Living in Sanibel, FL

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Sanibel SnackAbility

9
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
9.5
Affordability
6
Diversity
3
Safety
9
Amenities
6
Education
9.5
Commute
8.5

Sanibel, FL Crime Report

71
Total Crimes
946.9
Total Crimes / 100k People
-63.13%
Below National Average

Sanibel, FL Cost Of Living

168
Sanibel's Overall Cost Of Living
1.7x
Higher Than The National Average

Sanibel, Florida Info Snack

Sanibel is a city in Lee County, Florida, United States, on Sanibel Island. The population was 6,469 at the 2010 census, with an estimated 2012 population of 6,741. It is part of the Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. Sanibel is a barrier island – a collection of sand on the leeward side of the more solid coral-rock of Pine Island.
Population
7,224
Unemployment
4.0%
Poverty
7.4%
Median Home
$720,500
Median Income
$102,135
Median Rent
$1,443

Sanibel, FL Photos

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Rankings for Sanibel in Florida

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Map Of Sanibel, FL

Population over time in Sanibel

Year Population % Change
2017 7,224 1.3%
2016 7,128 1.2%
2015 7,044 2.1%
2014 6,899 2.0%
2013 6,761 1.6%
2012 6,655 0.8%
2011 6,604 -0.1%
2010 6,610 -0.2%
2009 6,622 -
Crime/100k Sanibel FL USA
Violent Crime 26.7 384.9 368.9
Murder 0.0 5.2 5.0
Robbery 0.0 79.3 86.2
Aggravated Assault 0.0 260.8 246.8
Property Crime 920.2 2281.8 2199.5
Burglary 146.7 337.7 376.0
Larceny 773.5 1750.8 1594.6
Car Theft 0.0 193.3 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Sanibel

White
97.2% (7,020)
African American
0.3% (22)
American Indian
0.4% (30)
Asian
0.2% (13)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.4% (26)
Two Or More
0.2% (17)
Hispanic
1.3% (96)
Race Sanibel FL USA
White 97.2% 54.4% 61.1%
African American 0.3% 15.4% 12.3%
American Indian 0.4% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 0.2% 2.7% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.4% 0.3% 0.2%
Two Or More 0.2% 1.8% 2.4%
Hispanic 1.3% 25.2% 17.8%

Household Income For Sanibel, Florida

Less than $10,000
4.8% (34,961)
$10,000 to $14,999
1.6% (11,588)
$15,000 to $24,999
9.5% (68,743)
$25,000 to $34,999
8.2% (59,512)
$35,000 to $49,999
5.0% (36,336)
$50,000 to $74,999
10.3% (74,243)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.4% (67,761)
$100,000 to $149,999
19.1% (138,273)
$150,000 to $199,999
10.4% (75,421)
$200,000 or more
21.5% (155,557)
Income Sanibel FL USA
Less than $10,000 4.8% 6.8% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 1.6% 4.7% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 9.5% 10.5% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 8.2% 10.7% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 5.0% 14.3% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 10.3% 18.4% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.4% 11.9% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 19.1% 12.5% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 10.4% 4.8% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 21.5% 5.4% 7.0%

Gender in Sanibel

Female
52.8% (3,816)
Male
47.2% (3,408)
Gender Sanibel FL USA
Female 52.8% 51.1% 50.8%
Male 47.2% 48.9% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Sanibel for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
0.0% (0)
9-12th Grade
2.0% (144)
High School / GED
14.0% (1,011)
Some College
18.0% (1,300)
Associate's Degree
5.0% (361)
Bachelor's Degree
31.0% (2,239)
Master's Degree
19.0% (1,372)
Professional Degree
7.0% (505)
Doctorate Degree
4.0% (288)
Education Sanibel FL USA
< 9th Grade 0.0% 5.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 2.0% 7.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 14.0% 29.0% 27.0%
Some College 18.0% 20.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 5.0% 10.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 31.0% 19.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 19.0% 7.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 7.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 4.0% 1.0% 1.0%

1 Reviews & Comments About Sanibel

Overall User Rating
1.0
/5

HomeSnacks User

You guys are right on target about SW Florida.It is THE most boring area i've ever lived in.The whole area,from SanibelEverglades city, is dead-er than a graveyard.You'll never meet more boring people than what lives around here,and the dim lights that run Charlotte,Lee,and Collier counties like it that way.

I could probably go on forever about how just plain BAD SW Florida is...but i don't want to rant. lolol

BTW...i'm 62 years old,and even I,at my age,am BORED TO DEATH living here in SW Florida...i wish i could move to LA.,or maybe San Francisco.

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