Fort Myers, Florida

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Population in 2013: 68,190 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: +41.4%
Males: 33,864  (49.7%)
Females: 34,326  (50.3%)
Median resident age:  37.6 years
Florida median age:  41.0 years

Zip codes: 33901, 33907, 33912, 33916, 33917, 33966.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,348 (it was $28,514 in 2000)
Fort Myers:

$35,348
FL:

$45,040
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,904 (it was $17,312 in 2000)

Fort Myers city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $101,900 (it was $71,700 in 2000)
Fort Myers:

$101,900
FL:

$148,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $275,921; Detached houses: $297,637; Townhouses or other attached units: $416,926; In 2-unit structures: $330,049; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $198,395; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $222,602; Mobile homes: $52,920; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $340,875

Median gross rent in 2012: $720.

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  • White alone - 28,422 (44.8%)
  • Black alone - 19,898 (31.4%)
  • Hispanic - 12,912 (20.4%)
  • Asian alone - 1,144 (1.8%)
  • Two or more races - 851 (1.3%)
  • Other race alone - 170 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 30 (0.05%)

Races in Fort Myers detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Fort Myers: 91.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (13.0%), German (8.1%), Irish (6.8%), West Indian (5.8%), English (5.8%), Polish (2.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 10 feet

Land area: 31.8 square miles.

Population density: 2,142 people per square mile   (low).

Fort Myers,FL real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Fort Myers:

  • High school or higher: 78.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.5%
  • Unemployed: 15.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fort Myers city:

  • Never married: 31.7%
  • Now married: 41.2%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 15.2%

10,002 residents are foreign born (5.6% Latin America).

This city:  15.2%
Florida:  19.4%



According to our research of Florida and other state lists there were 288 registered sex offenders living in Fort Myers, Florida as of May 05, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Fort Myers to the number of sex offenders is 228 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,736 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $818 (1.1%)

Fort Myers satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cape Coral, FL (7.8 miles , pop. 102,286).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Petersburg, FL (93.9 miles , pop. 248,232).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (851.9 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: East Dunbar, FL (0.9 miles ), Lochmoor Waterway Estates, FL (1.9 miles ), Page Park, FL (1.9 miles ), Tice, FL (2.0 miles ), Whiskey Creek, FL (2.1 miles ), Pine Manor, FL (2.1 miles ), Palmona Park, FL (2.1 miles ), North Fort Myers, FL (2.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2005: 1012 buildings, average cost: $137,300
  • 2006: 1435 buildings, average cost: $186,400
  • 2007: 388 buildings, average cost: $167,600
  • 2008: 219 buildings, average cost: $256,600
  • 2009: 174 buildings, average cost: $230,500
  • 2010: 215 buildings, average cost: $249,300
  • 2011: 337 buildings, average cost: $228,500
  • 2012: 569 buildings, average cost: $242,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 26.63 N, Longitude: 81.86 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): The City of Palms

Daytime population change due to commuting: +44,336 (+67.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 11,041 (42.1%)

Area code: 239

Fort Myers household income distribution Fort Myers home values distribution

Property values in Fort Myers, FL


Crime rates in Fort Myers by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 37161215131517111772024
per 100,000 6.114.231.723.628.824.025.227.516.925.410.631.737.3
Rapes 39402829403238263523293226
per 100,000 79.780.955.557.076.759.264.042.153.834.343.950.740.4
Robberies 444419369275302309327335231226152170172
per 100,000 907.6847.2732.0540.6579.0571.2550.4542.0354.8337.2230.1269.2267.2
Assaults 641737661649673610557543520553510548532
per 100,000 1310.31490.21311.21275.71290.21127.6937.5878.5798.7825.0772.1867.8826.4
Burglaries 1,064959742667641592561576642710628667507
per 100,000 2175.01939.11471.91311.11228.91094.4944.2931.9986.11059.2950.81056.3787.5
Thefts 2,6882,5972,5082,1302,3581,8481,6912,2652,3461,8211,8772,1531,639
per 100,000 5494.75251.04975.04186.84520.53416.22846.23664.53603.32716.72841.73409.52545.9
Auto thefts 1,171844794613681619658516354300194198200
per 100,000 2393.71706.51575.01204.91305.51144.31107.5834.8543.7447.6293.7313.6310.7
Arson 1918222016212218189778
per 100,000 38.836.443.639.330.738.837.029.127.613.410.611.112.4
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 1119.31075.0970.4825.4879.0760.0689.2672.7571.7536.7461.0566.0509.2

