Collier County, Florida
Collier County is part of the southwest region of Florida, along with Lee and Charlotte counties. Collier County is Florida's largest county in area, though much of that territory is within Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve. Cities and towns in Collier County include Everglades City, Marco Island, and Naples. Collier County has a population over 300,000.
The major employment industries in Collier County are trade, transportation, and utilities; leisure & hospitality; and education and health services. Major private sector employers for Collier County are Wal-Mart, Marriott, Fifth Third Bank, Naples Grande Resort, and Barron Collier Partnership. Top public sector employers include Collier County Public Schools, Collier County Government, and Collier County Sheriff's Department.
Collier County is the site of the first oil well dug in the state of Florida. According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Collier County was one of the communities in the nation most impacted by the foreclosure crisis of 2008, but it is slowly picking back up again. The coastal areas in the western portion of the county are the centers of population, while interior areas are more devoted to agriculture.
One of the ten wealthiest cities in the U.S. per capita, the county seat of Naples is home for around 20,000. The city?s population is heavy on retirees, with half of residents over the age of 62. Nonetheless, the city has a strong economy and is the headquarters for about 10,000 businesses, including ASG Software Solutions, Beasley Broadcast Group, and Newsbank.
Marco Island is located off the mainland coast. Nearly half of the 16,000 residents are over 65. The developed island is a tourist destination.
Collier County Florida Cities
There are 8 cities in Collier County Florida. These are listed below. Click on a link for details.
Chokoloskee, Copeland, Everglades City, Goodland, Immokalee, Marco Island, Naples, Vanderbilt Beach,
Collier County has a population of approximately 332,427 people. The population increased 3.4% from 2010 to 2012. This compared to a 2.7% increase for the State of Florida and a 1.7% increase for the country as a whole. Collier County is 1998.32 square miles and had a population density of 160.9 Persons per square mile in 2010. This compared to 350.6 for Florida and 87.4 for the country.
There are 198,423 housing units in Collier County (a housing unit is defined by the US Census Bureau as a house, apartment, mobile home, group of rooms, or single room that is occupied as separate living quarters.) Collier County has a 76.1% homeownership rate compared to Florida's rate of 69.0%. Collier County's medium household income in 2011 was $56,876, which is higher than the medium income for Florida as a whole: $47,827.
2010 to 2012
2007 to 2011
13.5% of the population in Collier County lives below the poverty line, compared to 14.7% in Florida and 14.3% nationwide. Additional Information:
- Collier County Census Data
- University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research - Collier County
Collier County Economic Activity
The U.S. Bureau of the Census, Economic , 2007 calculated the total value manufacturing, merchant wholesaler, retail sales and food service sales in Collier County. The Census measured activity of large and medium-sized firms during calendar year 2007. It does not include every aspect of the economy but can be used as a measure of economic activity.
At $8,479 million, Collier County's economic activity represents 1.34% of the Florida economy.
|Merchant wholesaler sales||$1,649||19.4%|
|Accommodation and food services sales||$1,037||12.2%|
Collier County Regional Comparisons
Collier County is located in Southwest Florida. This region is responsible for 3.9% of Florida's economic activity. Collier County represents 34.5% of the region's economy.
2010 to 2012
2007 to 2011
Collier Real Estate
There are 120,646 properties in Collier County. The following table shows a summary of them based on 2013 sales data.
|Usage Type||Property Count||%||Sales Count||Median Price||Median Price/Ft||Sales From||To|
|Commercial Property||0||0.00||73||$810,000||$132||January 1st, 2013||September 1st, 2013|
|Government Property||1,250||1.04||25||$110,000||$76||February 1st, 2013||August 1st, 2013|
|Residential Property||0||0.00||6,334||$235,000||$112||January 1st, 2013||September 1st, 2013|
Commercial Real Estate in Collier County, Florida
0( .00%) of the properties in Collier County are classified as Commercial. 73 of them sold between January 1st, 2013 and September 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $115,057,500. The median sales price was $810,000. In 2013 the median sales price for A Class Commercial Property in Collier County was $329 per sq ft, B Class properties sold for $132/ft and C Class $46/ft.
Government Real Estate in Collier County, Florida
1,250( 1.04%) of the properties in Collier County are classified as Government. 25 of them sold between February 1st, 2013 and August 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $2,899,900. The median sales price was $110,000. In 2013 the median sales price for A Class Government Property in Collier County was $90 per sq ft, B Class properties sold for $76/ft and C Class $50/ft.
Residential Real Estate in Collier County, Florida
0( .00%) of the properties in Collier County are classified as Residential. 6,334 of them sold between January 1st, 2013 and September 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $3,038,743,190. The median sales price was $235,000. In 2013 the median sales price for A Class Residential Property in Collier County was $238 per sq ft, B Class properties sold for $112/ft and C Class $55/ft.
Collier Market Data
|Property Usage||Property Count||Total Sq Ft|
|Hotel & Motel||920||31,770,444|
|Sports & Entertaining||479||5,357,643|