Marco Island, Florida

Marco Island, Florida
Marco Island, Florida
—  City  —
Nickname(s): La Isla de San Marco
Location in Collier County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 25°56′26″N 81°42′53″W / 25.94056°N 81.71472°W / 25.94056; -81.71472Coordinates: 25°56′26″N 81°42′53″W / 25.94056°N 81.71472°W / 25.94056; -81.71472
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Collier
Area
 – Total 17.1 sq mi (44.3 km2)
 – Land 10.6 sq mi (27.5 km2)
 – Water 7.5 sq mi (19.4 km2)
Elevation 0 ft (0 m)
Population (2000)
 – Total 12,879
 – Density 1,407.1/sq mi (943.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 – Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 34145-34146
Area code(s) 239
FIPS code 12-43075[1]
GNIS feature ID 0286403[2]

Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. It is a principal city of the Naples–Marco Island Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 12,879 at the 2000 census.

Originally named San Marco Island by Spanish explorers, Marco Island is the largest barrier island within Southwest Florida's Ten Thousand Islands area extending southerly to Cape Sable. The climate is subtropical with distinct wet and dry seasons, with most of the rainfall falling between the months of June and October.

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Geography

Marco Island is located at 25°56′26″N 81°42′53″W / 25.94056°N 81.71472°W / 25.94056; -81.71472 (25.940619, -81.714843)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 17.1 square miles (44 km2). 10.6 square miles (27 km2) of it is land and 6.5 square miles (17 km2) of it (38.13%) is water.

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1980 4,679
1990 9,493 102.9%
2000 12,879 35.7%
source:[4][5]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 14,879 people, 7,134 households, and 5,200 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,407.1 inhabitants per square mile (543.5/km²). There were 14,826 housing units at an average density of 1,402.1 per square mile (541.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.08% White, 0.24% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.49% from other races, and 0.42% from two or more races. 4.09% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,134 households out of which 11.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.0% were married couples living together, 3.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.1% were non-families. 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.38.

In the city the population was spread out with 10.9% under the age of 18, 3.1% from 18 to 24, 14.5% from 25 to 44, 33.1% from 45 to 64, and 38.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 60 years. For every 100 females there were 96.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $60,357, and the median income for a family was $68,979. The per capita income for the city was $42,875. 5.4% of the population and 4.3% of families were below the poverty line. 9.7% of those under the age of 18 and 4.4% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

Education

District School Board of Collier County operates the following schools serving Marco Island:

  • Marco Island Academy High School [1]
  • Marco Island Charter Middle School [2]
  • Tommy Barfield Elementary School [3]
Marco Island in the 1960s

Notable residents

See also

References

External links


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