Sanibel, Lee County, Florida

Sanibel: City in Florida, USA

About

Sanibel is a city located in the county of Lee in the U.S. state of Florida. Its population at the 2010 census was 6,469 and a population density of 75 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 7,429 inhabitants.

The city was created 138 years ago in 1883.

Quick Facts about Sanibel

Population : 7,429 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Florida (United States)
County : Lee County
Postal code : 33957
Phone Area Codes : 239
Area : 86.12 km2
Altitude : 3 feet / 1 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1884 (138 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 04:45:41 (12th August 2022)
Density : 86 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 12.92% (2010-2020)
Sanibel locator map
Location of Sanibel on Florida map.
Blind Pass  Sanibel and Captiva image
Blind Pass Sanibel and Captiva
Blind Pass  Sanibel and Captiva image

Geography

Sanibel is located at 26°26'56"N 82°1'20"W (26.4489700, -82.0223100).

Sanibel map

Demographics

The population of Sanibel increased by 12.92% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 6,469 - census
2011 6,585 1.76% estimation process
2012 6,705 1.79% estimation process
2013 6,847 2.07% estimation process
2014 6,983 1.95% estimation process
2015 7,154 2.39% estimation process
2016 7,286 1.81% estimation process
2017 7,378 1.25% estimation process
2018 7,408 0.4% estimation process
2019 7,401 -0.09% estimation process
2020 7,429 0.38% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 8,844
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 9,437
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : -6.3%
April 1, 2020 Population : 9,238
April 1, 2010 Population : 9,438
People under 5 years old, percentage : 3.9%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 20.9%
People over 65 (%) : 20.6%
Female persons, % : 56.7%
White only, percent : 58.0%
Black or African American alone, percent : 34.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.3%
Asians alone % : 0.9%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 4.9%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 3.2%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 57.0%
2015-2019 Veterans : 661
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 3.3%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 54.6%

Sanibel zip code is 33957. County name: Lee, County fips: 12071

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 54.6%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $75,800
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $953
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $418
2015-2019 median gross rent : $643
2015-2019 Households : 4,399
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.03
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 82.6%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 6.0%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 74.5%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 70.0%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 89.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 12.3%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 21.3%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 8.5%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 55.6%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 53.4%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 7,446
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 28,156
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 53,926
2012 total retail sales per capita : $5,767
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 25.2
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $31,985
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $19,452
Percentage of people living in poverty : 34.0%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 572
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 364
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 164
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 137
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 392
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 136
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 391
2010 population per square mile : 2,250.6
2010 land area in square miles : 4.19

Best Things to Do in Sanibel

1 Lighthouse Beach Park

Rating: 4.6 (4784)

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Lighthouse Beach Park

2 Bowman's Beach

Rating: 4.6 (3587)

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Bowman's Beach

3 Causeway Islands Park

Rating: 4.7 (1987)

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Causeway Islands Park

4 Sanibel Lighthouse

Rating: 4.7 (1633)

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Sanibel Lighthouse

5 Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum

Rating: 4.5 (910)

3075 Sanibel Captiva Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957, United States ➦ Show Map

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Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum

Where ot Eat in Sanibel

1 Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille - Sanibel Island

Rating: 4.5 (2940)

2500 Island Inn Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957, United States ➦ Show Map

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Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille - Sanibel Island

Where to Stay in Sanibel

1 Sanibel Arms West

Rating: 4.6 (354)

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Sanibel Arms West

2 Sanibel Siesta on the Beach

Rating: 4.6 (252)

1246 Fulgur St, Sanibel, FL 33957, United States ➦ Show Map

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Sanibel Siesta on the Beach

3 Sandalfoot Beachfront Condominium

Rating: 4.8 (197)

671 E Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL 33957, United States ➦ Show Map

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Sandalfoot Beachfront Condominium

4 Tortuga Beach Club Resort

Rating: 4.8 (196)

959 E Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL 33957, United States ➦ Show Map

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Tortuga Beach Club Resort

5 Island Vacations of Sanibel & Captiva

Rating: 4.8 (43)

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Island Vacations of Sanibel & Captiva

Other Places in Sanibel

1 Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce

Rating: 4.8 (105)

1159 Causeway Blvd, Sanibel, FL 33957, United States ➦ Show Map

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Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce

2 Sanibel City Hall

Rating: 3.8 (5)

800 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957 ➦ Show Map

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3 Sanibel City Manager

Rating: 5 (1)

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People born in Sanibel (2)

People born in Sanibel, including painter Hollis Jeffcoat, Sam Bailey, .

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Schools in Sanibel

College & universities near Sanibel, FL

Code Name City ZIP
133508 Florida SouthWestern State College Fort Myers (FL) 33919

Stations (3)

Amtrak & bus stations near Sanibel, FL

Code Name Address Type
FTM Fort Myers, Florida 6050 Plaza Drive BUS
PCH Port Charlotte, Florida 909 King Highway BUS
SRA Sarasota, Florida 1993 Main Street BUS

Post offices near Sanibel

Post Office Name City ZIP
Sanibel Post Office Sanibel (FL) 33957

Other cities in Lee County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Lee County , FL. (more)

City Name Population Title
Cape Coral 200,972 City in Lee County, Florida, United States
Fort Myers 91,086 County seat of Lee County, Florida, United States
Lehigh Acres 86,784 Census designated place
Bonita Springs 60,830 City in Florida, USA
North Fort Myers 39,407 Unincorporated community in Lee County, Florida, United States; census designated place
Estero 34,383 Census-designated place in Lee County, Florida
San Carlos Park 16,824 Census-designated place in Lee County, Florida
Cypress Lake 11,846 Census designated place
Villas 11,569 Census-designated place in Lee County, Florida
Gateway 8,401 Census-designated place in Lee County, Florida
McGregor 7,406 Census designated place
Fort Myers Beach 7,117 Town of the United States
Fort Myers Shores 5,487 Census-designated place in Lee County, Florida
Whiskey Creek 4,655 Census-designated place in Lee County, Florida
Tice 4,470 Census-designated place in Lee County, Florida
Suncoast Estates 4,384 Census-designated place in Lee County, Florida

Distance to Other Cities

Sanibel distances to largest Florida cities