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Population in 2012: 16,869 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +17.6%
 

Males: 8,239  (48.8%)
Females: 8,630  (51.2%)

Median resident age:  64.1 years
Florida median age:  40.3 years

Zip codes: 33950.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $58,534 (it was $48,916 in 2000)
Punta Gorda:

$58,534
FL:

$45,040
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $39,039

Punta Gorda city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $258,415 (it was $185,000 in 2000)
Punta Gorda:

$258,415
FL:

$148,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $360,711; Detached houses: $415,759; Townhouses or other attached units: $243,317; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $280,740; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $186,603; Mobile homes: $65,717

Median gross rent in 2012: $830.

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  • White alone - 14,646 (87.8%)
  • Hispanic - 814 (4.9%)
  • Black alone - 506 (3.0%)
  • Two or more races - 409 (2.5%)
  • Asian alone - 170 (1.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 124 (0.7%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 14 (0.08%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.01%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Punta Gorda: 93.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (15.8%), Irish (13.5%), English (12.5%), United States (11.9%), Italian (6.5%), Polish (3.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 61 feet

Land area: 14.2 square miles.

Population density: 1,191 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Punta Gorda:

  • High school or higher: 94.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 38.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.5%
  • Unemployed: 9.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Punta Gorda city:

  • Never married: 12.1%
  • Now married: 65.8%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 10.7%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

1,140 residents are foreign born (2.7% Europe, 1.3% Latin America).

This city:  6.8%
Florida:  19.4%



According to our research of Florida and other state lists there were 68 registered sex offenders living in Punta Gorda, Florida as of July 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Punta Gorda to the number of sex offenders is 248 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,432 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,934 (1.1%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cape Coral, FL (19.5 miles , pop. 102,286).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Petersburg, FL (71.0 miles , pop. 248,232).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (834.8 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Charlotte Park, FL (0.9 miles ), Solana, FL (1.4 miles ), Charlotte Harbor, FL (1.9 miles ), Cleveland, FL (2.0 miles ), Harbour Heights, FL (2.4 miles ), Port Charlotte, FL (2.5 miles ), Burnt Store Marina, FL (3.2 miles ), North Port, FL (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 67 buildings, average cost: $312,800
  • 2007: 36 buildings, average cost: $401,300
  • 2008: 22 buildings, average cost: $301,100
  • 2009: 12 buildings, average cost: $320,800
  • 2010: 40 buildings, average cost: $304,900
  • 2011: 28 buildings, average cost: $340,200
  • 2012: 63 buildings, average cost: $336,200

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 26.92 N, Longitude: 82.05 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,205 (+19.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,814 (36.5%)

Area code: 941

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Crime rates in Punta Gorda by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000110001000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.05.95.70.00.00.06.00.00.00.0
Rapes 1243032000100
per 100,000 6.913.626.718.40.017.011.50.00.00.05.80.00.0
Robberies 8234535443234
per 100,000 55.213.620.024.529.317.028.722.824.018.111.517.823.6
Assaults 2619242322443942242924127
per 100,000 179.3129.1160.0141.1128.7249.9224.1239.3143.7175.0138.071.141.4
Burglaries 511071501411921391581741911211765549
per 100,000 351.7727.11000.0864.91123.4789.6908.0991.31143.8730.41012.1326.1289.5
Thefts 232277274253250273264213272203198258223
per 100,000 1599.91882.31826.71551.91462.81550.81517.21213.51628.81225.31138.71529.51317.6
Auto thefts 2118112517242212852136
per 100,000 144.8122.373.3153.399.5136.3126.468.447.930.211.577.135.5
Arson 1111211101211
per 100,000 6.96.86.76.111.75.75.75.70.06.011.55.95.9
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 155.1173.4204.3181.7187.7204.4193.3174.7181.5152.1150.1107.789.4

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Crime rate in Punta Gorda detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 46 (32 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.89
Florida average:

2.45

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Punta Gorda, Florida accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.4%
Florida:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


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

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (3%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Punta Gorda-area historical tornado activity is near Florida state average. It is 51% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/5/1993, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 4.9 miles away from the Punta Gorda city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 11/10/1963, a category F2 tornado 5.3 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Charlotte County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Fires: 4, Tropical Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Storms: 2, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Shantel Jordan - Figure skater.


