North Fort Myers, Florida

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North Fort Myers, Florida
Location in Lee County and the state of Florida
Location in Lee County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 26°42′N 81°53′W / 26.700°N 81.883°W / 26.700; -81.883Coordinates: 26°42′N 81°53′W / 26.700°N 81.883°W / 26.700; -81.883
CountryUnited States
 • Total53.13 sq mi (137.61 km2)
 • Land49.37 sq mi (127.86 km2)
 • Water3.77 sq mi (9.75 km2)
3 ft (1 m)
 • Total42,719
 • Density865.37/sq mi (334.12/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
33903, 33917, 33918
Area code(s)239
FIPS code12-49350[2]
GNIS feature ID0287818[3]

North Fort Myers is an unincorporated area and census-designated place (CDP) in Lee County, Florida, United States. The population was 39,330 at the 2010 census.[4] It is part of the Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.


North Fort Myers is located in northern Lee County at 26°42′N 81°53′W / 26.700°N 81.883°W / 26.700; -81.883 (26.7029, -81.8844),[5] northwest across the Caloosahatchee River from Fort Myers proper. It is bordered to the west by the city of Cape Coral and to the north by Charlotte County.

Interstate 75 runs through North Fort Myers, with access from Exit 143 (Florida State Road 78). I-75 leads northwest 67 miles (108 km) to the Sarasota area and south 38 miles (61 km) to the Naples area, while SR-78 leads east 34 miles (55 km) to LaBelle and west 16 miles (26 km) to Pine Island Center. U.S. Route 41 (North Tamiami Trail) passes through the center of North Fort Myers, leading southeast across the Caloosahatchee Bridge into the center of Fort Myers and northwest 24 miles (39 km) to Port Charlotte.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the North Fort Myers CDP has a total area of 54.4 square miles (140.9 km2), of which 50.6 square miles (131.1 km2) are land and 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2), or 6.97%, are water.[6]


Historical population
Census Pop.

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 39,330 people, 19,781 households, and 11,727 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 777.0 people per square mile (300.0/km2). There were 27,046 housing units, of which 7,265, or 26.9%, were vacant. 4,601 of the vacant units were for seasonal or recreational use. The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.7% White, 1.5% black, 0.4% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.6% some other race, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.2% of the population.[4]

Of the 19,781 households, 12.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.1% were headed by married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.8% were non-families. 33.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 22.0% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.98, and the average family size was 2.45.[4]

In the CDP, 10.8% of the population were under the age of 18, 4.1% were from 18 to 24, 12.3% were from 25 to 44, 29.3% were from 45 to 64, and 43.4% were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 61.8 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.6 males.[4]

For the period 2013–17, the estimated median annual income for a household in the CDP was $39,876, and the median income for a family was $53,893. Male full-time workers had a median income of $41,079 versus $34,207 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $26,891. About 9.0% of families and 13.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.8% of those under age 18 and 8.3% of those age 65 or over.[8]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 31, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (DP-1), North Fort Myers CDP, Florida (revision of 03-06-2013)". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved November 25, 2019.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "U.S. Gazetteer Files: 2019: Places: Florida". U.S. Census Bureau Geography Division. Retrieved November 25, 2019.
  7. ^ "CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING (1790-2010)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2010-07-17.
  8. ^ "Selected Economic Characteristics: American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates (DP03): North Fort Myers CDP, Florida". Retrieved November 25, 2019.