Home sales may be a key reason why some estimates show the city grew this year, but not everyone agrees that more people moved in.
In April, the population jumped by 1,820 in the Cape compared to the year before - a 1.1 percent increase. That was after it declined 1.8 percent two years ago, according to University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research estimates.
Real estate agents say growth is happening because more homes are selling.
"The 1,800 growth in population is about 780 households," said broker Steve Koffman, Century 21 Sunbelt, Cape Coral.