0-40% AMI 0-50% AMI 0-60% AMI 0-80% AMI 0-120% AMI
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA Lee -10,740 -14,175 -17,526 -16,614 -5,892 5,021

Notes: Affordable units are those for which a household at the given income limit (% AMI) would pay no more than 30% of income for gross rent. Affordable/available units are affordable at that income level and either vacant or occupied by a household below the income threshold. Surplus/Deficit of Affordable/Available Units for a particular income range shows the number of affordable/available units in the range minus the number of renter households in that range. For additional explanation of affordable/available methods, see the 2022 Rental Market Study, pp. 34-68

Sources: Shimberg Center for Housing Studies analysis of 2021 American Community Survey PUMS


Housing Units by Type of Structure, 2018-2022 5-Year Estimates
Geography 1, detached Margin of Error (+/-) 1, attached Margin of Error (+/-) 2 Margin of Error (+/-) 3 or 4 Margin of Error (+/-) 5 to 9 Margin of Error (+/-) 10 to 19 Margin of Error (+/-) 20 or more Margin of Error (+/-) Mobile Home or Trailer Margin of Error (+/-) Other Margin of Error (+/-) Total Margin of Error (+/-)
Lee County 230084 2342 26137 1221 11880 1162 18890 1160 22312 1240 25405 1516 44268 1709 40134 1473 806 233 419916 177

Notes: Counts refer to the number of households with monthly owner costs in each dollar range. Monthly owner costs including mortgage (if any), taxes, insurance, utilities, and association fees. The ACS is based on an annual sample of US households. The margin of error (+/-) is based on a 90% confidence level; that is, there is a 90% probability that the actual value falls within the range provided by subtracting and then adding the margin of error to the estimate. If margin of error is greater than the estimate, result is not statistically significantly different than zero.

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, 2018-2022 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates


Vacancy and Occupancy Status, 2018-2022 5-Year Estimates
Geography For Rent For Sale Only Rented or Sold Not Occupied Seasonal,Recreational or Occasional Use For Migrant Workers Other Vacant Total Vacant Total Occupied Total Units
Lee County 8559 4263 4175 81397 295 9879 108568 311348 419916

Notes: The ACS is based on an annual sample of US households. The margin of error (+/-) is based on a 90% confidence level; that is, there is a 90% probability that the actual value falls within the range provided by subtracting and then adding the margin of error to the estimate. If margin of error is greater than the estimate, result is not statistically significantly different than zero.

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, 2018-2022 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates


Substandard Housing, 2018-2022 5-Year Estimates
Geography 1.01 or More Persons per Room Share of Occupied Units (%) No Fuel Used Share of Occupied Units (%) Lacking Complete Kitchen Facilities Share of Occupied Units (%) Lacking Complete Plumbing Facilities Share of Occupied Units (%)
Lee County 6798 2.2 7085 2.3 3507 0.8 2306 0.5

Notes: The ACS is based on an annual sample of US households. The margin of error (+/-) is based on a 90% confidence level; that is, there is a 90% probability that the actual value falls within the range provided by subtracting and then adding the margin of error to the estimate. If margin of error is greater than the estimate, result is not statistically significantly different than zero.

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, 2018-2022 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates


