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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 173,679. Cape Coral is in Lee County. Living in Cape Coral offers residents a 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
173,679

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$196,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,136
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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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
    94.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    8.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    22.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    309.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,165.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    92.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Cape Coral

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$53,653
National
$55,322
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Cape Coral Reviews

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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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Cape Coral is the biggest small town. Many of the residents having been living here since the 50s and 60s, and have seen our little town grow into a city. Cape Coral is very family friendly and has some of the best educational opportunities in the county. With daily sunshine available, outdoor activities happen year round!
My wife and I moved here 3 years ago from new york and will never go back. The Cape is booming! It's quiet, low crime, plenty of parks and if you love the water and beach you will be in heaven. Schools are good and people are generally nice. You do have some shady parts of the city but most of it is single homes with families or retirees. Downtown is about to get a major facelift which should help the economy. Convinient to Ft. Myers,Tampa and Naples. Wish we'd moved here years ago!