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Overview

Introduction to North Fort Myers, Florida

North Fort Myers, Florida, in Lee county, is 8 miles NE of Cape Coral, Florida (center to center) and 95 miles S of Tampa, Florida. The town is conveniently located inside the Fort Myers-Cape Coral metropolitan area.

North Fort Myers History

North Fort Myers, named in honor of Colonel Abraham C. Myers, was one of the first operation bases during the Seminole Indian Wars. It was built along the Caloosahatchee River, and by 1885 it was the second largest town on Florida's Gulf Coast. 1914 saw the opening of the first Ford Car Dealership in Fort Myers. By 1920, the Tamiami Trail was built to link Fort Myers to Tampa and Miami. However, there were two devastating hurricanes in 1921 and 1926 that greatly detracted from the progress of North Fort Myers. Fort Myers is also famous as the hometown of inventing genius Thomas Alva Edison.

North Fort Myers and Nearby Attractions

  • Caloosahatchee National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Fort Myers Historical Museum.
  • Pine Island Shopping Center.
  • Edison & Ford Winter Estates.
  • Imaginarium Hands-On Museum.
  • Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium.

Things To Do In North Fort Myers

North Fort Myers offers visitors the rare opportunity of stepping back in time by taking a tour of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford's winter estates. It is a historic home with a museum, laboratory and gardens. Visitors can find out about the early settlers of Southwest Florida, the Calusa, Paleo and Seminole Indians, and go through an extensive artifact collection at the Fort Myers Historical Museum. The Imaginarium has interactive and educational exhibits of animals, marine life, puppet theatre, a touch pool and a hurricane simulator. It is the ideal place to take the kids. The Captiva Beach is perfect for nature lovers, and is also a romantic getaway.

North Fort Myers Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Southwest Florida International Airport.

North Fort Myers Higher Education

Edison Community College is the local college.

Demographics

People

Total Population40,642
Male Share of the Population48.7%
Female Share of the Population51.3%
Senior Citizens48.2%
Employed Population 16+11,912
Age of the Population64

Families

% of people married52.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.1%
Median Earnings25+$25,321
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,415
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,501

Wealth

Median Family Income$53,293
% Above Poverty Level85.9%
% Below Poverty Level14.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home7.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone36.4%
Median Gross Rent$774
Median House Value$71,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.5%
Irish14%
English12.4%
Italian6.6%
French Except Basque4.5%
Polish3.7%
Dutch2.3%
Scottish2.3%
Swedish2%
Canadian1.7%
Welsh1.2%
Slovak0.9%
Norwegian0.9%
Hungarian0.9%
West Indian0.7%
Austrian0.5%
Haitian0.5%
Lithuanian0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Russian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Croatian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Greek0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
German0.2%
Arab0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
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North Fort Myers Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lee County
Standard Zip Codes33903, 33917
P.O. Box Zip Codes33918
Phone Area Codes239
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude26.68
Approximate Longitude-81.91

North Fort Myers 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)
Distance5.8 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
StationIMMOKALEE 3 NNW
Distance30.9 miles
Jan Temp50 to 75 F
Apr Temp58 to 84 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp66 to 86 F
Annual Precip50 inches
StationARCADIA
Distance38 miles
Jan Temp48 to 73 F
Apr Temp57 to 83 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp64 to 85 F
Annual Precip49.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cape Coral170,063$57,381
Fort Myers71,051$49,643
Fort Myers Beach6,801$73,895
Punta Gorda17,721$74,286
Sanibel7,044$122,471

North Fort Myers Public Schools

Dr Carrie D Robinson Littleton Elementary School
700 Hutto Rd
ZIP: 33903
(239) 995-3800
Primary
Total Enrollment 533
Hancock Creek Elementary School
1601 Skyline Dr
ZIP: 33903
(239) 995-3600
Primary
Total Enrollment 802
J. Colin English Elementary School
120 Pine Island Rd
ZIP: 33903
(239) 995-2258
Primary
Total Enrollment 445
North Fort Myers High School
5000 Orange Grove Blvd
ZIP: 33903
(239) 995-2117
High
Total Enrollment 1673
Tropic Isles Elementary School
5145 Orange Grove Blvd
ZIP: 33903
(239) 995-4704
Primary
Total Enrollment 952
North Fort Myers Academy For The Arts
1856 Arts Way
ZIP: 33917
(239) 997-2131
Primary
Total Enrollment 1095

North Fort Myers Private Schools

Anthony Christian Academy
1909 N Tamiami Trl
ZIP: 33903
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 14
Good Shepherd Lutheran School
4770 Orange Grove Blvd
ZIP: 33903
Elementary
Total Enrollment 136
Living Word Christian School
2900 N Tamiami Trl
ZIP: 33903
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 41
Classical Christian Academy
7101 Bayshore Rd
ZIP: 33917
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 66
Temple Christian School
18841 State Road 31
ZIP: 33917
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 68
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