About This Place
Immokalee is a census-designated place (CDP) in Collier County, Florida, United States. The population was 19,763 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Naples–Marco Island Metropolitan Statistical Area. The settlement was originally known as Gopher Ridge. The etymology of the name appears to mean either "My Home" or "His Home".
The Immokalee Seminole Reservation and casino is located there. The Audubon Society's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is nearby.
Immokalee is the birthplace of former Pro Bowl running back Edgerrin James and his cousin Indianapolis Colts running back Javarris James. Also the home of Albert Bentley, which attended and played football at Immokalee High School and went on to attend and play for Miami Hurricanes then played for Indianapolis Colts.