Ft. Myers, FL Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 21,837 housing units in Ft. Myers. This represents a 2.1% growth from 21,388 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 21,501 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 336 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Ft. Myers is about 39.6%. Ft. Myers's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 12.3%. Average household size is 2.39 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Ft. Myers were built after 1974.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type4.60%
One Bedroom25.30%
Two Bedrooms40.70%
Three Bedrooms21.80%
Four Bedrooms6.50%
Five Bedrooms or more1.10%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.59
Median year structure was built1967
Median Value of occupied units$76,700
Median Price asked for vacant units$69,000

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.25
Median year structure was built1977
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$574

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0%
Second Mortgage9.50%
Home Equity Loan6.80%
Simple Mortgage55%
Debt Free28.70%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs18.8%