Everglades (Florida)

Collier County


Everglades City is a city in Collier County in the U.S. state of Florida with 400 inhabitants (as of 2010). The metropolitan area has a size of 3.1 km ². Everglades City, today marked intensely touristy, bills itself as the gateway to the South West coast offshore Ten Thousand Islands. The city is located on the northwest corner of the Everglades National Park, which was officially established here in 1947. It is located at the northern end of the Wilderness Waterway, an inland route to Flamingo at the southern tip of the Florida peninsula. Not far away there is also the Big Cypress National Preserve and the Fakahatchee State Preserve beach.

On 24 October 2005 Hurricane Wilma struck just north of the city area at Cape Romano on land and also added the city to damage. In 1910 and 1960 the area had been drawn by storms affected.


Everglades City is applied to the Chokoloskee Bay between the major wetlands in southern Florida and the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. The city extends in a north-south direction along the River Allen, which is split into this area in the Barron River and Lake Placid.


Everglades was established in 1864 by the first sedentary settlers. It was named the settlement along the River Allen's 1894 Bermbery storter after the United States Postal Service rejected the name Chokoloskee. 1923 Everglades seat of the newly formed Collier counties. In the same year, the first bank and a newspaper, Collier County News, were installed in the village. The namesake of the county, Barron G. Collier, bought the most land on in and around the city. Within five years, the sleepy nest transformed into a thriving industrial city. Later, in 1948 shifted the sheet its editorial to Naples. In 1953 Everglades was declared by law to Everglades City. Nine years later, Everglades City also lost the county seat to Naples. When Hurricane Wilma in October 2005 was the city with the neighboring island of Chokoloskee the strongest affected area Southwest Florida.


According to the 2010 census, the then 400 inhabitants distributed in 476 households. The population density was 166.7 inh. / Km ². 92.3 % of the population were white, 0.8 % African American and 2.3% Native American. 3.0% were members of other ethnic groups and 1.8% in different ethnic groups. 11.3% of the population were Hispanic or Latino.

In 2010, children under the age of 18 and 41.0 % of all households lived in 19.1 % of all households with persons at least 65 years. 67.4 % of households were family households (consisting of married couples with or without offspring or a parent with offspring ). The average size of a household was 2.25 persons and the average family size is 2.61 people.

16.5% of the population were younger than 20 years, 22.5% were 20-39 years old, 24.4% were 40-59 years old and 36.9 % were at least 60 years old. The median age was 51 years. 51.5 % of the population were male and 48.5 % female.

The average annual income was $ 41,250, while no one was living under the poverty line.

In 2000, English was the mother tongue of 96.98 % of the population spoke Spanish and 3.02%.


Everglades City has a small airport outside world as a connection, however it is the site of seaplanes offer scenic flights. To the road network, the community via State Route 29 is connected. This leads through the marshes to the north. After six kilometers, the route is associated with U.S. Highway 41. This so-called Tamiami Trail runs parallel to the same channel of Naples in the west to the east coast to agglomerate to Miami. To the south the 29 leads to the island of Chokoloskee, where the road ends. The extensive network of waterways makes trips with canoes and other water sports vehicles.


The Museum of the Everglades, part of the Collier County Museum displays artifacts and photographs from 2000 years of settlement in the southwestern Everglades. Another department is Barron G. Collier, had the major role in the urban development towards a more modern city, dedicated.