Hospitals/medical centers in Punta Gorda:

  • RAI CARE CENTERS - PUNTA GORDA (Dialysis Facility, 355 DUPONT ST)
  • AMERICAN HOME CARE (Home Health Center, 2421 SHREVE ST UNIT 113)
  • CHARLOTTE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Proprietary, provides emergency services, 809 E MARION AVE)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF PUNTA GORDA (Nursing Home, 450 SHREVE STREET)

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Airports and heliports located in Punta Gorda:


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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: www.ci.punta-gorda.fl.us

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Punta Gorda:

  • Southwest Florida College (about 25 miles; Fort Myers, FL; Full-time enrollment: 2,170)
  • Edison State College (about 27 miles; Fort Myers, FL; FT enrollment: 5,724)
  • Florida Gulf Coast University (about 35 miles; Fort Myers, FL; FT enrollment: 8,317)
  • State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota (about 50 miles; Bradenton, FL; FT enrollment: 5,673)
  • Eckerd College (about 68 miles; Saint Petersburg, FL; FT enrollment: 2,132)
  • University of South Florida-St. Petersburg Campus (about 69 miles; St. Petersburg, FL; FT enrollment: 2,227)
  • Hillsborough Community College (about 75 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 11,277)

Private elementary/middle schools in Punta Gorda:

  • GOOD SHEPHERD DAY SCHOOL (Students: 179; Location: 1800 SHREVE ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • GATOR WILDERNESS CAMP SCHOOL (Students: 10; Location: 44930 FARABEE RD; Grades: UG - UG; Boys only)
See full list of schools located in Punta Gorda, School District: CHARLOTTE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Under universities you have Edison Community College listed in Ft. Myers. There is now a campus in Punta Gorda which has been open for several years.

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Notable locations in Punta Gorda: Sugar Mill Country Club (A), Stoneybrook Golf Club (B), Stonebridge Golf and Country Club (C), Twin Isles Country Club (D), Seminole Lakes Country Club (E), Saint Andrews South Golf Club (F), Cross Trail Center (G), Florida Adventure Museum (H), Charlotte County Memorial Auditorium and Civic Center (I), Charlotte Performing Art Center (J), Charlotte County Public Library System Punta Gorda Branch Library (K), Florida Military Heritage Museum (L), Charlotte County Courthouse (M), Punta Gorda Public Library (N), City of Punta Gorda Fire Department (O), Charlotte County Fire and Emergency Medical Services Station 17 (P), Charlotte Regional Medical Center Riverside Behavioral Center (Q), City of Punta Gorda Fire Department Station 3 (R), Punta Gorda Police Department (S). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Fishermens Village Shopping Center (1), Charlotte Shopping Center (2), Promenades Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Punta Gorda include: Sacred Heart Catholic Church (A), Peace River Baptist Church (B), First Baptist Church of Punta Gorda (C), Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd (D), Congregational United Church of Christ (E), Church of the Nazarene (F), Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: North Fork Alligator Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Punta Gorda include: Punta Gorda Nature Park (1), Laishley Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Charlotte County Foundation Inc (Museums; 639 Hargreaves Avenue) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotels: Best Western Waterfront (300 Retta Esplanade) (1), Cadillac Motel (10151 Tamiami Trl) (2), Burnt Store Marina (5000 Burnt Store Rd N) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Charlotte County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 24.9. This is better than average.
City:

24.9
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 27.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

27.7
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 24.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

16.6
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 6.55. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

6.55
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Punta Gorda and their reported violations in the past:

HOLIDAY RANCH (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Punta Gorda that have no violations reported:

