Towns include: Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres, Bonita Springs, San Carlos Park, Estero, Iona, Cypress Lake, Villas
Job growth (2000-2006): 47.1%
Home to the Cape Coral/Fort Myers area, Lee County has experienced nearly 30 percent population growth since 2000, despite the region's continued decline as a shipping center. Instead, the area has become a telecomm hub while Southwest Florida International has emerged as the nation's eighth fastest-growing airport. Housing has been phenomenal as well, with more and more people flocking to the white sands and lush golf courses the county offers.