Immokalee, Florida

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Immokalee is a census-designated place (CDP) in Collier County, Florida, United States. The population was 19,763 at the 2000 census. It is part of the NaplesMarco Island Metropolitan Statistical Area. The settlement was originally known as Gopher Ridge. The etymology of the name appears to mean either "My Home" or "His Home".

The Immokalee Seminole Reservation and casino is located there. The Audubon Society's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is nearby.

Immokalee is the birthplace of former Pro Bowl running back Edgerrin James and his cousin Indianapolis Colts running back Javarris James.

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Geography

Immokalee is located at 26°25′16″N 81°25′22″W / 26.42111°N 81.42278°W / 26.42111; -81.42278 (26.421000, -81.422907)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 8.1 square miles (20.9 km²), of which, 8.1 square miles (20.9 km²) of it is land and 0.12% is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 19,763 people, 4,715 households, and 3,635 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,449.1 people per square mile (945.5/km²). There were 4,987 housing units at an average density of 618.0/sq mi (238.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 38.51% White, 18.03% African American, 1.03% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.19% Pacific Islander, 35.66% from other races, and 6.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 70.98% of the population.

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