The City of Fort Myers had a population of 78,645 as of July 1, 2017. 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.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fort Myers population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Fort Myers: Myers.
|Daytime Population: Workers||54,957|
|Daytime Population: Residents||46,388|
|Total Daytime Population (TDP)||101,345|
|Ratio TDP/Total Population1||1.29|
|Population in Households||75,547|
|Population in Familes||55,015|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||3,098|
|Median Household Income||$40,346|
|Average Household Income||$65,172|
|Per Capita Income||$27,266|
|Total Housing Units||44,739 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||13,297 (29.7%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||18,617 (41.6%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||12,825 (28.7%)|
|Median Home Value||$189,653|
|Average Home Value||$248,837|
|Average Household Size||2.37|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||2.1%|
|Per Capita Income||2.48%|
The table below compares Fort Myers 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.
|Total Population||# 39||96th|
|Population Density||# 394||57th|
|Diversity Index||# 100||89th|
|Median Household Income||# 651||29th|
|Per Capita Income||# 421||54th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Florida Census Data Comparison Tool.