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Fort Myers city, Florida

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Fort Myers city, Florida
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 82,254
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 62,316
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 32.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 62,298
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 4,346
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 18.8%
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 46.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $185,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,426
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $527
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $905
Building permits, 2018 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 27,313
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.53
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 77.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 28.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 84.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 72.0%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 80.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 27.1%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 7.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 55.6%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 54.4%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 304,989
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,364,677
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 396,584
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,030,399
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,678,634
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $40,755
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 24.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $41,591
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $26,415
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2016 X
Total employment, 2016 X
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 X
All firms, 2012 9,273
Men-owned firms, 2012 4,929
Women-owned firms, 2012 3,144
Minority-owned firms, 2012 2,848
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 5,702
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 804
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 7,671
Population per square mile, 2010 1,559.1
Land area in square miles, 2010 39.96
FIPS Code 1224125
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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