Fort Myers Shores, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fort Myers Shores, Florida - Basic Facts

The Fort Myers Shores Census Designated Place had a population of 5,992 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Fort Myers Shores is located at latitude 26.7139 and longitude -81.7438 in Lee County. The formal boundaries for the Fort Myers Shores Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0.47 sq. miles. Lee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Fort Myers Shores Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402498) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. 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 Fort Myers Shores Census Designated Place is located within Fort Myers Shores CCD of Lee County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fort Myers Shores 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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Fort Myers Shores, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,992
Daytime Population: Workers 503
Daytime Population: Residents 3,404
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,907
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 5,986
Population in Familes 4,727
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 2,890
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $42,231
Average Household Income $56,744
Per Capita Income $22,445


Total Housing Units 2,799 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,450 (51.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 916 (32.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 433 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $125,743
Average Home Value $195,328


Total Households 2,366
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 1,553
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 1.22% 1.66%
Households 1.22% 1.66%
Families 1.07% 1.55%
Median Household Income   3.25%
Per Capita Income   3.13%

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

The table below compares Fort Myers Shores 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 # 423 54th
Population Density # 263 71st
Diversity Index # 264 71st
Median Household Income # 589 36th
Per Capita Income # 604 34th

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