Chokoloskee, Florida

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Population in 2010: 359.
Population change since 2000: -11.1%
Males: 95  (26.6%)
Females: 264  (73.4%)
Median resident age:

68.6 years
Florida median age:

42.0 years

Zip codes: 34138.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $46,162 (it was $33,750 in 2000)
Chokoloskee:

$46,162
FL:

$52,594

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,727 (it was $16,847 in 2000)

Chokoloskee CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $195,348 (it was $81,100 in 2000)
Chokoloskee:

$195,348
FL:

$214,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $105,868; mobile homes: $106,214

Median gross rent in 2017: $473.

March 2019 cost of living index in Chokoloskee: 86.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 34.6%
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  • Races in Chokoloskee, FL (2010)
    • 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



According to our research of Florida and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Chokoloskee, Florida as of May 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Chokoloskee is 68 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (48.9%), English (25.0%), Irish (12.0%).

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, Florida map

14 residents are foreign born (2.0% Oceania, 1.5% Europe).

This place:

3.5%
Florida:

16.7%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Chokoloskee CDP:

1.3% ($1,075)
Florida:

1.4% ($1,262)

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

Distribution of median household income in Chokoloskee, FL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Chokoloskee, FL in 2017
Chokoloskee satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.9%
Florida:

3.3%
Most common industries in Chokoloskee, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (18.6%)
  • Educational services (13.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (12.6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (12.6%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (7.0%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (6.5%)
  • Personal & laundry services (6.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (27.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (16.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (10.0%)
  • Water transportation (10.0%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (10.0%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (8.9%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (8.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (24.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (22.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (20.2%)
  • Personal & laundry services (11.9%)
  • Health care (6.4%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.6%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (4.6%)
Most common occupations in Chokoloskee, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (13.6%)
  • Transportation, tourism, and lodging attendants (13.1%)
  • Cashiers (11.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.5%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (7.5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Transportation, tourism, and lodging attendants (28.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (18.9%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (16.7%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (10.0%)
  • Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (8.9%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8.9%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (7.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (24.8%)
  • Cashiers (20.2%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (12.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11.0%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (7.3%)
  • Customer service representatives (7.3%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (4.6%)

Average climate in Chokoloskee, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 Chokoloskee 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 the city 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 Chokoloskee center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Collier County (26) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 11, Fires: 7, Tropical Storms: 5, 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
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

For population 15 years and over in Chokoloskee:

Marital status in Chokoloskee, FL
  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 49.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 50.8%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

For population 25 years and over in Chokoloskee:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 33.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 22.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
Florida average:

12.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Chokoloskee, FL (based on Collier County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This county:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

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
Here:

2.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.64 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

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:
Collier County:

20.1%
Florida:

14.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Chokoloskee:

48.5%
Florida:

50.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Chokoloskee:

52.3%
Florida:

48.5%

Average BMI:
Chokoloskee:

29.0
Florida:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.6%
Florida:

19.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

13.4%
Florida:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Florida:

6.9

Overweight people:
Chokoloskee:

40.4%
State:

34.8%

General health condition:
Chokoloskee:

54.7%
Florida:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Chokoloskee:

81.6%
Florida:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Chokoloskee, FL Residents

7.80% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($217,995 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.80%
Florida average:

7.69%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,970 average AGI)
Collier County:

0.06%
Florida average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Lee County, FL  1.11% ($95,445 average AGI)
from Miami-Dade County, FL  0.35% ($46,616)
from Broward County, FL  0.20% ($67,823)


6.12% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($90,842 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.12%
Florida average:

6.59%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($482 average AGI)
Collier County:

0.06%
Florida average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Lee County, FL  1.55% ($67,761 average AGI)
to Miami-Dade County, FL  0.18% ($37,680)
to Broward County, FL  0.16% ($83,172)

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
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 23ft / 7.0mTotal length
  • 41,485Total average daily traffic
  • 5,772Total average daily truck traffic
  • 73,510Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • 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, Cancellation Date: 06/21/2016, Registrant: Lawrence O Beck, P.O.Box 132, Chokoloskee, FL 34138
  • Call Sign: N8VCT, Licensee ID: L00652398, Grant Date: 07/25/2013, Expiration Date: 07/25/2023, Registrant: Kurt W Tuckerman, 538 Gray Ave, Chokoloskee, FL 34138

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 07/16/2010
    Registrant (Individual): Kurt W Tuckerman, Po Box 837, Chokoloskee, FL 34138

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Chokoloskee, FL
  • 100.0%Electricity


Chokoloskee compared to Florida state average:

  • Median house value below 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
There are no pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2020.