Cape Coral, Florida Population 2019

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 Population Density

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.

Demographics of Cape Coral

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.

Population Growth

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
White156,505
Black or African American7,683
Some Other Race3,761
Asian2,717
Two or More Races2,537
American Indian and Alaska Native447
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander29

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Cape Coral Population Pyramid 2019

2,0004,0006,0008,000 Male Population2,0004,0006,0008,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Cape Coral Median Age

45.9


Total

45.4


Male

46.6


Female

Cape Coral Adults

There are 139,130 adults, (37,995 of whom are seniors) in Cape Coral.

Cape Coral Age Dependency

71.7

Age Dependency Ratio

37.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Cape Coral Sex Ratio

Female

89,541

51.56%

Male

84,138

48.44%

Cape Coral Households and Families

Cape Coral Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Cape Coral Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.3%21.7%
All70.3%29.7%
Non Family65.9%34.1%
Male52.9%47.1%
Female48.7%51.3%

70.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cape Coral Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All62,3922.7770.3
Married34,6053.1678.3
Non Family17,9501.3165.9
Female6,8253.9948.7
Male3,0124.3552.9

3.23

Average Family Size

2.77

Average Household Size

6.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Cape Coral Households

Cape Coral Education

Cape Coral Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,7052.91%
9th to 12th Grade7,7576.09%
High School Graduate45,63135.80%
Some College28,30922.21%
Associates Degree13,42810.54%
Bachelors Degree19,25215.11%
Graduate Degree9,3697.35%

Cape Coral Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White98,39591,66923,174
Hispanic21,29417,3054,048
Black4,7544,294827
Other Race2,2211,609244
Asian2,1881,928278
Multiple Races1,084980287
Native American32030568
Islander29298

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 27.59%.

Cape Coral Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,962$35,800$29,634
Less Than High School$21,273$24,585$17,757
High School Grad$26,903$31,448$21,811
Some College$33,944$39,500$31,417
Bachelors Degree$41,991$48,609$40,592
Graduate Degree$51,466$60,032$50,866

$31,962

Average Earnings

$35,800

Average Male

$29,634

Average Female

Cape Coral Language

Cape Coral Language by Age

Cape Coral Language

80.25% of Cape Coral residents speak only English, while 19.75% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.42% of the population.

Cape Coral Poverty

Cape Coral Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White125,70812,1659.68%
Hispanic34,8367,82522.46%
Black7,4591,50520.18%
Other3,76078720.93%
Multiple2,51829611.76%
Asian2,71127410.11%
Native44715735.12%

12.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.10%

Male Poverty Rate

13.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cape Coral

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cape Coral is Native, with 35.12% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cape Coral is White, with 9.68% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.48%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.19%.

Cape Coral Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School17.02%
High School15.88%
Some College8.51%
Bachelors or Greater5.91%

Cape Coral Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed35.20%
Male Unemployed27.31%
Female Employed7.37%
Male Employed4.84%

Cape Coral Income

Cape Coral Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$53,653$68,090
Families$60,497$76,484
Married Families$69,983$85,182
Non Families$32,861$43,037

Cape Coral Marital Status

Cape Coral Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.3%

Male Marriage Rate

48.9%

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


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Cape Coral Veterans

Cape Coral Veterans by War

14,103

Number of Veterans

13,097

Male Veterans

1,006

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam5,503
First Gulf War2,233
Korea1,556
Second Gulf War1,234
World War II1,016

Cape Coral Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 744,390
75+4,007
35 to 542,668
55 to 642,283
18 to 34755

Cape Coral Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White13,49510.67%
Hispanic1,2505.13%
Black2574.76%
Other1635.58%
2 or More895.86%
Asian733.11%
Indian267.37%

Cape Coral Veterans by Education

6.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.40%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cape Coral Employment Status

Cape Coral Employment by Age

57.5%

Labor Force Participation

52.9%

Employment Rate

8%

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

25.49%

Born in Florida

85.25%

Native Born

14.75%

Foreign Born

6.42%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

85.25% of Cape Coral residents were born in the United States, with 25.49% having been born in Florida. 6.42% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.