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

Legend says the island was community and island were named for a dozen women captured by the pirate Gaspar

The latitude of Captiva is 26.521N. The longitude is -82.189W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 0 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 379.


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Median household income
Local
$64,821
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Captiva demographic reports
Captiva is an island the Gulf of Mexico, north of Sanibel Island
Once a pirates' refuge
Ranked No. 20 in Worth magazine's list of 250 Richest Towns, 2002
Filming location for:
· 2002 movie, "Sweet Home Alabama"
Anne Morrow Lindbergh wrote "A Gift from the Sea" here

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21% of Captiva residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Captiva ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Captiva was $76,139, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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34% of Captiva residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Captiva, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $875.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $3,813.


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

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The average commute time for Captiva workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Captiva include Tween Waters Inn.

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