Fort Myers Shores, Florida

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Fort Myers Shores is a census-designated place (CDP) in Lee County, Florida, United States. The population was 5,793 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Cape CoralFort Myers Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Fort Myers Shores is located at 26°42′44″N 81°44′17″W / 26.71222°N 81.73806°W / 26.71222; -81.73806 (26.712252, -81.737962)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.4 km²), of which, 2.2 square miles (5.6 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²) of it (13.01%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,793 people, 2,172 households, and 1,598 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,699.2 people per square mile (1,040.3/km²). There were 2,370 housing units at an average density of 1,104.3/sq mi (425.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 85.98% White, 3.68% African American, 0.64% Native American, 1.52% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 6.16% from other races, and 1.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.37% of the population.

There were 2,172 households out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.8% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. 20.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $37,021, and the median income for a family was $39,757. Males had a median income of $30,510 versus $22,826 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $20,927. About 6.6% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.8% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over.

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