Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Fort Myers is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Fort Myers is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Fort Myers who work in sales jobs (14.88%), office and administrative support (13.95%) and food service (8.28%).
One of the nice things about Fort Myers is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
Fort Myers Information and Demographics
The population of Fort Myers overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Fort Myers, 21.81% have at least a bachelor’s degree.
The per capita income in Fort Myers in 2010 was $22,801, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $91,204 for a family of four. However, Fort Myers contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Fort Myers is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Fort Myers home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fort Myers residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Fort Myers also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 19.97% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fort Myers include German, Haitian, English, Irish and Italian.
Fort Myers also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.77%.
The most common language spoken in Fort Myers is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.