Fort Myers, FL

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2022 Population
88,699
4.73% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
US Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.6
0.744% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16.1%
0.504% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$57,403
11.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$318,900
20.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
38,134
6.27% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Fort Myers, FL had a population of 88.7k people with a median age of 40.6 and a median household income of $57,403. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Fort Myers, FL grew from 84,694 to 88,699, a 4.73% increase and its median household income grew from $51,682 to $57,403, a 11.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Fort Myers, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (47.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (21.9%), Two+ (Hispanic) (9.5%), White (Hispanic) (8.09%), and Other (Hispanic) (5.18%).

None of the households in Fort Myers, FL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

88.3% of the residents in Fort Myers, FL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Fort Myers, FL are Southern Technical College (709 degrees awarded in 2022), Fort Myers Technical College (640 degrees), and Florida Academy (462035) (369 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Fort Myers, FL was $318,900, and the homeownership rate was 48.6%.

Most people in Fort Myers, FL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Fort Myers, FL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Fort Myers, FL is home to a population of 88.7k people, from which 88.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 20.3% of Fort Myers, FL residents were born outside of the country (18k people).

In 2022, there were 2.18 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (42.4k people) in Fort Myers, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 19.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 8.42k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

88.3%
2022 Citizenship
89.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 88.3% of Fort Myers, FL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Fort Myers, FL was 89.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Fort Myers, FL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    42.4k ± 1.87k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    19.4k ± 1.7k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    8.42k ± 1.44k
23.7%
Hispanic Population
21k people

In 2022, there were 2.18 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (42.4k people) in Fort Myers, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 19.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 8.42k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

23.7% of the people in Fort Myers, FL are hispanic (21k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Cuba
    1,003,261 ± 24,014 people
  2. Haiti
    344,713 ± 14,299 people
  3. Colombia
    299,067 ± 13,333 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 1,003,261 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 344,713 and Colombia with 299,067.

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Foreign-Born Population

20.3%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
18k people
18.9%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
16k people

As of 2022, 20.3% of Fort Myers, FL residents (18k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fort Myers, FL was 18.9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,503 ± 277
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,013 ± 339
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    386 ± 133

Fort Myers, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.48 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Fort Myers, FL employs 38.1k people. The largest industries in Fort Myers, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,624 people), Retail Trade (5,540 people), and Construction (4,684 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($59,848), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($57,734), and Public Administration ($56,635).

Males in Florida have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $56,054. The income inequality in Florida (measured using the Gini index) is 0.474, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

38.1k
2022 Value
± 1,866
6.27%
1 Year growth
± 6.72%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fort Myers, FL grew at a rate of 6.27%, from 35.9k employees to 38.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fort Myers, FL, are Sales & Related Occupations (4,458 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,392 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (3,454 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fort Myers, FL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

38.1k
2022 Value
± 1,866
6.27%
1 Year growth
± 6.72%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fort Myers, FL grew at a rate of 6.27%, from 35.9k employees to 38.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fort Myers, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,624 people), Retail Trade (5,540 people), and Construction (4,684 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fort Myers, FL, though some of these residents may live in Fort Myers, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,688
Median earning men ± $2,258
$33,461
Median earning women ± $1,646

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($82,667), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($55,488), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($55,000).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($97,542), Manufacturing ($51,083), and Public Administration ($49,792).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
4.23%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.69M people employed in Florida. This represents a 4.23% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 12.6%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Florida.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Florida went to Donald J. Trump with 51.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (47.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.635%).

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing the state of Florida. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Florida

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Marco Rubio
Senator from Florida3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Rick Scott
Senator from Florida1
Assumed office on January 8, 2019
Inauguration delayed in order to finish his term as Governor of Florida.

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing Florida.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Florida

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Florida have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Fort Myers, FL awarded 2,281 degrees. The student population of Fort Myers, FL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 976 male students and 1,513 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Fort Myers, FL are White (942 and 41.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (825 and 36.3%), Black or African American (405 and 17.8%), and Two or More Races (42 and 1.85%).

