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 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%
2010154,73152,44551.27%
2000102,28627,29536.40%
199074,99142,888133.59%
198032,10321,903214.74%
197010,2008,700580.00%
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

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Cape Coral Median Age

45


Total

43.9


Male

45.8


Female

Lancaster Adults

There are 145,592 adults 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 Housing Indicators

Indicator Value
Median Number of Rooms (per House)
5.4
Houses Without Mortgage
15,143
Houses With Mortgage
26,300
Vacancy Rate
23.4
Median Rent
1,095
Median Home Value
173,400
Renter-Occupied Units
19,106
Owner-Occupied Units
41,443
Total Housing Units
79,001

This chart shows the employment and labor force participation rates in Cape Coral for residents over 16 years of age. The 2015 unemployment rate is 5.5% and the labor force participation rate is 58.5%.

Cape Coral Family/Household Indicators

Indicator Value
Average Household Size
2.8
Average Family Size
3.24
Total Households
60549
Married Couple Households
33301
Male Householder (no wife) Families
3340
Female Householder (no husband) Families
7363
Non Family Households
16545
Total Families
44004
Households With Own Children
16243
Unmarried Partner Households (Opposite Sex)
7.1
Unmarried Partner Households (Same Sex)
0.7

Cape Coral Income Distribution

Indicator Value
Under $10,000
3,575
$10,000 to $14,999
2,629
$15,000 to $24,999
6,003
$25,000 to $34,999
6,855
$35,000 to $49,999
9,528
$50,000 to $74,999
13,560
$75,000 to $99,999
8,108
$100,000 to $149,999
6,448
$150,000 to $199,999
2,085
Over $200,000
1,758

Cape Coral Household Income

Income

Median

Mean

Cape Coral

Florida

$52,000

$48,900

$65,434

$69,936

Under 10k10k - 15k15k - 25k25k - 35k35k - 50k50k - 75k75k - 100k100k - 150k150k - 200kOver 200k00.0550.110.1650.22

Cape Coral Education Data

Cape Coral Educational Attainment (over 25)

Indicator Value Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade
4,2023.41%
9th to 12th Grade
7,6896.23%
High School Graduate
44,11435.75%
Some College
27,71422.46%
Associates Degree
12,39510.05%
Bachelors Degree
18,23114.77%
Graduate Degree
9,0497.33%