Sanibel is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 7,056 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Sanibel is the 243rd largest community in Florida.
Sanibel home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Sanibel real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Sanibel is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 93.31% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Sanibel is a city of sales and office workers, managers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Sanibel who work in management occupations (23.36%), sales jobs (19.77%) and office and administrative support (10.64%).
Of important note, Sanibel is also a city of artists. Sanibel has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Sanibel’s character.
Also of interest is that Sanibel has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 20.06% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Another notable thing is that Sanibel is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the city’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Sanibel is worth considering.
Sanibel is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
Sanibel is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Sanibel. 63.73% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Sanibel in 2010 was $81,744, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $326,976 for a family of four.
The people who call Sanibel home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sanibel residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Sanibel include German, English, Irish, Italian, Polish and French.
The most common language spoken in Sanibel is English. Some people also speak German.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||3,459|
|SANIBEL HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||87.28%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||12.72%|
|TYPE OF SANIBEL HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||47.52%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||4.97%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||5.25%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||39.59%|
|SIZE OF SANIBEL HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||1.83%|
|AGE OF SANIBEL HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||7.09%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||86.55%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||6.12%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||0.25%|
|SANIBEL REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$997,165|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,598|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $78,000||1.16%|
|$78,001 - $155,000||1.03%|
|$155,001 - $311,000||4.20%|
|$311,001 - $466,000||5.49%|
|$466,001 - $622,000||6.94%|
|$622,001 - $777,000||10.09%|
|$777,001 - $1,166,000||35.68%|
|$1,166,001 - $1,554,000||14.32%|
|PEOPLE OF SANIBEL||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||1.67%|
|5 TO 17||6.14%|
|18 TO 24||1.82%|
|25 TO 34||3.65%|
|35 TO 54||15.01%|
|55 TO 64||20.37%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||51.34%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||98.79%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$97,788|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$81,744|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||7.01%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Healthcare (15.91%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (14.27%)
Real estate (11.75%)
Information Technology (3.46%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||0.68%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.00%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.00%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||0.68%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||1.24%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (22.10%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (93.68%)
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