Fort Myers Shores, Florida Population 2024

5,990

Fort Myers Shores is a city located in Lee County Florida. Fort Myers Shores has a 2024 population of 5,990. Fort Myers Shores is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has decreased by -11.19% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,745 in 2020.

The average household income in Fort Myers Shores is $78,595 with a poverty rate of 10.05%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Fort Myers Shores is 40.1 years, 42.3 years for males, and 37.9 years for females.

Fort Myers Shores Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Fort Myers Shores was:

  • White: 73.79%
  • Two or more races: 17.08%
  • Other race: 5.08%
  • Black or African American: 3.19%
  • Native American: 0.87%
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Florida
Land Area (mi²)
2.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,887.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-11.19% (-755)
The current population of Fort Myers Shores, Florida is 5,990 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 6,745.

Fort Myers Shores, Florida Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,42073.79%
Two or more races1,02317.08%
Other race3045.08%
Black or African American1913.19%
Native American520.87%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Fort Myers Shores Population by Race

Fort Myers Shores Population Pyramid 2024

Fort Myers Shores Median Age

40.1

Total

42.3

Male

37.9

Female

Fort Myers Shores Adults

There are 4,837 adults, (1,063 of whom are seniors) in Fort Myers Shores.

Fort Myers Shores Age Dependency

58.7

Age Dependency Ratio

28.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Fort Myers Shores Sex Ratio

Female2,82547.16%
Male3,16552.84%

Fort Myers Shores Population by Age

Fort Myers Shores Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,3052.595644
Married1,0063.55545
Non Family8191.1350.749.3
Female3003.3163.736.3
Male1803.0473.326.7
showing: 5 rows

3.26

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

56.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Fort Myers Shores Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Fort Myers Shores Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fort Myers Shores Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.09%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 33.18%.

Fort Myers Shores Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,997

Average Earnings

$45,640

Average Male

$35,309

Average Female

Fort Myers Shores Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fort Myers Shores Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Fort Myers Shores Language

68.91% of Fort Myers Shores residents speak only English, while 31.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 30.91% of the population.

Fort Myers Shores Language

Fort Myers Shores Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,0002827.05%
Black19117290.05%
Hispanic1,6671579.42%
Multiple1,02314614.27%
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10.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.47%

Male Poverty Rate

10.69%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fort Myers Shores

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fort Myers Shores is Black, with 90.05% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fort Myers Shores is White, with 7.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.03%.

Fort Myers Shores Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Bachelors or Greater14.44%
Less Than 9th Grade10.79%
High School7.9%
Some College5.09%
showing: 4 rows

Fort Myers Shores Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed4.35%
Male Employed3.44%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
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Fort Myers Shores Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fort Myers Shores Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Fort Myers Shores Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.6%

Male Marriage Rate

46.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Fort Myers Shores Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Fort Myers Shores Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Fort Myers Shores Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Fort Myers Shores Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

402

Number of Veterans

389

Male Veterans

13

Female Veterans

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Fort Myers Shores Veterans by War

count

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Fort Myers Shores Veterans by Age

count

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Fort Myers Shores Veterans by Race

Fort Myers Shores Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.35%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fort Myers Shores Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.7%

Labor Force Participation

54.9%

Employment Rate

7.9%

Unemployment Rate

Fort Myers Shores Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Fort Myers Shores Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Fort Myers Shores Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

32.8%

Born in Fort Myers Shores

85.91%

Native Born

14.09%

Foreign Born

9.6%

Non Citizen

4.49%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

85.91% of Fort Myers Shores residents were born in the United States, with 32.8% having been born in Florida. 9.6% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Fort Myers Shores Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20245,990
20235,990
20225,9902534.41%
20215,737-1,008-14.94%
20206,745-68-1%
20196,813-197-2.81%
20187,0105147.91%
20176,4963806.21%
20166,11657510.38%
20155,5411212.23%
20145,42069314.66%
20134,7271503.28%
20124,577-556-10.83%
20115,133-354-6.45%
20105,487
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Fort Myers Shores Population by Year