  • CHARLOTTE HARBOR WATER ASSN. (Population served: 4750, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PARADISE PARK CONDO. ASSOC. (Population served: 785, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ALLIGATOR PARK (Population served: 400, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PEACE RIVER FISH CAMP (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NAVAGATOR GRILL/MARINA (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.5%
(7.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 3.8% for Black residents, 38.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 58.9% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 1.9% for other race residents, 54.4% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
Florida:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  67.4%
Whole state:  65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.7%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Punta Gorda, FL

193 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
4 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
217 people in nursing homes in 2000
14 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Punta Gorda compared to Florida state average:

Punta Gorda, Florida environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Banks with most branches in Punta Gorda (2011 data):

  • Calusa National Bank: Messenger Service Branch at 3105 Tamiami Trail, branch established on 2007/08/06; at 3105 Tamiami Trail, branch established on 2007/04/23. Info updated 2010/10/01: Bank assets: $149.4 mil, Deposits: $130.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Calusa Financial Corporation, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Punta Gorda Main Branch at 314 Taylor Street, branch established on 1973/09/26; Burnt Store Square Branch at 10001 Burnt Store Road, branch established on 1985/06/30. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • SunTrust Bank: Punta Gorda Branch at 1107 West Marion Avenue, branch established on 1977/02/28; Punta Gorda Isle Branch at 1107 West Marion Avenue, branch established on 1993/01/01. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Regions Bank: Burnt Store Branch at 3943 Tamiami Trail, branch established on 2007/12/17; Punta Gorda Branch at 1401 Tamiami Trail, branch established on 2002/12/16. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: Punta Gorda Branch at 126 East Olympia Avenue, branch established on 1979/06/30; Burnt Store Branch at 100 Madrid Boulevard, branch established on 1989/10/03. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Charlotte State Bank & Trust: Punta Gorda Branch at 2331 Tamiami Trail, branch established on 1998/08/12. Info updated 2011/09/15: Bank assets: $244.6 mil, Deposits: $219.9 mil, headquarters in Port Charlotte, FL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Crews Banking Corporation
  • BankUnited, National Association: Punta Gorda/Colonial Promenade Branc at 3941 Tamiami Trail, Unit 3137, branch established on 2009/05/21. Info updated 2012/03/05: Bank assets: $11,197.9 mil, Deposits: $7,515.1 mil, headquarters in Miami Lakes, FL, positive income, 82 total offices
  • Centennial Bank: Marine Bank Of Punta Gorda Branch at 401 Taylor Street, branch established on 2006/12/05. Info updated 2012/02/29: Bank assets: $3,588.2 mil, Deposits: $2,891.9 mil, headquarters in Conway, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 109 total offices, Holding Company: Home Bancshares, Inc.
  • Florida Community Bank, National Association: Punta Gorda Branch at 125 Nesbit Street, branch established on 2001/11/01. Info updated 2012/02/13: Bank assets: $3,354.7 mil, Deposits: $2,512.2 mil, headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, FL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 46 total offices, Holding Company: Bond Street Management, Llc
  • 4 other banks with 4 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Punta Gorda, Florida:

  • Flamingo Motel, 12420 Tamiami TRL, Punta Gorda, FL 33955
  • Triangle Motel, 11573 Tamiami TRL, Punta Gorda, FL 33955
  • Pine Terrace Motel, 2310 Tamiami TRL, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
  • North Star Motel, 11109 Tamiami TRL, Punta Gorda, FL 33955
  • Jo-el Motel, 11603 Tamiami TRL, Punta Gorda, FL 33955
  • Cadillac Motel, 10151 Tamiami TRL, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
  • Best Western Waterfront, 300 W Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda, FL 33950 , Phone: (941) 639-1165, Fax: (941) 639-8116
  • Budget Inn Of Punta Gorda, 1520 Tamiami Trl, Punta Gorda, FL 33950 , Phone: (941) 639-8000, Fax: (941) 639-0507
  • 6 other hotels and motels
All 14 fire-safe hotels and motels in Punta Gorda, Florida

