Sanibel, Florida

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Population in 2017: 7,363 (70% urban, 30% rural).
Population change since 2000: +21.4%
 
Males: 3,481  (47.3%)
Females: 3,882  (52.7%)
Median resident age:

67.7 years
Florida median age:

42.0 years

Zip codes: 33957.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $105,724 (it was $79,044 in 2000)
Sanibel:

$105,724
FL:

$52,594

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $84,830 (it was $66,912 in 2000)

Sanibel city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $886,522 (it was $380,500 in 2000)
Sanibel:

$886,522
FL:

$214,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: over $1,000,000; detached houses: over $1,000,000; townhouses or other attached units: $444,210; in 2-unit structures: $589,044; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $972,103; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $741,855; mobile homes: over $1,000,000

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,650.

March 2019 cost of living index in Sanibel: 101.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 8.0%
(8.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Sanibel, FL (2017)
    • 7,25294.8%White alone
    • 710.9%Hispanic
    • 590.8%Two or more races
    • 320.4%Asian alone
    • 250.3%Black alone
    • 110.1%American Indian alone

Races in Sanibel 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 Sanibel, Florida as of October 28, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Sanibel is 3,736 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Sanibel by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.5)
2
(26.6)
2
(26.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(48.1)
1
(16.2)
0
(0.0)
5
(89.5)
3
(53.6)
2
(36.2)
5
(76.3)
3
(44.8)
4
(58.6)
5
(71.2)
4
(55.5)
5
(67.6)
3
(40.0)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
60
(961.5)
36
(583.1)
24
(415.4)
20
(358.0)
14
(250.0)
18
(325.7)
24
(366.0)
29
(433.4)
53
(776.3)
33
(469.9)
25
(347.0)
43
(581.5)
9
(119.9)
11
(146.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
57
(913.5)
60
(971.8)
73
(1,264)
81
(1,450)
94
(1,678)
89
(1,611)
88
(1,342)
76
(1,136)
148
(2,168)
73
(1,039)
56
(777.2)
41
(554.4)
47
(626.2)
58
(773.5)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
5
(80.1)
3
(48.6)
2
(34.6)
4
(71.6)
3
(53.6)
1
(18.1)
3
(45.8)
6
(89.7)
4
(58.6)
1
(14.2)
2
(27.8)
2
(27.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(40.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)119.9119.282.4106.799.6101.398.291.9161.989.868.789.462.862.6

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City-data.com crime index in Sanibel, FL

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 40 (26 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.47
Florida average:

2.08
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Ancestries: American (19.7%), English (14.4%), German (14.2%), Irish (11.7%), Italian (5.0%), British (3.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 6 feet

Land area: 17.2 square miles.

Population density: 428 people per square mile   (low).

Sanibel, Florida map

713 residents are foreign born (6.6% Europe, 2.0% North America, 1.1% Asia).

This city:

9.3%
Florida:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $7,397 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $9,592 (1.0%)

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 )

Latitude: 26.44 N, Longitude: 82.08 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,800 (+36.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,460 (57.8%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 239

Distribution of median household income in Sanibel, FL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Sanibel, FL in 2017

Property values in Sanibel, FL

Sanibel satellite photo by USGS

Sanibel tourist attractions:

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
  • 2013: 18 buildings, average cost: $704,300
  • 2014: 21 buildings, average cost: $623,200
  • 2015: 30 buildings, average cost: $768,100
  • 2016: 29 buildings, average cost: $727,200
  • 2017: 27 buildings, average cost: $824,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Sanibel, FL residents
Average permit cost in Sanibel, FL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.1%
Florida:

3.3%
Population change in the 1990s: +544 (+9.9%).
Most common industries in Sanibel, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (18.5%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (10.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.5%)
  • Construction (7.4%)
  • Public administration (4.1%)
  • Health care (3.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (18.8%)
  • Construction (11.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (11.2%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (6.5%)
  • Public administration (6.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (2.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (18.0%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (14.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.4%)
  • Educational services (6.6%)
  • Health care (6.0%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (4.8%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (4.6%)
Most common occupations in Sanibel, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (14.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (11.9%)
  • Top executives (6.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.2%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (16.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Top executives (6.6%)
  • Other financial specialists (3.9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.2%)
  • Lawyers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (15.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.9%)
  • Top executives (5.5%)
  • Art and design workers (5.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.3%)

Average climate in Sanibel, Florida

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Sanibel, Florida environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 58.6. This is better than average.

City:

58.6
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2000 was 28.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 17.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.3
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.54. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.54
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Sanibel-area historical tornado activity is below Florida state average. It is 40% 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.

