North Fort Myers, FL

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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.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, North Fort Myers is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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%).

A relatively large number of people in North Fort Myers telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.18% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, North Fort Myers is worth considering.

One of the nice things about North 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 percentage of adults in North Fort Myers who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.39% of the adults 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.