Punta Gorda, FL

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
185,926
2.68% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
US Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
59.5
0.677% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
10.6%
4.26% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$52,724
2.38% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$209,500
7.22% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
64,605
3.72% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Punta Gorda, FL had a population of 186k people with a median age of 59.5 and a median household income of $52,724. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Punta Gorda, FL grew from 181,067 to 185,926, a 2.68% increase and its median household income grew from $51,499 to $52,724, a 2.38% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Punta Gorda, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (83.5%), White (Hispanic) (5.41%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.77%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.29%).

None of the households in Punta Gorda, FL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.5% of the residents in Punta Gorda, FL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Punta Gorda, FL are Charlotte Technical College (326 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Punta Gorda, FL was $209,500, and the homeownership rate was 81.6%.

Most people in Punta Gorda, FL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Punta Gorda, FL was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Punta Gorda, FL is home to a population of 186k people, from which 96.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 9.95% of Punta Gorda, FL residents were born outside of the country (18.5k people).

In 2020, there were 15.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (155k people) in Punta Gorda, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.1k White (Hispanic) and 9.86k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.5%
2020 Citizenship
95.7%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96.5% of Punta Gorda, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Punta Gorda, FL was 95.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Punta Gorda, FL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    155k ± 341
  2. White (Hispanic)
    10.1k ± 652
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    9.86k ± 410
7.53%
Hispanic Population
14k people

In 2020, there were 15.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (155k people) in Punta Gorda, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.1k White (Hispanic) and 9.86k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.53% of the people in Punta Gorda, FL are hispanic (14k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Cuba
    1,006,483 ± 24,039 people
  2. Haiti
    335,997 ± 14,118 people
  3. Colombia
    281,766 ± 12,945 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 1,006,483 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 335,997 and Colombia with 281,766.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.95%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
18.5k people
10.9%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
19.8k people

As of 2020, 9.95% of Punta Gorda, FL residents (18.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Punta Gorda, FL was 10.9%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    9,421 ± 727
  2. Korea
    2,921 ± 393
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,696 ± 350

Punta Gorda, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.23 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Punta Gorda, FL employs 64.6k people. The largest industries in Punta Gorda, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,872 people), Retail Trade (9,844 people), and Construction (6,529 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($57,961), Wholesale Trade ($52,679), and Finance & Insurance ($52,154).

Males in Florida have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,168. The income inequality in Florida (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

64.6k
2020 Value
± 2,322
3.72%
1 Year growth
± 4.62%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Punta Gorda, FL grew at a rate of 3.72%, from 62.3k employees to 64.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Punta Gorda, FL, are Sales & Related Occupations (9,023 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,243 people), and Management Occupations (6,509 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Punta Gorda, FL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

64.6k
2020 Value
± 2,322
3.72%
1 Year growth
± 4.62%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Punta Gorda, FL grew at a rate of 3.72%, from 62.3k employees to 64.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Punta Gorda, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,872 people), Retail Trade (9,844 people), and Construction (6,529 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Punta Gorda, FL, though some of these residents may live in Punta Gorda, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$34,391
Median earning men ± $2,394
$29,035
Median earning women ± $1,804

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($56,016), Public Administration ($51,477), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,577).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($49,435), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($38,206), and Wholesale Trade ($37,066).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Florida. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Florida.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,917
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,034
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 954
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $928k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $265k
    Retail Trade
  3. $242k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $94.8B
  2. $62.6B
  3. $59.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $94.8B, followed by Electronics ($62.6B) and Pharmaceuticals ($59.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Florida products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$688B
2020 Value in Florida
$1.41T
Projected 2050 Value in Florida
105% growth

In 2020, total outbound Florida trade was $688B. This is expected to increase 105% to $1.41T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Florida trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $24.9B
  2. $19.2B
  3. $15.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $24.9B, followed by California with $19.2B and Texas and $15.8B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Florida shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing the state of Florida. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Florida is currently represented by 27 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Florida

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Marco Rubio
Senator from Florida3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Rick Scott
Senator from Florida1
Assumed office on January 8, 2019
Inauguration delayed in order to finish his term as Governor of Florida.