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Fort Myers detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 236 (173 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.69
Florida average:

2.45

Fort Myers tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.9%
Florida:

6.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +3,150 (+7.0%).
Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Health care (3%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Construction laborers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)

Work and jobs in Fort Myers: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Fort Myers, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Fort Myers-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Florida state average. It is 24% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/4/1988, a category F2 (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 F2 tornado 0.5 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fort Myers-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Florida state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 296.8 miles away from the city center
On 3/31/1992 at 14:59:39, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 243.9 miles away from Fort Myers center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 451.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/1997 at 14:57:35, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, Depth: 20.5 mi) earthquake occurred 297.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/22/1992 at 04:21:34, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 184.8 miles away from Fort Myers center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 520.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lee County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 10, Fires: 5, Tropical Storms: 5, Freeze: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fort Myers topographic map

Birthplace of: Jim Ed Norman - Musician and record producer, Mindy McCready - Singer, Connie Mack IV - Politician, Deion Sanders - (born 1967), NFL and baseball player, Terrence Cody - College football player, Plies (rapper) - Rapper, Anthony Henry - 2005 NFL player (Dallas Cowboys, born: Nov 3, 1976), Jevon Kearse - 2005 NFL player (Philadelphia Eagles, born: Sep 3, 1976), Lee Barden - Karateka, Clyde Everett Lassen - Navy Medal of Honor recipient.

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Fort Myers: Clyde Everett Lassen.

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

Hospitals in Fort Myers:

  • CHARTER GLADE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SYSTEM (3550 COLONIAL BLVD)
  • GULF COAST CENTER FACILITY VI (5820 BUCKINGHAM RD)
  • GULF COAST MEDICAL CENTER LEE MEM HEALTH SYSTEM (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 13681 DOCTOR'S WAY)
  • HOPE HOSPICE AND COMMUNITY SERVICES (9470 HEALTH PARK CIRCLE)
  • KIDS AND NURSES OF FORT MYERS INC (12650 WORLD PLAZA LANE SUITE 1)
  • LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 2776 CLEVELAND AVE)
  • SANDY PARK DEV CENTER (2975 GARDEN ST SE)

Dialysis Facilities in Fort Myers:

  • BMA - SOUTH FT MYERS (9400 GLADIOLUS DR STE 200)
  • FORT MYERS DIALYSIS (4220 EXECUTIVE CIRCLE #38)
  • FORT MYERS NORTH DIALYSIS (16101 NORTH CLEVELAND AVE)
  • FORT MYERS SOUTH DIALYSIS (8570 GRANITE COURT)

Home Health Centers in Fort Myers:

  • A I T HOME HEALTH INC (6238 PRESIDENTIAL CT STE 1A)
  • AMEDISYS OF THE SOUTH COAST (12601 NEW BRITTANY BOULEVARD, BLDG 19)
  • BRIDGEPORT HOME HEALTH CARE (2734 OAK RIDGE CT #404)
  • DIRECT CARE HOME HEALTH INC (1361 ROYAL PALM SQUARE BLVD SUITE 3)
  • HEARTLAND HOME HEALTH CARE (1400 COLONIAL BLVD STE 65)
  • INTERIM HEALTHCARE INC (4350 FOWLER ST SUITE 23)
  • MEDERI CARETENDERS (6150 DIAMOND CENTER COURT BLDG 600)
  • OLSTEN HEALTH SERVICES (3800 EVANS AVENUE)
  • PROVIDIA HOME CARE CORP (5272 SUMMERLIN COMMONS WAY STE 602)
  • SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HOME CARE, INC (4575 VIA ROYALE, SUITE 214)

Nursing Homes in Fort Myers:

