Area Map and Location Information
Cape Coral is located in Lee County, Florida, United States. With over 400 miles of navigable waterways, Cape Coral has more miles of canals than any other city on earth. According to estimates as of 2012, the city had a population of just over 155,000, making it the largest city in Southwest Florida. The population estimate for the Cape Coral-Fort Myers metropolitan area for 2016 is 158,729.
Cape Coral is bordered on the south and east by the Caloosahatchee River and on the west by Matlacha Pass. The city of Fort Myers lies across the Caloosahatchee River to the south and east, and Matlacha and Pine Island lie across Matlacha Pass to the west.
Cape Coral is connected to Fort Myers by two bridges. The Cape Coral Bridge connects Cape Coral Parkway to College Parkway in Fort Myers. The Midpoint Memorial Bridge connects Veterans Parkway to Colonial Boulevard. The Caloosahatchee Bridge connects North Fort Myers to Fort Myers and North Fort Myers is north of Cape Coral.
Demographics for Cape Coral/Ft Myers area (US census rpt):
- Median age is 43.6. (capecoral.net, 2013)
- Median sales price as of May 2014 is $195,000 and median household income is $50,396. (capecoral.net, 2013)
- Cape Coral unemployment rate dropped to 9.40% in 2012 from 2009.
- The national unemployment rate is 8.2%.