Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL

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2020 Population
127,698
3.78% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
US Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
43.3
0% 1-year change
2020 Poverty Rate
14.6%
7.32% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$51,945
5.76% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$234,500
6.25% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
52,490
4.8% 1-year growth

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In 2020, Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL had a population of 128k people with a median age of 43.3 and a median household income of $51,945. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL grew from 123,045 to 127,698, a 3.78% increase and its median household income grew from $49,115 to $51,945, a 5.76% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (56.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (16.3%), White (Hispanic) (13.3%), Other (Hispanic) (5.21%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.99%).

24.6% of the households in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

89.9% of the residents in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lee County (Central)--Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL are Fort Myers Technical College (591 degrees awarded in 2021), Southern Technical College (499 degrees), and Florida Academy (462035) (298 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL was $234,500, and the homeownership rate was 56.6%.

Most people in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL is home to a population of 128k people, from which 89.9% are citizens. As of 2018, 18.1% of Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL residents were born outside of the country (21.5k people).

In 2020, there were 3.47 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (72.1k people) in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 20.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 17k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL are Spanish (22,200 households), Haitian (2,014 households), and Portuguese (1,298 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
64,393
Women
50.4%
63,381
Men
49.6%

The resident population of United States in 2020 was 127,774 inhabitants, with 49.6% men, and 50.4% women.

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Citizenship

89.9%
2020 Citizenship
88.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 89.9% of Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL was 88.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    72.1k ± 2.54k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    20.8k ± 1.5k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    17k ± 1.73k
22%
Hispanic Population
28.1k people

In 2020, there were 3.47 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (72.1k people) in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 20.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 17k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

22% of the people in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL are hispanic (28.1k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    3,341 ± 1,400 people
  2. Guatemala
    3,246 ± 1,381 people
  3. Cuba
    2,614 ± 1,242 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL was Mexico, the natal country of 3,341 Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL residents, followed by Guatemala with 3,246 and Cuba with 2,614.

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Foreign-Born Population

18.1%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
21.5k people
16.4%
2016 Foreign-Born Population
18.2k people

As of 2018, 18.1% of Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL residents (21.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL was 16.4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    22,200 households (18.6%)
  2. Haitian
    2,014 households (1.68%)
  3. Portuguese
    1,298 households (1.08%)

24.6% of the households in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2020, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL was Spanish. 18.6% of the households in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,735 ± 308
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,324 ± 442
  3. Korea
    831 ± 316

Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.07 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL employs 52.5k people. The largest industries in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL are Construction (7,300 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,598 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (2,303 people), and the highest paying industries are Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($212,179), Medical equipment & supplies manufacturing ($166,858), and Independent artists, writers, and performers ($153,439).

Males in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL have an average income that is 1.15 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,016. The income inequality in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is higher than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
24,677
Women
47%
27,813
Men
53%

The workforce of Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL in 2020 was 52,490 people, with 47% woman, and 53% men.

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Occupations

52.5k
2020 Value
4.8%
1 Year growth
± 4.8%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL grew at a rate of 4.8%, from 50.1k employees to 52.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,622 people), Cashiers (1,537 people), and Landscaping and groundskeeping workers (1,458 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

52.5k
2020 Value
4.8%
1 Year growth
± 4.8%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL grew at a rate of 4.8%, from 50.1k employees to 52.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL, are Construction (7,300 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,598 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (2,303 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL, though some of these residents may live in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$34,995
Median earning men ± $1,770
$28,637
Median earning women ± $1,891

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($61,528), Wholesale Trade ($56,170), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,184).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($71,442), Construction ($49,120), and Public Administration ($43,735).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Florida. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $93.7B
  2. $57.8B
  3. $56.4B

In 2020, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $93.7B, followed by Electronics ($57.8B) and Pharmaceuticals ($56.4B).

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$640B
2020 Value in Florida
$1.41T
Projected 2050 Value in Florida
121% growth

In 2020, total outbound Florida trade was $640B. This is expected to increase 121% to $1.41T by 2050.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $22.9B
  2. $17.8B
  3. $14.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $22.9B, followed by Texas with $17.8B and California and $14.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Florida shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Florida went to Donald J. Trump with 51.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (47.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.635%).

