Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL

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Population

113,921

2.94% growth

Poverty Rate

19.6%


Median Age

43.1


Median Household Income

$43,734

5.32% growth

Number of Employees

47,015

6.03% growth

Median Property Value

$178,600

10.4% growth

About

In 2017, Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL had a population of 114k people with a median age of 43.1 and a median household income of $43,734. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL grew from 110,672 to 113,921, a 2.94% increase and its median household income grew from $41,526 to $43,734, a 5.32% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (57.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (17.5%), White (Hispanic) (15.7%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (4.02%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.79%). 24.1% of the people in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL speak a non-English language, and 89.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL are Fort Myers Technical College (726 degrees awarded in 2017), Florida Academy (424 degrees), and Southern Technical College (361 degrees).

The median property value in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL is $178,600, and the homeownership rate is 55.3%. Most people in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL employs 47k people. The largest industries in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL are Construction (5,497 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,087 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (2,380 people), and the highest paying industries are Scientific research & development services ($155,433), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($141,890), and Offices of physicians ($109,016).

Median household income in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL is $43,734. Males in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL have an average income that is 1.19 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,346. The income inequality in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,734

2017 value

± $1,391

5.32%

1 Year Growth

± 3.89%

Households in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL have a median annual income of $43,734, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $41,526 in 2016, which represents a 5.32% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$51,608

Average Male Salary

± $10,869

$43,346

Average Female Salary

± $8,291

In 2017, full-time male employees in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL made 1.19 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $84,979 ± $96,141

  2. White

    $43,869 ± $7,080

  3. Black

    $28,934 ± $8,237

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.94 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.473

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0381% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL was Weston, Pembroke Pines (Northwest) Cities & Southwest Ranches Town PUMA, FL with a value of $109,903, followed by Coral Gables City, Pinecrest Village & Kendall (South) PUMA, FL and Wellington Village & Agricultural Reserve PUMA, FL, with respective values of $102,758 and $102,697.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL (21.6k out of 110k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    13,277 ± 923

  2. Hispanic

    7,364 ± 738

  3. Black

    6,407 ± 674

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

47k

2017 Value

6.03%

1 Year growth

± 6.03%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL grew at a rate of 6.03%, from 44.3k employees to 47k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL, are Retail salespersons (1,840 people), Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (1,434 people), and Waiters & waitresses (1,292 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL, by number of employees, are Retail salespersons (1,840 people), Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (1,434 people), and Waiters & waitresses (1,292 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Carpet, floor, & tile installers & finishers (11.6 times higher than expected), Brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, & reinforcing iron & rebar workers (6.44 times), and Directors, religious activities & education (3.37 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($286,110), Market research analysts & marketing specialists ($176,448), and Chief executives & legislators ($164,049).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

47k

2017 Value

6.03%

1 Year growth

± 6.03%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL grew at a rate of 6.03%, from 44.3k employees to 47k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL, are Construction (5,497 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,087 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (2,380 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL, though some of these residents may live in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL, by number of employees, are Construction (5,497 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,087 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (2,380 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL has an unusually high number of Furniture & home furnishings stores (4.36 times higher than expected), Landscaping services (3.64 times), and Other motor vehicle dealers (2.89 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL, by average salary, are Scientific research & development services ($155,433), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($141,890), and Offices of physicians ($109,016).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $63.5B

  2. $51.6B

  3. $41.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $63.5B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($51.6B) and Electronics ($41.8B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Florida products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$497B

2020 Value

$714B

Projected 2045 Value

43.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Florida trade was $497B. This is expected to increase 43.6% to $714B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Florida trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $19.5B

  2. $16.6B

  3. $11.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $19.5B, followed by Texas with $16.6B and California and $11.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Florida shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

79.2% of the population of Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL has health coverage, with 31.1% on employee plans, 16.2% on Medicaid, 16% on Medicare, 14.7% on non-group plans, and 1.23% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL was $8,076 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,688).

