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Fort Myers, FL (Florida) Houses and Residents

Fort Myers,FL index of house prices

Total population: 70,918 (Urban population: 47,502, Rural population: 544 (all nonfarm))

Houses: 37,986 (27,938 occupied: 12,277 owner occupied, 15,661 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

56%
State:

36%

Housing density: 1,193 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $331,015.

Median contract rent in 2016: $508 (lower quartile is $357, upper quartile is $629)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $737


Median gross rent in Fort Myers, FL in 2016: $588

Housing units in Fort Myers with a mortgage: 5,431 (115 second mortgage, 354 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,846

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $67,475

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $38,280

Median monthly housing costs: $929


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Fort Myers, Florida Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $219,700 (it was $71,700 in 2000)
Fort Myers:

$219,700
Florida:

$197,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $108,300 - $334,900

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $267,439
Here:

$267,439
State:

$297,126

Townhouses or other attached units: $240,949
Here:

$240,949
State:

$218,328

In 2-unit structures: $185,477
Here:

$185,477
State:

$199,072

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $235,179
Here:

$235,179
State:

$188,397

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $281,847
Here:

$281,847
State:

$280,732

Mobile homes: $105,310
Here:

$105,310
State:

$77,364
Median year house/condo built: 1994

Median year apartment built: 1987

Household type by relationship:

Households: 77,154
  • In family households: 58,535 (8,483 male householders, 7,876 female householders)
    10,095 spouses, 20,929 children (19,827 natural, 224 adopted, 878 stepchildren), 1,328 grandchildren, 2,104 brothers or sisters, 2,876 parents, 3,236 other relatives, 1,608 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 14,823 (4,678 male householders (3,498 living alone)), 6,901 female householders (5,982 living alone)), 3,244 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,796

Size of family households: 9,593 2-persons, 3,345 3-persons, 1,545 4-persons, 1,077 5-persons, 427 6-persons, 372 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 9,480 1-person, 1,978 2-persons, 121 3-persons.

6,684 married couples with children.
7,462 single-parent households (2,253 men, 5,209 women).

71.7% of residents of Fort Myers speak English at home.
19.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (49% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 19% don't speak English at all).
6.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (57% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (58% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (73% speak English very well, 27% speak English well).

Foreign born population: 13,470 (17.5%)
(43.7% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

5.8
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

3.9
State:

4.3

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Fort Myers, Florida:

  • 243no bedroom
  • 1171 bedroom
  • 4,2572 bedrooms
  • 5,1083 bedrooms
  • 1,7924 bedrooms
  • 7605+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Fort Myers population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Fort Myers, Florida:

  • 1,359no bedroom
  • 4,1301 bedroom
  • 5,7382 bedrooms
  • 3,7653 bedrooms
  • 4884 bedrooms
  • 1815+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Fort Myers population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Fort Myers in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 587no vehicle
  • 4,8571 vehicle
  • 4,4272 vehicles
  • 1,8343 vehicles
  • 4474 vehicles
  • 1255+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Fort Myers population

Cars and other vehicles available in Fort Myers in renter-occupied apartments

  • 2,997no vehicle
  • 8,0551 vehicle
  • 3,3132 vehicles
  • 1,2703 vehicles
  • 264 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Fort Myers population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Fort Myers, Florida:

  • 2431 room
  • 1172 rooms
  • 3213 rooms
  • 1,8494 rooms
  • 2,9425 rooms
  • 2,3796 rooms
  • 2,0247 rooms
  • 1,1028 rooms
  • 1,3009+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Fort Myers population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Fort Myers, Florida:

  • 1,3281 room
  • 1,0382 rooms
  • 3,5513 rooms
  • 4,6804 rooms
  • 2,8805 rooms
  • 1,2396 rooms
  • 4637 rooms
  • 3578 rooms
  • 1259+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Fort Myers population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Fort Myers, FL household income distribution

  • Fort Myers, FL household income distribution
  • 2,431Less than $10,000
  • 1,706$10,000 to $14,999
  • 1,398$15,000 to $19,999
  • 2,151$20,000 to $24,999
  • 3,085$25,000 to $29,999
  • 2,452$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1,934$35,000 to $39,999
  • 1,390$40,000 to $44,999
  • 1,204$45,000 to $49,999
  • 2,003$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,751$60,000 to $74,999
  • 2,400$75,000 to $99,999
  • 1,246$100,000 to $124,999
  • 748$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,079$150,000 to $199,999
  • 960$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Fort Myers, FL

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Fort Myers, FL
  • 90$10,000 to $14,999
  • 112$20,000 to $24,999
  • 25$25,000 to $29,999
  • 115$30,000 to $34,999
  • 73$35,000 to $39,999
  • 506$40,000 to $49,999
  • 453$50,000 to $59,999
  • 563$60,000 to $69,999
  • 408$70,000 to $79,999
  • 167$80,000 to $89,999
  • 296$90,000 to $99,999
  • 785$100,000 to $124,999
  • 672$125,000 to $149,999
  • 696$150,000 to $174,999
  • 626$175,000 to $199,999
  • 1,397$200,000 to $249,999
  • 1,718$250,000 to $299,999
  • 1,449$300,000 to $399,999
  • 1,025$400,000 to $499,999
  • 738$500,000 to $749,999
  • 170$750,000 to $999,999
  • 142$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 51$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Fort Myers, FL

