Cape Coral is a city located in Florida. With a 2020 population of 199,503, it is the 8th largest city in Florida and the 121st largest city in the United States. Cape Coral is currently growing at a rate of 2.61% annually and its population has increased by 29.29% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 154,305 in 2010. Spanning over 119 miles, Cape Coral has a population density of 1,883 people per square mile.
The average household income in Cape Coral is $72,768 with a poverty rate of 11.62%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,172 per month, and the median house value is $214,700. The median age in Cape Coral is 46.9 years, 45.8 years for males, and 47.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.7 males.
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.
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.