Estero, FL Profile: Facts & Data


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Estero, Florida - Basic Facts

The Village of Estero had a population of 27,840 as of July 1, 2018. 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 26.4231 and longitude -81.8019 in Lee County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Estero (see map below) 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.

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


Total Population 27,840
Population in Households 27,840
Population in Familes 21,559
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,350
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $71,484
Average Household Income $111,878
Per Capita Income $53,827


Total Housing Units 21,552 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,008 (51.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,477 (11.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,067 (37.4%)
Median Home Value $313,378
Average Home Value $401,514


Total Households 13,485
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 8,975
Average Family Size 2
  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 2.02% 2.32%
Households 1.78% 2.2%
Families 1.72% 2.09%
Median Household Income   3.52%
Per Capita Income   3.71%

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, 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 # 137 85th
Population Density # 510 45th
Diversity Index # 731 21st
Median Household Income # 140 85th
Per Capita Income # 73 92nd

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