Fort Myers, FL

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Living in Fort Myers

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 $46,409.00.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Fort Myers is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (15.00%), office and administrative support (10.76%), and management occupations (8.37%).

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.

The education level of Fort Myers citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.69% of adults in Fort Myers have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Fort Myers in 2018 was $29,991, 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 $119,964 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 24.15% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fort Myers include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Haitian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Fort Myers's cultural character, accounting for 20.12% 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.