  • CALUSA HARBOUR HEALTH CENTER (2525 E FIRST ST)
  • CITRUS GARDENS OF FORT MYERS (7173 CYPRESS DRIVE SW)
  • EVANS HEALTH CARE (3735 EVANS AVE)
  • HEALTHPARK CARE CENTER, INC (16131 ROSERUSH COURT)
  • HERITAGE PARK REHABILITATION AND HEALTHCARE (2826 CLEVELAND AVE)
  • LODGE AT CYPRESS COVE, THE (10500 CYPRESS COVE DR)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES (13881 EAGLE RIDGE DRIVE)
  • PALM CITY REHAB AND SPECIALTY CARE CTR (8359 BEACON BOULEVARD)
  • SHELL POINT VILLAGE NURSING PAVILION (RT 12)
  • SOUTH WEST FLORIDA REGIONAL ME (2727 WINKLER AVENUE)

Airports, heliports and other landing facilities located in Fort Myers:

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Amtrak station:

FORT MYERS (13000 N. CLEVELAND AVE.) - Bus Station . Services: public payphones, call for taxi service.

Colleges/Universities in Fort Myers:

  • Florida Gulf Coast University (Full-time enrollment: 11,165; Location: 10501 Fgcu Blvd S; Public; Website: www.fgcu.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Edison State College (FT enrollment: 10,649; Location: 8099 College Pky SW; Public; Website: www.edison.edu)
  • Southwest Florida College (FT enrollment: 1,605; Location: 1685 Medical Lane; Private, for-profit; Website: www.swfc.edu)
  • Heritage Institute-Ft Myers (FT enrollment: 801; Location: 6630 Orion Drive, Suite 200; Private, for-profit; Website: heritage-education.com)
  • Fort Myers Institute of Technology (FT enrollment: 729; Location: 3800 Michigan Ave; Public; Website: www.fortmyerstech.edu)
  • Sunstate Academy (FT enrollment: 372; Location: 2040 Colonial Blvd; Private, for-profit; Website: www.sunstate.edu)
  • ITT Technical Institute-Fort Myers (FT enrollment: 296; Location: 13500 Powers Court Ste 100; Private, for-profit; Website: www.itt-tech.edu)
  • Paul Mitchell the School-Fort Myers (FT enrollment: 127; Location: 9941 Interstate Commerce Drive; Private, for-profit; Website: fortmyers.paulmitchell.edu)
  • Regency Beauty Institute-Fort Myers (FT enrollment: 45; Location: 11621 S Cleveland Ave, Suite #30; Private, for-profit; Website: www.regency.edu)
  • Florida Academy (FT enrollment: 45; Location: 4387 Colonial Boulevard; Private, for-profit; Website: www.florida-academy.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Fort Myers:

  • Hodges University (about 26 miles; Naples, FL; Full-time enrollment: 2,132)
  • State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota (about 72 miles; Bradenton, FL; FT enrollment: 8,012)
  • Eckerd College (about 91 miles; Saint Petersburg, FL; FT enrollment: 2,437)
  • University of South Florida-St Petersburg (about 92 miles; St. Petersburg, FL; FT enrollment: 4,459)
  • Southeastern University (about 97 miles; Lakeland, FL; FT enrollment: 2,407)
  • Florida Southern College (about 97 miles; Lakeland, FL; FT enrollment: 2,460)
  • Polk State College (about 98 miles; Winter Haven, FL; FT enrollment: 7,935)

Private high schools in Fort Myers:

  • EVANGELICAL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 972; Location: 8237 BEACON BLVD; Grades: KG - 12)
  • BISHOP VEROT CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 740; Location: 5598 SUNRISE DR; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • CANTERBURY SCHOOL (Students: 716; Location: 8141 COLLEGE PKWY; Grades: PK - 12)
  • SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 629; Location: 3750 COLONIAL BLVD; Grades: KG - 12)
  • SONSHINE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 108; Location: 12925 PALM BEACH BLVD; Grades: 1 - 12)
  • EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH SCHOOL (Students: 40; Location: 1819 HILL AVE; Grades: KG - 12)
  • BROACH SCHOOL FT MEYERS (Students: 35; Location: 1950 CLAYTON CT; Grades: 5 - 12)
  • HIBERNIAN PRIVATE SCHOOL (Students: 23; Location: 2438 2ND ST; Grades: 8 - 12)
  • BELZ ACADEMY (Students: 16; Location: 1635 COLONIAL BLVD; Grades: 9 - 12)