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing the state of Florida. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Florida

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Marco Rubio
Senator from Florida3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Rick Scott
Senator from Florida1
Assumed office on January 8, 2019
Inauguration delayed in order to finish his term as Governor of Florida.

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing Florida.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Florida

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Florida have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2021, universities in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL awarded 1,956 degrees. The student population of Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 2,490 male students and 4,550 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL are White (863 and 44.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (659 and 33.8%), Black or African American (336 and 17.2%), and Two or More Races (32 and 1.64%).

The largest universities in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL by number of degrees awarded are Fort Myers Technical College (591 and 30.2%), Southern Technical College (499 and 25.5%), and Florida Academy (462035) (298 and 15.2%).

The most popular majors in Lee County (Central)--Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL are Medical Assistant (228 and 11.7%), General Cosmetology (136 and 6.95%), and Criminal Justice - Police Science (113 and 5.78%).

The median tuition cost in Lee County (Central)--Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL for private four year colleges is $14,280.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

Measure

In 2019 in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL, the percentage of applicants admitted was 61.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 55%. The number of students enrolled in 2021 was 7,040 (35.4% men and 64.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2021 there were 7,040 students enrolled in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL, 35.4% men and 64.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,132 records, of which 61.8% were women and 38.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 225 degree-majors awarded
  2. 136 degree-majors awarded
  3. 77 degree-majors awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Lee County (Central)--Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL was Medical Assistant with 225 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Lee County (Central)--Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 591 degrees awarded
  2. 499 degrees awarded
  3. 298 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Fort Myers Technical College with 591 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2021, 723 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL, which is 0.586 times less than the 1,233 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 863 degrees mean that there were 1.31 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 659 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private for-profit, 2-year ($14,508) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($1,875) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($1,150) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2020, 1.33% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.42% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (32.4k), Some college (20.2k), and Bachelors Degree (15.5k).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL was $234,500 in 2020, which is 1.02 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $220,700 to $234,500, a 6.25% increase. The homeownership rate in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL is 56.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL have an average commute time of 24.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL is $51,945. In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL was Weston, Pembroke Pines (Northwest) Cities & Southwest Ranches Town PUMA, FL with a value of $110,889, followed by Coral Gables City, Pinecrest Village & Kendall (South) PUMA, FL and Wellington Village & Agricultural Reserve PUMA, FL, with respective values of $102,356 and $97,175.

Property

$234,500
Median Property Value 2020
±$7,664
$27,539
Median Property Taxes
±$1,374

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

56.6%
Homeownership
2020
64.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 56.6% of the housing units in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 57.5%.

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Income by Location

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In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL was Weston, Pembroke Pines (Northwest) Cities & Southwest Ranches Town PUMA, FL with a value of $110,889, followed by Coral Gables City, Pinecrest Village & Kendall (South) PUMA, FL and Wellington Village & Agricultural Reserve PUMA, FL, with respective values of $102,356 and $97,175.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$51,945
Median Household Income
± $1,759
48.7k
Number of Households
± 1,793

In 2020, the median household income of the 48.7k households in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL grew to $51,945 from the previous year's value of $49,115.

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Wage Distribution

0.478
2020 Wage GINI in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL
0.475
2019 Wage GINI in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL

In 2020, the income inequality in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.585% growth from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (74.6%)
  2. Carpooled (11.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.52%)

In 2020, 74.6% of workers in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.9%) and those who worked at home (6.52%).

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Commute Time

24.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL have a shorter commute time (24.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.46% of the workforce in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL (18.2k out of 125k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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84.5% of the population of Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL has health coverage, with 33.6% on employee plans, 16.3% on Medicaid, 17.9% on Medicare, 15.5% on non-group plans, and 1.15% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Florida was $8,076 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,688).

Primary care physicians in Florida see 1372 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.939% decrease from the previous year (1385 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1631 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 546 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,372 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Florida

Primary care physicians in Florida see an average of 1,372 patients per year. This represents a 0.939% decrease from the previous year (1,385 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21% under 18 years, 18.5% between 18 and 34 years, 36.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 23.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.3% were men and 52.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

15.5%
Uninsured
33.6%
Employer Coverage
16.3%
Medicaid
17.9%
Medicare
15.5%
Non-Group
1.15%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL declined by 1.79% from 15.8% to 15.5%.

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