Sanibel, Florida Population 2020

7,580
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Sanibel is a city located in Florida. With a 2020 population of 7,580, it is the 185th largest city in Florida and the 3755th largest city in the United States. Sanibel is currently growing at a rate of 1.19% annually and its population has increased by 17.17% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,469 in 2010. Spanning over 33 miles, Sanibel has a population density of 468 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sanibel is $166,386 with a poverty rate of 7.41%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,443 per month, and the median house value is $720,500. The median age in Sanibel is 66.4 years, 68.2 years for males, and 65.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.3 males.

Sanibel Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Sanibel was:

  • White: 98.30%
  • Native American: 0.62%
  • Other race: 0.36%
  • Black or African American: 0.30%
  • Two or more races: 0.24%
  • Asian: 0.18%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Sanibel, Florida is 7,580, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,402.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,469.

Sanibel, Florida Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,10198.30%
American Indian and Alaska Native450.62%
Some Other Race260.36%
Black or African American220.30%
Two or More Races170.24%
Asian130.18%
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Sanibel Population Pyramid 2020

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Sanibel Median Age

66.4


Total

68.2


Male

65.2


Female

Sanibel Adults

There are 6,660 adults, (3,919 of whom are seniors) in Sanibel.

Sanibel Age Dependency

163.6

Age Dependency Ratio

143

Old Age Dependency Ratio

20.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Sanibel Sex Ratio

Female

3,816

52.82%

Male

3,408

47.18%

Sanibel Households and Families

Sanibel Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sanibel Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married92.8%7.2%
All84.7%15.3%
Female82%18%
Non Family72.2%27.8%
Male51.5%48.5%

84.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,6781.9684.7
Married2,2932.2492.8
Non Family1,1841.1272.2
Male1013.6351.5
Female1003.7582

2.32

Average Family Size

1.96

Average Household Size

3.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Sanibel Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade350.54%
9th to 12th Grade1121.72%
High School Graduate90713.90%
Some College1,17017.93%
Associates Degree3435.26%
Bachelors Degree1,99830.62%
Graduate Degree1,96030.04%
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Sanibel Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White6,3506,2293,885
Hispanic676743
Native American454515
Other Race26
Black2222
Multiple Races171717
Asian131313

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,093$49,491$32,778
Less Than High School$2,500$$2,500
High School Grad$31,042$31,213$30,859
Some College$37,500$42,188$29,231
Bachelors Degree$44,375$74,205$37,813
Graduate Degree$74,511$90,000$64,648

$42,093

Average Earnings

$49,491

Average Male

$32,778

Average Female

Sanibel Language

Sanibel Language by Age

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Sanibel Language

93.81% of Sanibel residents speak only English, while 6.19% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.31% of the population.

Sanibel Poverty

Sanibel Poverty by Race

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7.41%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.51%

Male Poverty Rate

8.21%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sanibel

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sanibel is White, with 7.62% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sanibel is White, with 7.62% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.86%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School9.52%
High School8.49%
Some College6.74%
Bachelors or Greater6.72%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed27.66%
Male Employed7.33%
Female Employed4.60%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Sanibel Income

Sanibel Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$102,135$166,386
Families$125,491$198,075
Married Families$130,221-
Non Families$32,292$98,552
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Sanibel Marital Status

Sanibel Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

71.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

75.6%

Male Marriage Rate

67.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Sanibel Married by Age and Sex

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Sanibel Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Sanibel Marital Status by Race

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Sanibel Veterans

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685

Number of Veterans

673

Male Veterans

12

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam355
World War II90
Korea54
First Gulf War50
Second Gulf War31
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Age Group Veterans
75+362
65 to 74247
55 to 6453
35 to 5423
18 to 34
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Name Veterans % of Total
White68510.48%
Hispanic2638.81%

Sanibel Veterans by Education

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5.11%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.23%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sanibel Employment Status

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36.6%

Labor Force Participation

35.1%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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10.44%

Born in Florida

91.69%

Native Born

8.31%

Foreign Born

2.80%

Non Citizen

5.51%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.69% of Sanibel residents were born in the United States, with 10.44% having been born in Florida. 2.80% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20207,580891.19%
20197,491891.20%
20187,402350.48%
20177,367891.22%
20167,2781271.78%
20157,1511692.42%
20146,9821351.97%
20136,8471422.12%
20126,7051201.82%
20116,585991.53%
20106,4864220.68%
20006,0645961.04%
19905,4682,1054.98%
19803,3630.00%