Cape City is the second most populous city in Florida and the 18th most populous in the United States, with an estimated population of 767,422 as of 2015. The city has an average population density 4,568 people per square mile, increasing to a population density as high as 13,000 people per square mile downtown.
Race and Ethnicity
As of 2015, the city's population was 51% white (40.3% non-Hispanic white), 26.2% black (24% non-Hispanic black), 3.4% asian, 0.4% native american, 0.1% pacific islander, 3.2% multiracial, and 1.3% other. Hispanics of any race made up 25.1% of the population.
The largest European ancestries in the city were German (9.2%), Irish (8.4%), English (7.7%), Italian (5.6%), and French (2.4%).
Throughout its history Cape City has been a major point of entry for immigrants into the United States, particularly from the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. Approximately 27% of the city is foreign born. The five largest sources of foreign born citizens are; Cuba, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Colombia.
Christianity (37.25%), made up of Catholics (11.12%), Protestants (18.72%), and other Christians (7.41%), was the most prevalently practiced religion of Cape City in 2015. The second biggest religious denomination is Islam at 1.75%. Judaism, Hinduism, and Buddhism appear in a similar amount around 0.55% of the population each. As of 2015 59.25% of the population did not identify with an organized religion.
In 2015 the median income for a household in Cape City was $51,283, with the median income for families being $53,628. The per capita income for the city was $45,617 in 2015. 19.8% of the population and 16.2% of families living below the poverty line with a 4% unemployment rate in the city. Average rent cost was $1915 per month, with single bedroom apartments costing $1525.
Cape City is a charter city with a mayor-council form of government. The Mayor of Cape City is the chief executive officer of city government and is elected in four-year terms, with a limit of two consecutive terms. The City Council is a legislative body consisting of nine members. Five members are elected from specific numbered areas designated City Districts, and the other four are "at-large" members (serving citywide). Both the mayor's office and the City Council chambers are hosted in Cape City Hall where regular meetings are held.
In general the populace Cape City tends to lean progressive with 40% of the voting population registered Democrat, 36% registered Republican, 20% having no party affiliation, and 4% having minor party affiliation. The Cape City metropolitan area makes up 25% of all Florida voters giving them considerable sway over state politics as well.
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