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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.
Founded May 8 1923
Seat 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%
Population
 - (2020)
 - Density

375,752
124/sq mi (48/km²)
Website www.co.collier.fl.us

Collier County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2020 census, the population was 375,752. Its county seat is Naples6.

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[]

According to the Secretary of State's office, Republicans compose a majority of registered voters in Collier County. It is also one of the handful of counties where independents outnumber Democrats among registrants. The county is part of a long-established Republican stronghold in southwestern coastal Florida: the last Democrat to win the county being Adlai Stevenson II in 1952.[1] The last Democratic Governor to carry the county was Reubin Askew in 1974 and the last Democratic Senator to do so was Bob Graham in 1992, six years later the county was one of four to back the Republican candidate, Charlie Crist.

United States presidential election results for Collier County, Florida[2]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 128,950 61.91% 77,621 37.27% 1,714 0.82%
2016 105,423 61.11% 61,085 35.41% 6,002 3.48%
2012 96,520 64.64% 51,698 34.62% 1,106 0.74%
2008 86,379 60.84% 54,450 38.35% 1,159 0.82%
2004 83,631 64.99% 43,892 34.11% 1,160 0.90%
2000 60,467 65.58% 29,939 32.47% 1,796 1.95%
1996 42,593 58.74% 23,185 31.97% 6,739 9.29%
1992 38,448 53.44% 18,796 26.13% 14,700 20.43%
1988 38,920 74.87% 12,769 24.57% 291 0.56%
1984 33,619 78.75% 9,067 21.24% 5 0.01%
1980 23,900 71.10% 7,739 23.02% 1,974 5.87%
1976 14,643 61.76% 8,764 36.96% 303 1.28%
1972 13,501 80.63% 3,201 19.12% 42 0.25%
1968 5,362 50.85% 2,230 21.15% 2,952 28.00%
1964 3,581 55.45% 2,877 44.55% 0 0.00%
1960 2,708 60.74% 1,750 39.26% 0 0.00%
1956 1,934 59.73% 1,304 40.27% 0 0.00%
1952 1,086 49.59% 1,104 50.41% 0 0.00%
1948 247 28.07% 362 41.14% 271 30.80%
1944 180 21.95% 640 78.05% 0 0.00%
1940 156 16.17% 809 83.83% 0 0.00%
1936 88 8.89% 902 91.11% 0 0.00%
1932 37 8.03% 424 91.97% 0 0.00%
1928 151 37.01% 256 62.75% 1 0.25%
1924 15 8.33% 148 82.22% 17 9.44%



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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  1. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016
  2. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS. 
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