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Population in 2012: 6,741 (70% urban, 30% rural). Population change since 2000: +11.2%
 

Males: 3,324  (49.3%)
Females: 3,417  (50.7%)

Median resident age:  65.0 years
Florida median age:  40.3 years

Zip codes: 33957.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $88,218 (it was $79,044 in 2000)
Sanibel:

$88,218
FL:

$45,040
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $74,514

Sanibel city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $542,301 (it was $380,500 in 2000)
Sanibel:

$542,301
FL:

$148,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $720,582; Detached houses: $763,344; Townhouses or other attached units: $667,838; In 2-unit structures: $328,423; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $741,919; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $732,492; Mobile homes: $136,586

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,334.

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  • White alone - 6,219 (96.1%)
  • Hispanic - 151 (2.3%)
  • Black alone - 40 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 24 (0.4%)
  • Two or more races - 22 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 7 (0.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.08%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.02%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sanibel: 100.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (19.1%), German (16.4%), Irish (13.3%), United States (6.7%), Italian (6.0%), Polish (3.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 6 feet

Land area: 17.2 square miles.

Population density: 392 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Sanibel:

  • High school or higher: 99.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 61.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 30.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sanibel city:

  • Never married: 6.0%
  • Now married: 74.1%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

482 residents are foreign born (5.6% Europe, 1.2% Asia).

This city:  7.3%
Florida:  19.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $6,770 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $7,099 (1.2%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cape Coral, FL (15.1 miles , pop. 102,286).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Petersburg, FL (99.7 miles , pop. 248,232).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (843.0 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Sanibel Island, FL (1.7 miles) , St. James City, FL (2.6 miles ), Punta Rassa, FL (2.7 miles ), Captiva, FL (3.0 miles ), Iona, FL (3.0 miles ), Fort Myers Beach, FL (3.1 miles ), Estero Island, FL (3.2 miles) , Harlem Heights, FL (3.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 48 buildings, average cost: $309,700
  • 1998: 70 buildings, average cost: $337,000
  • 1999: 74 buildings, average cost: $319,200
  • 2000: 105 buildings, average cost: $362,100
  • 2001: 107 buildings, average cost: $384,600
  • 2002: 47 buildings, average cost: $583,300
  • 2003: 40 buildings, average cost: $482,700
  • 2004: 49 buildings, average cost: $491,200
  • 2005: 23 buildings, average cost: $974,000
  • 2006: 16 buildings, average cost: $746,800
  • 2007: 13 buildings, average cost: $843,100
  • 2008: 13 buildings, average cost: $924,400
  • 2009: 13 buildings, average cost: $542,400
  • 2010: 16 buildings, average cost: $685,100
  • 2011: 16 buildings, average cost: $677,700
  • 2012: 22 buildings, average cost: $653,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 26.44 N, Longitude: 82.08 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,208 (+33.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,047 (54.9%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 239

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Crime rates in Sanibel by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000001000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.016.20.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 100000000000
per 100,000 16.10.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 011000000100
per 100,000 0.015.816.00.00.00.00.00.00.018.10.00.0
Assaults 451431053253
per 100,000 64.378.916.064.848.116.20.089.553.636.276.344.8
Burglaries 222421346036242014182429
per 100,000 353.6378.5336.2550.4961.5583.1415.4358.0250.0325.7366.0433.4
Thefts 111941071225760738194898876
per 100,000 1784.31482.41712.81975.1913.5971.81263.61450.11678.31610.61342.11135.7
Auto thefts 235653243136
per 100,000 32.147.380.097.180.148.634.671.653.618.145.889.7
Arson 000000000100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.018.10.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 109.596.993.7121.7105.5104.972.593.987.789.286.480.9

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Crime rate in Sanibel detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 28 (20 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.99
Florida average:

2.45

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Sanibel, Florida accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.6%
Florida:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +544 (+9.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (15%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (19%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Information (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (17%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Top executives (7%)
  • Other financial specialists (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3%)
  • Lawyers (3%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (16%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Art and design workers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Sanibel-area historical tornado activity is below Florida state average. It is 11% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/31/1960, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 2.0 miles away from the Sanibel city center killed one person and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 6/18/1972, a category F2 tornado 2.5 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lee County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 9, Fires: 5, Tropical Storms: 5, Hurricane: 1, Freeze: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Sanibel:

  • SHELL POINT NURSING PAVILION (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; FORT MYERS, FL)
  • BMA - SOUTH FT MYERS (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; FORT MYERS, FL)
  • LODGE AT CYPRESS COVE, THE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; FORT MYERS, FL)

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Local government website: www.ci.sanibel.fl.us

