Sanibel, Florida Population 2024

6,582

Sanibel is a city located in Lee County Florida. Sanibel has a 2024 population of 6,582. Sanibel is currently growing at a rate of 0.77% annually and its population has increased by 3.1% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,384 in 2020.

The average household income in Sanibel is $205,817 with a poverty rate of 9.53%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Sanibel is 68.6 years, 68.9 years for males, and 68.1 years for females.

Sanibel Demographics

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

  • White: 96.42%
  • Asian: 1.01%
  • Two or more races: 0.95%
  • Black or African American: 0.7%
  • Native American: 0.56%
  • Other race: 0.36%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Florida
Land Area (mi²)
16.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
406.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.1% (198)
The current population of Sanibel, Florida is 6,582 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 6,384.

Sanibel, Florida Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White6,19096.42%
Asian651.01%
Two or more races610.95%
Black or African American450.7%
Native American360.56%
Other race230.36%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Asian

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Sanibel Population by Race

Sanibel Population Pyramid 2024

Sanibel Median Age

68.6

Total

68.9

Male

68.1

Female

Sanibel Adults

There are 6,269 adults, (4,084 of whom are seniors) in Sanibel.

Sanibel Age Dependency

193.8

Age Dependency Ratio

186.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

6.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Sanibel Sex Ratio

Female3,36052.34%
Male3,06047.66%

Sanibel Population by Age

Sanibel Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,4911.8389.710.3
Married2,2082.1196.83.2
Non Family1,1261.0777.722.3
Female842.8867.932.1
Male733.8487.712.3
showing: 5 rows

2.18

Average Family Size

1.83

Average Household Size

89.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Sanibel Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Sanibel Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sanibel Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Sanibel Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$54,130

Average Earnings

$68,684

Average Male

$38,826

Average Female

Sanibel Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sanibel Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Sanibel Language

95.62% of Sanibel residents speak only English, while 4.38% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.7% of the population.

Sanibel Language

Sanibel Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White6,1655719.26%
Other2121100%
Hispanic522140.38%
Native361850%
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9.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.76%

Male Poverty Rate

10.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sanibel

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sanibel is Other, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sanibel is White, with 9.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.3%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.99%.

Sanibel Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.03%
Some College19.15%
High School12.61%
Bachelors or Greater4.33%
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Sanibel Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed6.62%
Female Employed6.43%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
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Sanibel Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sanibel Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Sanibel Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

74.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

78.8%

Male Marriage Rate

70.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Sanibel Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Sanibel Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

483

Number of Veterans

458

Male Veterans

25

Female Veterans

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Sanibel Veterans by War

count

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Sanibel Veterans by Age

count

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Sanibel Veterans by Race

Sanibel Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sanibel Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

33.2%

Labor Force Participation

31.6%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Sanibel Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Sanibel Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Sanibel Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

4.75%

Born in Sanibel

94.81%

Native Born

5.19%

Foreign Born

1.46%

Non Citizen

3.72%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.81% of Sanibel residents were born in the United States, with 4.75% having been born in Florida. 1.46% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Sanibel Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20296,832500.74%
20286,782500.74%
20276,732500.75%
20266,682500.75%
20256,632500.76%
20246,582500.77%
20236,532500.77%
20226,482500.78%
20216,432480.75%
20206,384-1,029-13.88%
20197,41310.01%
20187,412240.32%
20177,388961.32%
20167,2921331.86%
20157,1591722.46%
20146,9871361.99%
20136,8511432.13%
20126,7081211.84%
20116,5871011.56%
20106,4864226.96%
20006,06459610.9%
19905,4682,10562.59%
19803,363
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Sanibel Population by Year