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Population (year 2000): 48,208. Estimated population in July 2005: 58,428 (+21.2% change)
Males: 23,806 (49.4%), Females: 24,402 (50.6%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 32.4 years
Median household income: $28,514 (year 2000)
Median house value: $76,700 (year 2000)

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Races in Fort Myers:

  • White Non-Hispanic (49.2%)
  • Black (33.4%)
  • Hispanic (14.5%)
  • Other race (5.7%)
  • Two or more races (3.1%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (10.7%), English (7.9%), Irish (7.7%), United States (6.4%), West Indian (5.2%), Italian (3.7%).Myers, Florida

Elevation: 10 feet

Land area: 31.8 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Fort Myers

  • High school or higher: 70.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fort Myers city

  • Never married: 33.6%
  • Now married: 39.1%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 8.8%
  • Divorced: 14.5%

13.3% Foreign born (10.4% Latin America, 1.4% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +3,150 (+7.0%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Coral, FL Cape (8.6 miles pop. 102,286).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Petersburg, FL St. (97.1 miles pop. 248,232).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Houston, (954.2 miles pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Dunbar, FL (1.0 miles East Park, FL (3.7 miles Page Waterway Estates, FL (4.0 miles Lochmoor FL (4.0 miles Tice, Creek, FL (4.4 miles Whiskey Manor, FL (4.4 miles Pine Park, FL (4.6 miles Palmona Fort Myers, FL (5.3 miles North


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 43 buildings, average cost: $73,800
  • 1997: 45 buildings, average cost: $93,500
  • 1998: 72 buildings, average cost: $78,500
  • 1999: 120 buildings, average cost: $108,100
  • 2000: 163 buildings, average cost: $138,900
  • 2001: 267 buildings, average cost: $130,900
  • 2002: 327 buildings, average cost: $137,500
  • 2003: 466 buildings, average cost: $103,800
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 1012 buildings, average cost: $137,300

Latitude: 26.63 N, Longitude: 81.86 W

Area code: 239


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (18.9%), Retail trade (15.6%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (13.0%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (12.0%), Construction (11.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +32,421 (+67.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 9,831 (49.0%)


 

Crime in Fort Myers by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 7 3 7 16 12 15
    per 100,000 14.5 6.2 14.5 33.2 24.9 31.1
Rapes 27 39 40 28 29 40
    per 100,000 56.0 80.9 83.0 58.1 60.2 83.0
Robberies 415 444 419 369 275 302
    per 100,000 860.9 921.0 869.2 765.4 570.4 626.5
Assaults 633 641 737 661 649 673
    per 100,000 1313.1 1329.7 1528.8 1371.1 1346.2 1396.0
Burglaries 1,066 1,064 959 742 667 641
    per 100,000 2211.3 2207.1 1989.3 1539.2 1383.6 1329.7
Thefts 2,791 2,688 2,597 2,508 2,130 2,358
    per 100,000 5789.5 5575.8 5387.1 5202.5 4418.4 4891.3
Auto thefts 1,039 1,171 844 794 613 681
    per 100,000 2155.2 2429.1 1750.7 1647.0 1271.6 1412.6
1116.6 1152.7 1109.0 1007.9 864.6 933.2

Average climate in Fort Myers, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Fort Myers-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Florida state average. It is 6% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/4/1988, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 0.5 miles away from the Fort Myers city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/23/1989, a category 2 tornado 0.5 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Anthony Henry - 2005 NFL player (Dallas Cowboys, born: Nov 3, 1976), Deion Sanders - 2005 NFL player (Baltimore Ravens, born: Aug 9, 1967), Jevon Kearse - 2005 NFL player (Philadelphia Eagles, born: Sep 3, 1976), Phillip Buchanon - 2005 NFL player (Houston Texans, born: Sep 19, 1980), Richard Young - College basketball player (Houston Cougars), Robinson Louisme - College basketball player (Tulane Green Wave).

Main business address for: FINDWHAT COM INC (SERVICES-BUSINESS SERVICES, NEC).


Hospitals/medical centers in Fort Myers:
  • GULF COAST HOSPITAL (13681 DOCTORS WAY)
  • LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (BOX 2218)
  • SOUTHWEST FLORIDA REG MED CENTER (2727 WINKLER AVENUE)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Fort Myers:
  • SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INTL (about 11 miles; FORT MYERS, FL; ID: RSW)
  • CHARLOTTE COUNTY (about 22 miles; PUNTA GORDA, FL; ID: PGD)
  • NAPLES MUNI (about 34 miles; NAPLES, FL; ID: APF)
Other public-use airports nearest to Fort Myers:
  • PAGE FIELD (about 4 miles; FORT MYERS, FL; ID: FMY)
  • SHELL CREEK AIRPARK (about 24 miles; PUNTA GORDA, FL; ID: F13)
  • LA BELLE MUNI (about 32 miles; LA BELLE, FL; ID: X14)

