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St. Petersburg, FL vs Fort Myers, FL

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Highlights
- Household income in Fort Myers, is 18% less than it is in St. Petersburg and is 39% below the National Average.
- St. Petersburg unemployment rate is 3.10%.
- Fort Myers unemployment rate is 3.70%.

Economy
 St. Petersburg, FLFort Myers, FLUnited States
 3.1%3.7%3.9%
 2.3%1.9%1.6%
 42.0%44.0%33.5%
 7.0%6.0%7.3%
 Income Taxes000.046
 $31,724$26,415$31,177
 $50,622$41,591$57,652
 $66,222$53,255$70,850
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 Est. Households By Income
 St. Petersburg, FLFort Myers, FLUnited States
 13.4%16.5%11.5%
 5.8%5.5%4.8%
 10.2%15.1%9.7%
 10.7%11.1%9.3%
 9.3%9.4%8.5%
 8.3%8.1%7.7%
 9.9%8.6%9.9%
 12.2%8.8%12.3%
 11.9%9.5%14.1%
 3.9%3.3%5.8%
 4.5%4.0%6.3%
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 Population By Occupation
 St. Petersburg, FLFort Myers, FLUnited States
 15.1%13.0%15.1%
 5.2%2.8%5.6%
 1.8%1.4%1.7%
 2.0%1.7%1.1%
 5.8%4.9%6.0%
 2.4%2.1%2.0%
 7.5%5.3%5.9%
 3.2%3.3%2.4%
 2.2%2.0%2.2%
 6.4%8.6%5.8%
 3.4%6.8%3.9%
 3.5%3.0%3.7%
 26.9%25.9%23.5%
 0.3%1.1%0.7%
 6.2%9.8%8.2%
 8.2%8.3%12.2%

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Reviews for St. Petersburg    51 Reviews
Don’t move to st.pete - 4/6/2018
I’ve been raised in st.pete all my life An I finally moved out of st.pete... Read More

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Not Quite What It Seems - 2/2/2018
St. Pete wants to present itself as a cool, hip liberal town that is 'open for business.' it might be open for business but none of the rest is true. It is deceptive,... Read More

Something for everyone - 1/28/2017
This website is saying every town I look at has a decline in Real Estate value. That is not true. I'm a Realtor and homes are rapidly rising in price. Even... Read More

Reviews for Fort Myers    50 Reviews
Why I love my Fort Myers, FL home (from Northeast) - 3/17/2017
The beaches, tropical climate, nature, active outdoor "island" lifestyle are main reasons we moved here, but the people are what keep us here and make it home. The... Read More

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Fort Myers- a perspective from a teen to nearly re - 8/15/2015
I have lived in Fort Myers 36 years. We came here when I was in high school. It has changed so much- from a small town with little shopping or transportation to a... Read More

Thomas A. Edison said it Best - 3/9/2015
He said, "There is only one Ft. Myers and 90 million people are going to find it out." The population of the U.S. was 90 million at the time. I ask could a man of... Read More

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ZIPS IN ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA
33710, 33713, 33702, 33705, 33712, 33703, 33711, 33716, 33704, 33701, 10 total
ZIPS IN FORT MYERS, FLORIDA
33905 33916 33901 33966

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