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Fort Myers:

  • ST FRANCIS XAVIER SCHOOL (Students: 589; Location: 2055 HEITMAN ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST MICHAEL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 515; Location: 3595 BROADWAY; Grades: PK - 8)
  • FT MYERS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 491; Location: 1550 COLONIAL BLVD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CRESTWELL SCHOOL (CRESTWELL HIGHER LEARNING) (Students: 187; Location: 1901 PARK MEADOWS DR; Grades: PK - 8)
  • NOONAN ELEMENTARY ACADEMY OF FORT MYERS (Students: 172; Location: 6401 TECHSTER BLVD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • SUMMIT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 121; Location: 9065 LIGON CT; Grades: PK - 8)
  • RENAISSANCE SCHOOL (Students: 103; Location: 37 BARKLEY CIR; Grades: PK - 8)
  • RENAISSANCE SCHOOL INC (Students: 84; Location: 37 BARKLEY CIR; Grades: PK - 8)
  • FATHER ANGLIM ACADEMY AT DREAMS ARE FREE (Students: 68; Location: 2045 HEITMAN ST; Grades: UG - UG)
  • MT HERMON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 62; Location: 2856 DOUGLAS AVE; Grades: PK - 6)
See full list of schools located in Fort Myers, School District: LEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Fort Myers:

  • LEE COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $36,011,137; Location: 2345 UNION STREET; 1,153,702 books; 65,609 e-books; 99,658 audio materials; 108,211 video materials; 86 local licensed databases; 62 state licensed databases; 7 other licensed databases; 2,932 print serial subscriptions; 302 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Birthplace of: Connie Mack, IV - U.S. Representative (born: August 12, 1967)
  • Crestwell School has a new address: Crestwell School 1901 Park Meadows Dr. Ft. Myers, FL 33907
  • Crestweel School's new address:1901 Park Meadow Dr. Fort Myers, FL 33907

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Notable locations in Fort Myers: Eagle Harbor Golf Club (A), Doral Golf Resort and Spa (B), Fort Meyers South Wastewater Treatment Facility (C), Fort Meyers Central Wastewater Treatment Facility (D), East Fort Myers (E), Outlet World of Fort Myers (F), Edison Square (G), Fort Myers-Lee County Library (H), Southwest Florida Pro Fire (I), City of Fort Myers Fire and Rescue Station 1 (J), City of Fort Myers Fire and Rescue Station 2 (K), City of Fort Myers Fire and Rescue Station 3 (L), City of Fort Myers Fire and Rescue Station 4 (M), Southwest Florida Addictions Services Adult Detoxification Center (N), Lee County Emergency Medical Services (O), City of Fort Myers Fire and Rescue Station 6 (P), City of Fort Myers Fire and Rescue Station 5 (Q), US Marshals Service (R), Federal Bureau of Investigation (S), US Secret Service (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Edison Mall Shopping Center (1), Edison Mall (2), Boca Grande Railroad Depot Shopping Center (3), Morse Shores Shopping Centers (4), Fowler Street Shopping Center (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Fort Myers: FINDWHAT COM INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Fort Myers include: Zion Hope Missionary Baptist Church (A), Word of Life Church (B), Unity Christian Church Disciples of Christ (C), Trinity United Methodist Church (D), Tabernacle Christian Church (E), Saint Mary Missionary Baptist Church (F), Saint Lukes Episcopal Church (G), Saint Hilary's Episcopal Church (H), Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Memorial Gardens (1), Oak Ridge Cemetery (2), Fort Myers Memorial Gardens (3), Hendry Frierson Cemetery (4), Fort Myers Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Billy Creek (A), Manuel Branch (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Fort Myers include: Dunbar Park (1), Terry Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Edison & Ford Winter Estates (Museums; 2350 McGregor Boulevard) (1), Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium - Planetarium (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 3450 Ortiz Avenue) (2), English Garden Statuary Company (Water Parks & Slides; 15650 South Tamiami Trail) (3), Yellow Barn Nursery (Water Parks & Slides; 15650 South Tamiami Trail) (4), 4ABetter.Com Hula Dancers (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1267 Cleburne Dr.) (5), Artesian Environs Inc (Water Parks & Slides; 19284 Pine Glen Drive) (6), Back Room of Fort Myers Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1955 Coronado Road) (7), Fun & Games (15250 South Tamiami Trail) (8), Generations Skating Center (2095 Andrea Lane) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Best Western Coral Bridge Inn (9200 College Parkway) (1), Best Western Springs Resort (18051 South Tamiami Trail) (2), Baymont Inn & Suites - Ft. Myers (2717 Colonial Blvd) (3), Best Western Inn & Suites (9200 College Parkway) (4), Cntry Inn & Stes -Ft Myers Air (9401 Market Place Road) (5), Clarion Hotel Fort Myers (12635 South Cleveland Avenue) (6), Cactus Court Motel (1677 North Tamiami Trail) (7), Best Western Airport Inn (8955 Daniels Parkway) (8), Casa Ybel Resort Owners (14649 Aeries Way Dr) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Florida State - Judicial- Circuit Court Twentieth Judicial- Court Administr (1700 Monroe) (1), Clerk Us District Court (2110 1st Street) (2), Florida State - Judicial- Circuit Court Twentieth Judicial- Clerk Of Co (1700 Monroe Street) (3), Out Of Court Settlement (7800 University Pointe Suite 100) (4), Jsg Gulf Coast Development Court (5628 Shaddelee Lane West) (5), East Michigan Avenue Court (4258 Michigan Avenue Link) (6), Us Probation (2110 1st Street) (7), Florida State - Judicial- Public Defender (1700 Monroe Street) (8). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Lee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 40.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

