Fort Myers Beach

Fort Myers Beach

Apr 29, 2014

fmctywebFort Myers Beach is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 6,277 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Fort Myers Beach is the 248th largest community in Florida.

Fort Myers Beach home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Fort Myers Beach real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Unlike some towns, Fort Myers Beach isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Fort Myers Beach are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Fort Myers Beach is a town of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Fort Myers Beach who work in sales jobs (20.54%), office and administrative support (14.51%) and management occupations (8.13%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 16.78% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Another notable thing is that Fort Myers Beach is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.

A large number of seniors call Fort Myers Beach home: people 65 and over are 45.40% of the population. Because of the prominence of the retirement community, this is good place for the over-65 crowd to settle, as many of the town’s services and social community are geared to this demographic.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Fort Myers Beach has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Fort Myers Beach a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Fort Myers Beach is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

Fort Myers Beach Information and Demographics

The education level of Fort Myers Beach citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 39.85% of adults in Fort Myers Beach have a bachelor’s degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Fort Myers Beach in 2010 was $58,349, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $233,396 for a family of four. However, Fort Myers Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Fort Myers Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fort Myers Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Fort Myers Beach include German, Italian, Irish, English and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Fort Myers Beach is English. Some people also speak German.

 

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