Fort Myers, FL Profile: Facts & Data


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Fort Myers, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Fort Myers had a population of 79,869 as of July 1, 2018. 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 26.6196 and longitude -81.8318 in Lee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fort Myers (see map below) 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.

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


Total Population 79,869
Population in Households 76,778
Population in Familes 55,599
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,091
Population Density2 2,015
Diversity Index3 74


Median Household Income $42,271
Average Household Income $67,746
Per Capita Income $28,394


Total Housing Units 45,343 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,561 (34.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 16,972 (37.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 12,810 (28.3%)
Median Home Value $208,142
Average Home Value $263,910


Total Households 32,533
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 18,707
Average Family Size 3
  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 3.06% 2.7%
Households 3.26% 2.84%
Families 3.3% 2.76%
Median Household Income   3.14%
Per Capita Income   3.72%

Fort Myers, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Myers 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 # 38 96th
Population Density # 391 58th
Diversity Index # 108 89th
Median Household Income # 633 31st
Per Capita Income # 418 55th

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