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Sanibel Island is in Lee County, in the Cape Coral-Fort Myers metro area.

The latitude of Sanibel Island is 26.44N. The longitude is -82.113W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 6,581.


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Median household income
Local
$76,862
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Sanibel Island demographic reports
Sanibel Island is a barrier island between the Gulf of Mexico and Pine Island Sound. Connected to Captiva by a bridge
Nature preserves account for much of the island's acreage
Nearby parks & recreation: Darling National Wildlife Refuge
Historic sites and museums: Sanibel Shell Mounds, Sanibel Lighthouse, Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, Sanibel Historic Village & Museum

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Sanibel Island demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lee County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 33945 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

18% of Sanibel Island residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sanibel Island ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sanibel Island was $68,153, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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54% of Sanibel Island residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Sanibel Island, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $923.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,978.


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Lee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sanibel Island political report.

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The average commute time for Sanibel Island workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Sanibel Island include Casa Ybel Sanibel Island Resort, Grande Island Vacations, Holiday Inn Sanibel, Loggerhead Cay Condominiums, Pointe Santo Condos, Sanibel Beach Club, Sanibel Siesta Condominium.

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