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Fort Myers Beach, FL
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Living in Fort Myers Beach



Fort Myers Beach is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 5,664 people and seven associated neighborhoods, Fort Myers Beach is the 272nd largest community in Florida.

Fort Myers Beach home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Fort Myers Beach real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 20.98% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

Another notable thing is that Fort Myers Beach is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Fort Myers Beach’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.

Fort Myers Beach 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.

As is often the case in a small town, Fort Myers Beach doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The education level of Fort Myers Beach ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Fort Myers Beach, 44.60% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Fort Myers Beach in 2018 was $75,988, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $303,952 for a family of four.

The people who call Fort Myers Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fort Myers Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Fort Myers Beach include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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