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Sanibel Island Demographics

May 13, 2009
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander
Sanibel-Captiva Island Demographics: as of 1/2008 Island Age 5,000 years (plus/minus) Island Area Total acres 11,600 Acres upland 7,930 Acres mangrove 2,800 Island Shore Land 24 miles Beach Frontage 15 miles Gulf of Mexico 11 miles San Carlos Bay 3 miles Mangrove Frontage 9.0 miles Intra-coastal Waterway 9' deep x 100' wide average Average Elevation 4 feet above sea level Maximum Elevation 13 feet above sea level Annual Precipitation 42 inches Average Temperature 74 degrees F. City of Sanibel Founded November 5, 1974 Total Public Roads 80.68 miles The Sanibel School K - 8 grades Bike Paths 22.6 miles Causeway Length 3 miles Resident Population-estimate 6,272+ Seasonal Population 18,000+ Median Value Housing Unit $480,000 Island Dwelling Capacity 8,248 units For additional information, we suggest you visit one of the two Island libraries. The Sanibel Public Library located mid-island on Dunlop Road. The Captiva Memorial Library is located on Captiva Island. Sanibel Public Library: Phone: (239) 472-2483 E-mail Website Hours: Monday & Thursday 9:00am - 8:00pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm Captiva Memorial Library: Phone: (239) 472-2133 E-Mail: Website: branches/cv.htm Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm Wednesday Noon - 8:00pm


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