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Southwest Florida County by County Data Review

Posted by Benjamin Dona on Sunday, December 19th, 2010 at 6:02pm.

T he following is a review of the 2005-09 Census Bureau 5-year American Community Survey estimates for the southwest Florida counties of Charlotte, Collier, Lee and Sarasota.

Southwest Florida County Map

Southwest Florida County by County Data

Southwest Florida 2005-09 County Estimates*
Areas: Charlotte Collier Lee Sarasota Florida U.S.
Population: 156,000 313,000 574,000 367,000 18.2 M 301.5 M
Median Age: 54.6 45.2 44.1 50.7 39.7 36.5
Median Income: $44,639 $58,133 $50,362 $49,013 $47,450 $51,425
Age 65+ %: 33% 25% 22% 20% 17% 13%
Labor Force: 63,026 141,268 270,790 165,463 9.0 M 152 M
Unemployed: 8.9% 6.4% 7.6% 7.5% 7.5% 7.2%
Poverty Level: 7% 6.8% 7.1% 6.2% 9.5% 9.9%
Housing Units: 98,200 190,000 349,000 218,144 8.6 M 128 M
Occupied Units: 72,000 118,000 244,000 165,000 7.1 M 112 M
Homes $1M+: 846 10,275 4,596 5,750 124,000 1.8 M
Median Value: $193,500 $374,200 $222,700 $243,000 $211,300 $185,400

*The information was based on annual sample surveys mailed to about 3 million addresses between Jan 1, 2005, and Dec 31, 2009.

The survey data showed all four counties remain older than the state and the nation, and that Collier as a whole is richer than the other three counties, the state, and the nation based on median income. On the lower end of the economic scale, the poverty margin was less in these Southwest Florida counties versus the rest of the state and the nation.

The four Southwest Florida counties in this review include the city's of Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, Estero, Naples, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda and Sarasota. We hope you find the review of the data as interesting as we did.

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About the Author

Gulf Coast Associates, RealtorsBenjamin Dona is the Broker and Owner of Gulf Coast Associates, Realtors in Bonita Springs, Florida. He holds two advanced degrees, an MBA and an MA, and has an extensive background in both business and marketing. In 1998, he founded Gulf Coast Associates, and formed a group of like-minded Realtor® associates dedicated to offering professional Southwest Florida real estate services by concentrating on information, education and the use of leading edge technologies. He also is a recognized expert on the "Net," a much-quoted and read blog author, and a contributor to both national and international news outlets. Benjamin is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Florida Association of Realtors, and numerous local real estate boards throughout Southwest Florida.

Contact Benjamin Dona at 239-948-3955

1 Response to "Southwest Florida County by County Data Review"

Anita - Warner Robins, GA wrote:
WOW! Fantastic information that clearly shows where your 4 counties stand. This is great data that your local consumers/clients will love to see!

Posted on Sunday, December 26th, 2010 at 4:59pm.

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