Income/capita 17%
Household income 30%
Unemployment 8%
IndexFort MyersFloridaNational
Income per capita$24,690$27,598$29,829
Median household income$38,971$48,900$55,322
Median income owner occupied$58,997$59,209$70,586
Median income renter occupied$28,952$34,622$35,192
Median earnings male$25,362$31,444$36,919
Median earnings female$22,364$25,332$26,250
Unemployment rate5.0%4.9%4.7%
Poverty level22.6%16.1%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Fort Myers is 17% 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 8% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Fort Myers is 50% higher than the national average

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      Fort Myers employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry17.2%1.0%
      Manufacturing sector4.8%2.2%
      Financial & insurance services3.1%5.0%
      Wholesale & retail services17.0%17.2%
      Public administration1.8%2.5%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.9%1.6%
      Education, health & social services11.3%34.9%

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      Whiskey Creek, FL5,011$74,26834%
      Estero, FL30,470$71,39129%
      Fort Myers, FL71,051$38,97130%

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      Fort Myers, FL71,051$38,97130%
      Source: The Fort Myers, FL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).