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Punta Gorda, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Punta Gorda had a population of 19,472 as of July 1, 2018. 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 (see map below) 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, 2018)


Total Population 19,472
Population in Households 19,282
Population in Familes 15,119
Population in Group Qrtrs 190
Population Density2 1,297
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $59,507
Average Household Income $91,938
Per Capita Income $46,376


Total Housing Units 13,203 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,063 (61.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,709 (12.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,431 (26.0%)
Median Home Value $340,994
Average Home Value $383,033


Total Households 9,772
Average Household Size 1.97
Family Households 6,522
Average Family Size 2
  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 1.92% 2.18%
Households 1.79% 2.1%
Families 1.67% 2.03%
Median Household Income   3.52%
Per Capita Income   3.91%

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, 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 # 200 78th
Population Density # 521 43rd
Diversity Index # 785 14th
Median Household Income # 255 72nd
Per Capita Income # 112 88th

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