Cape Coral, Florida Population 2018

Cape Coral is a city located in the state of Florida. It is located in Lee County and is the largest city by population between Miami and Tampa. The city was founded in 1957 as a planned community, and it was incorporated as a city in 1970. Cape Coral’s population at the time of the 2010 census was 154,305. Since that time, estimates have shown that the population has risen to 179,804. This makes Cape Coral the 11th most populous city in Florida. Cape Coral has a total area of over 119 square miles, which includes over 13.5 square miles of water. The population density of the city is over 1,700 people per square mile.

According to census data, over 88% of Cape Coral’s population is white, over 4% is white, 1.5% is Asian, over 2% is multiracial and over 3% are another race. Nearly 20% of residents are Hispanic or Latino. People between the ages of 25 to 44 make up Cape Coral’s largest age group. Over 22% of the population is under age 18, while nearly 19% are at least 65 years old. There are more females than males, with 94.4 men for every 100 women. Approximately 5.3% of Cape Coral’s population lives below the federal poverty line. 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. 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.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2017183,3654,9862.80%
2016178,3794,6962.70%
2015173,6835,1233.04%
2014168,5604,1162.50%
2013164,4443,8182.38%
2012160,6263,3072.10%
2011157,3192,5881.67%
2010154,73152,4454.23%
2000102,28627,2953.15%
199074,99142,8888.85%
198032,10321,90312.15%
197010,2008,70021.13%
19601,5000.00%

Cape Coral Population in 2018Source: By Sanibel sun at English Wikipedia [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Population by Race

Race Population
White153,832
Black or African American6,911
Some Other Race3,635
Asian2,653
Two or More Races2,408
American Indian and Alaska Native616
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander8

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Cape Coral Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Cape Coral Median Age

45


Total

43.9


Male

45.8


Female

Cape Coral Adults

There are 135,030 adults, (34,353 of which are seniors) in Cape Coral.

Cape Coral Age Dependency

68.8

Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Cape Coral Sex Ratio

Female

87,753

51.60%

Male

82,310

48.40%

Cape Coral Households and Families

Cape Coral Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Cape Coral Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.5%22.5%
All68.4%31.6%
Non Family65.1%34.9%
Male47.3%52.7%
Female44.4%55.6%

68.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cape Coral Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All60,5492.868.4
Married33,3013.1577.5
Non Family16,5451.3465.1
Female7,3633.9144.4
Male3,3404.0747.3

3.24

Average Family Size

2.8

Average Household Size

7.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.7%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Cape Coral Households

Cape Coral Education

Cape Coral Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,2023.41%
9th to 12th Grade7,6896.23%
High School Graduate44,11435.75%
Some College27,71422.46%
Associates Degree12,39510.05%
Bachelors Degree18,23114.77%
Graduate Degree9,0497.33%

Cape Coral Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White95,64988,92322,379
Hispanic20,55716,2393,899
Black4,3143,760541
Other Race2,3031,672295
Asian2,0021,755213
Multiple Races1,1771,070231
Native American36634944
Islander888

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Cape Coral Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,052$35,221$27,516
Less Than High School$21,676$24,344$18,168
High School Grad$25,838$30,980$20,439
Some College$32,118$37,803$29,627
Bachelors Degree$41,777$45,764$40,696
Graduate Degree$50,818$60,787$47,569

$31,052

Average Earnings

$35,221

Average Male

$27,516

Average Female

Cape Coral Language

Cape Coral Language by Age

Cape Coral Language

80.24% of Cape Coral residents speak only English, while 19.76% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.17% of the population.

Cape Coral Poverty

Cape Coral Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White124,16212,87010.37%
Hispanic33,7797,33421.71%
Black6,8261,23518.09%
Other3,63480022.01%
Multiple2,38943318.12%
Asian2,64036213.71%
Native61625441.23%

13.09%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.12%

Male Poverty Rate

14.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cape Coral

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cape Coral is Native, with 41.23% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cape Coral is White, with 10.37% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.95%.

Cape Coral Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.15%
High School16.36%
Some College9.12%
Bachelors or Greater5.43%

Cape Coral Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed34.98%
Male Unemployed29.19%
Female Employed8.14%
Male Employed5.01%

Cape Coral Income

Cape Coral Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$52,000$65,434
Families$57,381$72,378
Married Families$67,625$81,823
Non Families$32,494$42,765

Cape Coral Marital Status

Cape Coral Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.9%

Male Marriage Rate

48.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Cape Coral Married by Age and Sex

Cape Coral Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Cape Coral Marital Status by Race

Cape Coral Veterans

Cape Coral Veterans by War

13,717

Number of Veterans

12,912

Male Veterans

805

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam5,328
First Gulf War1,994
Korea1,709
Second Gulf War1,148
World War II1,130

Cape Coral Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 743,912
75+3,720
55 to 642,696
35 to 542,639
18 to 34750

Cape Coral Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White13,17510.71%
Hispanic1,0134.30%
Black1893.80%
Other1525.18%
2 or More1006.73%
Indian5713.87%
Asian442.01%

Cape Coral Veterans by Education

6.43%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.83%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cape Coral Employment Status

Cape Coral Employment by Age

58.5%

Labor Force Participation

52.9%

Employment Rate

9.4%

Unemployment Rate

Cape Coral Employment by Race

Cape Coral Employment by Education

Cape Coral Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

25.71%

Born in Florida

85.38%

Native Born

14.62%

Foreign Born

6.69%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

85.38% of Cape Coral residents were born in the United States, with 25.71% having been born in Florida. 6.69% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.