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing Florida.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Florida over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Florida

Florida is currently represented by 27 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Florida have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Punta Gorda, FL awarded 326 degrees. The student population of Punta Gorda, FL in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 115 male students and 135 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Punta Gorda, FL are White (235 and 72.1%), followed by Black or African American (45 and 13.8%), Hispanic or Latino (37 and 11.3%), and Two or More Races (5 and 1.53%).

The largest universities in Punta Gorda, FL by number of degrees awarded are Charlotte Technical College (326 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Punta Gorda, FL are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (56 and 17.2%), Prepress Publising & Digital Imaging Design (31 and 9.51%), and HVAC & Refrigeration Engineering Technology (28 and 8.59%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 250 students enrolled in Punta Gorda, FL, 46% men and 54% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 160 records, of which 50% were women and 50% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 15 degree-majors awarded
  2. 56 degree-majors awarded
  3. 17 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Punta Gorda, FL was Dental Assisting with 15 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Punta Gorda, FL according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
326 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Charlotte Technical College with 326 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 180 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Punta Gorda, FL, which is 1.23 times more than the 146 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 235 degrees mean that there were 5.22 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 45 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, less-than 2-year ($2,809) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, less-than 2-year ($100) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, less-than 2-year ($1,039) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.09% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (4.93M), Some college (3.6M), and Bachelors Degree (3.09M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Punta Gorda, FL was $209,500 in 2020, which is 0.912 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $195,400 to $209,500, a 7.22% increase. The homeownership rate in Punta Gorda, FL is 81.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Punta Gorda, FL have an average commute time of 25.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Punta Gorda, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Punta Gorda, FL is $52,724. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Punta Gorda, FL was St. Johns County, FL with a value of $83,803, followed by Nassau County, FL and Monroe County, FL, with respective values of $72,998 and $72,012.

Property

$209,500
Median Property Value 2020
±$4,433
$65,110
Median Property Taxes
±$2,111

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Punta Gorda, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Punta Gorda, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

81.6%
Homeownership
2020
65.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 81.6% of the housing units in Punta Gorda, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Punta Gorda, FL was St. Johns County, FL with a value of $83,803, followed by Nassau County, FL and Monroe County, FL, with respective values of $72,998 and $72,012.

The following map shows all of the counties in Punta Gorda, FL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$52,724
Median Household Income
± $1,452
79.8k
Number of Households
± 2,268

In 2020, the median household income of the 79.8k households in Punta Gorda, FL grew to $52,724 from the previous year's value of $51,499.

The following chart displays the households in Punta Gorda, FL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Punta Gorda, FL is from Florida.
0.472
2020 Wage GINI in Florida
0.473
2019 Wage GINI in Florida

In 2020, the income inequality in Florida was 0.472 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.289% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Florida in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (78.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.3%)
  3. Carpooled (7.33%)

In 2020, 78.7% of workers in Punta Gorda, FL drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.3%) and those who carpooled to work (7.33%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

25.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Punta Gorda, FL have a shorter commute time (25.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.78% of the workforce in Punta Gorda, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Punta Gorda, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Punta Gorda, FL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Punta Gorda, FL (19.3k out of 182k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 65 - 74.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Punta Gorda, FL is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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89.6% of the population of Punta Gorda, FL has health coverage, with 27.3% on employee plans, 11.3% on Medicaid, 30.9% on Medicare, 17.8% on non-group plans, and 2.12% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Florida was $8,076 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,688).

Primary care physicians in Florida see 1385 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.435% increase from the previous year (1379 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1645 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 592 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Florida, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,385 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Florida

Primary care physicians in Florida see an average of 1,385 patients per year. This represents a 0.435% increase from the previous year (1,379 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Florida in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Florida across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 13.2% under 18 years, 11.4% between 18 and 34 years, 35.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 40.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

10.4%
Uninsured
27.3%
Employer Coverage
11.3%
Medicaid
30.9%
Medicare
17.8%
Non-Group
2.12%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Punta Gorda, FL grew by 0.508% from 10.4% to 10.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Punta Gorda, FL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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