Chokoloskee, Florida

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Population in 2010: 359. Population change since 2000: -11.1%
Males: 244  (68.0%)
Females: 115  (32.0%)
Median resident age:  35.9 years
Florida median age:  41.5 years

Zip codes: 34138.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $37,617 (it was $33,750 in 2000)
Chokoloskee:

$37,617
FL:

$46,036

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $14,393 (it was $16,847 in 2000)

Chokoloskee CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $213,861 (it was $81,100 in 2000)
Chokoloskee:

$213,861
FL:

$153,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $167,679; Detached houses: $287,394; Mobile homes: $31,867

Median gross rent in 2013: $367.

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  • Races in Chokoloskee, FL (2010)

    Chokoloskee races chart
    • 33793.9%White alone
    • 205.6%Hispanic
    • 10.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.3%Two or more races

Races in Chokoloskee detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Chokoloskee: 92.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (49.2%), German (16.7%), Irish (11.3%), English (7.3%), Lithuanian (4.9%), Russian (4.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 10 feet

Land area: 0.28 square miles.

Population density: 1,284 people per square mile   (low).

Chokoloskee,FL real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Chokoloskee:

  • High school or higher: 111.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 21.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chokoloskee CDP:

  • Never married: 36.9%
  • Now married: 51.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 3.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,301
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $3,304 (4.6%)

Chokoloskee satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Kendale Lakes-Lindgren Acres, FL (59.2 miles , pop. 314,677).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (899.7 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Plantation Island, FL (1.5 miles ), Everglades, FL (1.9 miles ), Goodland, FL (4.4 miles ), Marco Island, FL (4.9 miles ), Verona Walk, FL (5.2 miles ), Lely Resort, FL (5.3 miles ), Naples Manor, FL (5.4 miles ), Lely, FL (5.5 miles ).

Latitude: 25.81 N, Longitude: 81.36 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 239

Chokoloskee household income distribution Chokoloskee home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.9%
Florida:

6.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (65%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (26%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (79%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (37%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (28%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (26%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Sales and related occupations (79%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (21%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)

Work and jobs in Chokoloskee: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Chokoloskee, Florida

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Tornado activity:

Chokoloskee-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Florida state average. It is 57% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/17/1983, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 27.5 miles away from the Chokoloskee place center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 8/13/2004, a category F2 tornado 35.5 miles away from the place center caused $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Chokoloskee-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Florida state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 328.9 miles away from the city center
On 2/22/1992 at 04:21:34, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 158.1 miles away from Chokoloskee center
On 3/31/1992 at 14:59:39, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 272.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/1997 at 14:57:35, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, Depth: 20.5 mi) earthquake occurred 323.3 miles away from the city center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 563.6 miles away from Chokoloskee center
On 4/13/2003 at 04:52:53, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 294.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Collier County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 10, Fires: 7, Tropical Storms: 4, Floods: 2, Freezes: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chokoloskee topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chokoloskee:

  • Hodges University (about 40 miles; Naples, FL; Full-time enrollment: 2,132)
  • Florida Gulf Coast University (about 52 miles; Fort Myers, FL; FT enrollment: 11,165)
  • Edison State College (about 61 miles; Fort Myers, FL; FT enrollment: 10,649)
  • Florida International University (about 62 miles; Miami, FL; FT enrollment: 41,234)
  • Florida Career College-Miami (about 63 miles; Miami, FL; FT enrollment: 10,133)
  • DeVry University-Florida (about 65 miles; Miramar, FL; FT enrollment: 3,674)
  • Florida National University-Main Campus (about 65 miles; Hialeah, FL; FT enrollment: 4,106)

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Collier County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 57.4%
Average household size:
This place:  2.2 people
Florida:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  68.7%
Whole state:  65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.3%
Whole state:  7.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Chokoloskee compared to Florida state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.7
Florida average:

12.2

Chokoloskee travel time to work - commute Chokoloskee mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (75%)
  • No fuel used (11%)
  • Utility gas (7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Chokoloskee CDP (based on Collier County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic47,70211
Evangelical Protestant36,176140
Mainline Protestant18,59926
Other5,71024
Orthodox1,7305
Black Protestant1,1174
None210,486-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 63
Collier County:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 24
Collier County:

