Marco Island is world famous for its luxury, white, sandy beaches, top rated golf courses, and upscale lifestyle.
Located South of Naples, Marco Island is the largest of Southwest Florida’s famous Ten Thousand Islands.
Marco Island along with the city of Naples and the western portions of the Everglades make up what is known as the Paradise Coast.
Marco Island was originally founded by Ponce de Leon in the 1500’s and named La Isla de San Marco. In 1998, Marco Island was incorporated as a city as part of Collier County.
The total area of Marco Island is 17.1 square miles, roughly 6.5 square miles is water.
Marco Island is also home to celebrity residents such as; country music singer Alan Jackson, professional golfer Ken Venturi, country music singer Shania Twain, radio personality Robin Quivers, retired Notre Dame Head Football Coach Ara Parseghian, and more.
The sub-tropical climate and stunning scenery make Marco Island home to year around residents and vacationers alike.
Marco Island Government
Marco Island government is a Council-City Manager form of government. The city government is made up of seven council members including a Chairman and Vice-Chairman.
The Marco Island Police Department is responsible for policing the city.
Marco Island has its own Fire District and has one fire station.
Marco Island Schools
Marco Island is part of the Collier County School District.
Marco Island Demographics
According to the 2010 census report, the population of Marco Island is 16,413 people, an increase of 27.4% since 2000. There are 17,134 total homes with 7,051 occupied by owner.
The racial makeup of Marco Island in 2010 was;
- 95.9% Non-Hispanic White
- .5% African-American
- 7.1% Hispanic
- .3% American Indian
- 1.1% Asian
- .7% reporting two or more races
Marco Island Weather
The average high temperature in Marco Island is 85. The average low temperature is 65. The warmest months of the year are July and August with average high temperatures during the day of 93. The coldest month of the year is January where the average low temperature is 53.
Marco Island Events/Attractions
- Big Cypress National Preserve
- Charter Boats/Fishing
- TigerTail Beach
- Everglades National Park
- Mullet Festival- January
- Taste of Collier- May
- Everglades Seafood Festival- February
- Marco Island Historical Museum
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