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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    C+
Cape Coral is a city in Florida with a population of 178,593. Cape Coral is in Lee County. Living in Cape Coral offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Cape Coral there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in Cape Coral and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Cape Coral are above average.
About Cape Coral...
Population
178,593

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$214,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,172
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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Cape Coral Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    104.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    27.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    219.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,123.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    94.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Cape Coral

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$57,125
National
$55,322
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I would like Cape Coral to change with the Road, Bike, and Pedestrian Safety! There are a number of car crashes that occur every month that I have already lost track. Pedestrians are not safe even with areas with sidewalks, nor are bicyclists. The School District of Lee County could do a better job with the lunch offered in the public schools and the availability of service in their offices. The housing could be better if they understood how to make the neighborhoods more appealing. On the other hand, you will find family-friendly neighborhoods almost anywhere! The parks are beautiful and are almost always clean.
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I love Cape Coral! It is a beautiful place to live, secure area with lots of police, local establishments to attend, and nearby stores for easy access. However, you have to pay tolls to get to Ft. Myers and the costs add up. So I pay $2 every day to get to school, work, family, etc. Additionally, there's no Costco in Cape Coral so I have to drive far to get there as well.
Fantastic place for families or retirees! Moved here with our pre teens and teens and they love it. Great schools, so much to do for kids and parents. Friendly people all over. Many jobs available. Great sunsets, great weather.