Captiva, Florida

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Captiva is a census-designated place in Lee County, Florida, United States. It is located on Captiva Island. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total year-round population of 379. It is part of the Cape CoralFort Myers Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Captiva's many large estates, condominiums, and businesses have recovered from the serious damage due to 2004's Hurricane Charley. Captiva is accessed by a small bridge that crosses Blind Pass from Sanibel Island. There is a toll to use the causeway that goes first to Sanibel Island then north to Captiva.



Captiva is located at 26°31′5″N 82°11′28″W / 26.51806°N 82.19111°W / 26.51806; -82.19111 (26.518028, -82.191057).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 10.5 square miles (27.2 km²), of which, 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²) of it is land and 9.2 square miles (24.0 km²) of it (88.10%) is water. mostly in the Gulf of Mexico to the west and Pine Island Sound.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 379 people, 194 households, and 130 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 305.3 people per square mile (118.0/km²). There were 1,150 housing units at an average density of 926.2/sq mi (358.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.42% White, 0.79% Asian, 0.26% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.79% of the population.

There were 194 households out of which 10.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.9% were married couples living together, 1.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.5% were non-families. 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.95 and the average family size was 2.25.

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