Wage and Rent Comparison by Industry, 2023
Geography Industry 2022 Average Hourly Wage (2023 $) 2022 Average Annual Wage (2023 $) Maximum Affordable Rent (30% of Income) HUD 2BR Fair Market Rent % Income Needed for 2 BR FMR # of Workers in 2022 2023 3-Person Median Income Annual Wage as Percent of 3-Person AMI
Lee County Accommodation And Food Services $14.84 $30,870 $772 $1,451 56% 33,818 $76,600 40%
Lee County Administrative And Waste Services $23.21 $48,267 $1,207 $1,451 36% 20,122 $76,600 63%
Lee County Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing And Hunting $20.22 $42,053 $1,051 $1,451 41% 1,334 $76,600 55%
Lee County Arts, Entertainment, And Recreation $20.17 $41,962 $1,049 $1,451 41% 8,478 $76,600 55%
Lee County Construction $29.6 $61,577 $1,539 $1,451 28% 36,329 $76,600 80%
Lee County Durable Goods Manufacturing $32.56 $67,724 $1,693 $1,451 26% 5,861 $76,600 88%
Lee County Educational And Health Services $32.82 $68,259 $1,706 $1,451 26% 60,919 $76,600 89%
Lee County Educational Services $26.7 $55,545 $1,389 $1,451 31% 16,668 $76,600 73%
Lee County Finance And Insurance $48.02 $99,882 $2,497 $1,451 17% 6,820 $76,600 130%
Lee County Financial Activities $42.78 $88,980 $2,225 $1,451 20% 14,382 $76,600 116%
Lee County Goods Producing $29.82 $62,028 $1,551 $1,451 28% 45,737 $76,600 81%
Lee County Health Care And Social Assistance $35.12 $73,048 $1,826 $1,451 24% 44,251 $76,600 95%
Lee County Information $38.74 $80,587 $2,015 $1,451 22% 2,974 $76,600 105%
Lee County Leisure And Hospitality $15.91 $33,093 $827 $1,451 53% 42,296 $76,600 43%
Lee County Management Of Companies And Enterprises $69.01 $143,534 $3,588 $1,451 12% 2,412 $76,600 187%
Lee County Manufacturing $32.32 $67,216 $1,680 $1,451 26% 7,794 $76,600 88%
Lee County Mining, Quarrying, And Oil And Gas Extraction $34.27 $71,279 $1,782 $1,451 24% 281 $76,600 93%
Lee County Natural Resources And Mining $22.66 $47,132 $1,178 $1,451 37% 1,615 $76,600 62%
Lee County Nondurable Goods Manufacturing $31.58 $65,679 $1,642 $1,451 27% 1,933 $76,600 86%
Lee County Other Services $22.82 $47,469 $1,187 $1,451 37% 8,999 $76,600 62%
Lee County Professional And Business Services $35.36 $73,542 $1,839 $1,451 24% 39,592 $76,600 96%
Lee County Professional And Technical Services $44.93 $93,461 $2,337 $1,451 19% 17,058 $76,600 122%
Lee County Public Administration $34.96 $72,714 $1,818 $1,451 24% 12,313 $76,600 95%
Lee County Real Estate And Rental And Leasing $38.05 $79,147 $1,979 $1,451 22% 7,562 $76,600 103%
Lee County Retail Trade $20.5 $42,630 $1,066 $1,451 41% 41,778 $76,600 56%
Lee County Service-Providing $28.78 $59,856 $1,496 $1,451 29% 239,806 $76,600 78%
Lee County Trade,Transportation, And Utilities $25.03 $52,060 $1,301 $1,451 33% 57,944 $76,600 68%
Lee County Transportation And Warehousing $28.96 $60,242 $1,506 $1,451 29% 7,608 $76,600 79%
Lee County Utilities $54.99 $114,384 $2,860 $1,451 15% 895 $76,600 149%
Lee County Wholesale Trade $42.34 $88,064 $2,202 $1,451 20% 7,664 $76,600 115%

Notes: Based on average annual wages for industry sector, converted to hourly wages by dividing by 2000 (assumes 40-hour work week, 50 weeks per year). 2022 wage data converted to 2023 dollars using the Consumer Price Index.

Sources: Florida Department of Commerce, 2022 Occupational Employment Statistics and Wages; 2023 HUD Fair Market Rent


