Lee 9th in nation for transplants
Lee County was ranked 9th in the nation from 2000-2004 for the number of people who migrated here from other locations. The Domestic Migration publication released by the Census Bureau indicated that an average of 15,654 people moved here from other locations in the period between 2000-2004.
The big question to ponder is whether or not the region can sustain this level of migration with property values that have more than doubled over this same time-frame. Certainly the affordability appeal will have lessened for many considering a move here. In my view the challenge right now is the growth of quality jobs in the area. Far too many Lee County residents have hitched their wagons to the real estate and tourism industries.
Lee 9th as transplant destination [News-Press]
Domestic Net Migration in the United States: 2000 to 2004 [US Census Bureau]