Marco Island, Florida

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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.



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 mi² (44.3 km²). 10.6 mi² (27.4 km²) of it is land and 6.5 mi² (16.9 km²) of it (38.13%) is water.


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 543.5/km² (1,407.1/mi²). There were 14,826 housing units at an average density of 541.6/km² (1,402.1/mi²). 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.

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