Wage and Rent Comparison by Occupation, 2023
Geography Occupation Median Hourly Wage (2023 $) Maximum Affordable Rent (30% of Income) 2023 HUD 2BR Fair Market Rent % Income Needed for 2 BR, Median Wage Worker # of Workers in 2022 Annual Wage as a % AMI for a Family of 3
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA All Occupations $19.78 $1,029 $1,451 42% 286,420 54%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics $24.26 $1,262 $1,451 34% 1,780 66%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA Bartenders $14.53 $756 $1,451 58% 1,580 39%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA Carpenters $23.44 $1,219 $1,451 36% 3,190 64%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA Cashiers $13.73 $714 $1,451 61% 7,630 37%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA Child, Family, and School Social Workers $24.37 $1,267 $1,451 34% 490 66%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA Childcare Workers $14.35 $746 $1,451 58% 560 39%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA Construction Laborers $18.43 $958 $1,451 45% 3,950 50%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA Cooks, Restaurant $15.72 $817 $1,451 53% 4,430 43%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA Customer Service Representatives $18.55 $965 $1,451 45% 7,480 50%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA Dental Assistants $23.09 $1,201 $1,451 36% 680 63%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA Dishwashers $14.09 $733 $1,451 59% 1,460 38%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA Electricians $24.4 $1,269 $1,451 34% 1,760 66%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education $34.64 $1,801 $1,451 24% 2,210 94%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse $13.53 $703 $1,451 62% 310 37%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA Fast Food and Counter Workers $13.38 $696 $1,451 63% 6,860 36%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA Firefighters $29.9 $1,555 $1,451 28% 1,060 81%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA Food Preparation Workers $15.42 $802 $1,451 54% 2,270 42%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists $17.75 $923 $1,451 47% 970 48%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers $24.39 $1,268 $1,451 34% 1,210 66%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers $23.14 $1,203 $1,451 36% 2,450 63%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA Home Health and Personal Care Aides $15.03 $782 $1,451 56% 2,360 41%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks $14.78 $768 $1,451 57% 750 40%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners $14.11 $734 $1,451 59% 3,580 38%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers $17.09 $889 $1,451 49% 4,930 46%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers $12.52 $651 $1,451 67% 380 34%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses $25.97 $1,350 $1,451 32% 1,130 71%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA Light Truck Drivers $18.9 $983 $1,451 44% 2,170 51%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners $14.68 $763 $1,451 57% 2,610 40%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA Medical Assistants $19.2 $998 $1,451 44% 2,380 52%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers $23.74 $1,234 $1,451 35% 160 64%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education $34.64 $1,801 $1,451 24% 1,060 94%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA Nursing Assistants $17.8 $926 $1,451 47% 2,650 48%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA Office Clerks, General $18.88 $982 $1,451 44% 6,300 51%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA Painters, Construction and Maintenance $19.09 $993 $1,451 44% 1,320 52%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA Paralegals and Legal Assistants $25.89 $1,346 $1,451 32% ** 70%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA Paramedics $23.33 $1,213 $1,451 36% 220 63%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA Pharmacy Technicians $18.93 $985 $1,451 44% 1,060 51%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters $24.86 $1,293 $1,451 34% 1,520 67%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers $30.26 $1,574 $1,451 28% 790 82%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education $14.65 $762 $1,451 57% 630 40%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA Receptionists and Information Clerks $15.99 $832 $1,451 52% 2,400 43%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA Registered Nurses $39.62 $2,060 $1,451 21% 6,030 108%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA Retail Salespersons $14.85 $772 $1,451 56% 11,330 40%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA Roofers $23.09 $1,201 $1,451 36% 1,900 63%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education $34.65 $1,802 $1,451 24% 1,410 94%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive $19.05 $991 $1,451 44% 2,990 52%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA Security Guards $14.76 $767 $1,451 57% 2,160 40%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA Substitute Teachers, Short-Term $15.41 $801 $1,451 54% 590 42%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA Tellers $18.14 $943 $1,451 46% 330 49%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA Veterinary Technologists and Technicians $18.77 $976 $1,451 45% 340 51%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA Waiters and Waitresses $14.54 $756 $1,451 58% 8,550 39%

Notes: Statewide FMRs come from the National Low Income Housing Coalition's Out of Reach report and are averages weighted by the number of renters in each county. 2022 wage data converted to 2023 dollars using the Consumer Price Index.

Sources: Florida Department of Commerce, 2022 Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages; 2023 HUD Fair Market Rent


