Cape Coral, Florida Population 2022

201,958
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Cape Coral is a city located in Lee County Florida. With a 2020 population of 201,958, it is the 8th largest city in Florida and the 128th largest city in the United States. Cape Coral is currently growing at a rate of 2.01% annually and its population has increased by 4.09% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 194,016 in 2020. Spanning over 119 miles, Cape Coral has a population density of 1,906 people per square mile.

The average household income in Cape Coral is $76,925 with a poverty rate of 9.70%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. 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 Coralwas:

  • White: 85.49%
  • Two or more races: 5.82%
  • Black or African American: 4.25%
  • Other race: 2.35%
  • Asian: 1.92%
  • Native American: 0.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Cape Coral, Florida is 201,958 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 194,016.

Cape Coral, Florida Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Cape Coral Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Cape Coral Population by Race

Cape Coral Population Pyramid 2022

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Cape Coral Median Age

47.8


Total

46.8


Male

48.6


Female

Cape Coral Adults

There are 156,281 adults, (45,425 of whom are seniors) in Cape Coral.

Cape Coral Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

41

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Cape Coral Sex Ratio

Female

95,701

50.47%

Male

93,932

49.53%

Cape Coral Population by Age

Cape Coral Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Cape Coral Household Types

76.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cape Coral Households and Families

3.24

Average Family Size

2.7

Average Household Size

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Cape Coral Households by Type

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Cape Coral Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cape Coral Educational Attainment by Race

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 39.15%.

Cape Coral Educational Attainment by Race

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$36,716

Average Earnings

$40,879

Average Male

$33,363

Average Female

Cape Coral Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cape Coral Language by Age

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Cape Coral Language

78.14% of Cape Coral residents speak only English, while 21.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 18.05% of the population.

Cape Coral Language

Cape Coral Poverty by Race

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9.70%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.60%

Male Poverty Rate

10.77%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cape Coral

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cape Coral is Islander, with 28.57% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cape Coral is Multiple, with 6.32% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.97%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.01%.

Cape Coral Poverty

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Cape Coral Poverty Rate by Education

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Cape Coral Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cape Coral Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Cape Coral Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.4%

Male Marriage Rate

51.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Cape Coral Married by Age and Sex

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Cape Coral Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Cape Coral Marital Status by Race

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Cape Coral Marital Status

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13,569

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Cape Coral Veterans by War

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Cape Coral Veterans by Age

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Cape Coral Veterans by Race

Cape Coral Veterans by Education

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6.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cape Coral Veterans by Education

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58%

Labor Force Participation

54.7%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Cape Coral Employment by Age

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Cape Coral Employment by Race

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Cape Coral Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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23.12%

Born in Cape Coral

83.43%

Native Born

16.57%

Foreign Born

6.45%

Non Citizen

10.12%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.43% of Cape Coral residents were born in the United States, with 23.12% having been born in Florida. 6.45% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Cape Coral Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Cape Coral Population by Year