Cape Coral is a relatively large coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 194,495 people and 29 constituent neighborhoods, Cape Coral is the 11th largest community in Florida.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Cape Coral is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Cape Coral is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Cape Coral who work in office and administrative support (13.94%), sales jobs (13.75%), and management occupations (9.75%).
Cape Coral is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
The citizens of Cape Coral are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.29% of adults in Cape Coral having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Cape Coral in 2018 was $28,746, which is middle income relative to Florida, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $114,984 for a family of four. However, Cape Coral contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Cape Coral is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Cape Coral home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cape Coral residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Cape Coral also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 19.51% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Cape Coral include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Cape Coral's cultural character, accounting for 15.05% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Cape Coral is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.