0.77 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 83
Collier County:

2.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 365
Here:

11.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.7%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Collier County:

20.9%
Florida:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

20.1%
State:

14.0%

7.35% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($104,488 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.35%
Florida average:

7.97%

0.29% of residents moved from foreign countries ($943 average AGI)
Collier County:

0.29%
Florida average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lee County, FL  1.30% ($39,893 average AGI)
from Miami-Dade County, FL  0.45% ($27,191)
from Broward County, FL  0.25% ($44,722)


6.59% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($44,612 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.59%
Florida average:

7.17%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($368 average AGI)
Collier County:

0.08%
Florida average:

0.12%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lee County, FL  1.43% ($36,775 average AGI)
to Miami-Dade County, FL  0.57% ($28,631)
to Broward County, FL  0.27% ($33,750)

Strongest AM radio stations in Chokoloskee:

  • WWFE (670 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: FENIX BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WVCG (1080 AM; 50 kW; CORAL GABLES, FL; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WAQI (710 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: LICENSE CORPORATION #1)
  • WVOI (1480 AM; 10 kW; MARCO ISLAND, FL; Owner: ALL FINANCIAL NETWORK, INC.)
  • WQBA (1140 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: WQBA-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WCNZ (1660 AM; 10 kW; MARCO ISLAND, FL; Owner: ALL FINANCIAL NETWORK, INC.)
  • WJNA (640 AM; 38 kW; ROYAL PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: SOUTH FLORIDA RADIO, INC.)
  • WSUA (1260 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: WSUA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRFX (940 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNMA (1210 AM; 49 kW; MIAMI SPRINGS, FL; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF MIAMI LICENSE CORP.)
  • WRHC (1550 AM; 45 kW; CORAL GABLES, FL; Owner: WRHC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WWNN (1470 AM; 50 kW; POMPANO BEACH, FL; Owner: WWNN LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFTL (850 AM; 50 kW; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL ENTERPRISES II, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chokoloskee:

  • WBGY (88.1 FM; NAPLES, FL; Owner: NAPLES EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • WAVV (101.1 FM; MARCO, FL; Owner: ALPINE BROADCASTING CORP., INC.)
  • WRXK-FM (96.1 FM; BONITA SPRINGS, FL; Owner: WRXK LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWGR (101.9 FM; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • WARO (94.5 FM; NAPLES, FL; Owner: MERIDIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSGL (104.7 FM; NAPLES, FL; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF NEVADA)
  • WSOR (90.9 FM; NAPLES, FL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)

TV broadcast stations around Chokoloskee:

  • WZVN-TV (Channel 26; NAPLES, FL; Owner: MONTCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTVJ (Channel 6; MIAMI, FL; Owner: NBC STATIONS MANAGEMENT, INC.)

Chokoloskee fatal accident list:

May 15, 1980 00:30 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KC4NSJ
    Grant Date: 01/21/1992, Expiration Date: 01/21/2002, Cancellation Date: 01/22/2004
    Registrant: Arthur L Becton Sr, Chokoloskee, FL 33925
  • Call Sign: KG8HJ, Licensee ID: L00880046
    Grant Date: 06/18/2004, Expiration Date: 06/18/2014
    Registrant: Lawrence O Beck, P.O.Box 132, Chokoloskee, FL 34138

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 271D , Serial Number: 17801, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 12/28/1959
    Registrant (Individual): Kurt W Tuckerman, Po Box 837, Chokoloskee, FL 34138
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4610Y , Serial Number: 18-8940, Year manufactured: 1971, Airworthiness Date: 05/28/1971
    Registrant (Individual): Jerry M Wells, Po Box 1, Chokoloskee, FL 34138
  • Aircraft: PIPER AEROSTAR 600 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6894S , Serial Number: 6009088161257, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 05/26/1981
    Registrant (Individual): Barrett M Morris, Po Box 99, Chokoloskee, FL 34138
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 70100 , Serial Number: 17071, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 06/24/1981
    Registrant (Individual): Darrel D Daniels, Chokoloskii Dr, Chokoloskee, FL 33925

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  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Registered nurses"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Water transportation"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Legal occupations:"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Arts, entertainment, and recreation"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Food and beverage stores"
  • #6 (34138) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of New Zealander first ancestries"
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