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Fort Myers Beach, Florida - Basic Facts

The Town of Fort Myers Beach had a population of 6,778 as of July 1, 2016. Fort Myers Beach ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fort Myers Beach is located at latitude 26.4325 and longitude -81.9167 in Lee County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Fort Myers Beach (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.78 sq. miles and a water area of 3.4 sq. miles. Lee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Town of Fort Myers Beach (GNIS ID: 2406510) 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 Town of Fort Myers Beach is located within Estero Island CCD of Lee County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fort Myers Beach: Crescent Beach.

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Fort Myers Beach, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,778
Population in Households 6,735
Population in Familes 4,669
Population in Group Qrtrs 43
Population Density1 2,437
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 3,713
Average Household Size 1.81
Family Households 2,078
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 10,455 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,660 (25.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,053 (10.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,742 (64.5%)
Median Home Value $444,168
Average Home Value $505,000


Median Household Income $55,654
Average Household Income $89,987
Per Capita Income $49,317
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.24% 1.85%
Households 1.21% 1.82%
Families 1.01% 1.68%
Median Household Income   2.71%
Per Capita Income   2.37%
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.

Fort Myers Beach, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Myers Beach 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 # 392 57th
Population Density1 # 312 66th
Diversity Index2 # 883 4th
Median Household Income # 246 73rd
Per Capita Income # 75 92nd

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