Cape Coral, Florida Population 2020

199,503
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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.

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: 90.18%
  • Black or African American: 5.00%
  • Asian: 1.69%
  • Other race: 1.54%
  • Two or more races: 1.39%
  • Native American: 0.16%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of Cape Coral, Florida is 199,503, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 189,343.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 154,305.

Cape Coral, Florida Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020784,81815,1041.92%
2019769,71415,1041.96%
2018754,61015,1042.00%
2017739,50617,1202.32%
2016722,38622,8563.16%
2015699,53022,1693.17%
2014677,36117,4412.57%
2013659,92015,6772.38%
2012644,24313,2122.05%
2011631,03110,5771.68%
2010620,4540.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White161,06390.18%
Black or African American8,9385.00%
Asian3,0251.69%
Some Other Race2,7421.54%
Two or More Races2,4861.39%
American Indian and Alaska Native2860.16%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander530.03%
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Cape Coral Population Pyramid 2020

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Cape Coral Median Age

46.9


Total

45.8


Male

47.8


Female

Cape Coral Adults

There are 145,442 adults, (40,700 of whom are seniors) in Cape Coral.

Cape Coral Age Dependency

70.5

Age Dependency Ratio

38.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Cape Coral Sex Ratio

Female

90,777

50.83%

Male

87,816

49.17%

Cape Coral Households and Families

Cape Coral Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Cape Coral Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.1%19.9%
All72%28%
Non Family66.6%33.4%
Male55%45%
Female52.3%47.7%

72.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All64,9812.7472
Married35,8183.1180.1
Non Family19,2031.2966.6
Female6,9364.1152.3
Male3,0244.3355

3.22

Average Family Size

2.74

Average Household Size

6.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Cape Coral Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,3162.48%
9th to 12th Grade7,8215.86%
High School Graduate48,10136.04%
Some College28,34421.24%
Associates Degree14,81111.10%
Bachelors Degree21,10215.81%
Graduate Degree9,9817.48%
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Cape Coral Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White102,43695,30725,043
Hispanic22,06019,0194,163
Black5,8245,1481,209
Asian2,4122,160497
Other Race1,6361,335239
Multiple Races1,028917230
Native American23823850
Islander5353

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 white people with a rate of 24.45%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,093$38,791$31,565
Less Than High School$25,255$29,184$21,050
High School Grad$30,258$35,109$24,706
Some College$35,556$40,580$32,079
Bachelors Degree$44,451$49,931$42,224
Graduate Degree$54,986$62,582$53,121

$35,093

Average Earnings

$38,791

Average Male

$31,565

Average Female

Cape Coral Language

Cape Coral Language by Age

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Cape Coral Language

80.85% of Cape Coral residents speak only English, while 19.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.16% of the population.

Cape Coral Poverty

Cape Coral Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White129,44611,9589.24%
Hispanic34,6956,82519.67%
Black8,7021,26914.58%
Other2,74255120.09%
Asian3,02046515.40%
Multiple2,4671696.85%
Native2863211.19%

11.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.82%

Male Poverty Rate

12.40%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cape Coral

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cape Coral is Other, with 20.09% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cape Coral is Multiple, with 6.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.82%.

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Name Poverty
High School15.08%
Less Than High School14.17%
Some College7.86%
Bachelors or Greater5.97%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed34.63%
Male Unemployed22.22%
Female Employed5.92%
Male Employed4.51%

Cape Coral Income

Cape Coral Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$57,125$72,768
Families$65,644$82,000
Married Families$75,493$90,484
Non Families$35,110$46,250
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Cape Coral Marital Status

Cape Coral Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.6%

Male Marriage Rate

49.2%

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 Veterans

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14,893

Number of Veterans

13,972

Male Veterans

921

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam6,267
First Gulf War2,491
Second Gulf War1,513
Korea1,345
World War II909
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 744,711
75+3,968
35 to 542,879
55 to 642,488
18 to 34847
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Name Veterans % of Total
White14,16110.68%
Hispanic1,2004.81%
Black3886.07%
Asian1304.83%
2 or More1128.28%
Other602.96%
Indian4214.69%

Cape Coral Veterans by Education

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6.09%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.01%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cape Coral Employment Status

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57.6%

Labor Force Participation

53.8%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

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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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25.07%

Born in Florida

84.95%

Native Born

15.05%

Foreign Born

6.43%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

84.95% of Cape Coral residents were born in the United States, with 25.07% having been born in Florida. 6.43% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020199,5035,0802.61%
2019194,4235,0802.68%
2018189,3435,9013.22%
2017183,4425,0802.85%
2016178,3624,8942.82%
2015173,4685,1233.04%
2014168,3454,0222.45%
2013164,3233,7752.35%
2012160,5483,2342.06%
2011157,3142,5791.67%
2010154,73552,4494.23%
2000102,28627,2953.15%
199074,99142,8888.85%
198032,10321,90312.15%
197010,2008,70021.13%
19601,5000.00%