Port Charlotte, Florida

A Best Place To Retire

Port Charlotte is a larger medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 57,254 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Port Charlotte is the 52nd largest community in Florida.

Port Charlotte is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Port Charlotte is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Port Charlotte who work in sales jobs (13.06%), office and administrative support (11.86%), and management occupations (7.58%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.71% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Port Charlotte is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

The percentage of adults in Port Charlotte who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.93% of the adults in Port Charlotte have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Port Charlotte in 2010 was $24,824, which is lower middle income relative to Florida, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $99,296 for a family of four. However, Port Charlotte contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Port Charlotte is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Port Charlotte home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Port Charlotte residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Port Charlotte include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Port Charlotte is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.

Port Charlotte APPRECIATION RATE

TIME PERIOD TOTAL APPRECIATION AVG. ANNUAL RATE COMPARED TO State* COMPARED TO AMERICA*
Latest Quarter:
2021 Q3-2021 Q4
0.00% 0.00%
Last 12 Months:
2020 Q4-2021 Q4
0.00% 0.00%
Last 2 Years:
2019 Q4-2021 Q4
0.00% 0.00%
Last 5 Years:
2016 Q4-2021 Q4
0.00% 0.00%
Last 10 Years:
2011 Q4-2021 Q4
0.00% 0.00%
Since 2000: Q1-2021 Q4 0.00% 0.00%
*10 is the highest


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