40.1
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2000 was 28.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 16.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.0
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 6.79. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.79
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Fort Myers and their reported violations in the past:

FORT MYERS WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 65,521, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In FEB-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-08-2008), St Public Notif received (MAR-09-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
GATEWAY SERVICES DISTRICT (Population served: 9,092, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: TTHM
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - In OCT-02-2006, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2
APPLE ISLAND RESORT (Address: 15235 S TAMIAMI TRAIL , Serves VT, Population served: 906, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
PRICE-SANDERS SCOUT RESERVATON (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-19-2008), St Public Notif received (JUN-19-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-01-2006), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUL-01-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
HENDRY ISLES - GOLFER'S HAVEN (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - In MAR-2008, Contaminant: Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-19-2008), St Public Notif received (JUN-16-2008), St Public Notif requested (JUN-16-2008)
WONDERLAND MOTEL (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-30-2013), St Public Notif received (OCT-31-2013)
TROYER BROTHERS FL INC. (Population served: 90, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-31-2008), St Public Notif received (AUG-31-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
LJ'S PACKAGE AND LOUNGE INC. (Population served: 68, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-31-2011), St Public Notif received (JUL-31-2011)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Fort Myers that have no violations reported:

  • RIVERLAWN TERRACE PARK (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 21.9%
(10.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.8% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Florida:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  57.3%
Whole state:  65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.8%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

People in group quarters in Fort Myers in 2010:

  • 1,722 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 598 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 229 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 208 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 184 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 117 people in state prisons
  • 62 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 49 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 33 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 29 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 5 people in correctional residential facilities

People in group quarters in Fort Myers in 2000:

  • 784 people in nursing homes
  • 655 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 491 people in state prisons
  • 102 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 78 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 50 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 49 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 27 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 26 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 20 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 19 people in other group homes
  • 4 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Fort Myers, Florida environmental map by EPA

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Fort Myers compared to Florida state average:

  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
Arena or stadium:
  • Lee County Civic Center. Capacity: 7,800.

