Bokeelia is one of five communities on Pine Island and is located on the northern portion of the island.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,997 people, 907 households, and 631 families residing in Bokeelia. The population density was 225.7 people per square mile. There were 1,436 housing units at an average density of 162.3/sq mi (62.6/km²). The racial makeup was 98.05% White, 0.25% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.85% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.47% of the population.
There were 907 households out of which 16.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.5% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.4% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.55. The is also a family of four which are English located on the Alden Pines Country club. They are the only family on Pine Island to own property out of the United States.
In 2000 the population was spread out with 15.0% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 18.2% from 25 to 44, 31.9% from 45 to 64, and 28.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 52 years. For every 100 females there were 110.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 112.0 males.
The median income for a household was $36,319, and the median income for a family was $42,250. Males had a median income of $24,271 versus $28,854 for females. The per capita income was $27,613. About 12.4% of families and 17.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.6% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over. Credit Wikipedia
Aerial Image of Bokeelia
Minta Martin’s Boarding House
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