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Captiva Demographics

By Staff | Jan 14, 2009

Sanibel-Captiva Island Demographics: as of 1/2008

Island Age 5,000 years (plus/minus)

Island Area

Total acres 11,600

Acres upland 7,930

Acres mangrove 2,800

Island Shore Land 24 miles

Beach Frontage 15 miles

Gulf of Mexico 11 miles

San Carlos Bay 3 miles

Mangrove Frontage 9.0 miles

Intra-coastal Waterway 9′ deep x 100′ wide average

Average Elevation 4 feet above sea level

Maximum Elevation 13 feet above sea level

Annual Precipitation 42 inches

Average Temperature 74 degrees F.

City of Sanibel Founded November 5, 1974

Total Public Roads 80.68 miles

The Sanibel School K – 8 grades

Bike Paths 22.6 miles

Causeway Length 3 miles

Resident Population-estimate 6,272+

Seasonal Population 18,000+

Median Value Housing Unit $480,000

Island Dwelling Capacity 8,248 units

For additional information, we suggest you visit one of the two Island libraries.

The Sanibel Public Library located mid-island on Dunlop Road.

The Captiva Memorial Library is located on Captiva Island.

Sanibel Public Library:

Phone: (239) 472-2483

E-mail mmohundro@sanlib.org

Website http://www.sanlib.org

Hours: Monday & Thursday 9:00am – 8:00pm

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm

Captiva Memorial Library:

Phone: (239) 472-2133

E-Mail: abradley@leegov.com

Website: www.lee-county.com/library/library/


Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm

Wednesday Noon – 8:00pm