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"City of Palms"

Fort Myers is a city in Lee County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Col. Abraham C. Myers.

The latitude of Fort Myers is 26.640N. The longitude is -81.872W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 10 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 51,028.


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Median household income
Local
$28,514
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Fort Myers demographic reports
Fort Myers is on the Caloosahatchee River.
Federal troops built a fort here after an attack by the Seminole in 1839.

Thomas Edison planted palm trees along McGregor Boulevard in the early 1900s. Other residents followed and now the street is lined with palms.

Downtown Fort Myers declined in the 1970s, but restoration efforts have sparked commercial redevelopment in recent years.

Public transportation: LeeTran (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 965. The number of murders and homicides was 12. The violent crime rate was 19 per 1,000 people.
Rated No. 5 on Healthy Cities list, by Organic Style magazine, September/October 2003
Well-known residents have included:
· Thomas Edison, inventor
· Deion Sanders, football and baseball player
· Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Southwest Florida & Lee County Fair - Feb. 23- March 4, 2007
Dates often change. Check Fort Myers web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Southwest Florida Symphony
Nearby parks & recreation: Fort Myers Beach, Lee County Nature Center and Planetarium
Fort Myers attractions: Shell Factory
Sports teams: Miracle (minor league baseball), GCL Red Sox (minor league baseball), GCL Twins (minor league baseball), Florida Stingrays (American Indoor Football Association)
Historic sites and museums: Fort Myers Historical Museum, Edison/Ford Winter Estates, Burroughs Home, Imaginarium Hands-On Museum and Aquarium, Railroad Museum of South Florida
Colleges and universities: Florida Gulf Coast University, Edison Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
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National index: 100
Local index: 125

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Fort Myers demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lee County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Fort Myers-Cape Coral area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 33901 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

11% of Fort Myers residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fort Myers ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fort Myers was $17,312, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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18% of Fort Myers residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Fort Myers include Fort Myers Downtown Commercial District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Fort Myers, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $508.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $796.


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Libraries in Fort Myers include Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Library, Lee County Library System, Riverdale Branch Library, Rutenberg Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Fort Myers include Fort Myers News-Press

TV stations in Fort Myers include WBBH, WEVU-CA, WGCU, WINK.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WGCU-FM.

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Lee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fort Myers political report.

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The average commute time for Fort Myers workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 55 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Fort Myers between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 11.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.

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