Banks with most branches in Fort Myers (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: 13 branches. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: 13 branches. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • SunTrust Bank: 12 branches. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Fifth Third Bank: 9 branches. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: 8 branches. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Regions Bank: 7 branches. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Florida Gulf Bank: Daniels Falls Branch, Colonial Branch, Downtown Branch, Summerlin Crossing Branch, at 9101 College Pointe Court. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $350.5 mil, Deposits: $280.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Florida Gulf Bancorp, Inc.
  • First Community Bank of Southwest Florida: Daniels Parkway Branch, Forum Branch, First Community Bank Of Southwest Fl, Messenger Service Branch. Info updated 2009/05/20: Bank assets: $287.2 mil, Deposits: $267.6 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Southwest Florida Community Bancorp, Inc.
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: College Pkwy & South Pointe Blvd Ban, Colonial Blvd & Summerlin Rd Banking, Winkler Road & Summerlin Banking Cen, Fort Myers Branch. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • 26 other banks with 35 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Fort Myers, Florida:

  • Fort Myers Travelodge, 2038 W First St, Fort Myers, FL 33901 , Phone: (239) 334-2284
  • Palm City Motel, 4541 Palm BCH Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33905
  • Royal Palm Motel, 2507 Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33901
  • Buchanan Motel, 4719 Palm BCH Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33905
  • Fort Myers Shores Motel, 13814 Palm BCH Blvd S, Fort Myers, FL 33905
  • Coconut Motel, 3358 Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33901
  • Floridan Motel, 2939 Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33901
  • Tice Motel, 4560 Palm BCH Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33905
  • 59 other hotels and motels
All 67 fire-safe hotels and motels in Fort Myers, Florida

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Fort Myers travel time to work - commute Fort Myers mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (98%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Fort Myers:

(Fort Myers, Florida Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Fort Myers city (based on Lee County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.22%
Here: 38.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents44.7%10.8%8.1%7.7%4.1%
Congregations7.2%15.2%6.0%8.4%4.0%
NameJewishEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaEpiscopal ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents3.2%3.0%2.2%1.7%14.5%
Congregations1.6%4.0%4.4%4.0%45.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 115
Lee County:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 11
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 50
Lee County:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 167
Lee County:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 508
Here:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.1%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Lee County:

24.9%
Florida:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.4%
State:

14.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 44$185,199$50,5090$0
Other Government Administration 74$318,938$51,7200$0
Judicial and Legal 6$33,274$66,5480$0
Police Protection - Officers 174$989,698$68,2555$10,080
Police - Other 66$197,865$35,9750$0
Firefighters 131$671,779$61,5370$0
Fire - Other 8$31,813$47,7200$0
Streets and Highways 19$82,531$52,1250$0
Solid Waste Management 38$125,516$39,6370$0
Sewerage 84$277,129$39,5900$0
Parks and Recreation 97$304,166$37,62948$58,279
Housing and Community Development(Local) 10$43,833$52,6000$0
Natural Resources 12$41,625$41,6250$0
Water Supply 57$197,044$41,4830$0
Other and Unallocable 35$125,950$43,1830$0
Totals for Government 855$3,626,360$50,89653$68,359

Fort Myers government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,379,000 ($93.55)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $19,845,000 ($291.03)
    Parks and Recreation: $13,353,000 ($195.82)
    Local Fire Protection: $11,941,000 ($175.11)
    Housing and Community Development: $11,348,000 ($166.42)
    Sewerage: $9,238,000 ($135.47)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,571,000 ($111.03)
    General - Other: $6,859,000 ($100.59)
    Financial Administration: $6,499,000 ($95.31)
    Water Utilities: $5,906,000 ($86.61)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $5,222,000 ($76.58)
    Regular Highways: $4,060,000 ($59.54)
    Central Staff Services: $1,921,000 ($28.17)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $732,000 ($10.73)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $30,323,000 ($444.68)
    Corporate Bonds: $9,989,000 ($146.49)
    Benefit Payments: $2,188,000 ($32.09)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $2,071,000 ($30.37)
    Withdrawals: $101,000 ($1.48)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,732,000 ($128.05)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $2,503,000 ($36.71)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $50,504,000 ($740.64)

