The City of Sanibel had a population of 6,850 as of July 1, 2016. Sanibel ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Sanibel is located at latitude 26.451 and longitude -82.1057 in Lee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sanibel (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.12 sq. miles and a water area of 17.13 sq. miles. Lee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.
The City of Sanibel (GNIS ID: 2405420) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Sanibel is located within Sanibel Island CCD of Lee County.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sanibel population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
|Population in Households||6,845|
|Population in Familes||5,448|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||5|
|Average Household Size||1.93|
|Average Family Size||2|
|Total Housing Units||8,487 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||3,023 (35.6%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||523 ( 6.2%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||4,941 (58.2%)|
|Median Home Value||$702,249|
|Average Home Value||$750,289|
|Median Household Income||$86,807|
|Average Household Income||$134,826|
|Per Capita Income||$69,824|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||2.86%|
|Per Capita Income||1.88%|
The table below compares Sanibel to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 389||58th|
|Population Density1||# 738||20th|
|Diversity Index2||# 894||3rd|
|Median Household Income||# 47||95th|
|Per Capita Income||# 19||98th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Florida Census Data Comparison Tool.