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 87,103 people and 67 constituent neighborhoods, Fort Myers is the 39th largest community in Florida. Fort Myers has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Fort Myers, where the median household income is $43,474.00.
Fort Myers is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (14.72%), office and administrative support (10.89%), and food service (9.22%).
One of the nice things about Fort Myers is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
The overall education level of Fort Myers is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.01% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Fort Myers in 2018 was $28,395, 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 $113,580 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 23.00% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fort Myers include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Haitian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Fort Myers's cultural character, accounting for 20.34% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Fort Myers is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.