Fort Myers government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $24,715,000 ($362.44)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,929,000 ($160.27)
    Parks and Recreation: $9,132,000 ($133.92)
    All Other: $7,837,000 ($114.93)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $4,047,000 ($59.35)
    From Parent Local Government: $3,639,000 ($53.37)
    Local Employee Contribution: $1,188,000 ($17.42)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,398,000 ($35.17)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $20,441,000 ($299.77)
    Interest Earnings: $4,142,000 ($60.74)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,748,000 ($25.63)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,366,000 ($20.03)
    Rents: $1,316,000 ($19.30)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $16,476,000 ($241.62)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $11,983,000 ($175.73)
    General Local Government Support: $8,182,000 ($119.99)
    Highways: $2,814,000 ($41.27)
    Sewerage: $535,000 ($7.85)
    Water Utilities: $356,000 ($5.22)
  • Tax - Property: $27,700,000 ($406.22)
    Public Utilities Sales: $9,359,000 ($137.25)
    Other License: $5,494,000 ($80.57)
    Other Selective Sales: $3,804,000 ($55.79)

Fort Myers government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $238,163,000 ($3492.64)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $218,292,000 ($3201.23)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $34,807,000 ($510.44)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,936,000 ($219.04)

Fort Myers government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $32,593,000 ($477.97)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $6,269,000 ($91.93)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $65,363,000 ($958.54)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,599,000 ($82.11)

7.62% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($60,823 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.62%
Florida average:

7.97%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($213 average AGI)
Lee County:

0.08%
Florida average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Collier County, FL  0.75% ($36,775 average AGI)
from Miami-Dade County, FL  0.39% ($26,834)
from Broward County, FL  0.26% ($36,681)


6.54% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,788 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.54%
Florida average:

7.17%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($306 average AGI)
Lee County:

0.07%
Florida average:

0.12%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Collier County, FL  0.69% ($39,893 average AGI)
to Miami-Dade County, FL  0.51% ($23,548)
to Broward County, FL  0.28% ($31,549)

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.)
  • WAQI (710 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: LICENSE CORPORATION #1)
  • WKII (1070 AM; 3 kW; SOLANA, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMGG (820 AM; 50 kW; LARGO, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ST. PETERSBURG LICENSEE)
  • WQYK (1010 AM; 50 kW; SEFFNER, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TAMPA)

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)
  • WJGO (102.9 FM; TICE, FL; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF NEVADA)
  • WCKT (100.1 FM; PORT CHARLOTTE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNRW (98.5 FM; SAN CARLOS PARK, FL; Owner: BEL MEADE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WWGR (101.9 FM; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • WAVV (101.1 FM; MARCO, FL; Owner: ALPINE BROADCASTING CORP., INC.)
  • 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)
  • WRXY-TV (Channel 49; TICE, FL; Owner: WEST COAST CHRISTIAN TELEVISION, INC)
  • WFTX (Channel 36; CAPE CORAL, FL; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • 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)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Fort Myers fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 58
Total length: 1,808 meters (5,932ft)
Total costs: $305,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,296,386
Total average daily truck traffic: 73,873

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 2
  • 1960-1969: 11
  • 1970-1979: 5
  • 1980-1989: 8
  • 1990-1999: 14
  • 2000-2009: 13
  • 2010-2012: 4
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Fort Myers, FL
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Fort Myers)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 285 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Fort Myers, FL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 92 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 95 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 46 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 591 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Fort Myers)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 18 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Fort Myers)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 316 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 9 full and 16 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED108$123,589212$178,765202$188,67010$109,2217$3,206,944126$155,3401$138,630
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$108,13838$195,50947$191,4211$21,6000$025$153,5181$49,800
APPLICATIONS DENIED30$106,04185$153,430267$177,35828$47,5130$087$167,5614$41,408
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN19$114,06642$213,72385$198,2185$238,8380$040$191,8780$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS11$104,58617$197,04727$191,8442$141,5850$012$219,1510$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 25 tracts in Fort Myers, FL

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full and 12 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED15$158,3751$288,1502$184,195
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$215,2893$333,0031$134,860
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$275,1561$301,3900$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$203,7450$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$184,4600$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 923
  • Hazardous Condition: 1988
  • Service Call: 31
  • Good Intent Call: 34