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (96%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

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Religion statistics for Punta Gorda city (based on Charlotte County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 35.81%
Here35.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionJewishPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents51.3%8.4%6.7%5.1%4.0%
Congregations6.4%10.3%12.8%2.6%5.1%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodEpiscopal ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents3.5%3.0%2.6%2.2%13.3%
Congregations6.4%5.1%2.6%5.1%43.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 23
Charlotte County:

1.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
This county:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 43
Charlotte County:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 101
This county:

6.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Charlotte County:

11.6%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Charlotte County:

23.7%
State:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.7%
State:

14.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 21$86,242$49,2810$0
Other Government Administration 13$43,299$39,9680$0
Judicial and Legal 1$4,736$56,8320$0
Police Protection - Officers 33$165,539$60,1960$0
Police - Other 16$52,713$39,5350$0
Firefighters 26$126,329$58,3060$0
Fire - Other 3$11,457$45,8280$0
Streets and Highways 18$61,961$41,3070$0
Solid Waste Management 19$56,818$35,8850$0
Sewerage 30$103,764$41,5060$0
Parks and Recreation 26$78,252$36,1161$754
Water Supply 34$119,567$42,2000$0
Other and Unallocable 62$242,550$46,9450$0
Totals for Government 302$1,153,227$45,8241$754

Punta Gorda government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $4,042,000 ($239.61)
    Police Protection: $3,687,000 ($218.57)
    Sewerage: $3,135,000 ($185.84)
    Regular Highways: $2,484,000 ($147.25)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,443,000 ($144.82)
    Central Staff Services: $2,121,000 ($125.73)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,099,000 ($124.43)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $1,907,000 ($113.05)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,452,000 ($86.08)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,249,000 ($74.04)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,160,000 ($68.77)
    General - Other: $1,149,000 ($68.11)
    Financial Administration: $1,027,000 ($60.88)
    General Public Buildings: $808,000 ($47.90)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $225,000 ($13.34)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $75,000 ($4.45)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $280,000 ($16.60)
    Police Protection: $204,000 ($12.09)
    Parks and Recreation: $35,000 ($2.07)
    Central Staff Services: $19,000 ($1.13)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,596,000 ($687.41)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $703,000 ($41.67)

Punta Gorda government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $5,413,000 ($320.88)
    Sewerage: $4,473,000 ($265.16)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,344,000 ($138.95)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $267,000 ($15.83)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $728,000 ($43.16)
    General Revenue, NEC: $254,000 ($15.06)
    Fines and Forfeits: $106,000 ($6.28)
    Rents: $59,000 ($3.50)
    Sale of Property: $11,000 ($0.65)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $6,511,000 ($385.97)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $538,000 ($31.89)
  • Tax - Property: $5,722,000 ($339.20)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,866,000 ($229.18)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,722,000 ($161.36)
    Other License: $2,571,000 ($152.41)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $948,000 ($56.20)
    Other Selective Sales: $840,000 ($49.80)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $165,000 ($9.78)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $14,000 ($0.83)

Punta Gorda government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,177,000 ($1551.78)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,826,000 ($1412.41)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,329,000 ($315.90)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,978,000 ($176.54)

Punta Gorda government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,813,000 ($107.48)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $26,611,000 ($1577.51)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,977,000 ($117.20)

10.81% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($52,570 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.81%
Florida average:

8.71%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($313 average AGI)
Charlotte County:

0.07%
Florida average:

0.22%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Sarasota County, FL  1.71% ($41,903 average AGI)
from Lee County, FL  0.83% ($49,369)
from DeSoto County, FL  0.23% ($39,904)


8.92% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($45,320 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.92%
Florida average:

7.73%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($240 average AGI)
Charlotte County:

0.06%
Florida average:

0.12%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Sarasota County, FL  1.97% ($45,611 average AGI)
to Lee County, FL  0.56% ($46,589)
to Hillsborough County, FL  0.25% ($34,191)