Households by Tenure, Race/Ethnicity, and Income (% AMI), 2015-2019
Geography Tenure Race/Ethnicity Household Income Households
Lee County, Florida Owner occupied American Indian or Alaska Native alone, non-Hispanic 30% or Less of HAMFI 15
Lee County, Florida Owner occupied American Indian or Alaska Native alone, non-Hispanic 30.01 to 50% HAMFI 0
Lee County, Florida Owner occupied American Indian or Alaska Native alone, non-Hispanic 50.01 to 80% HAMFI 115
Lee County, Florida Owner occupied American Indian or Alaska Native alone, non-Hispanic 80.01 to 100% of HAMFI 80
Lee County, Florida Owner occupied American Indian or Alaska Native alone, non-Hispanic Greater than 100% of HAMFI 150
Lee County, Florida Owner occupied Asian alone, non-Hispanic 30% or Less of HAMFI 205
Lee County, Florida Owner occupied Asian alone, non-Hispanic 30.01 to 50% HAMFI 260
Lee County, Florida Owner occupied Asian alone, non-Hispanic 50.01 to 80% HAMFI 315
Lee County, Florida Owner occupied Asian alone, non-Hispanic 80.01 to 100% of HAMFI 205
Lee County, Florida Owner occupied Asian alone, non-Hispanic Greater than 100% of HAMFI 1,705
Lee County, Florida Owner occupied Black or African-American alone, non-Hispanic 30% or Less of HAMFI 735
Lee County, Florida Owner occupied Black or African-American alone, non-Hispanic 30.01 to 50% HAMFI 1,105
Lee County, Florida Owner occupied Black or African-American alone, non-Hispanic 50.01 to 80% HAMFI 1,740
Lee County, Florida Owner occupied Black or African-American alone, non-Hispanic 80.01 to 100% of HAMFI 815
Lee County, Florida Owner occupied Black or African-American alone, non-Hispanic Greater than 100% of HAMFI 2,970
Lee County, Florida Owner occupied Hispanic, any race 30% or Less of HAMFI 2,165
Lee County, Florida Owner occupied Hispanic, any race 30.01 to 50% HAMFI 2,535
Lee County, Florida Owner occupied Hispanic, any race 50.01 to 80% HAMFI 5,360
Lee County, Florida Owner occupied Hispanic, any race 80.01 to 100% of HAMFI 2,285
Lee County, Florida Owner occupied Hispanic, any race Greater than 100% of HAMFI 8,050
Lee County, Florida Owner occupied Pacific Islander alone, non-Hispanic 30% or Less of HAMFI 0
Lee County, Florida Owner occupied Pacific Islander alone, non-Hispanic 30.01 to 50% HAMFI 0
Lee County, Florida Owner occupied Pacific Islander alone, non-Hispanic 50.01 to 80% HAMFI 35
Lee County, Florida Owner occupied Pacific Islander alone, non-Hispanic 80.01 to 100% of HAMFI 0
Lee County, Florida Owner occupied Pacific Islander alone, non-Hispanic Greater than 100% of HAMFI 0
Lee County, Florida Owner occupied White alone, non-Hispanic 30% or Less of HAMFI 14,380
Lee County, Florida Owner occupied White alone, non-Hispanic 30.01 to 50% HAMFI 15,135
Lee County, Florida Owner occupied White alone, non-Hispanic 50.01 to 80% HAMFI 26,615
Lee County, Florida Owner occupied White alone, non-Hispanic 80.01 to 100% of HAMFI 16,500
Lee County, Florida Owner occupied White alone, non-Hispanic Greater than 100% of HAMFI 94,630
Lee County, Florida Renter occupied American Indian or Alaska Native alone, non-Hispanic 30% or Less of HAMFI 0
Lee County, Florida Renter occupied American Indian or Alaska Native alone, non-Hispanic 30.01 to 50% HAMFI 0
Lee County, Florida Renter occupied American Indian or Alaska Native alone, non-Hispanic 50.01 to 80% HAMFI 0
Lee County, Florida Renter occupied American Indian or Alaska Native alone, non-Hispanic 80.01 to 100% of HAMFI 0
Lee County, Florida Renter occupied American Indian or Alaska Native alone, non-Hispanic Greater than 100% of HAMFI 10
Lee County, Florida Renter occupied Asian alone, non-Hispanic 30% or Less of HAMFI 110
Lee County, Florida Renter occupied Asian alone, non-Hispanic 30.01 to 50% HAMFI 95
Lee County, Florida Renter occupied Asian alone, non-Hispanic 50.01 to 80% HAMFI 225
Lee County, Florida Renter occupied Asian alone, non-Hispanic 80.01 to 100% of HAMFI 115
Lee County, Florida Renter occupied Asian alone, non-Hispanic Greater than 100% of HAMFI 210
Lee County, Florida Renter occupied Black or African-American alone, non-Hispanic 30% or Less of HAMFI 2,505
Lee County, Florida Renter occupied Black or African-American alone, non-Hispanic 30.01 to 50% HAMFI 1,695
Lee County, Florida Renter occupied Black or African-American alone, non-Hispanic 50.01 to 80% HAMFI 1,995
Lee County, Florida Renter occupied Black or African-American alone, non-Hispanic 80.01 to 100% of HAMFI 1,090
Lee County, Florida Renter occupied Black or African-American alone, non-Hispanic Greater than 100% of HAMFI 1,730
Lee County, Florida Renter occupied Hispanic, any race 30% or Less of HAMFI 4,345
Lee County, Florida Renter occupied Hispanic, any race 30.01 to 50% HAMFI 4,380
Lee County, Florida Renter occupied Hispanic, any race 50.01 to 80% HAMFI 4,710
Lee County, Florida Renter occupied Hispanic, any race 80.01 to 100% of HAMFI 2,175
Lee County, Florida Renter occupied Hispanic, any race Greater than 100% of HAMFI 3,660
Lee County, Florida Renter occupied Pacific Islander alone, non-Hispanic 30% or Less of HAMFI 0
Lee County, Florida Renter occupied Pacific Islander alone, non-Hispanic 30.01 to 50% HAMFI 0
Lee County, Florida Renter occupied Pacific Islander alone, non-Hispanic 50.01 to 80% HAMFI 0
Lee County, Florida Renter occupied Pacific Islander alone, non-Hispanic 80.01 to 100% of HAMFI 4
Lee County, Florida Renter occupied Pacific Islander alone, non-Hispanic Greater than 100% of HAMFI 0
Lee County, Florida Renter occupied White alone, non-Hispanic 30% or Less of HAMFI 6,670
Lee County, Florida Renter occupied White alone, non-Hispanic 30.01 to 50% HAMFI 7,395
Lee County, Florida Renter occupied White alone, non-Hispanic 50.01 to 80% HAMFI 9,365
Lee County, Florida Renter occupied White alone, non-Hispanic 80.01 to 100% of HAMFI 5,670
Lee County, Florida Renter occupied White alone, non-Hispanic Greater than 100% of HAMFI 17,070

