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The Port Charlotte CDP(1) had a population of 61,414 as of July 1, 2022.

The primary coordinate point for Port Charlotte is located at latitude 26.9762 and longitude -82.0906 in Charlotte County. The formal boundaries for the Port Charlotte Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 28.48 sq. miles and a water area of 3.86 sq. miles. Charlotte County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Port Charlotte Census Designated Place has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Port Charlotte Census Designated Place is located within Port Charlotte CCD of Charlotte County.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Port Charlotte, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 61,414 (100%)
Population in Households 60,573 (98.6%)
Population in Families 46,654 (76.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 841 ( 1.4%)
Population Density 2,156
Diversity Index2 53


Median Household Income $54,495
Average Household Income $75,928
% of Income for Mortgage4 22%
Per Capita Income $32,390
Wealth Index5 76


Total HU (Housing Units) 30,370 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 20,866 (68.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,388 (17.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,116 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $229,163
Average Home Value $274,499
Housing Affordability Index3 108


Total Households 26,254
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 16,513
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 0.58% 0.45%
Households 0.43% 0.45%
Families   0.39%
Median Household Income   4.38%
Per Capita Income   3.49%
Owner Occupied HU   0.61%

Port Charlotte, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Port Charlotte to the other 954 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 62 94th
Population Density # 379 60th
Median Household Income # 617 35th
Housing Affordability Index # 333 35th
Per Capita Income # 528 45th
Diversity Index # 531 45th

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