Cape Coral, FL
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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 179,804 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 (15.72%), sales jobs (15.08%), and management occupations (9.07%).

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 education level of Cape Coral citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.41% of adults in Cape Coral have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Cape Coral in 2010 was $24,056, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $96,224 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 18.57% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Cape Coral include Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Cape Coral is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.