Earthquake activity:

Sanibel-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Florida state average. It is 97% 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 282.3 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, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 228.4 miles away from Sanibel center
On 4/18/1997 at 14:57:35, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, Depth: 20.5 mi) earthquake occurred 281.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 451.5 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 509.4 miles away from Sanibel center
On 2/22/1992 at 04:21:34, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 197.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lee County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 10, Tropical Storms: 6, Fires: 5, Freeze: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sanibel topographic map

Hospitals and 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)
  • HEALTHPARK CARE CENTER, INC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; FORT MYERS, FL)
  • FORT MYERS SOUTH DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; FORT MYERS, FL)
  • INNOVATIVE SENIOR CARE HOME HEALTH OF TAMPA LLC (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; FORT MYERS, FL)
  • CAPE CORAL SOUTH DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; CAPE CORAL, FL)

Heliports located in Sanibel:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sanibel:

  • Edison State College (about 15 miles; Fort Myers, FL; Full-time enrollment: 10,649)
  • Florida Gulf Coast University (about 20 miles; Fort Myers, FL; FT enrollment: 11,165)
  • Hodges University (about 24 miles; Naples, FL; FT enrollment: 2,132)
  • State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota (about 76 miles; Bradenton, FL; FT enrollment: 8,012)
  • Eckerd College (about 97 miles; Saint Petersburg, FL; FT enrollment: 2,437)
  • University of South Florida-St Petersburg (about 98 miles; St. Petersburg, FL; FT enrollment: 4,459)
  • Hillsborough Community College (about 106 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 19,838)

Public elementary/middle school in Sanibel:

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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)

Points of interest:

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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
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
5 people in college/university student housing in 2010

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

For population 15 years and over in Sanibel:

Marital status in Sanibel, FL
  • Never married: 12.3%
  • Now married: 71.6%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 7.9%

For population 25 years and over in Sanibel:

  • High school or higher: 97.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 64.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 28.8%
  • Unemployed: 2.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
Florida average:

12.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Sanibel
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sanibel, FL (based on Lee County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic100,30020
Evangelical Protestant88,687288
Mainline Protestant28,60562
Other12,68445
Black Protestant1,91911
Orthodox9704
None385,589-
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: 115
Lee County:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

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

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.1%
State:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

24.9%
Florida:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Lee County:

15.4%
Florida:

14.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Sanibel:

60.6%
Florida:

50.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

57.6%
State:

48.5%

Average BMI:
Sanibel:

28.2
Florida:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

17.2%
State:

19.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Sanibel:

7.6%
Florida:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Sanibel:

7.1
State:

6.9

Overweight people:
Sanibel:

38.0%
State:

34.8%

General health condition:
Here:

62.2%
State:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

75.3%
State:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Sanibel, FL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 25$119,204$57,2180$0
Police Protection - Officers 21$154,790$88,4513$2,168
Financial Administration 13$70,303$64,8950$0
Sewerage 13$63,190$58,3291$3,361
Police - Other 12$37,833$37,8337$11,719
Other and Unallocable 10$47,132$56,5583$5,477
Parks and Recreation 8$35,276$52,91424$38,032
Other Government Administration 5$32,196$77,2703$11,325
Natural Resources 3$20,805$83,2200$0
Judicial and Legal 2$19,412$116,4720$0
Totals for Government 112$600,141$64,30141$72,082

Sanibel government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,076,000 ($146.14)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $3,553,000 ($482.55)
    Sewerage: $3,548,000 ($481.87)
    Police Protection: $3,445,000 ($467.88)
    Central Staff Services: $3,390,000 ($460.41)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,725,000 ($370.09)
    Parking Facilities: $2,031,000 ($275.84)
    Libraries: $1,837,000 ($249.49)
    Financial Administration: $790,000 ($107.29)
    Natural Resources - Other: $736,000 ($99.96)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $606,000 ($82.30)
    General - Other: $553,000 ($75.11)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $524,000 ($71.17)
    Housing and Community Development: $261,000 ($35.45)
    Solid Waste Management: $43,000 ($5.84)
    Health - Other: $1,000 ($0.14)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash and Deposits: $17,742,000 ($2409.62)
    Benefit Payments: $310,000 ($42.10)
    Withdrawals: $34,000 ($4.62)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,640,000 ($222.74)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $324,000 ($44.00)
    Police Protection: $300,000 ($40.74)
    Central Staff Services: $123,000 ($16.71)
    Regular Highways: $38,000 ($5.16)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,836,000 ($1064.24)

