Living in Cape Coral, FL

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living | Photos
Updated: 2020-03-10

Cape Coral SnackAbility

8
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
5
Diversity
8.5
Safety
8
Amenities
8.5
Education
8
Commute
6

Cape Coral, FL Crime Report

2,968
Total Crimes
1,579.8
Total Crimes / 100k People
-38.49%
Below National Average

Cape Coral, FL Cost Of Living

105
Cape Coral's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average

Cape Coral, Florida Info Snack

Cape Coral /krl/ is a city located in Lee County, Florida, United States, on the Gulf of Mexico. Founded in 1957 and developed as a planned community, the city grew to a population of 154,305 by the year 2010. The city's population estimate was 165,831 for 2013 and 179,804 for 2016. With an area of 120 square miles (310 km2), Cape Coral is the largest city between Tampa and Miami. It is a principal city in the Cape Coral – Fort Myers, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population estimate for the statistical area was 679,513 for 2014. The city is known as a "Waterfront Wonderland"; with over 400 mi (640 km) of navigable waterways, Cape Coral has more miles of canals than any other city in the world.[citation needed]
Population
178,593
Unemployment
6.5%
Poverty
11.6%
Median Home
$214,700
Median Income
$57,125
Median Rent
$1,172

Cape Coral, FL Photos

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Rankings for Cape Coral in Florida

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Map Of Cape Coral, FL

Population over time in Cape Coral

Year Population % Change
2017 178,593 2.8%
2016 173,679 2.1%
2015 170,063 2.5%
2014 165,843 2.5%
2013 161,804 2.1%
2012 158,415 1.9%
2011 155,405 1.7%
2010 152,817 2.0%
2009 149,787 -
Crime/100k Cape Coral FL USA
Violent Crime 142.1 384.9 368.9
Murder 1.6 5.2 5.0
Robbery 27.1 79.3 86.2
Aggravated Assault 104.3 260.8 246.8
Property Crime 1437.7 2281.8 2199.5
Burglary 219.8 337.7 376.0
Larceny 1123.1 1750.8 1594.6
Car Theft 94.7 193.3 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Cape Coral

White
72.8% (130,012)
African American
4.7% (8,398)
American Indian
0.1% (232)
Asian
1.7% (2,991)
Hawaiian
0.0% (53)
Other
0.2% (326)
Two Or More
1.0% (1,738)
Hispanic
19.5% (34,843)
Race Cape Coral FL USA
White 72.8% 54.4% 61.1%
African American 4.7% 15.4% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 1.7% 2.7% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.2% 0.3% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.0% 1.8% 2.4%
Hispanic 19.5% 25.2% 17.8%

Household Income For Cape Coral, Florida

Less than $10,000
6.0% (1,074,344)
$10,000 to $14,999
3.7% (669,232)
$15,000 to $24,999
8.6% (1,535,799)
$25,000 to $34,999
9.2% (1,646,284)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.4% (2,577,163)
$50,000 to $74,999
21.5% (3,836,749)
$75,000 to $99,999
14.8% (2,645,598)
$100,000 to $149,999
13.9% (2,476,572)
$150,000 to $199,999
3.8% (686,822)
$200,000 or more
4.0% (710,733)
Income Cape Coral FL USA
Less than $10,000 6.0% 6.8% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 3.7% 4.7% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 8.6% 10.5% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 9.2% 10.7% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.4% 14.3% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 21.5% 18.4% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 14.8% 11.9% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 13.9% 12.5% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.8% 4.8% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 4.0% 5.4% 7.0%

Gender in Cape Coral

Female
50.8% (90,777)
Male
49.2% (87,816)
Gender Cape Coral FL USA
Female 50.8% 51.1% 50.8%
Male 49.2% 48.9% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Cape Coral for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
3.0% (5,357)
9-12th Grade
6.0% (10,715)
High School / GED
36.0% (64,293)
Some College
21.0% (37,504)
Associate's Degree
11.0% (19,645)
Bachelor's Degree
16.0% (28,574)
Master's Degree
5.0% (8,929)
Professional Degree
1.0% (1,785)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (1,785)
Education Cape Coral FL USA
< 9th Grade 3.0% 5.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 6.0% 7.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 36.0% 29.0% 27.0%
Some College 21.0% 20.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 11.0% 10.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 16.0% 19.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 5.0% 7.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

2 Reviews & Comments About Cape Coral

Overall User Rating
3.0
/5

Lisa Ruth

I live in Cape Coral fl.. I wish I never moved down here hot as he'll all the time,and the people are dumb as s**t,also to much traffic and know one can drive.. horrible place.


HomeSnacks User

I love cape coral Florida because it is beautiful and warm. I love that it is right on the water. I love going boating in the canals. The prices at the store and restaurants are very reasonable. It is actually a pretty inexpensive place to live. We hope to move to Cape Coral Florida when we retire.

I love that you get to enjoy the sunshine and water. We like to go boating when we are there. I loved that there are lots of things to do, but you don't have the tourists like you do in other parts of Florida.

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