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Overview

Introduction to Cape Coral, Florida

First incorporated as a city in 1970, Cape Coral is located on the Florida's south/central Gulf coast in Lee County. Cape Coral is 20 minutes southwest of Fort Myers, and 20 minutes north of Fort Myers Beach. Cape Coral is the third largest city in Florida in physical area, behind Jacksonville and Tampa. Cape Coral is part of the Cape Coral-Fort Myers metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

Cape Coral was built by two land speculators, the Rosen brothers, who thought that Cape Coral's location on the Gulf Coast would be attractive to home buyers. Cape Coral is built around a system of over 400 miles of canals. The city of Cape Coral lies between the Caloosahatchee River, part of the Intracoastal Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico.

Cape Coral is conveniently located near several major highways including Interstate 75, Florida 80, Florida 739 and Florida 884.

Cape Coral Arts and Culture

As one would expect from a city located on the gulf coast with 400 miles of canals, Cape Coral provides ample access to boating, fishing and other water sports activities. Other entertainment attractions in and around Cape Coral include:

  • The annual Aquatic Festival.
  • The annual Synchronized Swim Show.
  • The Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre.
  • Over 30 parks and facilities managed by the Parks and Recreation Department including the 27,000 square foot Eagle Skate Park, Four Freedoms Park, Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve, Rotary Park, Yacht Club Community Park and more.
  • The Cape Coral Art League.
  • The Cape Coral Arts Studio.
  • The Cape Coral Historical Museum.
  • The Cultural Park Theatre.
  • The Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre.
  • Nine golf courses, many of which are public.
  • Sun Splash Family Waterpark.

For sports fans, nearby Fort Myers is home to Minor League Baseball's (MiLB) Fort Myers Miracle of the Florida State League. The Miracle are a Class A Advanced affiliate of the Minnesota Twins.

Demographics

People

Total Population170,063
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens20.2%
Employed Population 16+72,640
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married50.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.1%
Median Earnings25+$31,052
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,676
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,838

Wealth

Median Family Income$57,381
% Above Poverty Level86.9%
% Below Poverty Level13.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home5.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone21.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,095
Median House Value$173,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)27.7%
Irish12.4%
Italian9.8%
English8.1%
Polish4%
French Except Basque3%
Scottish1.7%
West Indian1.5%
Swedish1.1%
Dutch1.1%
Norwegian1%
Russian0.8%
Hungarian0.7%
Canadian0.7%
Portuguese0.6%
Greek0.6%
Jamaican0.6%
Arab0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Czech0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Haitian0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
African0.2%
Swiss0.2%
British0.1%
Turkish0.1%
US/American0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
German0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Cape Coral Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lee County
Standard Zip Codes33904, 33909, 33914, 33990, 33993, 33991
P.O. Box Zip Codes33915, 33910
Phone Area Codes239
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude26.58
Approximate Longitude-81.94

Cape Coral Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationFORT MYERS (PAGE AP)
Distance5.3 miles
Jan Temp55 to 75 F
Apr Temp63 to 85 F
Jul Temp74 to 92 F
Oct Temp69 to 86 F
Annual Precip54.1 inches
StationNAPLES
Distance29.3 miles
Jan Temp53 to 75 F
Apr Temp62 to 83 F
Jul Temp73 to 91 F
Oct Temp68 to 87 F
Annual Precip51.9 inches
StationIMMOKALEE 3 NNW
Distance32.6 miles
Jan Temp50 to 75 F
Apr Temp58 to 84 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp66 to 86 F
Annual Precip50 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bonita Springs49,807$69,446
Fort Myers71,051$49,643
Fort Myers Beach6,801$73,895
North Fort Myers40,642$53,293
Sanibel7,044$122,471

Cape Coral Hospitals

Cape Coral Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
636 Del Prado Blvd
(239) 424-2000

