Neighborhood Population Growth

Understanding the demographics of a neighborhood provides valuable insight on the needs of the community. Livability of the neighborhood has a major effect on the quality of life.  Connecting people to economic opportunities, social activities that fit the demographics, and offering convenient, healthy, and accessible service.  

Business development that improves long commutes, provides employment opportunities that improve the quality of life can improve the demographics.  Expanding the supply of jobs and business opportunities that create upward mobility and building local human capital. 

Ward 2 has a median age of 36.  The population growth in Ward 1 has steadily increased with 9,077 total population in 2000 and in 2020 13,474 total population.  The median household income is $39,455.00 and with access to workforce training there is great potential.  There is a good mix of housing options either under construction, planned, or permitted.  The additional apartment units will provide more options for renters.

There are resources available at CareerSource for customized training designed for new hires and offers ways to receive reimbursement of the cost. On-the job Training gets your team quickly ready to make the business successful.  

Within walking distance in Ward 2 is Fort Myers Technical College offering training in multiple trades. 

Rental and Utility Assistance begins March 1, 2021 and could have a big impact for the people living in Ward 2.  Are there other ways we can help?  Please feel free to reach out directly at  the email listed to the right of the page.

An additional resource for Business Owners and Employees:

ESRI Market Profile