Cape Coral is a relatively large coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 194,016 people and 43 constituent neighborhoods, Cape Coral is the ninth largest community in Florida.
Cape Coral is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Cape Coral is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Cape Coral who work in sales jobs (14.51%), office and administrative support (13.23%), and management occupations (9.50%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.25% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Cape Coral is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
The citizens of Cape Coral are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.14% of adults in Cape Coral having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Cape Coral in 2018 was $31,440, which is middle income relative to Florida, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $125,760 for a family of four. However, Cape Coral contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Cape Coral is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Cape Coral home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cape Coral residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Cape Coral also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 22.65% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Cape Coral include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.
In addition, Cape Coral has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (16.57%).
The most common language spoken in Cape Coral is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.