Fort Myers is a large medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 64,379 people and 67 constituent neighborhoods, Fort Myers is the 39th largest community in Florida.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Fort Myers is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Fort Myers is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are many people living in Fort Myers who work in sales jobs (14.88%), office and administrative support (13.95%) and food service (8.28%).
One of the nice things about Fort Myers is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
Fort Myers Information and Demographics
The population of Fort Myers overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns. Of adults 25 and older, 21.81% have at least a Bachelor’s Degree.
Fort Myers is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Fort Myers home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fort Myers residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Fort Myers also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 19.97% of the city’s residents.
Fort Myers also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.77%. The most common language spoken in Fort Myers is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.