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North Fort Myers, Florida
Location in Lee County and the state of Florida
Location in Lee County and the state of Florida
Country United States
State Florida
County Lee
 • Total 54.6 sq mi (141.4 km2)
 • Land 52.6 sq mi (136.3 km2)
 • Water 2 sq mi (5.1 km2)
3 ft (1 m)
 • Total 36,609
 • Density 736.5/sq mi (284.4/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
33903, 33917, 33918
Area code(s) 239
FIPS code 12-49350
GNIS feature ID 0287818

North Fort Myers is a census-designated place (CDP) in Lee County, Florida, United States. The population was 36,609 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.


North Fort Myers is located at 26°42′N 81°53′W / 26.7°N 81.883°W / 26.7; -81.883 (26.7029, -81.8844), northwest across the Caloosahatchee River from Fort Myers proper.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 54.6 square miles (141 km2), of which 52.6 square miles (136 km2) is land and 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2) (3.61%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 8,798
1980 22,808 159.2%
1990 30,027 31.7%
2000 40,214 33.9%
2010 39,407 −2.0%

As of the census of 2010, there were 39,407 people, 19,788 households, and 12,539 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 764.2 people per square mile (295.1/km²). There were 25,284 housing units at an average density of 480.5/sq mi (185.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.49% White, 0.93% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.81% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.90% of the population.

There were 19,654 households out of which 12.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.2% were non-families. 30.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.03 and the average family size was 2.47.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 12.9% under the age of 18, 3.7% from 18 to 24, 16.7% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 42.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 60 years. For every 100 females there were 90.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $33,508, and the median income for a family was $39,907. Males had a median income of $28,449 versus $22,435 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $20,866. About 6.3% of families and 9.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.1% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over.

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