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Captiva, Florida - Basic Facts

The Captiva Census Designated Place had a population of 647 as of July 1, 2017. Captiva ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Captiva is located at latitude 26.4976 and longitude -82.1872 in Lee County. The formal boundaries for the Captiva Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.18 sq. miles and a water area of 9.25 sq. miles. Lee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Captiva Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402748) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Captiva Census Designated Place is located within Sanibel Island CCD of Lee County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Captiva population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Captiva, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 647
Daytime Population: Workers 1,069
Daytime Population: Residents 493
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,562
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.41
Population in Households 543
Population in Familes 339
Population in Group Qrtrs 104
Population Density2 548
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $66,857
Average Household Income $102,260
Per Capita Income $57,375


Total Housing Units 1,639 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 190 (11.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 142 ( 8.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,307 (79.7%)
Median Home Value $312,121
Average Home Value $361,184


Total Households 332
Average Household Size 1.64
Family Households 153
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.45% 1.82%
Households 1.74% 2.14%
Families 1.54% 2.01%
Median Household Income   3.32%
Per Capita Income   2.39%

Captiva, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Captiva to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 801 13th
Population Density # 700 24th
Diversity Index # 510 45th
Median Household Income # 161 83rd
Per Capita Income # 52 94th

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