Fort Myers, FL
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Fort Myers is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 82,254 people and 67 constituent neighborhoods, Fort Myers is the 39th largest community in Florida. Much of the housing stock in Fort Myers was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Fort Myers economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Fort Myers, where the median household income is $41,591.00.

Unlike some cities, Fort Myers isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Fort Myers are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Fort Myers is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Fort Myers who work in sales jobs (14.46%), office and administrative support (11.44%), and management occupations (9.50%).

Another interesting thing about Fort Myers, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

Fort Myers 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.

In terms of college education, Fort Myers is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.09% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Fort Myers in 2010 was $26,415, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $105,660 for a family of four. However, Fort Myers contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Fort Myers is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Fort Myers home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fort Myers residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Fort Myers also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 22.68% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fort Myers include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Haitian.

Fort Myers also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 18.77%.

The most common language spoken in Fort Myers is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.