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Fort Myers, FL&

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Population
71,051
3.77% growth
Median Age
40.2
Median Household Income
$38,971
0.17% decline
Poverty Rate
22.6%
Number of Employees
28,442
5.34% growth
Median Property Value
$160,800
9.5% growth

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Economy

The economy of Fort Myers, FL employs 28,442 people. The economy of Fort Myers, FL is specialized in Admin., Support, Waste Management Services; Real Estate, Rental & Leasing; and Construction, which employ respectively 1.74; 1.61; and 1.58 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Fort Myers, FL are Healthcare & Social Assistance (4,247), Retail trade (4,203), and Accommodation & Food Service (3,228), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($47,344), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($46,667), and Finance & Insurance ($37,319).

Median household income in Fort Myers, FL is $38,971. Males in Fort Myers, FL have an average income that is 1.15 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,871. The income inequality of Fort Myers, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493 which is higher than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Fort Myers, FL. In Lee County, FL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 65-74 and 65-74, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 63 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,012. Duval County, FL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Florida.

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The closest comparable data for the census place of Fort Myers, FL is from the county of Lee County, FL.

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Diversity

Fort Myers, FL is home to a population of 71,051 people, from which 88.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Fort Myers, FL is composed of 33,982 White residents (47.8%), 19,292 Black residents (27.2%), 15,187 Hispanic residents (21.4%), 1,384 Asian residents (1.95%), and 860 Two+ residents (1.21%). The most common foreign languages in Fort Myers, FL are Spanish (11,283 speakers), French Creole (3,018 speakers), and German (311 speakers), but compared to other places, Fort Myers, FL has a relative high number of French Creole (3,018 speakers), Thai (103 speakers), and Hebrew (122 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Fort Myers, FL awarded 1,496 degrees. The student population of Fort Myers, FL is skewed towards females, with 587 male students and 909 female students. Most students in Fort Myers, FL are White (857 and 57.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (389 and 26%), Black or African American (181 and 12.1%), and Two or more races (22 and 1.47%). The largest universities in Fort Myers, FL by number of graduates are Fort Myers Institute of Technology (591 and 39.5%), Southwest Florida College (435 and 29.1%), and Sunstate Academy (223 and 14.9%). The most popular majors in Fort Myers, FL are Criminal Justice - Police Science (127 and 8.49%), Fire Science & Fire-Fighting (81 and 5.41%), and Facial Treatment Specialist (78 and 5.21%). The median tuition costs in Fort Myers, FL are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fort Myers, FL is $160,800, which is 0.78 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $146,800 to $160,800, a 9.5% increase. The homeownership rate of Fort Myers, FL is 46.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Fort Myers, FL have an average commute time of 24.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Fort Myers, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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