Naples lies in Collier County, Florida. The county seat of Collier County, however, is in East Naples, despite having Naples as the largest city. Naples hosts many theatre and music performances.
As of the 2000 census, 20,976 people live in Naples. An overwhelming majority, 92.5%, of Naples’ population is white, while 4.6% are African American, 0.12% are Native American, 0.33% are Asian, 0.02% are Pacifica Islander. With 0.30% of Naples’ population consisting of other races, Hispanics and Latinos make up 2.2% of the population.
A household’s median income in Naples is $58,641, while a family’s median income is $117,040. Naples’ per capita income is $61,141. In Naples, 3.1% of families and 5.9% of the population live below the poverty line.
Naples’ economy relies heavily on tourism, as it makes up the Paradise Coast, a popular vacation area, along with Marco Island and the Everglades. Naples hosts many major land reserves, such as the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Everglades National Park, and Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge, Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge, and Picayune Stand State Forest. Naples is also home to the Naples Zoo, located at Caribbean Gardens. The Ritz-Carlton, the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club, La Playa Beach and Golf Resort, the Naples Grande Beach Resort and Club, the Inn of Fifth and the Edgewater Beach Hotel and Club all exist in Naples. Large national law firms have also set up offices in Naples. An estimated 250 Fortune 500 CEOs live in Naples.