The largest universities in Fort Myers, FL by number of degrees awarded are Southern Technical College (709 and 31.1%), Fort Myers Technical College (640 and 28.1%), and Florida Academy (462035) (369 and 16.2%).

The most popular majors in Fort Myers, FL are Medical Assistant (218 and 9.56%), Electrical & Electronics Engineering (159 and 6.97%), and General Cosmetology (154 and 6.75%).

The median tuition cost in Fort Myers, FL for private four year colleges is $15,000.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

Measure

In 2019 in Fort Myers, FL, the percentage of applicants admitted was 61.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 55%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 2,489 (39.2% men and 60.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 2,489 students enrolled in Fort Myers, FL, 39.2% men and 60.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,000 records, of which 57.9% were women and 42.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 187 degrees awarded
  2. 159 degrees awarded
  3. 154 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Fort Myers, FL was Medical Assistant with 187 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 709 degrees awarded
  2. 640 degrees awarded
  3. 369 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southern Technical College with 709 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 878 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Fort Myers, FL, which is 0.626 times less than the 1,403 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 942 degrees mean that there were 1.14 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 825 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private for-profit, 2-year ($19,375) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($1,875) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($1,950) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.19% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.2% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (4.97M), Some college (3.58M), and Bachelors Degree (3.32M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fort Myers, FL was $318,900 in 2022, which is 1.13 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $263,800 to $318,900, a 20.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Fort Myers, FL is 48.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Fort Myers, FL have an average commute time of 24.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Fort Myers, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Fort Myers, FL is $57,403. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Fort Myers, FL was Census Tract 9 with a value of $162,308, followed by Census Tract 14.02 and Census Tract 401.23, with respective values of $126,396 and $86,618.

Property

$318,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$14,968
$17,232
Median Property Taxes
±$1,013

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Rent vs Own

48.6%
Homeownership
2022
64.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 48.6% of the housing units in Fort Myers, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 48.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9
  2. Census Tract 14.02
  3. Census Tract 401.23

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fort Myers, FL was Census Tract 9 with a value of $162,308, followed by Census Tract 14.02 and Census Tract 401.23, with respective values of $126,396 and $86,618.

The following map shows all of the places in Fort Myers, FL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$57,403
Median Household Income
± $2,468
35.4k
Number of Households
± 1,612

In 2022, the median household income of the 35.4k households in Fort Myers, FL grew to $57,403 from the previous year's value of $51,682.

The following chart displays the households in Fort Myers, FL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fort Myers, FL is from Florida.
0.474
2022 Wage GINI in Florida
0.473
2021 Wage GINI in Florida

In 2022, the income inequality in Florida was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.285% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Florida in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (71.3%)
  2. Carpooled (13.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.64%)

In 2022, 71.3% of workers in Fort Myers, FL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.4%) and those who worked at home (9.64%).

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Commute Time

24.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fort Myers, FL have a shorter commute time (24.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.09% of the workforce in Fort Myers, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Fort Myers, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Fort Myers, FL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fort Myers, FL (13.8k out of 85.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fort Myers, FL is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

84% of the population of Fort Myers, FL has health coverage, with 31.8% on employee plans, 19% on Medicaid, 16.6% on Medicare, 15.4% on non-group plans, and 1.09% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Lee County, FL see 1538 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.654% increase from the previous year (1528 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1987 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 799 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,538 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lee County, FL

Primary care physicians in Lee County, FL see an average of 1,538 patients per year. This represents a 0.654% increase from the previous year (1,528 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lee County, FL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.7% under 18 years, 20.2% between 18 and 34 years, 36% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

16%
Uninsured
31.8%
Employer Coverage
19%
Medicaid
16.6%
Medicare
15.4%
Non-Group
1.09%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fort Myers, FL declined by 3.13% from 16.5% to 16%.

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