Cape Coral, Florida Population 2021

204,549
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Cape Coral is a city located in Lee County Florida. With a 2020 population of 204,549, it is the 8th largest city in Florida and the 116th largest city in the United States . Cape Coral is currently growing at a rate of 2.52% annually and its population has increased by 32.56% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 154,305 in 2010. Cape Coral reached it's highest population of 204,549 in 2021. Spanning over 119 miles, Cape Coral has a population density of 1,931 people per square mile.

The average household income in Cape Coral is $76,925 with a poverty rate of 10.44%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,244 per month, and the median house value is $229,400. 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 Coral was:

  • White: 89.47%
  • Black or African American: 5.23%
  • Asian: 1.80%
  • Other race: 1.76%
  • Two or more races: 1.56%
  • Native American: 0.17%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Cape Coral, Florida is 204,549 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 189,468.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 154,305.

Cape Coral, Florida Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021802,79116,1072.01%
2020786,68416,1072.05%
2019770,57716,1072.09%
2018754,47014,4701.92%
2017740,00017,3512.34%
2016722,64923,0053.18%
2015699,64422,4123.20%
2014677,23217,3982.57%
2013659,83415,6372.37%
2012644,19713,1442.04%
2011631,05310,6041.68%
2010620,4490.00%

Cape Coral Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White164,57789.47%
Black or African American9,6175.23%
Asian3,3041.80%
Some Other Race3,2371.76%
Two or More Races2,8651.56%
American Indian and Alaska Native3090.17%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander330.02%
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Cape Coral Population by Race

Cape Coral Population Pyramid $2021

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Cape Coral Median Age

46.7


Total

45.8


Male

47.7


Female

Cape Coral Adults

There are 150,546 adults, (41,729 of whom are seniors) in Cape Coral.

Cape Coral Age Dependency

69

Age Dependency Ratio

38.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Cape Coral Sex Ratio

Female

92,784

50.44%

Male

91,158

49.56%

Cape Coral Population by Age

Cape Coral Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Cape Coral Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.2%18.8%
All74.5%25.5%
Non Family68.8%31.2%
Male66.3%33.7%
Female55.9%44.1%

74.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cape Coral Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All65,2872.8174.5
Married37,0223.2181.2
Non Family18,9871.2968.8
Female6,1284.3355.9
Male3,1504.2966.3

3.31

Average Family Size

2.81

Average Household Size

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Cape Coral Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,1652.29%
9th to 12th Grade8,1725.92%
High School Graduate51,51737.35%
Some College28,93320.98%
Associates Degree13,96210.12%
Bachelors Degree21,85715.85%
Graduate Degree10,3277.49%
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Cape Coral Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cape Coral Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White102,99295,98725,373
Hispanic24,67021,4454,606
Black6,6905,9741,322
Asian2,5922,293640
Other Race2,2341,746234
2+ Races1,2321,045364
Native American25925974
Islander3333

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 2+ races people with a rate of 29.55%.

Cape Coral Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,610$40,116$32,354
Less Than 9th Grade$25,376$31,027$21,264
High School Graduate$30,850$36,460$25,833
Some College$38,301$42,140$34,108
Bachelors Degree$45,348$49,000$43,709
Graduate Degree$60,175$63,966$54,597

$36,610

Average Earnings

$40,116

Average Male

$32,354

Average Female

Cape Coral Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cape Coral Language by Age

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Cape Coral Language

79.65% of Cape Coral residents speak only English, while 20.35% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.32% of the population.

Cape Coral Language

Cape Coral Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White129,98911,1048.54%
Hispanic38,3275,98915.63%
Black9,5831,23312.87%
Other3,23754916.96%
Asian3,30453516.19%
Multiple2,86531611.03%
Native309268.41%

10.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.43%

Male Poverty Rate

11.42%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cape Coral

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cape Coral is Other, with 16.96% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cape Coral is Native, with 8.41% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.03%.

Cape Coral Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.17%
High School14.01%
Some College6.63%
Bachelors or Greater5.28%

Cape Coral Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed32.26%
Male Unemployed19.75%
Female Employed5.14%
Male Employed4.16%

Cape Coral Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cape Coral Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$61,599$76,925
Families$71,773$87,061
Married Families$80,036$95,356
Non Families$37,287$47,804
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Income by Household Type

Cape Coral Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.9%

Male Marriage Rate

50.1%

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 55-64.

Cape Coral Marital Status by Race

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Cape Coral Marital Status

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14,140

Number of Veterans

13,105

Male Veterans

1,035

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam5,956
First Gulf War2,205
Second Gulf War1,453
Korea1,178
World War II620

Cape Coral Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 744,449
75+3,819
35 to 542,691
55 to 642,432
18 to 34749

Cape Coral Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White13,2739.78%
Hispanic1,1774.25%
Black5487.45%
Asian1334.57%
2+ Races1278.49%
Native American5216.83%
Other Race70.27%

Cape Coral Veterans by Race

Cape Coral Veterans by Education

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6.55%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cape Coral Veterans by Education

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58.2%

Labor Force Participation

54.6%

Employment Rate

6%

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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24.99%

Born in Cape Coral

84.81%

Native Born

15.19%

Foreign Born

5.64%

Non Citizen

9.55%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.81% of Cape Coral residents were born in the United States, with 24.99% having been born in Florida. 5.64% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021204,5495,0272.52%
2020199,5225,0272.58%
2019194,4955,0272.65%
2018189,4685,7673.14%
2017183,7015,1672.89%
2016178,5344,9622.86%
2015173,5725,2073.09%
2014168,3654,0292.45%
2013164,3363,7782.35%
2012160,5583,2282.05%
2011157,3302,5991.68%
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 by Year