Fort Myers Beach, FL Profile: Facts & Data

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida - Basic Facts

The Town of Fort Myers Beach had a population of 6,937 as of July 1, 2018. Fort Myers Beach 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 Fort Myers Beach is located at latitude 26.4325 and longitude -81.9167 in Lee County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Fort Myers Beach (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.78 sq. miles and a water area of 3.4 sq. miles. Lee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Town of Fort Myers Beach (GNIS ID: 2406510) 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 Town of Fort Myers Beach is located within Estero Island CCD of Lee County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fort Myers Beach: Crescent Beach.

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Fort Myers Beach, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 6,937
Population in Households 6,894
Population in Familes 4,726
Population in Group Qrtrs 43
Population Density2 2,494
Diversity Index3 12
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $62,562
Average Household Income $99,631
Per Capita Income $54,527

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 10,263 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,812 (27.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 983 ( 9.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,468 (63.0%)
Median Home Value $440,167
Average Home Value $524,591
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,795
Average Household Size 1.82
Family Households 2,117
Average Family Size 2
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.22% 2.06%
Households 1.18% 2.07%
Families 0.99% 1.97%
Median Household Income   4.31%
Per Capita Income   4.33%

Fort Myers Beach, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Myers Beach 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 # 394 57th
Population Density # 319 65th
Diversity Index # 884 4th
Median Household Income # 221 76th
Per Capita Income # 70 92nd

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