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Lee allure slips, but still in top 100

March 21, 2008


Leesburg -- Lee County's population grows by three people every day.  The percentage of growth isn't as high as it used to be, but the county still ranks 60th among the 100 fastest growing counties in the nation over the last seven years.     

From 2000 to 2007, Lee county's population grew 33%.  In the last three years, the number of businesses in the county doubled.           

Trever Spence was the second person to move in on Hedgerow Drive in the Huntington Sub-division two years ago. 

He says his neighborhood continues to grow. "We have of course that road, they just cut, they're building, and then they have another road they just cut and they're fixing to build in so," said Spence.

Lee County continues to project a 3.8% population increase each year.  That's nearly double the state's average growth rate of 1.2%.

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