Also See: Fort Myers, FL ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps
The City of Fort Myers had a population of 85,874 as of July 1, 2020. Fort Myers ranks in the upper 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 is located at latitude 26.6406 and longitude -81.8723 in Lee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fort Myers encompass a land area of 39.64 sq. miles and a water area of 9.01 sq. miles. Lee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.
The City of Fort Myers (GNIS ID: 2403643) 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 Fort Myers is located within Fort Myers CCD of Lee County.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Fort Myers: Myers.
|Total Population||85,874 (100%)|
|Population in Households||82,776 (96.4%)|
|Population in Families||60,368 (70.3%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||3,098 ( 3.6%)|
|Median Household Income||$46,041|
|Average Household Income||$71,507|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||23%|
|Per Capita Income||$29,248|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||48,437 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||17,995 (37.2%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||17,254 (35.6%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||13,188 (27.2%)|
|Median Home Value||$251,963|
|Average Home Value||$294,409|
|Housing Affordability Index3||106|
|Average Household Size||2.35|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.82%|
|Per Capita Income||2.67%|
|Owner Occupied HU||1.58%|
The table below compares Fort Myers 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.
|Total Population||# 35||96th|
|Population Density||# 379||59th|
|Median Household Income||# 613||33rd|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 146||16th|
|Per Capita Income||# 442||52nd|
|Diversity Index||# 117||87th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Florida Census Data Comparison Tool.