Cape Coral Public Schools

Cape Elementary School
4519 Vincennes Blvd
ZIP: 33904
(239) 542-3551
Primary
Total Enrollment 756
Diplomat Elementary School
1115 Ne 16th Ter
ZIP: 33909
(239) 458-0033
Primary
Total Enrollment 925
Diplomat Middle School
1039 Ne 16th Ter
ZIP: 33909
(239) 574-5257
Middle
Total Enrollment 845
Island Coast High School
2125 De Navarra Pkwy
ZIP: 33909
(239) 458-0362
High
Total Enrollment 1540
Gulf Elementary School
3400 Sw 17th Pl
ZIP: 33914
(239) 549-2726
Primary
Total Enrollment 1008
Gulf Middle School
1809 Sw 36th Ter
ZIP: 33914
(239) 549-0606
Middle
Total Enrollment 801
Ida S. Baker High School
3500 Agualinda Blvd
ZIP: 33914
(239) 458-6690
High
Total Enrollment 1800
Oasis Charter Elementary School
3415 Oasis Blvd
ZIP: 33914
(239) 542-1577
Primary
Total Enrollment 888
Oasis Charter High School
3519 Oasis Blvd
ZIP: 33914
(239) 541-1167
High
Total Enrollment 722
Oasis Charter Middle School
3507 Oasis Blvd
ZIP: 33914
(239) 945-1999
Middle
Total Enrollment 839
Pelican Elementary School
3525 Sw 3rd Ave
ZIP: 33914
(239) 549-4966
Primary
Total Enrollment 896
Caloosa Elementary School
620 Del Prado Blvd S
ZIP: 33990
(239) 574-3113
Primary
Total Enrollment 908
Caloosa Middle School
610 Del Prado Blvd S
ZIP: 33990
(239) 574-3232
Middle
Total Enrollment 900
Cape Coral Charter School
76 Mid Cape Ter
ZIP: 33991
(239) 995-0904
Primary
Total Enrollment 592
Cape Coral High School
2300 Santa Barbara Blvd
ZIP: 33991
(239) 574-6766
High
Total Enrollment 1654
Cape Coral Preparatory And Fitness Academy
2107 Santa Barbara Blvd
ZIP: 33991
(239) 989-1458
Primary
Total Enrollment 224
Challenger Middle School
624 Trafalgar Pkwy
ZIP: 33991
(239) 242-4341
Middle
Total Enrollment 1088
Christa Mcauliffe Charter Elementary School
2817 Sw 3rd Ln
ZIP: 33991
(239) 283-4511
Primary
Total Enrollment 760
North Nicholas High School
428 Sw Pine Island Rd
ZIP: 33991
(239) 242-4230
High
Total Enrollment 355
Patriot Elementary School
711 Sw 18th St
ZIP: 33991
(239) 242-1023
Primary
Total Enrollment 631
Skyline Elementary School
620 Sw 19th St
ZIP: 33991
(239) 772-3223
Primary
Total Enrollment 859
Trafalgar Elementary School
1850 Sw 20th Ave
ZIP: 33991
(239) 283-3043
Primary
Total Enrollment 808
Trafalgar Middle School
2120 Sw Trafalgar Pkwy
ZIP: 33991
(239) 283-2001
Middle
Total Enrollment 882
Alternative Learning Center West
380 Santa Barbara Blvd N
ZIP: 33993
(239) 574-1678
Other
Total Enrollment 85
Cape Coral Institute Of Technology
360 Santa Barbara Blvdn
ZIP: 33993
(239) 574-4440
High
Hector A. Cafferata Jr Elementary School
250 Santa Barbara Blvd N
ZIP: 33993
(239) 458-7391
Primary
Total Enrollment 687
Mariner High School
701 Chiquita Blvd N
ZIP: 33993
(239) 772-3324
High
Total Enrollment 1544
Mariner Middle School
425 Chiquita Blvd N
ZIP: 33993
(239) 772-1848
Middle
Total Enrollment 866

Cape Coral Private Schools

A Wee Promise Christian Preschool & School
4117 Coronado Pkwy
ZIP: 33904
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
Belz School - Cape Coral
4403 Se 16th Pl Ste 3
ZIP: 33904
Secondary
Total Enrollment 12
St Andrew Catholic School
1509 Se 27th St
ZIP: 33904
Elementary
Total Enrollment 284
Providence Christian School
701 Mohawk Pkwy
ZIP: 33914
Elementary
Total Enrollment 81
The Cape Academy
231 Del Prado Blvd S Ste 6
ZIP: 33990
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 26
Cape Coral Christian School
811 Santa Barbara Blvd
ZIP: 33991
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 121
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