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Cape Coral, FL
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Living in Cape Coral


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 194,016 people and 43 constituent neighborhoods, Cape Coral is the ninth largest community in Florida.

Unlike some cities, Cape Coral isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Cape Coral are a mix 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 sales jobs (14.51%), office and administrative support (13.23%), and management occupations (9.50%).

A relatively large number of people in Cape Coral telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.25% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

The population of Cape Coral overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Cape Coral, 23.14% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Cape Coral in 2018 was $31,440, 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 $125,760 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 22.65% 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 16.57% 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.