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sanibel:

  • Edison State College (about 15 miles; Fort Myers, FL; Full-time enrollment: 5,724)
  • Southwest Florida College (about 17 miles; Fort Myers, FL; FT enrollment: 2,170)
  • Florida Gulf Coast University (about 18 miles; Fort Myers, FL; FT enrollment: 8,317)
  • State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota (about 76 miles; Bradenton, FL; FT enrollment: 5,673)
  • Eckerd College (about 96 miles; Saint Petersburg, FL; FT enrollment: 2,132)
  • University of South Florida-St. Petersburg Campus (about 98 miles; St. Petersburg, FL; FT enrollment: 2,227)
  • Hillsborough Community College (about 106 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 11,277)
See full list of schools located in Sanibel

Library in Sanibel:

  • SANIBEL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,369,812; Location: 770 DUNLOP ROAD; 97,254 books; 5,230 audio materials; 5,316 video materials; 22 local licensed databases; 62 state licensed databases; 267 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Sanibel: Sanibel Island Lighthouse (A), Baileys Center (B), Sanibel Fire and Rescue District Station 1 (C), Sanibel Fire and Rescue District Station 2 (D), Lee County Emergency Medical Services (E), Sanibel Police Department (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Periwinkle Place Shopping Center (1), Tahitian Garden Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sanibel include: Tropic Isles Baptist Church (A), Sanibel Community Church (B), First Baptist Church Sanibel (C), Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Sanibel Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes: Hardworking Bayou (A), Old Blind Pass (B), Clam Bayou (C), Ladyfinger Lake (D), Dinken Bayou (E), Sanibel Bayou (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: Dixie Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (Nature Centers; 3333 Sanibel Captiva Road) (1), Conservation Center (Nature Centers; 3333 Sanibel Captiva Road) (2), Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (Recreation Areas; 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road) (3), Cottages to Castles of Sanibel and Captiva Islands (2427 Periwinkle Way) (4), Adventures in Paradise (Tours & Charters; 14341 Port Comfort Road) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Brennen's Tarpon Tale Inn (367 Periwinkle Way) (1), Anchor Inn of Sanibel Island (1245 Periwinkle Way) (2), Captiva Island Inn Bed & Breakfast (11509 Andy Rosse Lane) (3), Blue Dolphin Beach Cottages (4227 West Gulf Drive) (4), Beach Road Inn (764 Beach Road) (5), A Team (1539 Periwinkle Way) (6), Colony Resort (419 East Gulf Drive) (7). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Lee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 21.4. This is significantly better than average.
City:

21.4
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2001 was 28.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

28.1
U.S.:

27.4
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 16.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

16.6
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 6.55. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

6.55
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 6.0%
(6.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  1.9 people
Florida:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  67.7%
Whole state:  65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.6%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Sanibel, FL

5 people in college/university student housing in 2010

Sanibel compared to Florida state average:

Sanibel, Florida environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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Banks with branches in Sanibel (2011 data):

  • Sanibel Captiva Community Bank: at 2475 Library Way, branch established on 2003/01/21; Periwinkle Branch at 1037 Periwinkle Way, branch established on 2004/11/08. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $224.8 mil, Deposits: $178.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Sanibel Island Branch at 2407 Palm Ridge Road, branch established on 1934/09/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Bank of America, National Association: Sanibel Main Branch at 2450 Periwinkle Way, branch established on 1988/02/04. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Sanibel, Florida:

  • Gulf Breeze Cottages, 1081 Shell Basket Ln, Sanibel, FL 33957 , Phone: (239) 472-1626, Fax: (239) 472-4664
  • Gallery Motel, 541 E Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL 33957 , Fax: (239) 472-6518
  • Villa Capri Motel, 1245 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957
  • Shalimar Resort, 2823 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL 33957 , Phone: (239) 472-1353, Fax: (239) 472-6430
  • Kona Kai Motel, 1539 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957
  • Jolly Roger Resort Motel, 3287 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL 33957 , Fax: (239) 472-5032
  • Sanibel Inn, 937 Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL 33957 , Phone: (239) 472-3181, Fax: (239) 472-5234
  • Blue Heron Motel, 642 E Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL 33957
  • 2 other hotels and motels
All 10 fire-safe hotels and motels in Sanibel, Florida

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Sanibel travel time to work - commute


Sanibel mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (96%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Sanibel city (based on Lee County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.22%
Here38.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents44.7%10.8%8.1%7.7%4.1%
Congregations7.2%15.2%6.0%8.4%4.0%
NameJewishEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaEpiscopal ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents3.2%3.0%2.2%1.7%14.5%
Congregations1.6%4.0%4.4%4.0%45.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 115
Lee County:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 11
Here:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 50
This county:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 167
Lee County:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 508
This county:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Lee County:

