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Punta Gorda, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Punta Gorda had a population of 20,489 as of July 1, 2019. Punta Gorda ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Punta Gorda is located at latitude 26.9298 and longitude -82.0454 in Charlotte County. The formal boundaries for the City of Punta Gorda encompass a land area of 15.02 sq. miles and a water area of 5.98 sq. miles. Charlotte County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The City of Punta Gorda (GNIS ID: 2404578) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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


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Punta Gorda, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Punta Gorda, FL Housing Affordability Index is 88
State of Florida Housing Affordability Index is 113
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Punta Gorda, FL Wealth Index is 175
State of Florida Wealth Index is 94
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 20,489 (100%)
Population in Households 20,287 (99.0%)
Population in Families 15,977 (78.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 202 ( 1.0%)
Population Density 1,320
Diversity Index2 21
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $62,215
Average Household Income $91,452
Per Capita Income $45,886
Wealth Index4 175

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 13,776 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,927 (64.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,406 (10.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,444 (25.0%)
Median Home Value $349,324
Housing Affordability Index3 88
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 10,332
Average Household Size 1.96
Family Households 6,884
Average Family Size 2
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.95% 2.32%
Households 1.81% 2.35%
Families 1.74% 2.26%
Median Household Income   1.56%
Per Capita Income   1.86%

Punta Gorda, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Punta Gorda to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 196 79th
Population Density # 520 44th
Diversity Index # 795 13th
Median Household Income # 265 71st
Per Capita Income # 131 86th

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