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Collier County, Florida
Map of Florida highlighting Collier County
Location in the state of Florida
Map of the U.S. highlighting Florida
Florida's location in the U.S.
Seat Naples, Florida
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,305 sq mi (5,970 km²)
2,025 sq mi (5,245 km²)
280 sq mi (725 km²), 12.13%
PopulationEst.
 - (2007)
 - Density

315,839
124/sq mi (48/km²)
Founded May 8, 1923
Website www.co.collier.fl.us

Collier County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2000, the population was 251,377. The U.S. Census Bureau 2007 estimate for the county is 315,839 [1]. Its county seat is Naples.[1]

Contents

History

Collier County was created in 1923 from Lee County. It was named for Barron Collier, a New York City advertising mogul and real estate developer who had moved into Southwest Florida and established himself as a prominent land owner. He agreed to build the Tamiami Trail for what was then Lee County (Lee, Collier, Hendry, Glades & Charlotte Counties) in exchange for favorable consideration with the state legislature to have a county named for him. After the county was named, Collier was quoted as saying "When I first came here on holiday with Juliet, I never expected that I would buy a whole region of it, nor did I expect to pay for the new Tamiami Trail, or half the things I've done. But I really didn't expect to have a whole county named after me."

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,305 square miles (5,970 km²), of which, 2,025 square miles (5,246 km²) of it is land and 280 square miles (724 km²) of it (12.13%) is water. This makes Collier county the second largest county in the state of Florida (Palm Beach County being the largest). Virtually the entire southeastern portion of the county lies within the Big Cypress National Preserve. The northernmost portion of Everglades National Park extends into the southern coastal part of the county.

Collier County is the sole county in the Naples-Marco Island Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Adjacent counties

Collier County is located at the southern end of Florida's Gulf Coast, and bounded by:

National protected areas

Major highways

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 251,377 people, 102,973 households, and 71,257 families residing in the county. The population density was 124 people per square mile (48/km²). There were 144,536 housing units at an average density of 71 per square mile (28/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 86.06% White, 4.54% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 6.19% from other races, and 2.23% from two or more races. 19.61% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 75.3% spoke English, 17.8% Spanish, 2.3% French Creole and 1.2% German as their first language. 3.1% of the county has signed a petition against Gay Marriage and Civil unions.[2]

As of 2005 68.6% of the population was non-Hispanic whites, 24.4% was Latino or Hispanic, 5.9% was African-American and 0.9% was Asian.[3]

In 2000 there were 102,973 households out of which 22.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.10% were married couples living together, 7.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.80% were non-families. 24.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the county the population was spread out with 19.90% under the age of 18, 6.60% from 18 to 24, 24.60% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 24.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 100.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $48,289, and the median income for a family was $54,816. Males had a median income of $32,639 versus $26,371 for females. The per capita income for the county was $31,195. About 6.60% of families and 10.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.20% of those under age 18 and 4.30% of those age 65 or over. As of 2007 the population of Collier County peaked to 414,611, a record high.[4]

Communities

Municipalities

Unincorporated communities

Education

The county's public schools are operated by the District School Board of Collier County.

Politics

Collier County Presidential elections results
Year Winner Loser Other
Year Republican Democratic Other
2008 60.8% 38.4% 0.8%
2004 65.0% 34.1% 0.9%
2000 65.6% 32.5% 1.9%
1996 58.7% 32.0% 9.3%
1992 53.4% 26.1% 20.5%
1988 74.9% 24.6% 0.5%

In popular culture

Collier County was featured in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) as the home of fictional athlete Ray Finkle, described in the film as "the only professional athlete to come out of Collier County." Ace visits Collier to find Ray's family.

It was also shown in the Showtime series Dexter at the rest stop meeting between Dexter and the Trinity Killer.

See also

References

External links

Government links/Constitutional offices

Special districts

Judicial branch

Tourism links

Coordinates: 26°05′N 81°24′W / 26.08°N 81.40°W / 26.08; -81.40


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Collier County, Florida
Map
File:Map of Florida highlighting Collier County.png
Location in the state of Florida
Map of the USA highlighting Florida
Florida's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded May 8 1923
Seat Naples
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 12.13%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

251377
Website: www.co.collier.fl.us

Collier County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2000, the population was 251,377. The U.S. Census Bureau 2006 estimate for the county is 314,649 [1]. Its county seat is Naples6.

Contents

History

Collier County was created in 1923 from Lee County. It was named for Barron Collier, a New York City advertising mogul and real estate developer.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 5,970 km² (2,305 sq mi). 5,246 km² (2,025 sq mi) of it is land and 724 km² (280 sq mi) of it (12.13%) is water.

Collier County is the sole county in the Naples-Marco Island Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Adjacent Counties

Collier County is located at the southern end of Florida's Gulf Coast, and bounded by:

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 251,377 people, 102,973 households, and 71,257 families residing in the county. The population density was 48/km² (124/sq mi). There were 144,536 housing units at an average density of 28/km² (71/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 86.06% White, 4.54% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 6.19% from other races, and 2.23% from two or more races. 19.61% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 75.3% spoke English, 17.8% Spanish, 2.3% French Creole and 1.2% German as their first language.

As of 2005 68.6% of the population was non-Hispanic whites, 24.4% was Latino or Hispanic, 5.9% was African-American and 0.9% was Asian. (Source=http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/12/12021.html)

In 2000 there were 102,973 households out of which 22.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.10% were married couples living together, 7.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.80% were non-families. 24.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the county the population was spread out with 19.90% under the age of 18, 6.60% from 18 to 24, 24.60% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 24.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 100.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $48,289, and the median income for a family was $54,816. Males had a median income of $32,639 versus $26,371 for females. The per capita income for the county was $31,195. About 6.60% of families and 10.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.20% of those under age 18 and 4.30% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Incorporated

Unincorporated

Education

The county's public schools are operated by the District School Board of Collier County.

Politics

Presidential elections results
Year Republican Democratic Other
2004 65.0% 34.1% 0.9%
2000 65.6% 32.5% 1.9%
1996 58.7% 32.0% 9.3%
1992 53.4% 26.1% 20.5%
1988 74.9% 24.6% 0.5%

External links

Government links/Constitutional offices

Special districts

Judicial branch

Tourism links

Coordinates: 26°05′N 81°24′W / 26.08, -81.40

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Collier County, Florida
Map

Location in the state of Florida

Florida's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded May 8, 1923
Seat Naples
Largest City Naples
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,305 sq mi (5,970 km²)
2,025 sq mi (5,245 km²)
280 sq mi (725 km²), 12.13%
PopulationEst.
 - (2007)
 - Density

315,839
124/sq mi (48/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website: www.co.collier.fl.us/
Named for: Barron Collier

Collier County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida, and was formed on May 8, 1923. As of 2007, the population is 315,839. Collier County's seat is Naples.

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