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Cape Coral, Florida

[[Image:|125px|center|Flag of Cape Coral, Florida]]

[[Image:|100px|Seal of Cape Coral, Florida]]
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Location of Cape Coral, Florida
Founded 1965
Incorporated 1970
County Lee County
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Mayor
Area
 - Total
 - Water

298.1 km² (115.1 mi²)
25.7 km² (9.9 mi²) 8.61% 
Population
 - City (2004)
 - Density
 - Metropolitan

127,985
747/km² 
514,295. 
Time zone Eastern (UTC –5)
Coordinates
WGS-84 (GPS)
26.639600° N 81.982471° W
Website: www.capecoral.net
Cape Coral and Fort Myers from space, July 1997
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Cape Coral and Fort Myers from space, July 1997

Cape Coral is a city located in Lee County, Florida. As of the 2000 census, it had a total population of 102,286. According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2004 estimates, the city grew very rapidly to 127,985, making it the largest city in Southwest Florida. Cape Coral is one of two major cities that make up the Cape Coral-Fort Myers MSA, the other being Fort Myers. As of July 1, 2004, the population estimate for the metropolitan area was 514,295. A motto is a phrase or a short list of words meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group or organization. ... A nickname is a short, clever, cute, derogatory, or otherwise substitute name for a person or things real name (for example, Tom is short for Thomas). ... Adapted from Wikipedias FL county maps by Seth Ilys. ... A Municipal Corporation is a legal defintion for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to) cities, counties, and towns. ... United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... Location of county in the state of Florida County Seat Fort Myers, Florida Area  - Total  - Water 3,139 km² (1,212 mi²) 1,057 km² (408 mi²) 33. ... A borough is a local government administrative subdivision used in the Canadian province of Quebec, in some states of the United States, and formerly in New Zealand. ... List of Louisiana parishes The state of Louisiana is divided into parishes in the same way that the other states of the United States are divided into counties. ... A mayor (from the Latin maÄ«or, meaning larger,greater) is the politician who serves as chief executive official of some types of municipalities. ... -1... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ... Time zones are areas of the Earth that have adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... UTC also stands for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Coordinated Universal Time or UTC, also sometimes referred to as Zulu time, the basis for civil time, differs by an integral number of seconds from atomic time and a fractional number of seconds from UT1. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which is aligned with the spin axis of the Earth. ... Over fifty GPS satellites such as this NAVSTAR have been launched since 1978. ... Image File history File links Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Florida - July 1997 image description here This version has been flipped so that it is now right (north) side up. ... Image File history File links Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Florida - July 1997 image description here This version has been flipped so that it is now right (north) side up. ... Fort Myers is a city located in Lee County, Florida. ... Location of county in the state of Florida County Seat Fort Myers, Florida Area  - Total  - Water 3,139 km² (1,212 mi²) 1,057 km² (408 mi²) 33. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 22nd 170,451 km² 260 km 800 km 17. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Southwest Florida is a region of Florida located along its gulf coast, south of Hillsborough county. ... Lee County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ... Fort Myers and Cape Coral from space, July 1997 Fort Myers is the county seatGR6 and commercial center of Lee County, Florida. ... July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Cape Coral (known locally as the Cape) was built over 40 years ago by two land speculators, the Rosen brothers, who believed that the property's location on the Gulf Coast would be attractive to homebuyers. They purchased the property, platted the community, and created a system of canals spanning more than 400 miles, which were dug up to elevate the land, most of which was around three feet above sea level. At 115 square miles, Cape Coral is the third-largest city in Florida (in terms of land area), after Jacksonville and Tampa. A contemporary plat map showing the location of a property for sale. ... The Jacksonville skyline and the Acosta Bridge. ... Franklin Street, looking North, Tampa c. ...


The city is divided into four quadrants--northwest, northeast, southwest, and southeast--with most of the streets being numbered. Santa Barbara Boulevard divides the city into east and west, while Hancock Bridge Parkway (east of Santa Barbara) and Embers Parkway (west of Santa Barbara) divide the city into north and south.


Incorporated as a city in 1970, Cape Coral is one of the fastest growing areas in Florida, featuring numerous waterfront properties on canals, lakes, and basins; many of which have direct access to the Pine Island Sound and Caloosahatchee River. 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Pine Island is an island located in Lee County, Florida, on the Gulf coast of southwest Florida. ... The Caloosahatchee River is a river on the southwest Gulf Coast of Florida in the United States, approximately 75 mi (121 long). ...


The city has many public parks and recreation areas. It is also home to several golf courses.


Geography

Cape Coral is located at 26°38′23″N, 81°58′57″W (26.639600, -81.982471).GR1 The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 298.1 km² (115.1 mi²). 272.4 km² (105.2 mi²) of it is land and 25.7 km² (9.9 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 8.61% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there are 109,286 people, 40,768 households, and 30,209 families residing in the city. The population density is 375.4/km² (972.4/mi²). There are 45,653 housing units at an average density of 167.6/km² (434.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 93.01% White, 2.00% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.92% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 2.20% from other races, and 1.56% from two or more races. 8.33% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 40,768 households out of which 29.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.2% are married couples living together, 9.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 25.9% are non-families. 19.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.49 and the average family size is 2.85. Marriage is a relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ...


In the city the population is spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 19.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.6 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $43,410, and the median income for a family is $47,503. Males have a median income of $32,320 versus $25,068 for females. The per capita income for the city is $21,021. 7.0% of the population and 5.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 9.2% of those under the age of 18 and 5.6% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


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Cape Coral, Florida - definition of Cape Coral, Florida in Encyclopedia (580 words)
Cape Coral (known locally as the Cape) was built over 40 years ago by two land speculators, the Rosen brothers, who believed that the property's location on the Gulf Coast would be attractive to homebuyers.
At 115 square miles, Cape Coral is the second-largest city in Florida (in terms of land area).
Incorporated as a city in 1970, Cape Coral is one of the fastest growing areas in Florida, featuring numerous waterfront properties on canals, lakes, and basins; many of which have direct access to the Pine Island Sound and Caloosahatchee River.
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