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Cape Coral Demographics

March 27, 2009
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Cape Coral Demographics

Cape Coral is the most populous city between Tampa and Miami. More than 60

percent of the population is between the ages of 15-64 and residents under 25

outnumber residents over 65. Southwest Florida's 18-24 age group is growing at a

faster rate than the state of Florida and the United States.

Permanent Population(1)

2000 2007 2011

102,286 167,572 193,257

Median Age(2)

1980 1990 2000 2011

50.0 39.9 41.6 46.2

Functional Population Projections(1)

2008 2011 2015 2020

187,543 247,543 307,534 367,534

Race Distribution(2)

White Black Asian Hispanic Some Other Race

90.2% 3.2% 1.3% 13.6% 3.2%

Hispanic is an ethnic group and includes other races. Totals are not equal.

Gender(2)

1980 1990 2000 2006

Female 17,820 38,842 52,702 83,775

Male 16,324 36,149 49,584 78,265

Age Distribution(2)

0 to 14 15 to 24 25 to 44 45 to 64 65+

16.8% 10.9% 22.4% 27.7% 22.4%

Personal Income Median Household(3)

1980 1990 2000 2006

$19,288 $33,999 $43,410 $51,635

Labor Statistics

Labor Force(4) Persons

Employed(4)

Persons

Unemployed(4)

Unemployment

Rate(5)

82,618 79,865 2,753 4.2%

(1)Population statistics and projections provided by City of Cape Coral Department of

Community Development and Lee County Economic Development Office. Functional

population is a combination of both permanent and seasonal residents and is the

figure used for long-range planning.

(2)Median Age, Race Distribution, Gender and Age Distribution from U.S. Census

2000.

(3)Personal Income/Median Househouse from U.S> Census 2000 and City of Cape

Coral Department of Community Development.

(4)Labor Statistics from State of Florida, Department of Labor & Employment

Security, December 2006.

(5)Unemployment Rate statistics from Lee County Economic Development Office June

2007.

 
 

 

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