Primary care physicians in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL see 1376 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.218% decrease from the previous year (1379 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1735 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 703 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.9%). Additionally, Liberty County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,376 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Florida see an average of 1,376 patients per year. This represents a 0.218% decrease from the previous year (1,379 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,076

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,606

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,175

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,229

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Florida (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,688 to $8,076.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

20.8%

Uninsured

31.1%

Employer Coverage

16.2%

Medicaid

16%

Medicare

14.7%

Non-Group

1.23%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 20.8%.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.9% prevalence

  2. 15.8% prevalence

  3. 15.5% prevalence

Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Florida, at 16.9%.

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Diversity

Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL is home to a population of 114k people, from which 89.2% are citizens. As of 2016, 16.4% of Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL residents were born outside of the country (18.2k people).

In 2017, there were 3.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (65.9k people) in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 20k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 17.9k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL are Spanish (18,831 speakers), Haitian (2,845 speakers), and German (625 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.3

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL was 43.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

16.4%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

18.2k people

15.4%

2015 Foreign-Born Population

16.4k people

As of 2016, 16.4% of Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL residents (18.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2015, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL was 15.4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    3,179 ± 1,365 people

  2. Guatemala

    2,861 ± 1,297 people

  3. Haiti

    2,433 ± 1,198 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL was Mexico, the natal country of 3,179 Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL residents, followed by Guatemala with 2,861 and Haiti with 2,433.

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Citizenship

89.2%

2017 Citizenship

89.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 89.2% of Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL was 89.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    65.9k ± 1.98k

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    20k ± 1.26k

  3. White (Hispanic)

    17.9k ± 1.86k

In 2017, there were 3.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (65.9k people) in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 20k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 17.9k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    18,831 speakers (17.5%)

  2. Haitian

    2,845 speakers (2.64%)

  3. German

    625 speakers (0.581%)

24.1% of Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.9%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL was Spanish. 17.5% of the overall population of Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL are native Spanish speakers. 2.64% speak Haitian and 0.581% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,708 ± 361

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,018 ± 378

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    968 ± 247

Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.66 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL awarded 1,826 degrees. The student population of Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL is skewed towards women, with 1,212 male students and 1,359 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL are White (923 and 50.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (510 and 28%), Black or African American (311 and 17.1%), and Two or More Races (44 and 2.41%).

The largest universities in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL by number of degrees awarded are Fort Myers Technical College (726 and 39.8%), Florida Academy (424 and 23.2%), and Southern Technical College (361 and 19.8%).

The most popular majors in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL are HVAC & Refrigeration Engineering Technology (260 and 14.2%), General Cosmetology (191 and 10.5%), and Criminal Justice - Police Science (133 and 7.28%).

The median tuition costs in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL was HVAC & Refrigeration Engineering Technology with 241 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 726 degrees awarded

  2. 424 degrees awarded

  3. 361 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Fort Myers Technical College with 726 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

888

Degrees Awarded to Men

938

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 888 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL, which is 0.947 times less than the 938 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    923 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    510 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    311 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL were to White students. These 923 degrees mean that there were 1.81 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 510 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL was $178,600 in 2017, which is 0.778 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $161,800 to $178,600, a 10.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL is 55.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL have an average commute time of 23.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$178,600

2017 Median

± $8,574

$161,800

2016 Median

± $4,688

In 2017, the median property value in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL grew to to $178,600 from the previous year's value of $161,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$43,734

Median Household Income

± $1,391

43.2k

Number of Households

± 1,376

In 2017, the median household income of the 43.2k households in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL grew to $43,734 from the previous year's value of $41,526.

The following chart displays the households in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

55.3%

2017 Homeownership

55.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 55.3% of the housing units in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 55.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

23.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL have a shorter commute time (23.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.76% of the workforce in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.6%

  2. Carpooled

    10.5%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.92%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL was Drove Alone (77.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.5%) and those who Worked At Home (4.92%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Greater Fort Myers City PUMA, FL have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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