10.1%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Lee County:

24.9%
State:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.4%
State:

14.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 11$61,943$67,5741$488
Other Government Administration 23$116,939$61,0122$2,090
Judicial and Legal 2$18,834$113,0040$0
Police Protection - Officers 24$140,445$70,2234$4,992
Police - Other 21$57,130$32,6461$1,006
Streets and Highways 23$107,638$56,1590$0
Sewerage 14$60,343$51,7230$0
Parks and Recreation 13$55,155$50,91214$6,937
Natural Resources 3$20,455$81,8200$0
Totals for Government 134$638,882$57,21322$15,513


10.96% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($69,420 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.96%
Florida average:

8.71%

0.13% of residents moved from foreign countries ($499 average AGI)
Lee County:

0.13%
Florida average:

0.22%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Collier County, FL  1.26% ($50,198 average AGI)
from Miami-Dade County, FL  0.89% ($25,891)
from Broward County, FL  0.42% ($41,000)


6.90% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($48,833 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.90%
Florida average:

7.73%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($432 average AGI)
Lee County:

0.07%
Florida average:

0.12%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Collier County, FL  0.54% ($72,511 average AGI)
to Charlotte County, FL  0.24% ($49,369)
to Hillsborough County, FL  0.18% ($44,392)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sanibel:

  • WPTK (1200 AM; 10 kW; PINE ISLAND CENTER, FL; Owner: FORT MYERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWCN (770 AM; 10 kW; NORTH FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: WJPT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMYR (1410 AM; 5 kW; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: KATHLEEN HECKSHER)
  • WJNA (640 AM; 38 kW; ROYAL PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: SOUTH FLORIDA RADIO, INC.)
  • WWFE (670 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: FENIX BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WAQI (710 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: LICENSE CORPORATION #1)
  • WNOG (1270 AM; 5 kW; NAPLES, FL; Owner: MERIDIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMGG (820 AM; 50 kW; LARGO, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ST. PETERSBURG LICENSEE)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQYK (1010 AM; 50 kW; SEFFNER, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TAMPA)
  • WVCG (1080 AM; 50 kW; CORAL GABLES, FL; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WVOI (1480 AM; 10 kW; MARCO ISLAND, FL; Owner: ALL FINANCIAL NETWORK, INC.)
  • WCRM (1350 AM; 2 kW; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: MANNA CHRISTIAN MISSIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sanibel:

  • WRXK-FM (96.1 FM; BONITA SPRINGS, FL; Owner: WRXK LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXKB (103.9 FM; CAPE CORAL, FL; Owner: WXKB LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTLQ-FM (97.7 FM; PUNTA RASSA, FL; Owner: FORT MYERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWGR (101.9 FM; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • WINK-FM (96.9 FM; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: FORT MYERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WARO (94.5 FM; NAPLES, FL; Owner: MERIDIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJGO (102.9 FM; TICE, FL; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF NEVADA)
  • WNRW (98.5 FM; SAN CARLOS PARK, FL; Owner: BEL MEADE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSOR (90.9 FM; NAPLES, FL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WBTT (105.5 FM; NAPLES PARK, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDRR (107.1 FM; LEHIGH ACRES, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJBX (99.3 FM; FORT MYERS BEACH, FL; Owner: WJBX LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJPT (106.3 FM; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: WJPT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOLZ (95.3 FM; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCKT (100.1 FM; PORT CHARLOTTE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAVV (101.1 FM; MARCO, FL; Owner: ALPINE BROADCASTING CORP., INC.)
  • WIKX (92.9 FM; CHARLOTTE HARBOR, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WJYO (91.5 FM; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)
  • WGCU-FM (90.1 FM; FT. MYERS, FL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY)
  • WAYJ (88.7 FM; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP. INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Sanibel:

  • WINK-TV (Channel 11; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: FORT MYERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZVN-TV (Channel 26; NAPLES, FL; Owner: MONTCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTIG-LP (Channel 2; NAPLES, FL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTVK (Channel 46; NAPLES, FL; Owner: ACME TELEVISION LICENSES OF FLORIDA, LLC)
  • WFTX (Channel 36; CAPE CORAL, FL; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WRXY-TV (Channel 49; TICE, FL; Owner: WEST COAST CHRISTIAN TELEVISION, INC)
  • WBBH-TV (Channel 20; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: WATERMAN BROADCASTING CORP. OF FLORIDA)
  • W22CL (Channel 22; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: ARKANSAS MEDIA, LLC)
  • WDPX-LP (Channel 18; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WGCU (Channel 30; FT. MYERS, FL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY)
  • WVEA-TV (Channel 62; VENICE, FL; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WLZE-LP (Channel 65; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTPH-LP (Channel 14; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: TRI-MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WEVU-CA (Channel 4; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: CALOOSA TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • W56DW (Channel 56; NAPLES, FL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W38CO (Channel 38; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Sanibel, Florida:
  • Fatal accident count: 23
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 33
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 11
  • Fatalities: 28
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 61
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
Florida average:
  • Fatal accident count: 164
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 251
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 53
  • Fatalities: 177
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 434
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 30