Notes: '-' indicates value that is not statistically significantly different than zero.

Sources: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2015-2019 Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy (CHAS) dataset.


Households by Tenure, Race/Ethnicity, and Cost Burden, 2015-2019
Geography Tenure Race/Ethnicity 30% or less 30.1-50% More than 50% Not computed
Lee County Owner American Indian or Alaska Native alone, non-Hispanic 270 15 75 0
Lee County Owner Asian alone, non-Hispanic 2,105 235 330 15
Lee County Owner Black or African-American alone, non-Hispanic 5,060 1,395 895 15
Lee County Owner Hispanic, any race 14,655 3,290 2,185 260
Lee County Owner Pacific Islander alone, non-Hispanic 0 0 35 0
Lee County Owner White alone, non-Hispanic 126,710 20,985 16,595 2,965
Lee County Owner other (including multiple races, non-Hispanic) 1,005 290 175 15
Lee County Renter American Indian or Alaska Native alone, non-Hispanic 10 0 0 0
Lee County Renter Asian alone, non-Hispanic 460 125 115 55
Lee County Renter Black or African-American alone, non-Hispanic 4,240 1,900 2,455 415
Lee County Renter Hispanic, any race 9,020 4,515 5,400 330
Lee County Renter Pacific Islander alone, non-Hispanic 4 0 0 0
Lee County Renter White alone, non-Hispanic 23,685 10,425 10,880 1,180
Lee County Renter other (including multiple races, non-Hispanic) 595 310 250 15

Notes: '-' indicates value that is not statistically significantly different than zero.

Sources: Sources: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2015-2019 Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy (CHAS) dataset.


