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Charlotte County Profile

County Seat: Punta Gorda
Nearest MSA: Punta Gorda MSA
Largest Cities: 1 Punta Gorda
Miles* To:
Tallahassee ................................... 330
Orlando ................................... 132
Tampa ................................... 96
Jacksonville ................................... 266
Miami ................................... 167
Atlanta ................................... 542
Chicago ................................... 1266
Dallas ................................... 1240
New York ................................... 1249
*Miles are calculated from county seat.
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Time Zone: Eastern
Local Area Code(s): 941
Charlotte
1980: 58,460
1990: 110,975
2007: 152,814
2015(p): 183,300
2030(p): 219,300
(p) Denotes Projected Population
Florida
9,746,961
12,938,071
18,251,243
20,955,900
25,340,700
Average Temperature High Low
January: 74 53
July: 91 74
Florida Mean Annual Precipitation .................... 53
Average Annual Rain Days .................... 112
(2006)
In-Migration 11,662
Out-Migration 9,167
Net-Migration 2,495
*Estimates based on IRS Statistics of Income data
(2007)
Labor Force 68,262
Labor Force % of County Population 44.7
Number in County Unemployed 3,576
Unemployment Rate 5.2%
N/D = No Data Charlotte Florida
(2006)
Average Annual Employment 64,686 7,952,023
Natural Resources & Mining N/D
Construction 9.2% 8.0%
Manufacturing 1.5% 5.1%
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 15.4% 20.8%
Information 1.0% 2.1%
Financial Activities 4.0% 6.9%
Professional & Business Services 5.0% 17.0%
Education & Health Services 11.7% 18.4%
Leisure & Hospitality 7.6% 11.4%
Other Services 2.0% 3.1%
Public administration 1.3% 5.8%
Unclassified 0.1% 0.1%

Average Annual Wage
(2006)
All Industries $32,370
Construction $35,601
Education & Health Services $39,202
Financial Activities $38,959
Information $37,106
Leisure & Hospitality $14,756
Manufacturing $35,452
Natural Resources & Mining N/D
Other Services $24,066
Professional & Business Services $39,790
Public administration $34,884
Trade, Transportation and Utilities $25,950
Unclassified $24,772
Charlotte Florida
2004 $28,380 $32,618
2005 $30,886 $34,798
2006 $33,510 $36,720
Major Private Sector Employers

Wal-Mart
Business Line: Retail
Number of Employees........ 1,273

Peace River Medical
Business Line: Healthcare
Number of Employees......... 1,048

Publix Supermarkets
Business Line: Grocer
Number of Employees......... 1,043

Charlotte Regional Healthcare
Business Line: Medical Healthcare
Number of Employees........... 830

Fawcett Memorial Hospital
Business Line: Healthcare
Number of Employees........... 664

The Home Depot
Business Line: Home Improvement Merchandise
Number of Employees........... 536

Suncoast Media Group
Business Line: Media Services
Number of Employees........... 322

Winn Dixie Stores
Business Line: Grocer
Number of Employees........... 267

Harbour Healthcenter
Business Line: Healthcare
Number of Employees........... 223

Palm Auto Mall
Business Line: Auto Dealership
Number of Employees........... 216

Federal Interstates I-75
Federal Highways US-17; US-41
State Highways SR-31; SR-776
Railroads Seminole Gulf Railway
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Commerical Airline Service: Southwest Florida International Airport
# Runways 1
Longest Paved Runway(ft.) 12000
General Aviation Airports Punta Gorda

Local Deep Water Port Port Manatee, Manatee County
Miles to Closest Port 54
COUNTY
Countywide Ad Valorem Millage Rates:
Government 4.5426
Schools 6.2388
Special 0.0394
Total 10.8208

Ad Valorem Tax Exemption: Yes
Retail Sales Tax (Local Option) 1.00
Federal Enterprise Zone No
State Enterprise Zone
STATE
Corporate Income Tax 5.5%
Personal Income Tax 0.0%
Retail Sales Tax 6.0%
Electric Companies:
  • Florida Power & Light

  • Natural Gas Companies:
  • TECO - Peoples Gas

  • Telephone Companies:
  • Sprint

  • Water & Sewer Companies:
  • Florida Water Services
  • Charlotte County Utilities
  • City of Punta Gorda
  • Englewood Water District


  • Exisiting Industrial Zoned Land Yes
    Number of Acres 1,443
    Largest Available Contiguous Parcel 40

    Industrial Parks Yes
    Number of Acres 2,500
    Largest Available Contiguous Parcel 0

    Foreign Trade Zones No
    Zone Number(s)
    Public
    Schools
    Teachers Enrollments
    Elementary: 10 406 7,443
    Secondary: 7 460 10,355
    Totals: 17 866 17,798

    Private Schools Available: Yes
    POST SECONDARY EDUCATION SERVING THE COUNTY:

    Colleges/Universities:
  • University of South Florida
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • IMPAC University
  • New College

  • Junior/Community Colleges:
  • Manatee Community College
  • Edison Community College

  • Vocational/Technical Schools:
  • Charlotte Technical Center

  • Other Schools:
  • none listed

  • Cost of Living
    Price Level Index, (2007)
    Florida State Average = 100
    Sample
    Total 95.26
    Food 99.70
    Housing 90.77
    Medical Care 98.48
    Personal Goods and Services 100.42
    Transportation 96.99
    Medical Services:
  • Charlotte Regional Medical Center
  • Fawcett Memorial Hospital
  • Peace River Regional Medical Center

  • Recreational Opportunities:
  • Babcock Wilderness Adventures
  • Cedar Point Park
  • Charlotte County Stadium
  • Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center
  • Florida Adventure Museum
  • Kidstar Park
  • Peace River WIldlife Center
  • The Visual Arts Center

  • Historical Points Of Interest:
  • A.C. Freeman House
  • Charlotte County Historical Center
  • El Jobean Post Office and General Store
  • Florida Military Heritage Museum
  • Historic Train Depot
  • Punta Gorda Historic Walking Tour
  • Punta Gorda History Park

  • Cultural Events/Festivals:
  • Art Sensation
  • Charlotte County Fair
  • Florida International Air Show
  • Greek Festival
  • Miss Florida Teen USA Pageant
  • Pioneers Day - Englewood
  • Punta Gorda Block Party
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