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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 177,217 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Cape Coral, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 177,217
Daytime Population: Workers 39,731
Daytime Population: Residents 103,687
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 143,418
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 176,752
Population in Familes 145,257
Population in Group Qrtrs 465
Population Density2 1,677
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $53,196
Average Household Income $69,303
Per Capita Income $27,277


Total Housing Units 89,060 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 47,501 (53.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 21,673 (24.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 19,887 (22.3%)
Median Home Value $193,979
Average Home Value $247,089


Total Households 69,173
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 49,184
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.93% 2.2%
Households 1.8% 2.11%
Families 1.7% 2.05%
Median Household Income   1.97%
Per Capita Income   2.56%

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, 2017 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 # 449 51st
Diversity Index # 417 55th
Median Household Income # 337 63rd
Per Capita Income # 420 54th

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