Marco Island, Florida

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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
 • Total17.1 sq mi (44 km2)
 • Land10.6 sq mi (27 km2)
 • Water7.5 sq mi (19 km2)
Elevation0 ft (0 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total16,413
 • Density959.8/sq mi (943.5/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes34145-34146
Area code(s)239
FIPS code12-43075[1]
GNIS feature ID0286403[2]
 
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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
 • Total17.1 sq mi (44 km2)
 • Land10.6 sq mi (27 km2)
 • Water7.5 sq mi (19 km2)
Elevation0 ft (0 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total16,413
 • Density959.8/sq mi (943.5/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes34145-34146
Area code(s)239
FIPS code12-43075[1]
GNIS feature ID0286403[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 16,413 at the 2010 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. Like the City of Naples to the north, Marco Island enjoys a tropical climate, specifically a tropical wet and dry or savanna type (Aw under the Köppen system). It is known for 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
CensusPop.
19804,679
19909,493102.9%
200012,87935.7%
201016,41327.4%
source:[4][5]

As of the census[6] of 2010, there were 16,413 people, 7,517 households, and 17,134 housing units in the city. The population density was 1,352.0 inhabitants per square mile (543.5/km²). There were 14,826 housing units at an average density of 1,402.1 per square mile (12.14 square miles). The racial makeup of the city was 95.9% White, 0.5% African American, 0.1% American Indian, 1.1% Asian and 7.1% Hispanic or Latino.

There were 7,517 households out of which 9.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.7% were 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21.

The median income for a household in the city was $73,373, and the per capita income was $52,089. 7.1% of the population were below the poverty level.

Education

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

Florida's Emerald Isle, Marco Island.ogv
Marco Island in the 1960s

Private School

Island Montessori Academy [4] Primary and Elementary Programs 579 E. Elkcam Circle, Marco Island

Notable residents

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