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Population in 2010: 5,487. Population change since 2000: -5.3%
Males: 2,923  (53.3%)
Females: 2,564  (46.7%)

Median resident age:  41.6 years
Florida median age:  40.3 years

Zip codes: 33905.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,479 (it was $37,021 in 2000)
Fort Myers Shores:

$32,479
FL:

$45,040
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,721

Fort Myers Shores CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $117,906 (it was $78,700 in 2000)
Fort Myers Shores:

$117,906
FL:

$148,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $236,926; Detached houses: $238,234; Townhouses or other attached units: $215,613; In 2-unit structures: $183,463; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $550,389; Mobile homes: $134,540

Median gross rent in 2012: $810.

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Fort Myers Shores races chart
  • White alone - 3,540 (64.5%)
  • Hispanic - 1,535 (28.0%)
  • Black alone - 246 (4.5%)
  • Asian alone - 72 (1.3%)
  • Two or more races - 68 (1.2%)
  • Other race alone - 15 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 11 (0.2%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Fort Myers Shores: 91.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (15.2%), United States (11.4%), Irish (9.7%), English (4.8%), Italian (3.8%), Polish (1.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 10 feet

Land area: 2.15 square miles.

Population density: 2,557 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Fort Myers Shores:

  • High school or higher: 74.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 11.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fort Myers Shores CDP:

  • Never married: 17.3%
  • Now married: 53.0%
  • Separated: 8.7%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 13.5%

991 residents are foreign born (2.6% Europe).

This place:  21.7%
Florida:  19.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,321 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $988 (0.8%)

Fort Myers Shores satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cape Coral, FL (15.9 miles , pop. 102,286).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Petersburg, FL (93.5 miles , pop. 248,232).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (857.2 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Olga, FL (1.5 miles ), Buckingham, FL (1.9 miles ), Tice, FL (2.4 miles ), Alva, FL (2.6 miles ), Suncoast Estates, FL (2.8 miles ), East Dunbar, FL (2.9 miles ), North Fort Myers, FL (3.0 miles ), Fort Myers, FL (3.0 miles ).

Latitude: 26.71 N, Longitude: 81.74 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,991 (-43.5%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 219 (11.0%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 239

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.6%
Florida:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Retail trade (26%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

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Average climate in Fort Myers Shores, Florida

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Tornado activity:

Fort Myers Shores-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Florida state average. It is 19% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/4/1988, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 9.0 miles away from the Fort Myers Shores place center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/23/1989, a category F2 tornado 9.0 miles away from the place center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

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: 9, Fires: 5, Tropical Storms: 5, Hurricane: 1, Freeze: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Fort Myers Shores:

  • GULF COAST CENTER FACILITY VI (Hospital, about 6 miles away; FORT MYERS, FL)
  • GATEWAY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; LEHIGH ACRES, FL)
  • LEHIGH ACRES DIALYSIS CENTER LLC (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; LEHIGH ACRES, FL)

Amtrak station near Fort Myers Shores:

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fort Myers Shores:

  • Southwest Florida College (about 12 miles; Fort Myers, FL; Full-time enrollment: 2,170)
  • Edison State College (about 15 miles; Fort Myers, FL; FT enrollment: 5,724)
  • Florida Gulf Coast University (about 17 miles; Fort Myers, FL; FT enrollment: 8,317)
  • State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota (about 73 miles; Bradenton, FL; FT enrollment: 5,673)
  • Eckerd College (about 91 miles; Saint Petersburg, FL; FT enrollment: 2,132)
  • University of South Florida-St. Petersburg Campus (about 92 miles; St. Petersburg, FL; FT enrollment: 2,227)
  • Polk State College (about 92 miles; Winter Haven, FL; FT enrollment: 3,262)

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Churches in Fort Myers Shores include: Olga and Fort Myers Shores United Methodist Church (A), Christ Worship Center (B). Display/hide their 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)
AQI  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 21.4. This is significantly better than average.
City:

21.4
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2001 was 28.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

28.1
U.S.:

27.4
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

16.6
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 6.55. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

6.55
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.7%
(20.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 66.4% for Black residents, 23.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 32.2% for other race residents, 26.3% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Florida:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  66.4%
Whole state:  65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  10.3%
Whole state:  7.3%