Amtrak station:
FORT MYERS (13000 N. CLEVELAND AVE.) - Bus Station. Services: public payphones, call for taxi service.
Local government website:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fort Myers:
  • EDISON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 7 miles; FT MYERS, FL; Full-time enrollment: 5,032)
  • FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY (about 9 miles; FT MYERS, FL; FT enrollment: 2,466)
  • MANATEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 75 miles; BRADENTON, FL; FT enrollment: 4,539)
  • TRAVIS TECHNICAL CENTER (about 96 miles; LAKELAND, FL; FT enrollment: 2,057)
  • POLK COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 99 miles; WINTER HAVEN, FL; FT enrollment: 3,028)
  • HILLSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 100 miles; TAMPA, FL; FT enrollment: 9,630)
  • UNIVERSITY OF TAMPA (about 100 miles; TAMPA, FL; FT enrollment: 2,963)
Public high schools in Fort Myers:
  • FORT MYERS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,098; Location: 2635 CORTEZ BOULEVARD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,024; Location: 6750 PANTHER LANE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • DUNBAR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,249; Location: 3800 E EDISON AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • LEE COUNTY HIGH TECHNICAL CENTER CNTRAIL (Students: 128; Location: 3800 MICHIGAN AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • LEE COUNTY JAIL (Students: 68; Location: 2266 SECOND STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • PRICE HALFWAY HOUSE (Students: 34; Location: 2266 SECOND STREET; Grades: 07 - 12)
Private high schools in Fort Myers:
  • BISHOP VEROT HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 713; Location: 5598 SUNRISE DRIVE; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • EVANGELICAL CHRISTIAN (Students: 708; Location: 8237 BEACON BOULEVARD S.E.; Grades: KG - 12)
  • SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CHRISTIAN AC (Students: 367; Location: 3750 COLONIAL BLVD; Grades: KG - 12)
  • EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH SCHOOL (Students: 149; Location: 1819 HILL AVENUE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • BELZ ACADEMY INC (Students: 93; Location: 1635 COLONIAL BLVD; Grades: 1 - 12)
  • DENICOLE PRIVATE SCHOOL (Students: 22; Location: 7050 WINKLER ROAD UNIT 119; Grades: 9 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Fort Myers:
  • RIVERDALE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,941; Location: 2600 BUCKINGHAM ROAD; Grades: 06 - 12)
  • CYPRESS LAKE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,211; Location: 8901 CYPRESS LAKE DRIVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR MIDDLE (Students: 1,152; Location: 4750 WINKLER AVENUE EXT; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • THREE OAKS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,050; Location: 18500 THREE OAKS PARKWAY; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • GATEWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 1,000; Location: 13280 COMMERCE LAKES E; Grades: KG - 05)
  • SAN CARLOS PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 996; Location: 17282 LEE ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • LEHIGH CHARTER SCHOOL (Students: 970; Location: 12850 COMMONWEALTH DRIVE; Grades: KG - 08)
  • THREE OAKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 963; Location: 19600 CYPRESS VIEW DRIVE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • VILLAS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 861; Location: 8385 BEACON BOULEVARD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • ALLEN PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 850; Location: 3345 CANELO DRIVE; Grades: PK - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Fort Myers:
  • ST FRANCIS XAVIER SCHOOL (Students: 653; Location: 2055 HEITMAN STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST MICHAEL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 512; Location: 3595 BROADWAY; Grades: PK - 8)
  • FORT MYERS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 460; Location: 1552 MANCHESTER BLVD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CRESTWELL SCHOOL (Students: 136; Location: 8140 COLLEGE PARKWAY 104; Grades: PK - 8)
  • LEARNING CTR OF FORT MYERS (Students: 98; Location: 13610 LEARNING COURT SW; Grades: PK - KG)
  • SUMMIT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 88; Location: 16531 BASS ROAD; Grades: PK - 4)
  • MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF FT MYERS (Students: 50; Location: 2151 CRYSTAL DRIVE; Grades: PK - KG; Boys only)
  • MONTESSORI COMM SCH OF LEE CTY (Students: 41; Location: 11120 RANCHETTE ROAD; Grades: 1 - 6)
  • BOBBIE NOONAN CHILDCARE (Students: 23; Location: 8560 CRYSTAL CT; Grades: KG - 1)
  • EDEN FLORIDA (Students: 6; Location: 13631 LEARNING COURT; Grades: UG - UG)
Library in Fort Myers:
  • LEE COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $17,273,649; Location: 2050 CENTRAL AVENUE; 970,200 books; 51,508 audio materials; 22,425 video materials; 1,759 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Fort Myers: Outlet World of Fort Myers (A), East Fort Myers (B), Edison Square (C), Fort Myers-Lee County Library (D).

