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Cape Coral, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Cape Coral is the 9th largest city in Florida with a population of 180,488 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Cape Coral is located at latitude 26.5629 and longitude -81.9495 in Lee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cape Coral 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Cape Coral, FL Housing Affordability Index is 110
State of Florida Housing Affordability Index is 113
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Cape Coral, FL Wealth Index is 87
State of Florida Wealth Index is 94
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 180,488
Population in Households 180,023
Population in Families 147,963
Population in Group Qrtrs 465
Population Density 1,706
Diversity Index1 53
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $56,644
Average Household Income $73,858
Per Capita Income $28,838
Wealth Index3 87

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 89,785 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 51,940 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 18,188 (20.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 19,657 (21.9%)
Median Home Value $247,378
Housing Affordability Index2 110
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 70,128
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 49,840
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.71% 1.79%
Households 1.56% 1.68%
Families 1.47% 1.65%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   2.8%

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, 2019 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 # 9 99th
Population Density # 449 51st
Diversity Index # 403 56th
Median Household Income # 351 62nd
Per Capita Income # 419 55th

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