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Population (year 2000): 14,344. Estimated population in July 2005: 17,111 (+19.3% change)
Males: 6,791 (47.3%), Females: 7,553 (52.7%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 63.6 years
Median household income: $48,916 (year 2000)
Median house value: $204,400 (year 2000)

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Races in Punta Gorda:

  • White Non-Hispanic (93.2%)
  • Black (3.2%)
  • Hispanic (2.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
  • Other race (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (23.8%), English (17.8%), Irish (16.9%), Italian (8.7%), United States (5.6%), Polish (4.7%).

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Elevation: 61 feet

Land area: 14.2 square miles

Punta

For population 25 years and over in Punta Gorda

  • High school or higher: 90.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Punta Gorda city

  • Never married: 6.6%
  • Now married: 73.6%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 10.6%
  • Divorced: 8.0%

7.8% Foreign born (3.9% Europe, 2.2% North America).

Population change in the 1990s: +3,520 (+32.5%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Coral, FL Cape (19.6 miles pop. 102,286).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Petersburg, FL St. (73.5 miles pop. 248,232).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Houston, (937.2 miles pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Park, FL (0.8 miles Charlotte FL (2.1 miles Solana, Harbor, FL Charlotte (3.5 miles FL (4.5 miles Cleveland, Heights, FL (5.9 miles Harbour Charlotte, FL (6.5 miles Port Store Marina, FL (10.3 miles Burnt Port, FL North (13.4 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 192 buildings, average cost: $108,200
  • 1997: 233 buildings, average cost: $108,800
  • 1998: 332 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 1999: 325 buildings, average cost: $115,600
  • 2000: 290 buildings, average cost: $119,700
  • 2001: 284 buildings, average cost: $117,100
  • 2002: 192 buildings, average cost: $133,100
  • 2003: 149 buildings, average cost: $159,900
  • 2004: 124 buildings, average cost: $164,900
  • 2005: 120 buildings, average cost: $226,400

Latitude: 26.92 N, Longitude: 82.05 W

Area code: 941


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.0%), Retail trade (15.0%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (12.4%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (11.5%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (10.9%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,810 (+40.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,610 (45.4%)


 

Crime in Punta Gorda by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002
Murders 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 1 1 2 4
    per 100,000 7.0 7.0 13.9 27.9
Robberies 8 8 2 3
    per 100,000 55.8 55.8 13.9 20.9
Assaults 14 26 19 24
    per 100,000 97.6 181.3 132.5 167.3
Burglaries 59 51 107 150
    per 100,000 411.3 355.5 746.0 1045.7
Thefts 226 232 277 274
    per 100,000 1575.6 1617.4 1931.1 1910.2
Auto thefts 20 21 18 11
    per 100,000 139.4 146.4 125.5 76.7
142.0 157.1 175.8 206.6


Average climate in Punta Gorda, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Punta

Punta Gorda-area historical tornado activity is near Florida state average. It is 44% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/17/1985, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 27.7 miles away from the Punta Gorda city center killed 2 people and injured 45 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/5/1993, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 5.2 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Punta Gorda:
  • CHARLOTTE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (809 E MARION AVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Punta Gorda:
  • FAWCETT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 7 miles; PORT CHARLOTTE, FL)
  • ST JOSEPH HOSPITAL PORT CHARLOTTE (about 7 miles; PORT CHARLOTTE, FL)
  • LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 24 miles; FORT MYERS, FL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Punta Gorda:
  • CHARLOTTE COUNTY (about 5 miles; PUNTA GORDA, FL; ID: PGD)
  • SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INTL (about 34 miles; FORT MYERS, FL; ID: RSW)
  • SARASOTA/BRADENTON INTL (about 48 miles; SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL; ID: SRQ)
Other public-use airports nearest to Punta Gorda:
  • SHELL CREEK AIRPARK (about 11 miles; PUNTA GORDA, FL; ID: F13)
  • BUCHAN (about 23 miles; ENGLEWOOD, FL; ID: X36)
  • ARCADIA MUNI (about 24 miles; ARCADIA, FL; ID: X06)

Amtrak stations near Punta Gorda:
  • 7 miles: PORT CHARLOTTE (909 KINGS HWY.) - Bus Station. Services: public payphones.
  • 20 miles: FORT MYERS (13000 N. CLEVELAND AVE.) - Bus Station. Services: public payphones, call for taxi service.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police - Other 13 $33,837 $31,234 1 $959
Solid Waste Management 21 $49,403 $28,230 0 $0
Fire - Other 3 $7,780 $31,120 0 $0
Financial Administration 18 $64,049 $42,699 1 $1,136
Other Government Administration 33 $112,217 $40,806 5 $2,615
Judicial and Legal 1 $3,556 $42,672 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 33 $111,949 $40,708 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 11 $25,195 $27,485 0 $0
Water Supply 37 $108,205 $35,093 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 20 $58,275 $34,965 1 $1,131
Sewerage 24 $67,080 $33,540 1 $948
Streets and Highways 25 $77,906 $37,394 0 $0
Firefighters 21 $69,920 $39,954 0 $0
Totals for Government 260 $789,371 $36,432 9 $6,788


