Captiva, FL Profile: Facts & Data


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Captiva, Florida - Basic Facts

The Captiva Census Designated Place had a population of 637 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Captiva, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 637
Population in Households 533
Population in Familes 329
Population in Group Qrtrs 104
Population Density2 540
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $69,947
Average Household Income $104,520
Per Capita Income $58,305


Total Housing Units 1,603 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 196 (12.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 129 ( 8.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,278 (79.7%)
Median Home Value $325,000
Average Home Value $399,362


Total Households 325
Average Household Size 1.64
Family Households 149
Average Family Size 2
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.08% 1.46%
Households 1.26% 1.78%
Families 1.02% 1.69%
Median Household Income   3.44%
Per Capita Income   3.48%

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, 2018 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 # 805 13th
Population Density # 702 24th
Diversity Index # 511 45th
Median Household Income # 156 83rd
Per Capita Income # 52 94th

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