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.