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Estero, Florida - Basic Facts

The Village of Estero had a population of 35,482 as of July 1, 2020. Estero ranks in the lower 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 Estero is located at latitude 26.4381 and longitude -81.8068 in Lee County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Estero encompass a land area of 20.63 sq. miles and a water area of 1.23 sq. miles. Lee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Village of Estero (GNIS ID: 2771501) 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 "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 Village of Estero is located within Bonita Springs CCD of Lee County.


Estero, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 35,482 (100%)
Population in Households 35,482 (100.0%)
Population in Families 27,849 (78.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,458
Diversity Index2 27


Median Household Income $83,015
Average Household Income $116,005
% of Income for Mortgage4 18%
Per Capita Income $54,738
Wealth Index5 197


Total HU (Housing Units) 25,787 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,831 (53.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,983 (11.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,974 (34.8%)
Median Home Value $359,052
Average Home Value $443,394
Housing Affordability Index3 133


Total Households 16,813
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 11,300
Average Family Size 2
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 2.43% 2.12%
Households 2.22% 2.02%
Families 2.24% 1.94%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   2.0%
Owner Occupied HU   1.79%


Estero, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Estero to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 117 87th
Population Density # 503 45th
Median Household Income # 126 86th
Housing Affordability Index # 305 33rd
Per Capita Income # 86 91st
Diversity Index # 719 22nd

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