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Overview

Introduction to Marco Island, Florida

Marco Island, Florida, in Collier county, is 45 miles S of Cape Coral, Florida (center to center) and 95 miles W of Miami, Florida. The city is included in the Naples metropolitan area. 

Marco Island History

Marco Island in Florida has a very interesting history, stretching back thousands of years. It is said to have been inhabited by Calusa Indians during 4000 B.C. They became extinct by the mid-18th century. The island then remained largely deserted untill 1870, when Captain W.T. Collier and his family settled here. His son, Bill Collier, helped attract more people to the island by streamlining its clamming industry. In the 1920s, most of the island was purchased by Barron G. Collier, but he wasn’t able to develop it due to the Great Depression. In 1962, the Mackell brothers purchased and developed it into a resort island. Marco Island was incorporated in 1998.

Marco Island and Nearby Attractions

  • Florida Everglades.
  • Cedar Bay Yacht Club.
  • Tigertail Beach.
  • Cape Romano.
  • Isles of Capri Marina.
  • Marco Island Marina.
  • Marco Island Princess.
  • Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.
  • Briggs Nature Center.
  • Marco Island Trolley.
  • Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.
  • Wooten's Alligator Farm and Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Wooten's Alligator Farm and Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Marco Island Trolley.

Marco Island Activities

Residents and tourists have a number of fun activities to choose from. They can laze around on the beach or swim in the azure waters. They can go fishing, boating, windsurfing, shelling or snorkeling. One can also opt for camping, hiking, sea excursions and eco-tours through the Everglades.

Marco Island Transportation

The island is served by the Marco Island airport.

Marco Island Higher Education

Florida Gulf Coast University provides college education opportunities.

Demographics

People

Total Population17,361
Male Share of the Population49.8%
Female Share of the Population50.2%
Senior Citizens49.1%
Employed Population 16+5,731
Age of the Population65

Families

% of people married66%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher45.6%
Median Earnings25+$36,274
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,340
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,091

Wealth

Median Family Income$88,346
% Above Poverty Level92.3%
% Below Poverty Level7.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home15.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work7.6%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone30.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,437
Median House Value$492,000

Ancestry

Irish16.6%
English12.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.3%
Italian9.1%
Polish5.6%
French Except Basque3.1%
Swedish2.6%
Dutch2%
Norwegian1.8%
Scottish1.7%
Greek1.4%
Russian1.1%
Canadian1.1%
Ukrainian0.9%
Hungarian0.8%
Croatian0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Czech0.5%
Serbian0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Slovak0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Finnish0.3%
US/American0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Arab0.2%
German0.2%
Brazilian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Romanian0.1%
African0.1%
South African0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
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Marco Island Almanac

CategoryValue
County Collier County
Standard Zip Codes34145
P.O. Box Zip Codes34146
Phone Area Codes239
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude25.94
Approximate Longitude-81.73

Marco Island Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationNAPLES
Distance16.3 miles
Jan Temp53 to 75 F
Apr Temp62 to 83 F
Jul Temp73 to 91 F
Oct Temp68 to 87 F
Annual Precip51.9 inches
StationIMMOKALEE 3 NNW
Distance40.3 miles
Jan Temp50 to 75 F
Apr Temp58 to 84 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp66 to 86 F
Annual Precip50 inches
StationOASIS RANGER STN
Distance42.6 miles
Jan Temp57 to 77 F
Apr Temp61 to 86 F
Jul Temp74 to 93 F
Oct Temp71 to 87 F
Annual Precip58.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Naples20,980$126,936

Marco Island Public Schools

Marco Island Academy
2255 San Marco Rd
ZIP: 34145
(239) 393-5133
High
Total Enrollment 206
Marco Island Charter Middle
1401 Trinidad Ave
ZIP: 34145
(239) 377-3200
Middle
Total Enrollment 437
Tommie Barfield Elementary School
101 Kirkwood St
ZIP: 34145
(239) 377-8500
Primary
Total Enrollment 589

Marco Island Private Schools

Island Montessori Academy
579 E Elkcam Cir
ZIP: 34145
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
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