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Cape Coral, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Cape Coral is the 10th largest city in Florida with a population of 168,425 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Cape Coral is located at latitude 26.6432 and longitude -81.9974 in Lee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cape Coral (see map below) encompass a land area of 105.65 sq. miles and a water area of 14.95 sq. miles. Lee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The City of Cape Coral (GNIS ID: 2403990) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Cape Coral is located within Cape Coral CCD of Lee County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cape Coral population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Cape Coral, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 168,425
Population in Households 167,961
Population in Familes 138,087
Population in Group Qrtrs 464
Population Density1 1,594
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 65,767
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 46,705
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 88,162 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 45,082 (51.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 20,685 (23.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 22,395 (25.4%)
Median Home Value $182,515
Average Home Value $245,173


Median Household Income $51,683
Average Household Income $66,577
Per Capita Income $26,234
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.41% 1.96%
Households 1.27% 1.86%
Families 1.13% 1.79%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   2.13%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Cape Coral, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cape Coral to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 10 99th
Population Density1 # 455 51st
Diversity Index2 # 413 55th
Median Household Income # 323 65th
Per Capita Income # 416 55th

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