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Fort Myers Shores, Florida - Basic Facts

The Fort Myers Shores Census Designated Place had a population of 5,781 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Fort Myers Shores is located at latitude 26.7139 and longitude -81.7438 in Lee County. The formal boundaries for the Fort Myers Shores Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0.47 sq. miles. Lee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Fort Myers Shores Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402498) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Fort Myers Shores Census Designated Place is located within Fort Myers Shores CCD of Lee County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fort Myers Shores 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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Fort Myers Shores, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,781
Population in Households 5,775
Population in Familes 4,564
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 2,788
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 2,281
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 1,496
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,810 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,396 (49.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 885 (31.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 529 (18.8%)
Median Home Value $109,884
Average Home Value $189,058


Median Household Income $39,963
Average Household Income $53,992
Per Capita Income $21,345
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.84% 1.49%
Households 0.82% 1.48%
Families 0.63% 1.35%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   1.71%
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 Shores, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Myers Shores 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 # 428 53rd
Population Density1 # 268 71st
Diversity Index2 # 262 72nd
Median Household Income # 608 34th
Per Capita Income # 611 34th

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