Incident types - Fort Myers

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Fort Myers, FL
Most common first names in Fort Myers, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1,65976.0 years
William1,47775.6 years
Robert1,37574.1 years
Mary1,27380.6 years
James1,15872.7 years
Charles89976.8 years
George83177.4 years
Helen69181.8 years
Joseph67276.6 years
Dorothy64080.1 years
Most common last names in Fort Myers, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith58976.5 years
Johnson39474.5 years
Williams36975.1 years
Miller30577.1 years
Brown29474.6 years
Jones25975.0 years
Davis21976.1 years
Wilson18176.8 years
Anderson17678.5 years
Moore17276.6 years
Businesses in Fort Myers, FL
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven19La-Z-Boy2
ALDO1Lane Bryant1
AT&T5Lane Furniture10
Ace Hardware4LensCrafters1
Advance Auto Parts10Little Caesars Pizza1
Aeropostale1Long John Silver's1
Ann Taylor1Lowe's1
Applebee's2Marriott7
Arby's4Marshalls1
Ashley Furniture1MasterBrand Cabinets27
Audi1McDonald's8
BMW1Motherhood Maternity2
Banana Republic1New Balance6
Baskin-Robbins1New York & Co1
Bath & Body Works2Nike14
Bed Bath & Beyond2Nissan1
Best Western3Office Depot2
Blockbuster4OfficeMax1
Brookstone1Old Navy1
Budget Car Rental2Olive Garden1
Burger King8Panda Express1
Burlington Coat Factory1Panera Bread1
CVS13Papa John's Pizza3
Charlotte Russe1Payless4
Chevrolet1Penske3
Chick-Fil-A3PetSmart2
Chico's1Pier 1 Imports2
Chuck E. Cheese's1Pizza Hut4
Clarion1Plato's Closet1
Clarks1Publix Super Markets14
Cold Stone Creamery2Quality1
Coldwater Creek1Quiznos2
Comfort Inn3RadioShack3
Costco2Red Lobster1
Curves2Red Robin1
Dairy Queen5Rooms To Go2
Days Inn1Rue211
Decora Cabinetry10Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Domino's Pizza6SAS Shoes2
Dunkin Donuts12Saks Fifth Avenue1
Econo Lodge1Sam's Club1
Express1Skechers USA1
FedEx55Soma Intimates1
Finish Line1Spencer Gifts1
Firestone Complete Auto Care4Sprint Nextel6
Foot Locker1Staples2
Ford1Starbucks9
Fredericks Of Hollywood1Subaru1
GNC3Suburban1
GameStop5Subway20
Gap1Super 81
Goodwill4T-Mobile9
Gymboree1T.G.I. Driday's1
H&R Block11T.J.Maxx1
Hardee's1Taco Bell4
Havertys Furniture1Talbots1
Hilton5Target2
Hobby Lobby1The Room Place1
Holiday Inn7Tire Kingdom3
Home Depot2Toys"R"Us4
Honda1Travelodge2
Hot Topic1U-Haul12
Howard Johnson1UPS60
Hyatt1Value City Furniture1
Hyundai1Vans3
IHOP1Verizon Wireless3
JCPenney2Victoria's Secret2
Jimmy John's1Volkswagen1
Jones New York6Waffle House2
KFC2Walgreens2
Kmart1Walmart3
Kohl's1Wet Seal1
Kroger1World Gym1
La Quinta3YMCA1

Fort Myers on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (population 50,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (population 50,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores (population 50,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Personal appearance workers (population 50,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most users submitting photos to our site per 10,000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations: (population 50,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities that people commute into (largest positive percentage daily daytime population change due to commuting) (population 50,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Construction (population 50,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children (population 50,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of unmarried partner households (population 50,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most fire safe hotels and motels per 100,000 population (pop 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in nursing homes (population 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of assaults in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in state prisons (population 50,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children (population 50,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of murders in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of robberies in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) (population 50,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest maximum monthly morning or afternoon humidity (population 50,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of police officers in 2006 per 1000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #27 (33907) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Belizean first ancestries"
  • #37 (33901) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Haitian first ancestries"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
  • James M. Helms (10)
  • James B. Philip, Jr. (8)
  • David C. Brown (6)
  • Brian Just (5)
  • Stephen Cutler (4)
  • Michael Whitener (4)
  • George Meichel (4)
  • Gregorio Tarancon, Iii (4)
  • Frank Levy (4)
  • Oliver Ashley (3)

Total of 244 patent applications in 2008-2015.



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