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Port Charlotte, Florida - Basic Facts

The Port Charlotte Census Designated Place had a population of 59,286 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Port Charlotte is located at latitude 26.9895 and longitude -82.1136 in Charlotte County. 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. Charlotte County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Port Charlotte Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403437) 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.

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Port Charlotte, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 59,286
Population in Households 58,792
Population in Familes 45,183
Population in Group Qrtrs 494
Population Density2 2,082
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $43,867
Average Household Income $58,847
Per Capita Income $25,576


Total Housing Units 31,484 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19,453 (61.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,013 (19.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,018 (19.1%)
Median Home Value $161,164
Average Home Value $192,816


Total Households 25,466
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 16,121
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.05% 1.16%
Households 0.83% 1.06%
Families 0.73% 0.97%
Median Household Income   2.99%
Per Capita Income   3.33%

Port Charlotte, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Port Charlotte to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 93rd
Population Density # 379 59th
Diversity Index # 495 46th
Median Household Income # 594 35th
Per Capita Income # 513 44th

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