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Welcome to Fort Myers ...

The coastal city of Fort Myers is located in Lee County<1> and is the County Seat for Lee County.

A typical abbreviation for Fort Myers: Ft. Myers

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Fort Myers has a population of 87,321 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Fort Myers.

Fort Myers is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: Fort Myers lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Fort Myers lies within the (239) area code.

The ZIP codes for Fort Myers: 33901-33902, 33905-33908, 33911-33913, 33916, 33919, 33965, 33994<4>

Websites for Fort Myers ...

Official Website:   www.cityftmyers.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.fortmyers.org/

Junior League:   www.jlfm.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Fort Myers had an population of 87,321 people. This is an increase of 40.17% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 81.13% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Fort Myers had a population of 62,298 people (which is 10.07% of the total population of Lee County). This makes Fort Myers the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Fort Myers represents 0.33% of the total population of Florida (which has 18,801,310 people), making it the state's 35th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 62,298 people, the population of Fort Myers increased 29.23% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 48,208 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Fort Myers.

Communities near Fort Myers ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Fort Myers.

  • Cape Coral [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cape Coral
    • Cape Coral [Lee County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Fort Myers
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 200,972 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cape Coral
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cape Coral<6>
  • Estero [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Estero
    • Estero [Lee County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Fort Myers
    • Estero has also been known as:
    • Estero Village
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Estero
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Estero<6>
  • Sanibel [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sanibel
    • Sanibel [Lee County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Fort Myers
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,429 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanibel
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sanibel<6>
  • Fort Myers Beach [Lee County]
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Page Park [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Page Park
      • Page Park [Lee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the south of Fort Myers
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Page Park
    • Pine Manor [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Manor
      • Pine Manor [Lee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the south of Fort Myers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Manor have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Manor
    • Samville [Lee County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Samville
      • Samville [Lee County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the north of Fort Myers
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Samville. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<8>
    • Suncoast Estates [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Suncoast Estates
      • Suncoast Estates [Lee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the north of Fort Myers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Suncoast Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Suncoast Estates
    • Tice [Lee County]
    • Whiskey Creek [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whiskey Creek
      • Whiskey Creek [Lee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the south of Fort Myers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whiskey Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whiskey Creek

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Fort Myers. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Fort Myers.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Fort Myers. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Fort Myers.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fort Myers. Our list includes 13 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Fort Myers.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fort Myers ...

Looking for more information about Fort Myers? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Fort Myers, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Fort Myers.

Adding Fort Myers to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Fort Myers in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Fort Myers was on a map titled Road Map for Florida (from Shell Oil, 1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Fort Myers on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Fort Myers: www.cityftmyers.com/

The official website for Lee County: www.lee-county.com/

The official website for State of Florida: www.myflorida.com/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Florida's counties, including Lee, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Fort Myers.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fort Myers - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Fort Myers). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Fort Myers or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Fort Myers includes: 33901, 33905, 33906, 33907, 33911, 33912, 33916, 33919, 33965 & 33994.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fort Myers) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fort Myers. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort MyersOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Myers. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 26.6407, Longitude: -81.8728    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






















 

 

 

 

 


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