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Fort Myers, FL
  • 233Less than $100
  • 137$100 to $149
  • 504$150 to $199
  • 201$200 to $249
  • 141$250 to $299
  • 85$300 to $349
  • 158$350 to $399
  • 174$400 to $449
  • 798$450 to $499
  • 622$500 to $549
  • 1,134$550 to $599
  • 981$600 to $649
  • 300$650 to $699
  • 920$700 to $749
  • 801$750 to $799
  • 2,176$800 to $899
  • 1,799$900 to $999
  • 1,698$1,000 to $1,249
  • 988$1,250 to $1,499
  • 371$1,500 to $1,999
  • 608$2,000 to $2,499
  • 237$2,500 to $2,999
  • 44$3,500 or more
  • 551No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 3,4882010 or later
  • 4,9742000 to 2009
  • 2,9661990 to 1999
  • 1,2281980 to 1989
  • 3631970 to 1979
  • 637Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Fort Myers population
Fort Myers commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 905
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 2,996
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 4,728
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 4,749
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 4,646
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 1,649
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 4,273
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 647
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 1,254
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 2,085
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 1,575
  • 90 or more minutes: 579
Fort Myers, FL Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 91.9%
Number of people working at home: 1,290 (4.2% of all workers)

Fort Myers mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 72,264 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 8,302 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 389 (0%)
  • Taxi: 2,139 (2%)
  • Bicycle: 578 (1%)
  • Walked: 1,017 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,290 (2%)

First ancestries reported:

 American: 7,380
 Haitian: 3,370
 German: 2,005
 Italian: 1,674
 Irish: 1,642
 English: 1,393
 Polish: 789
 Jamaican: 711
 Brazilian: 454
 Scottish: 417
 Canadian: 371
 African: 349
 French (except Basque): 347
 Scotch-Irish: 287
 Dutch: 272
 European: 247
 French Canadian: 203
 Welsh: 187
 Scandinavian: 167
 Swedish: 149
 British: 145
 Norwegian: 144
 U.S. Virgin Islander: 140
 Turkish: 133
 Slovak: 114
 Egyptian: 114
 Russian: 113
 Lebanese: 101
 Portuguese: 87
 Hungarian: 77
 Ukrainian: 70
 Czechoslovakian: 66
 Belgian: 66
 Greek: 62
 Swiss: 59
 Serbian: 50
 Israeli: 43
 British West Indian: 42
 Danish: 40
 Austrian: 26
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 22
 Guyanese: 20
 Romanian: 18
 Czech: 18
 Croatian: 14
 Northern European: 12
 Armenian: 12
 Maltese: 10
 West Indian: 9
 Albanian: 9
 Cajun: 8
 Slovene: 8
 Slavic: 3
 Estonian: 1

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 19%Haiti
  • 12%Mexico
  • 11%Guatemala
  • 9%Cuba
  • 5%Canada
  • 4%Brazil
  • 3%Honduras

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 29,594
  • Other state: 31,409
  • Northeast: 12,952
  • Midwest: 10,101
  • South: 7,342
  • West: 1,014

78% of Fort Myers residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 40% lived in Florida.

Fort Myers:

78.0%
State average:

84.2%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 519
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 713
  • 5th and 6th grade: 396
  • 7th and 8th grade: 514
  • 9th grade: 627
  • 10th grade: 468
  • 11th grade: 1,402
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 643
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 7,499
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,207
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 4,274
  • Associate degree: 1,653
  • Bachelor's degree: 3,694
  • Master's degree: 1,797
  • Professional school degree: 870
  • Doctorate degree: 538

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 798
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 179
  • 5th and 6th grade: 773
  • 7th and 8th grade: 945
  • 9th grade: 598
  • 10th grade: 1,254
  • 11th grade: 432
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 582
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 8,315
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,578
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 4,491
  • Associate degree: 2,452
  • Bachelor's degree: 4,615
  • Master's degree: 1,943
  • Professional school degree: 595
  • Doctorate degree: 336

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 7.2%Males
  • 7.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 9.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 100.0%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 7.3%Males
  • 13.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 8.1%Males
  • 1.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 3.0%Males
  • 28.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 3.8%Males
  • 10.9%Females
Fort Myers marital status for males
Fort Myers marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 13,867
  • One, attached: 2,773
  • Two: 858
  • 3 or 4: 1,501
  • 5 to 9: 3,267
  • 10 to 19: 4,987
  • 20 to 49: 4,975
  • 50 or more: 5,132
  • Mobile homes: 536
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 90

Median worth of mobile homes: $85,800

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 0.2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 1.7%

House/condo owner moved in on average 7 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Fort Myers:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Fort Myers
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (95.4%)
  • No fuel used (2.1%)
  • Utility gas (1.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)
  • Electricity (94.5%)
  • No fuel used (2.5%)
  • Utility gas (2.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 668
Here:

9.3%
Florida:

12.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 643
Here:

15.8%
Florida:

11.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 298
Here:

16.2%
Florida:

20.1%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)