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Estero

Village of Estero, Florida

  •   State: 
    Florida
      County: 
    Lee County
      City: 
    Estero
      County FIPS: 
    12071
      Coordinates: 
    26°25′40″N 81°47′42″W
      Area total: 
    25.39 sq mi (65.76 km²)
      Area land: 
    24.37 sq mi (63.12 km²)
      Area water: 
    1.02 sq mi (2.64 km²)
      Elevation: 
    13 ft (4 m)
      Established: 
    Incorporated (village) December 31, 2014 ( 2014-12-31 )
  •   Latitude: 
    26,442
      Longitude: 
    -81,8101
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    33928
    33929
      GMAP: 

    Estero, Lee County, Florida, United States

  •   Population: 
    36,939
      Population density: 
    1,515.82 residents per square mile of area (585.25/km²)
      Household income: 
    $73,596
      Households: 
    9,307
      Unemployment rate: 
    13.70%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    6.00%

Estero is a village in Lee County, Florida, United States. As of the 2020 census, the population was 36,939. Estero incorporated as a village on December 31, 2014. It is the home of Hertz Arena, which hosts the home games for the Florida Everblades ECHL ice hockey team. Florida Gulf Coast University is located just north of the Etero village limits. The city is also the location of a utopian community called the Koreshan Unity, which is now preserved as the KoreShan State Historic Site. The Tamiami Trail, a highway linking Tampa and Miami, and two railroads were built through the area in the 1920s and '30s. The former Atlantic Coast Line tracks are still in place east of US 41 and have been owned by Seminole Gulf Railway since 1987. In the past, during the census of 2000, there were 9,503 people, and 3,336 families residing in the CDP. The population at that time was 22,612. In 2019, the village's estimated population was 33,871, and it is part of the Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. It has a total area of 25.4 square miles (65.7 km²), of which 24.4square miles (63.1 km²) are land and 1.0 square mile (2.7km²), or 4.05% of the area is water.

History

Mound Key is believed to have been the ceremonial center of the Calusa Indians when they were encountered by the Spanish in the early 1500s. German homesteader Gustave Damkohler began planting mulberry trees in 1882 along the Estero River. In 1894, he donated property to the followers of Cyrus Teed, who proposed a theory that people live on the inside of the Earth's outer skin. This theory, which he called Koreshan Unity, drew followers to occupy and develop his original 320-acre (1.3 km²) tract. They were business-oriented and lived communally, prospering enough to found their own political party and incorporate the town on September 1, 1904. The Tamiami Trail, a highway linking Tampa and Miami, and two railroads were built through the area in the 1920s and 1930s. The former Atlantic Coast Line tracks are still in place east of US 41 and have been owned by Seminole Gulf Railway since 1987. Today, the former Seaboard tracks were removed in the 1940s and its former route west of US41 is now an FPL power line corridor. The Koreshans' original tract is now owned by Florida as the KoreshAn State Historic Site. Esteri was incorporated as a village on December 31, 2014. It is located on the Gulf Shore of Florida, between Fort Myers and Tampa. It has a population of about 3,000. The town is home to the University of South Florida.

Geography

Estero is located in southern Lee County at 26°2556N 81°4834W (26.432237, 81.809447). It is bordered to the south by the city of Bonita Springs and to the north by unincorporated San Carlos Park and Three Oaks. Estero has a total area of 25.4 square miles (65.7 km²), of which 24.4square miles (63.1 km²) are land and 1.0 square mile (2.7km²) is water. It is also the location of a utopian community called the Koreshan Unity, which is now preserved as the KoreShan State Historic Site. The spring-fed Etero River flows to Esteri Bay. Until the 1970s, most settlement and development in Estera was near the river. The city is located on the Gulf of Mexico, and is known for its beaches and nightlife. The town has a population of 1,816, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. It was founded by fishing families that lived on Mound Key, a mangrove-ringed island that dominates Estere Bay. The village was named after the Esterian River, which flows into the bay from the south. It has a post office with the ZIP code of 26.2556, which serves the town of Esteri, a town in Lee County, Florida.

Demographics

In the past, during the census of 2000, there were 9,503 people, 4,608 households, and 3,336 families residing in the CDP. As of the census 2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, the median income for a household in the village of Estero, Florida was $82,054. The per capita income for the C DP was $30,521. About 1.9% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.1% of those under age 18 and 2.2%. The CDP is located on Florida's panhandle. It is one of the fastest-growing areas of the state, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The town has a population of 9,500. The population density was 450.7 inhabitants per square mile (174.0/km²) in the past. There were 7,345 housing units at an average density of 348.4 per squaremile (134.5/ km²) The racial makeup of the CPD was 97.43% White, 0.64% African American,0.11% Native American, 0.35% Asian,  0.01% Pacific Islander, and 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.19%. The median age was 61 years. For every 100 females, there are 93.1 males. The average household size was 2.01 and the average family size is 2.31.

Economy

The Hertz Corporation announced it was moving its corporate headquarters and about 750 jobs to Estero. Hertz built a $75 million building at the southeast corner of US-41 and Williams Road on a previously vacant lot. The land is immediately south of Corkscrew Village and about a mile north of Coconut Point Mall. The Hertz headquarters will be located on a cleared parcel that already contained a retention pond. The building is expected to be completed by the end of the year. It will be the company's second headquarters in the U.S., after a building in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 2009. The company has offices in Florida, New Jersey and Oklahoma.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Estero, Lee County, Florida = 92.6. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 60. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 99. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Estero = 6.5 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 36,939 individuals with a median age of 61.2 age the population grows by 94.28% in Estero, Lee County, Florida population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,515.82 residents per square mile of area (585.25/km²). There are average 1.96 people per household in the 9,307 households with an average household income of $73,596 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 13.70% of the available work force and has dropped -8.64% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 9.02%. The number of physicians in Estero per 100,000 population = 196.8.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Estero = 54.3 inches and the annual snowfall = 0 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 112. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 262. 91 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 53.5 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 28, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Estero, Lee County, Florida which are owned by the occupant = 44.81%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 7 years with median home cost = $188,300 and home appreciation of -26.43%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $12.05 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $4,162 per student. There are 17.6 students for each teacher in the school, 814 students for each Librarian and 598 students for each Counselor. 6.61% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 23.55% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 11.87% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Estero's population in Lee County, Florida of 1,418 residents in 1900 has increased 26,05-fold to 36,939 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.96% female residents and 48.04% male residents live in Estero, Lee County, Florida.

    As of 2020 in Estero, Lee County, Florida are married and the remaining 21.08% are single population.

  • 31.1 minutes is the average time that residents in Estero require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    77.24% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 7.37% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.06% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 6.97% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Estero, Lee County, Florida, 44.81% are owner-occupied homes, another 5.61% are rented apartments, and the remaining 49.58% are vacant.

  • The 36.97% of the population in Estero, Lee County, Florida who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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