Cape Coral, FL Profile: Facts & Data


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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 176,242 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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Cape Coral, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 176,242
Population in Households 175,777
Population in Familes 143,811
Population in Group Qrtrs 465
Population Density2 1,668
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $54,909
Average Household Income $71,824
Per Capita Income $28,181


Total Housing Units 88,290 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 49,121 (55.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 19,461 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 19,708 (22.3%)
Median Home Value $213,651
Average Home Value $264,110


Total Households 68,582
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 48,758
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.62% 2.12%
Households 1.48% 2.01%
Families 1.38% 1.96%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   3.31%

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, 2018 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 Density # 450 51st
Diversity Index # 403 56th
Median Household Income # 332 64th
Per Capita Income # 423 54th

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