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Lee County Gets Younger

From the News-Press, August 7 2008

U.S. Census numbers released today show the median age in Lee County dipped from 45 in 2000 to a spry 42 in 2007. The latest figures reflect a younger, more diverse Fort Myers area with a hefty gain in residents in their 20s and teens.

“I’m happy to hear that Lee County is getting a little younger,” said Sean Terwilliger, Florida Gulf Coast University’s 20-year-old student body president. “The first people who jump on that will be the lucky ones.”

The federal government tallied about 20,000 more individuals in the 25- to 29-year-old set in Lee, as that sector of the population almost doubled to 41,800 from 2000 to July 2007. The number of people in the first half of their 20s swelled more than 60 percent.

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