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Punta Gorda, FL

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Punta Gorda's Livability

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  • C-
    Affordability
  • B-
    Housing
  • B-
    Job Market
  • D
    Diversity
  • B
    Crime
  • B
    Commute
  • B-
    Education
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  • C
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About Punta Gorda, FL

Punta Gorda, FL is located in Charlotte County in the state of Florida.

The total City Population for Punta Gorda is about 19,230 with about 499 people per square mile.

The Average Home Value is $368,423, which is roughly 31% higher than the Average Home Value of $255,473 for the state of Florida, and roughly 41% higher than the National Average of $217,072.

The Median Income Per Household is about $68,923, which is roughly 7% higher than the Average Median Income Per Household of $64,192 for the state of Florida, and roughly 6% higher higher than the National Average of $65,026.

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Quick Stats

Punta Gorda Population 19,230
Average Home Value $368,423
Median Household Income $68,923
Median Age 65.2
Unemployment Rate 4.9%
Politics 62.96% Republican

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 1.94
Male Population Estimate: 46.4%
Female Population Estimate: 53.6%
Median Age: 65.2
Male Median Age: 49.5
Female Median Age: 52.1

Racial Demographic Estimates

White:93.1%
Hispanic:4.5%
Black:2.6%
Asian:0.9%
Other:0.6%
Indian:0.2%
Hawaiian:0.1%

Voting

Charlotte County voted Republican in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
Marco Rubio
U.S. Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
Rick Scott
U.S. Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
Ron DeSantis
State governor
Ron DeSantis
Republican Party

Voting Results by Party

Republican: 62.96%
Democratic: 36.34%
Libertarian: 0.49%
Green: 0.11%
Other: 0.11%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Punta Gorda specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Charlotte County: About 1.85375 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Charlotte County: About 199.69 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Charlotte County is about 53% lower than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 31% lower than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Punta Gorda is about 4.9%.

Florida is ranked #32 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 36.22 out of 100.

32nd out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 30.13

The average living wage for the state of Florida is $32.28/hr, while the states minimum wage is $8.65/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives Florida a minimum wage score of 25.7 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $6.98/hr, which gives Florida a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 75.11 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for Florida is $173.00, resulting in a UI benefit score of 19.4 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
X Florida does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
X Florida does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
Florida does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
X Florida does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
X Florida does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
X Florida does provide some form of paid family leave.
X Florida does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X Florida does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X Florida does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X Florida does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X Florida does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
Florida does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
Florida does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X Florida does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
X Florida does not have a "right-to-work" law.
X Florida does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
Florida does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
Florida does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
Florida does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
Florida does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

Nearby Location

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 33950, 33955 (2 Total Zip Codes)
Latitude: 26.894100
Longitude: -82.051300
TimeZone: Eastern (GMT -05:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: South
Average Elevation: 18.2 ft.
Area Code(s): 941