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Cape Coral Demographics

Curious about the local demographics?

We thought you might be interested so we included these little snapshots of the Cape Coral, Florida demographics courtesy of the United States Census 2010 (sorry, nothing more recent exists that we know of).

Cape Coral is a city located in Lee County Florida. With a 2020 population of 204,549, it is the 8th largest city in Florida and the 116th largest city in the United States . Cape Coral is currently growing at a rate of 2.52% annually and its population has increased by 32.56% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 154,305 in 2010. Cape Coral reached it’s highest population of 204,549 in 2021. Spanning over 119 miles, Cape Coral has a population density of 1,931 people per square mile.

The average household income in Cape Coral is $76,925 with a poverty rate of 10.44%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,244 per month, and the median house value is $229,400. The median age in Cape Coral is 46.7 years, 45.8 years for males, and 47.7 years for females.

The city was founded in 1957 as a planned community, and it was incorporated as a city in 1970.

Cape Coral Age and Gender Statistics

Almost all residents speak English at home, however, there are other residents who speak Spanish, Italian, French, German and Tagalog at home, with nearly 13% of the population speaking a language other than English at home.

Population Growth

Cape Coral has a short history but during that short time it has experienced substantial population growth. A population of just over 10,000 in 1970 more than tripled in 1980. By 2000, the population exceeded 100,000. Current estimates show that Cape Coral’s population is up 16.5% since the last census, indicating that this city is well on its way to reaching 200,000 residents.

Cape Coral Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Cape Coral was:

  • White: 89.47%
  • Black or African American: 5.23%
  • Asian: 1.80%
  • Other race: 1.76%
  • Two or more races: 1.56%
  • Native American: 0.17%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%



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