Sanibel government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $5,858,000 ($795.60)
    Other: $1,631,000 ($221.51)
    Parking Facilities: $1,298,000 ($176.29)
    Parks and Recreation: $536,000 ($72.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $205,000 ($27.84)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $234,000 ($31.78)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $50,000 ($6.79)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Natural Resources: $57,000 ($7.74)
    General Local Government Support: $39,000 ($5.30)
    Other: $20,000 ($2.72)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,507,000 ($204.67)
    Highways: $1,087,000 ($147.63)
    General Local Government Support: $79,000 ($10.73)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $905,000 ($122.91)
    Donations From Private Sources: $210,000 ($28.52)
    Fines and Forfeits: $182,000 ($24.72)
    Special Assessments: $143,000 ($19.42)
    Rents: $111,000 ($15.08)
    General Revenue - Other: $64,000 ($8.69)
    Sale of Property: $32,000 ($4.35)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $578,000 ($78.50)
    Highways: $7,000 ($0.95)
    Other: $4,000 ($0.54)
  • Tax - Property: $10,505,000 ($1426.73)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $1,418,000 ($192.58)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,278,000 ($173.57)
    Other License: $815,000 ($110.69)
    Public Utilities Sales: $540,000 ($73.34)
    Other Selective Sales: $57,000 ($7.74)

Sanibel government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $47,470,000 ($6447.10)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $41,802,000 ($5677.31)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,668,000 ($769.79)

Sanibel government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,625,000 ($356.51)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,318,000 ($3302.73)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,047,000 ($278.01)

8.50% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($94,099 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.50%
Florida average:

7.69%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($448 average AGI)
Lee County:

0.04%
Florida average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Collier County, FL  0.82% ($67,761 average AGI)
from Miami-Dade County, FL  0.36% ($29,382)
from Broward County, FL  0.24% ($58,071)


5.83% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($59,640 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.83%
Florida average:

6.59%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($373 average AGI)
Lee County:

0.04%
Florida average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Collier County, FL  0.61% ($95,445 average AGI)
to Hillsborough County, FL  0.20% ($45,310)
to Miami-Dade County, FL  0.19% ($34,451)
Businesses in Sanibel, FL
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2FedEx5
Ace Hardware1Holiday Inn1
CVS1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Chico's1True Value1
Dairy Queen1UPS5
Dunkin Donuts1

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)
Sanibel fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Sanibel fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 755ft / 230mTotal length
  • 65,431Total average daily traffic
  • 3,577Total average daily truck traffic
  • 87,584Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Sanibel, FL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 52000-2009
  • 12010-2018
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:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast 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,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, Grant Date: 03/15/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 01/05/2016, Registrant: Cenurylink, Inc., 902 Wasco St, Hood River, OR 97031, Phone: (360) 905-6839, Fax: (303) 391-2477, 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: 04/23/2019, Expiration Date: 04/01/2029, Certifier: J. Roy Pottle, Registrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 1800 M Street, Nw, Suite 800n, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

14 (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 in Sanibel, FL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Sanibel, FL - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 26. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 46 took place in 2004, and the least - 0 in 2017. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Sanibel, FL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (48.1%), and Structure Fires (29.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Sanibel, FL
    • 19848.1%Outside Fires
    • 12129.4%Structure Fires
    • 5814.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 358.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sanibel, FL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Sanibel, Florida:

  • Gulf Breeze Cottages, 1081 Shell Basket Ln, Sanibel, Florida 33957 , Phone: (239) 472-1626, Fax: (239) 472-4664
  • Villa Capri Motel, 1245 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, Florida 33957
  • Shalimar Resort, 2823 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel, Florida 33957 , Phone: (239) 472-1353, Fax: (239) 472-6430
  • Kona Kai Motel, 1539 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, Florida 33957
  • Sanibel Inn, 937 Gulf Dr, Sanibel, Florida 33957 , Phone: (239) 472-3181, Fax: (239) 472-5234
  • Song Of The Sea, 863 E Gulf Dr, Sanibel, Florida 33957 , Phone: (239) 472-2220, Fax: (239) 472-8569
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Sanibel, Florida
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sanibel, FL
  • 93.9%Electricity
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.9%No fuel used
  • 1.0%Utility gas
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%Coal or coke
  • 0.3%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sanibel, FL
  • 97.0%Electricity
  • 3.0%No fuel used


Sanibel compared to Florida state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above 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 above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Sanibel on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: real estate and rental and leasing (population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people born in other U.S. states (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most users submitting photos to our site per 10,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: real estate and rental and leasing (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of workers working at home, population 5,000+"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: management occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: management occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: health care and social assistance (population 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest residents"
  • #22 (33957) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of returns reporting salary or wage in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #24 (33957) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting net capital gain/loss in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #28 (33957) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting taxable interest in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #39 (33957) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using charity contributions deductions in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #91 (33957) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) for individuals (pop 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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