North Fort Myers, FL

North Fort Myers profile

Living in North Fort Myers

North Fort Myers is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 43,060 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, North Fort Myers is the 74th largest community in Florida.

North Fort Myers is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, North Fort Myers is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in North Fort Myers who work in sales jobs (15.07%), office and administrative support (14.36%), and management occupations (7.82%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.18% 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.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, North Fort Myers has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes North Fort Myers a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

North 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, North Fort Myers is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.39% of adults 25 and older in North Fort Myers have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in North Fort Myers in 2018 was $30,130, 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 $120,520 for a family of four. However, North Fort Myers contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

North Fort Myers is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call North Fort Myers home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of North Fort Myers residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in North Fort Myers include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

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