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Sanibel is a city in Lee County, in the Cape Coral-Fort Myers metro area.

The latitude of Sanibel is 26.448N. The longitude is -82.022W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 3 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,043.


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Median household income
Local
$79,044
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Sanibel demographic reports
Sanibel is on Sanibel Island
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 2. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.3 per 1,000 people.
Wildlife: Darling National Wildlife Refuge

Historic sites and museums: Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Sanibel demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lee County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Fort Myers-Cape Coral area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 33957 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

18% of Sanibel residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sanibel ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sanibel was $66,912, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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55% of Sanibel residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Sanibel, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $929.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,945.


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Libraries in Sanibel include Sanibel Public Library ... View libraries

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Lee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sanibel political report.

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The average commute time for Sanibel workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Sanibel include Best Western Sanibel Island Beach Resort, Westwind Inn.

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