Income/capita 170%
Household income 86%
Unemployment 42%
Income per capita$80,397$27,598$29,829
Median household income$102,956$48,900$55,322
Median income owner occupied$110,227$59,209$70,586
Median income renter occupied$51,528$34,622$35,192
Median earnings male$45,216$31,444$36,919
Median earnings female$31,615$25,332$26,250
Unemployment rate2.7%4.9%4.7%
Poverty level8.0%16.1%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Sanibel is 170% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Sanibel is 86% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Sanibel is 42% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Sanibel is 47% lower than the national average

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      Sanibel employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry6.3%3.3%
      Manufacturing sector6.1%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services5.8%2.9%
      Wholesale & retail services16.9%14.7%
      Public administration3.2%1.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.0%0.0%
      Education, health & social services9.2%25.4%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Pelican Bay, FL5,572$115,096108%
      Pineland, FL267$76,62539%
      Three Oaks, FL3,959$75,96237%
      Whiskey Creek, FL5,011$74,26834%
      Estero, FL30,470$71,39129%
      Sanibel, FL7,044$102,95686%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Mead, WA7,044$56,1281%
      Savannah, TN7,043$27,02151%
      Pacific, WA7,042$53,3014%
      Marshall, MI7,046$46,37616%
      Huntingdon, PA7,042$39,27329%
      Sanibel, FL7,044$102,95686%
      Source: The Sanibel, FL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).