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Punta Gorda:
  • FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY (about 26 miles; FT MYERS, FL; Full-time enrollment: 2,466)
  • EDISON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 27 miles; FT MYERS, FL; FT enrollment: 5,032)
  • MANATEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 52 miles; BRADENTON, FL; FT enrollment: 4,539)
  • TRAVIS TECHNICAL CENTER (about 76 miles; LAKELAND, FL; FT enrollment: 2,057)
  • HILLSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 76 miles; TAMPA, FL; FT enrollment: 9,630)
  • UNIVERSITY OF TAMPA (about 76 miles; TAMPA, FL; FT enrollment: 2,963)
  • POLK COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 82 miles; WINTER HAVEN, FL; FT enrollment: 3,028)
Public high schools in Punta Gorda:
  • CHARLOTTE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,157; Location: 1250 COOPER STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • KELLY HALL (Students: 41; Location: 2208 CASTILLA AVENUE; Grades: 07 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Punta Gorda:
  • PUNTA GORDA MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,121; Location: 825 CARMALITA STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • DEEP CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 767; Location: 26900 HARBORVIEW ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • SALLIE JONES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 763; Location: 1221 COOPER STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • EAST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 553; Location: 27050 FAIRWAY DRIVE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • BAKER/HEAD START (Students: 141; Location: 311 E CHARLOTTE AVENUE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • CROSSENIOROADS WILDERNESS INSTITUTE (Students: 32; Location: 45991 BURMONT ROAD; Grades: 06 - 12)
Private primary/middle school in Punta Gorda:
  • CHARLOTTE COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL (Students: 46; Location: POST OFFICE BOX 511085; Grades: KG - 8)

Notable locations in Punta Gorda: Saint Andrews South Golf Club (A), Cross Trail Center (B), Seminole Lakes Country Club (C), Burnt Store Country Club (D), Florida Adventure Museum (E), Charlotte County Memorial Auditorium and Civic Center (F), Charlotte County Courthouse (G), Punta Gorda Public Library (H).

Shopping Centers: Charlotte Shopping Center (1), Promenades Shopping Center (2), Fishermens Village Shopping Center (3).

Creek: North Fork Alligator Creek (A).

Parks in Punta Gorda include: Punta Gorda Nature Park (1), Laishley Park (2).

Post office: (A).  


Punta Gorda compared to Florida state average:
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Punta Gorda:
  • WKII (1070 AM; 3 kW; SOLANA, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCCF (1580 AM; 1 kW; PUNTA GORDA, FL)
  • WWCN (770 AM; 10 kW; NORTH FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: WJPT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPTK (1200 AM; 10 kW; PINE ISLAND CENTER, FL; Owner: FORT MYERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQYK (1010 AM; 50 kW; SEFFNER, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TAMPA)
  • WMGG (820 AM; 50 kW; LARGO, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ST. PETERSBURG LICENSEE)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJNA (640 AM; 38 kW; ROYAL PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: SOUTH FLORIDA RADIO, INC.)
  • WMYR (1410 AM; 5 kW; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: KATHLEEN HECKSHER)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAMR (1320 AM; 5 kW; VENICE, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WWFE (670 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: FENIX BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WAQI (710 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: LICENSE CORPORATION #1)

Strongest FM radio stations in Punta Gorda:
  • WCVU (104.9 FM; SOLANA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WINK-FM (96.9 FM; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: FORT MYERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXKB (103.9 FM; CAPE CORAL, FL; Owner: WXKB LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIKX (92.9 FM; CHARLOTTE HARBOR, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCKT (100.1 FM; PORT CHARLOTTE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRXK-FM (96.1 FM; BONITA SPRINGS, FL; Owner: WRXK LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGCU-FM (90.1 FM; FT. MYERS, FL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY)
  • WBCG (98.9 FM; MURDOCK, FL; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WHPT (102.5 FM; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WVIJ (91.7 FM; PORT CHARLOTTE, FL; Owner: PORT CHARLOTTE EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • WOLZ (95.3 FM; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWGR (101.9 FM; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • WZSP (105.3 FM; NOCATEE, FL; Owner: HEARTLAND BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WJGO (102.9 FM; TICE, FL; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF NEVADA)
  • WSEB (91.3 FM; ENGLEWOOD, FL; Owner: SUNCOAST EDUCATIONAL B/CNG CORP.)
  • WSMR (89.1 FM; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WDDV (92.1 FM; VENICE, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WTZB (105.9 FM; ENGLEWOOD, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WNRW (98.5 FM; SAN CARLOS PARK, FL; Owner: BEL MEADE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WJIS (88.1 FM; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Punta Gorda:
  • W17CK (Channel 17; PORT CHARLOTTE, FL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WINK-TV (Channel 11; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: FORT MYERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFTX (Channel 36; CAPE CORAL, FL; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WTVK (Channel 46; NAPLES, FL; Owner: ACME TELEVISION LICENSES OF FLORIDA, LLC)
  • WRXY-TV (Channel 49; TICE, FL; Owner: WEST COAST CHRISTIAN TELEVISION, INC)
  • WBBH-TV (Channel 20; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: WATERMAN BROADCASTING CORP. OF FLORIDA)
  • WVEA-TV (Channel 62; VENICE, FL; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WGCU (Channel 30; FT. MYERS, FL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY)
  • WZVN-TV (Channel 26; NAPLES, FL; Owner: MONTCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTPH-LP (Channel 14; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: TRI-MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • W38CO (Channel 38; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W56CN (Channel 56; VENICE, FL; Owner: WMOR-TV COMPANY)
  • WLZE-LP (Channel 65; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEVU-CA (Channel 4; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: CALOOSA TELEVISION CORPORATION)

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