See more detailed statistics of Sanibel fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 10
Total length: 287 meters (942ft)
Total average daily traffic: 90,441
Total average daily truck traffic: 5,051
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 112,641

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1960-1969: 1
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 4
  • 2000-2009: 4
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Sanibel, FL

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sanibel)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Sanibel, FL)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • SANIBAL, 701 Opre Ave (Lat: 26.437000 Lon: -82.082861), Type: Tower, Structure height: 65.8 m, Overall height: 67.7 m, Call Sign: WQLF317
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/05/2010, Expiration Date: 01/05/2020, Certifier: Andrew Stadtler
    Registrant: Lee County Bocc, 2665 Ortiz, Ft Myers, FL 33905, Phone: (239) 533-3617, Fax: (239) 477-3636, Email:
  • SANIBEL IS, 3445 Sanibel Captiva Rd (Lat: 26.441444 Lon: -82.105639), Overall height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: KJH57, Licensee ID: L00005467
    Assigned Frequencies: 6745.62 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 11215.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/15/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021
    Registrant: Embarq Florida, Inc., 805 Broadway Suite 800, Vancouver, WA 98660, Phone: (360) 905-6839, Fax: (360) 905-5953, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 3445 Sanibel - Captiva Road Sanibe (Lat: 26.441444 Lon: -82.105639), Overall height: 48.8 m, Call Sign: KNKL879
    Assigned Frequencies: 931.837 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/28/2009, Expiration Date: 04/01/2019, Certifier: J. Roy Pottle
    Registrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 2300 N Street, Nw, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

49 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sanibel)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

18 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Sanibel)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED0$0114$417,596217$347,4199$257,222185$382,5511$20,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$09$381,00036$369,1670$023$330,4780$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$017$453,941117$351,6150$077$334,3770$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$344,00013$525,07748$368,6882$278,50030$347,8330$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$012$511,3331$100,0006$377,3330$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0802.01 , 0802.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$379,0001$379,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0802.01 , 0802.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 34
  • Hazardous Condition: 26
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Sanibel


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sanibel, FL

Most common first names in Sanibel, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William5676.5 years
John5676.5 years
Robert5276.9 years
Mary3783.3 years
Charles3178.2 years
James2975.1 years
Helen2583.4 years
George2476.1 years
Edward2375.0 years
Thomas2275.6 years
Most common last names in Sanibel, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1377.2 years
Jones1184.5 years
Miller1080.9 years
Murphy879.0 years
Johnson679.5 years
Hunter678.2 years
Irwin681.7 years
Brown676.0 years
Simmons680.5 years
White674.8 years
Businesses in Sanibel, FL
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2FedEx5
Ace Hardware1Holiday Inn1
CVS1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Chico's1True Value1
Dairy Queen1UPS5
Dunkin Donuts1
Browse common businesses in Sanibel, FL


Sanibel on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Financial managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (population 5,000+)"
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  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Real estate and rental and leasing (population 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Other direct selling establishments (population 5,000+)"
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  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most users submitting photos to our site per 10,000 residents (population 5000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most fire safe hotels and motels per 100,000 population (pop 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest ratio of murders to rapes between 2001 and 2006 (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of police officers in 2006 per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest cost per building permit in 2004-2006 (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest residents (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Real estate and rental and leasing (population 5,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Registered nurses (population 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (population 5,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Business operations specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Service occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Book stores and news dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Retail sales workers except cashiers (population 5,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Accommodation and food services (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 (33957) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting net capital gain/loss in 2004 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #60 (33957) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting taxable dividends in 2004 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #65 (33957) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2004 average net capital gain/loss (pop 5,000+)"
  • #68 (33957) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2004 average taxable dividends for individuals (pop 5,000+)"
  • #83 (33957) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2004 average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) for individuals (pop 5,000+)"
  • #101 (33957) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using charity contributions deductions in 2004 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • Barry Douglas Wixey (3)
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  • Jorge O. Galante (2)
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Total of 21 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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