Shopping Centers: Boca Grande Railroad Depot Shopping Center (1), Edison Mall (2), Fowler Street Shopping Center (3), Morse Shores Shopping Centers (4).

Churches in Fort Myers include: Church of the Nazarene (A), Abiding Love Lutheran Church (B), Abundant Life Church (C), Metropolitan Community Church (D), Community Reformed Church (E), New Life Christian Center of Fort Myers (F), Bayshore Community Chapel (G), Beach United Methodist Church (H).

Cemeteries: Memorial Gardens (1), Hendry Frierson Cemetery (2), Fort Myers Memorial Gardens (3), Fort Myers Cemetery (4), Oak Ridge Cemetery (5).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Billy Creek (A), Manuel Branch (B).

Parks in Fort Myers include: Terry Park (1), Dunbar Park (2).


Fort Myers compared to Florida state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Fort Myers:
  • WMYR (1410 AM; 5 kW; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: KATHLEEN HECKSHER)
  • WCRM (1350 AM; 2 kW; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: MANNA CHRISTIAN MISSIONS, INC.)
  • WINK (1240 AM; 1 kW; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: FORT MYERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWCN (770 AM; 10 kW; NORTH FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: WJPT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPTK (1200 AM; 10 kW; PINE ISLAND CENTER, FL; Owner: FORT MYERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJNA (640 AM; 38 kW; ROYAL PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: SOUTH FLORIDA RADIO, INC.)
  • WWCL (1440 AM; 5 kW; LEHIGH ACRES, FL; Owner: OLBOTA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWFE (670 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: FENIX BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKII (1070 AM; 3 kW; SOLANA, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAQI (710 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: LICENSE CORPORATION #1)
  • WQYK (1010 AM; 50 kW; SEFFNER, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TAMPA)
  • WMGG (820 AM; 50 kW; LARGO, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ST. PETERSBURG LICENSEE)
Strongest FM radio stations in Fort Myers:
  • WRXK-FM (96.1 FM; BONITA SPRINGS, FL; Owner: WRXK LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WINK-FM (96.9 FM; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: FORT MYERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXKB (103.9 FM; CAPE CORAL, FL; Owner: WXKB LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCKT (100.1 FM; PORT CHARLOTTE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJGO (102.9 FM; TICE, FL; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF NEVADA)
  • WNRW (98.5 FM; SAN CARLOS PARK, FL; Owner: BEL MEADE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WJBX (99.3 FM; FORT MYERS BEACH, FL; Owner: WJBX LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJPT (106.3 FM; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: WJPT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWGR (101.9 FM; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • WGCU-FM (90.1 FM; FT. MYERS, FL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY)
  • WTLQ-FM (97.7 FM; PUNTA RASSA, FL; Owner: FORT MYERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WARO (94.5 FM; NAPLES, FL; Owner: MERIDIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJYO (91.5 FM; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)
  • WSOR (90.9 FM; NAPLES, FL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WBTT (105.5 FM; NAPLES PARK, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDRR (107.1 FM; LEHIGH ACRES, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAVV (101.1 FM; MARCO, FL; Owner: ALPINE BROADCASTING CORP., INC.)
  • WOLZ (95.3 FM; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIKX (92.9 FM; CHARLOTTE HARBOR, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WRQC (92.5 FM; ESTERO, FL; Owner: MERIDIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Fort Myers:
  • WEVU-CA (Channel 4; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: CALOOSA TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WLZE-LP (Channel 65; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WINK-TV (Channel 11; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: FORT MYERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTVK (Channel 46; NAPLES, FL; Owner: ACME TELEVISION LICENSES OF FLORIDA, LLC)
  • WFTX (Channel 36; CAPE CORAL, FL; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WRXY-TV (Channel 49; TICE, FL; Owner: WEST COAST CHRISTIAN TELEVISION, INC)
  • WBBH-TV (Channel 20; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: WATERMAN BROADCASTING CORP. OF FLORIDA)
  • WGCU (Channel 30; FT. MYERS, FL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY)
  • WTPH-LP (Channel 14; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: TRI-MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WZVN-TV (Channel 26; NAPLES, FL; Owner: MONTCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W38CO (Channel 38; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W22CL (Channel 22; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: ARKANSAS MEDIA, LLC)
  • WDPX-LP (Channel 18; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WTIG-LP (Channel 2; NAPLES, FL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVEA-TV (Channel 62; VENICE, FL; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WBSP-CA (Channel 9; NAPLES, FL; Owner: CALOOSA TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • W17CK (Channel 17; PORT CHARLOTTE, FL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

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