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Fort Myers, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Fort Myers had a population of 74,032 as of July 1, 2016. Fort Myers ranks in the upper 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 is located at latitude 26.6196 and longitude -81.8318 in Lee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fort Myers (see map below) encompass a land area of 39.64 sq. miles and a water area of 9.01 sq. miles. Lee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The City of Fort Myers (GNIS ID: 2403643) 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 Fort Myers is located within Fort Myers CCD of Lee County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fort Myers 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: Myers.

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


Total Population 74,032
Population in Households 70,934
Population in Familes 51,615
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,098
Population Density1 1,868
Diversity Index2 74


Total Households 29,921
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 17,107
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 43,765 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,305 (28.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 17,616 (40.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 13,844 (31.6%)
Median Home Value $175,778
Average Home Value $244,068


Median Household Income $38,122
Average Household Income $61,134
Per Capita Income $25,571
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.8% 2.64%
Households 2.94% 2.73%
Families 2.89% 2.61%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   2.05%
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, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Myers 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 # 41 96th
Population Density1 # 407 56th
Diversity Index2 # 98 89th
Median Household Income # 665 28th
Per Capita Income # 438 52nd

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