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Fort Myers Shores, FL

6 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

Fort Myers Shores compared to Florida state average:

Fort Myers Shores, Florida environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Fort Myers Shores travel time to work - commute


Fort Myers Shores mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (99%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.22%
Here38.2%
USA50.2%

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.
State:

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

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

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

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

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Lee County:

10.1%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Lee County:

24.9%
State:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.4%
State:

14.0%

10.96% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($69,420 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.96%
Florida average:

8.71%

0.13% of residents moved from foreign countries ($499 average AGI)
Lee County:

0.13%
Florida average:

0.22%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Collier County, FL  1.26% ($50,198 average AGI)
from Miami-Dade County, FL  0.89% ($25,891)
from Broward County, FL  0.42% ($41,000)


6.90% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($48,833 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.90%
Florida average:

7.73%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($432 average AGI)
Lee County:

0.07%
Florida average:

0.12%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Collier County, FL  0.54% ($72,511 average AGI)
to Charlotte County, FL  0.24% ($49,369)
to Hillsborough County, FL  0.18% ($44,392)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fort Myers Shores:

  • WWCN (770 AM; 10 kW; NORTH FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: WJPT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMYR (1410 AM; 5 kW; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: KATHLEEN HECKSHER)
  • WPTK (1200 AM; 10 kW; PINE ISLAND CENTER, FL; Owner: FORT MYERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCRM (1350 AM; 2 kW; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: MANNA CHRISTIAN MISSIONS, INC.)
  • WWCL (1440 AM; 5 kW; LEHIGH ACRES, FL; Owner: OLBOTA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJNA (640 AM; 38 kW; ROYAL PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: SOUTH FLORIDA RADIO, INC.)
  • WINK (1240 AM; 1 kW; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: FORT MYERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWFE (670 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: FENIX BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WAQI (710 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: LICENSE CORPORATION #1)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQYK (1010 AM; 50 kW; SEFFNER, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TAMPA)
  • WFTL (850 AM; 50 kW; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL ENTERPRISES II, L.L.C.)
  • WKII (1070 AM; 3 kW; SOLANA, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fort Myers Shores:

  • WINK-FM (96.9 FM; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: FORT MYERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCKT (100.1 FM; PORT CHARLOTTE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGCU-FM (90.1 FM; FT. MYERS, FL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY)
  • WRXK-FM (96.1 FM; BONITA SPRINGS, FL; Owner: WRXK LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWGR (101.9 FM; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • WXKB (103.9 FM; CAPE CORAL, FL; Owner: WXKB LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WARO (94.5 FM; NAPLES, FL; Owner: MERIDIAN BROADCASTING, 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.)
  • WSOR (90.9 FM; NAPLES, FL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WRQC (92.5 FM; ESTERO, FL; Owner: MERIDIAN BROADCASTING, 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)
  • 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.)
  • WTLQ-FM (97.7 FM; PUNTA RASSA, FL; Owner: FORT MYERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAVV (101.1 FM; MARCO, FL; Owner: ALPINE BROADCASTING CORP., INC.)
  • WHPT (102.5 FM; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WIKX (92.9 FM; CHARLOTTE HARBOR, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WJYO (91.5 FM; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Fort Myers Shores:

  • 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)
  • WTPH-LP (Channel 14; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: TRI-MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • W38CO (Channel 38; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WGCU (Channel 30; FT. MYERS, FL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY)
  • WZVN-TV (Channel 26; NAPLES, FL; Owner: MONTCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLZE-LP (Channel 65; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEVU-CA (Channel 4; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: CALOOSA TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WTIG-LP (Channel 2; NAPLES, FL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W22CL (Channel 22; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: ARKANSAS MEDIA, LLC)
  • WDPX-LP (Channel 18; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • 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)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED7$116,17911$163,60613$207,5180$08$170,331
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$04$173,8050$01$91,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$82,6533$158,34714$176,9541$54,5202$171,715
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$03$128,2634$188,7400$02$164,300
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$135,1601$48,4600$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0302.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED0$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$211,820
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0302.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value


Fort Myers Shores on our top lists:

  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Repair and maintenance (population 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other protective service workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Retail sales workers except cashiers (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Personal care and service occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Construction (population 5,000+)"
  • #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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