Fort Myers employment information

IndexFort MyersFloridaNational
Income per capita$23,096$26,499$28,555
Median household income$37,360$47,212$53,482
Median income owner occupied$59,482$57,046$68,142
Median income renter occupied$25,893$32,605$33,219
Median earnings male$22,892$31,136$36,116
Median earnings female$22,070$24,898$25,692
Unemployment rate7.5%6.5%5.8%
Poverty level27.7%16.7%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Fort Myers is 19% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Fort Myers is 30% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Fort Myers is 29% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Fort Myers is 77% higher than the national average.

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Fort Myers median earnings by income bracket

Fort Myers employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry12.4%1.0%
Manufacturing sector5.3%1.7%
Financial & insurance services2.9%3.1%
Wholesale & retail services18.2%15.3%
Public administration3.2%3.1%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.1%1.8%
Education, health & social services10.3%36.0%

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Sanibel, FL6,761$97,78883%
Burnt Store Marina, FL1,799$88,37865%
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Three Oaks, FL3,479$76,36043%
Matlacha Isles-Matlacha Shores, FL411$74,41239%
Fort Myers, FL66,167$37,36030%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Davis, CA66,093$57,4547%
Schenectady, NY66,055$38,91627%
St. Cloud, MN66,038$44,48517%
Portland, ME66,317$45,86514%
Youngstown, OH66,013$24,36154%
Fort Myers, FL66,167$37,36030%
Source: The Fort Myers, FL employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.