Fort Myers Population Statistics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated August 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Fort Myers Population & Age Distribution

 

Total Population
87,103

Age

Under 5 Years:
6.9%
5 - 17:
13.8%
18 - 24:
7.5%
25 - 34:
14.9%
35 - 54:
23.3%
55 - 64:
11.6%
Over 65 Years:
22.0%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
Attending College
3.5%
3.5%
High School Graduates
83.4%
83.4%
College Graduated
29.7%
29.7%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 

Per capita Income

Fort Myers
$29,991
$29,991
USA
$34,103
$34,103

Median household income

Fort Myers
$46,409
$46,409
USA
$62,843
$62,843

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
16.8%

Employment Industries in Fort Myers

 
Retail
16.0%
16.0%
Healthcare
13.7%
13.7%
Construction
10.8%
10.8%
Accommodation
10.3%
10.3%
Administration
7.9%
7.9%
Education
6.6%
6.6%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
5.7%
5.7%
Other
5.1%
5.1%
Transportation
4.3%
4.3%
Real estate
3.2%
3.2%
Finance
3.1%
3.1%
Manufacturing
2.9%
2.9%
Arts
2.9%
2.9%
Public Service
2.4%
2.4%
Wholesale
2.2%
2.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
White
49.2%
49.2%
Hispanic or Latino (Of Any Race)
24.2%
24.2%
Black or African American
21.8%
21.8%
Asian
2.7%
2.7%
Other Race / Two or More Races
2.0%
2.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders
0.0%
0.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (Top 20)

German
9.8%
9.8%
Irish
8.6%
8.6%
Italian
5.9%
5.9%
English
5.7%
5.7%
Haitian
3.7%
3.7%
Polish
3.0%
3.0%
French
1.8%
1.8%
Scottish
1.3%
1.3%
Brazilian
1.1%
1.1%
Jamaican
1.0%
1.0%
French Canadian
0.9%
0.9%
Scots-Irish
0.8%
0.8%
Dutch
0.8%
0.8%
European
0.8%
0.8%
Swedish
0.7%
0.7%
Russian
0.7%
0.7%
Canadian
0.6%
0.6%
African
0.6%
0.6%
British
0.6%
0.6%
Norwegian
0.6%
0.6%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
71.6%
71.6%
Spanish
20.3%
20.3%
French Creole
4.7%
4.7%
French
3.4%
3.4%
Portuguese
0.9%
0.9%
Langs. of India
0.6%
0.6%
Polish
0.3%
0.3%
Chinese
0.3%
0.3%
Slavic languages
0.3%
0.3%
German/Yiddish
0.3%
0.3%
African languages
0.2%
0.2%
Arabic
0.2%
0.2%
Other Asian languages
0.2%
0.2%
Italian
0.1%
0.1%
Tagalog
0.1%
0.1%
Korean
0.1%
0.1%
West Germanic languages
0.1%
0.1%
Hungarian
0.1%
0.1%
Vietnamese
0.1%
0.1%
Laotian
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born Fort Myers Residents:
20.1%