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)
  • WMGG (820 AM; 50 kW; LARGO, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ST. PETERSBURG LICENSEE)
  • WQYK (1010 AM; 50 kW; SEFFNER, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TAMPA)
  • 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)
  • WAMR (1320 AM; 5 kW; VENICE, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WIKX (92.9 FM; CHARLOTTE HARBOR, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WXKB (103.9 FM; CAPE CORAL, FL; Owner: WXKB LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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)
  • WWGR (101.9 FM; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • WOLZ (95.3 FM; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WARO (94.5 FM; NAPLES, FL; Owner: MERIDIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTZB (105.9 FM; ENGLEWOOD, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • 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)
  • WBBH-TV (Channel 20; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: WATERMAN BROADCASTING CORP. OF FLORIDA)
  • WRXY-TV (Channel 49; TICE, FL; Owner: WEST COAST CHRISTIAN TELEVISION, INC)
  • 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)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Punta Gorda fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 36
Total length: 794 meters (2,605ft)
Total costs: $1,508,000
Total average daily traffic: 502,379
Total average daily truck traffic: 48,676

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 6
  • 1980-1989: 20
  • 1990-1999: 2
  • 2000-2009: 5
  • 2010-2012: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Punta Gorda, FL

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Punta Gorda)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 254 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Punta Gorda, FL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 47 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 476 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Punta Gorda)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 15 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Punta Gorda)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 160 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED6$189,467128$209,268259$225,3674$106,818125$208,6032$94,650
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$011$174,31515$234,4130$010$173,6802$42,070
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$226,50028$176,34684$284,2304$69,01534$202,6891$57,950
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$016$185,47957$240,2272$108,04020$232,3750$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$03$210,65011$234,0731$156,5607$218,9931$187,560

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0103.00 , 0104.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$308,2200$00$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$299,4900$02$269,595
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$281,3101$281,310
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0103.00 , 0104.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 265
  • Hazardous Condition: 390
  • Service Call: 33
  • Good Intent Call: 31

Incident types - Punta Gorda


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Punta Gorda, FL

Most common first names in Punta Gorda, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John58375.2 years
William50475.4 years
Robert43373.8 years
Mary34279.9 years
James34174.4 years
Charles32475.1 years
George29476.5 years
Joseph23976.0 years
Helen20281.3 years
Richard19972.1 years
Most common last names in Punta Gorda, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith20277.2 years
Johnson11877.9 years
Jones9374.1 years
Miller8877.2 years
Brown8275.4 years
Williams8075.5 years
Davis7776.9 years
Martin5375.4 years
Moore5277.9 years
Anderson5175.8 years
Businesses in Punta Gorda, FL
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1IHOP1
Ace Hardware1Jones New York1
Applebee's1McDonald's1
Arby's1Motel 61
AutoZone1Nike1
Baskin-Robbins1Penske1
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Budget Car Rental1Publix Super Markets2
Burger King1Quiznos1
CVS1RadioShack1
Curves2Subway5
Dairy Queen1T-Mobile3
Days Inn1Tire Kingdom1
Domino's Pizza1U-Haul6
Dunkin Donuts2UPS21
FedEx15Waffle House1
GNC1Walgreens1
H&R Block1Walmart1
Home Depot1YMCA2
Browse common businesses in Punta Gorda, FL


Punta Gorda on our top lists:

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  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Secretaries and administrative assistants"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest residents (pop. 5,000+)"
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  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on highway construction per resident in 2004 in $"
  • #58 (33950) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Bermudan first ancestries"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
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  • David C. Orlowski (12)
  • Robert Ufer (6)
  • Stephen P. Moenning (5)
  • Anne E. Moenning (4)
  • W. Randolph Warner (4)
  • John D. Arthington (4)
  • Charles E. Taylor (3)
  • Ted Riley Lindstrom (3)
  • Felix A. Landrau (3)
  • Joseph W. Harpster (2)

Total of 80 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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