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Port Charlotte, Florida - Basic Facts

The Port Charlotte Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Charlotte County at latitude 26.9895 and longitude -82.1136. Charlotte County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The formal official name is the Port Charlotte Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Port Charlotte, Florida.

The U5 Census Class Code for Port Charlotte indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Port Charlotte Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 28.48 sq. miles and a water area of 3.86 sq. miles.

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Port Charlotte, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 55,871
Population in Households 55,375
Population in Familes 42,836
Population in Group Qrtrs 496
Population Density1 1,965
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 24,494
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 15,515
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 30,306 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18,050 (59.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,445 (21.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,812 (19.2%)
Median Home Value $98,544
Average Home Value $120,620


Median Household Income $38,870
Average Household Income $51,938
Per Capita Income $22,821
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.63% 0.81%
Households 0.7% 0.82%
Families 0.51% 0.67%
Median Household Income   3.44%
Per Capita Income   2.65%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Port Charlotte, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Port Charlotte to the other 920 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 60 94th
Population Density1 # 380 59th
Diversity Index2 # 485 47th
Median Household Income # 583 37th
Per Capita Income # 484 48th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Florida Census Data Comparison Tool.