Households by Tenure, Race, and Age of Householder, 2017-2021
Geography Race/Ethnicity Age of Householder Owners Renters Total Homeownership Rate
Lee County White, Non-Hispanic 64 or Younger 78,856 32,627 111,483 71.0%
Lee County White, Non-Hispanic 65 & Older 96,815 14,575 111,390 87.0%
Lee County Black, Non-Hispanic 64 or Younger 5,655 8,264 13,919 41.0%
Lee County Black, Non-Hispanic 65 & Older 2,784 762 3,546 79.0%
Lee County Other, Non-Hispanic 64 or Younger 4,668 2,051 6,719 69.0%
Lee County Other, Non-Hispanic 65 & Older 2,676 526 3,202 84.0%
Lee County Hispanic 64 or Younger 21,091 20,441 41,532 51.0%
Lee County Hispanic 65 & Older 4,483 2,070 6,553 68.0%

Notes: '-' signifies value that is not statistically significantly different from zero.

Sources: Shimberg Center tabulation of U.S. Census Bureau, 2017-2021 American Community Survey.


Households by Tenure, Household Type, and Cost Burden, 2017-2021
Geography Household Type Owner/Not Cost Burdened Owner Cost Burdened Renter/Not Cost Burdened Renter Cost Burdened
Lee County Married Couple Household 103,816 22,438 16,766 10,270
Lee County Male Only Headed Family 5,760 1,943 3,277 2,207
Lee County Female Only Headed Family 10,338 4,407 5,716 7,388
Lee County Non-family household 43,976 24,350 15,498 20,194

Notes: '-' signifies value that is not statistically significantly different from zero. "Cost Burdened" households are those paying more than 30% of income for housing costs."

Sources: Shimberg Center tabulation of U.S. Census Bureau, 2017-2021 American Community Survey.


Household Pulse Survey: Last Month's Payment Status for Owner-Occupied Housing Units, Florida
Geography Caught up on mortgage Not caught up Did not report Owned free and clear
Florida 6,320,395 568,735 24,432 3,286,019

Notes: Universe is statewide total population 18 years and older in owner-occupied housing units. Numbers refer to adult population (not households).

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey, Phase 4.1 Cycle 05 Household Pulse Survey: April 30 - May 27. See the Household Pulse Survey.


Household Pulse Survey: Likelihood of Having to Leave this House in Next Two Months Due to Foreclosure, Florida
Geography Very likely to leave home due to forelcousre in next 2 months Somewhat likely Not very likely Not likely at all Did not report
Florida 26,485 71,241 245,787 225,223 -

Notes: Universe is statewide total population 18 years and older in owner-occupied housing units with a mortgage, that are not current on mortgage payments; populations in owner-occupied units where the mortgage is current or without a mortgage are not included. Numbers refer to adult population (not households).

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey, Phase 4.1 Cycle 05 Household Pulse Survey: April 30 - May 27. See the Household Pulse Survey.


Household Pulse Survey: Last Month's Payment Status for Renter-Occupied Housing Units, Florida
Geography Caught up on rent payments Not caught up Did not report Occupied without rent
Florida 3,952,031 497,311 55,744 242,749

Notes: Universe is statewide total population 18 years and older in renter-occupied housing units. Numbers refer to adult population (not households).

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey, Phase 4.1 Cycle 05 Household Pulse Survey: April 30 - May 27. See the Household Pulse Survey.


Household Pulse Survey: Likelihood of Having to Leave this House in Next Two Months Due to Eviction,Florida
Geography Very likely to leave home due to eviction in next 2 months Somewhat likely Not very likely Not likely at all Did not report
Florida 110,084 134,641 46,534 167,301 38,750

Notes: Universe is statewide total population 18 years and older in renter-occupied housing units, that are not current on rent payments; population in units that are current on rent payments is not included. Numbers refer to adult population (not households).

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey, Phase 4.1 Cycle 05 Household Pulse Survey: April 30 - May 27. See the Household Pulse Survey.


Household Pulse Survey: Change in Monthly Rent During the Last 12 Months, Florida
Geography No change in rent in last 12 months Rent decreased Rent increased by <$100 Rent increased by <$100-$249 Rent increased by <$250-$500 Rent increased by more than $500 Did not report Occupied without rent
Florida 1,290,424 117,213 620,578 1,270,188 812,872 372,517 21,293 242,749

Notes: Universe is statewide total population 18 years and older in renter-occupied housing units. Numbers refer to adult population (not households).

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey, Phase 4.1 Cycle 05 Household Pulse Survey: April 30 - May 27. See the Household Pulse Survey.

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