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Fort Myers is 13th in Florida out of 385 other cities in Retail sales

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Fort Myers Rank Florida US
Current population (2012) 65,725 35th 19,317,568 313,914,040
Size in square miles 40.0 29th 53,624.8 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1,559.1 306th 350.6 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Fort Myers Rank Florida US
Residents younger than 5 7.3% 98th 5.5% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 22.7% 202nd 20.7% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 14.4% 254th 18.2% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Fort Myers Rank Florida US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 79.0% 365th 85.5% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 21.3% 261st 26.0% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Fort Myers Rank Florida US
Race - White 54.6% 403rd 78.3% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 32.3% 53rd 16.6% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.6% 66th 0.5% 1.2%
Race - Asian 1.6% 239th 2.7% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 200th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.8% 149th 1.9% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 20.0% 169th 23.2% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 44.6% 340th 57.0% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Fort Myers Rank Florida US
Female residents 49.9% 393rd 51.1% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 17.1% 161st 19.2% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Fort Myers Rank Florida US
Housing units 35,138 34th 9,026,965 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 54.5% 51st 29.9% 25.9%
Households 22,872 50th 7,140,096 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 46.7% 429th 69.0% 66.1%
Home median value $164,000 275th $188,600 $186,200
People per household 2.6 208th 2.6 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Fort Myers Rank Florida US
Income per capita $22,657 271st $26,733 $27,915
Income per household $37,347 353rd $47,827 $52,762
Income below poverty line 25.2% 50th 14.7% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Fort Myers Rank Florida US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 9,939 31st 2,009,589 27,092,908
Retail sales $2,577,740 13th $262,341,127 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $40,829 21st $14,353 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $260,086 25th $41,922,059 $613,795,732

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