Punta Gorda, Florida Population 2021

21,079
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Punta Gorda is a city located in Charlotte County Florida. It is also the county seat of Charlotte County. With a 2020 population of 21,079, it is the 113th largest city in Florida and the 1778th largest city in the United States . Punta Gorda is currently growing at a rate of 1.71% annually and its population has increased by 26.67% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,641 in 2010. Punta Gorda reached it's highest population of 21,079 in 2021. Spanning over 22 miles, Punta Gorda has a population density of 1,358 people per square mile.

The average household income in Punta Gorda is $88,891 with a poverty rate of 9.81%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,029 per month, and the median house value is $325,800. The median age in Punta Gorda is 66.5 years, 67.4 years for males, and 65.6 years for females.

Punta Gorda Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Punta Gorda was:

  • White: 95.11%
  • Black or African American: 2.67%
  • Two or more races: 0.66%
  • Other race: 0.58%
  • Asian: 0.57%
  • Native American: 0.40%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Punta Gorda, Florida is 21,079 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 20,014.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 16,641.

Punta Gorda, Florida Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021197,0324,0612.06%
2020192,9714,0612.10%
2019188,9104,0612.15%
2018184,8493,3271.80%
2017181,5223,8512.12%
2016177,6715,2892.98%
2015172,3824,3412.52%
2014168,0413,3702.01%
2013164,6711,9271.17%
2012162,7442,8751.77%
2011159,869-6-0.00%
2010159,8750.00%

Punta Gorda Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White18,61495.11%
Black or African American5222.67%
Two or More Races1300.66%
Some Other Race1140.58%
Asian1120.57%
American Indian and Alaska Native790.40%
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Punta Gorda Population by Race

Punta Gorda Population Pyramid $2021

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Punta Gorda Median Age

66.5


Total

67.4


Male

65.6


Female

Punta Gorda Adults

There are 18,000 adults, (10,596 of whom are seniors) in Punta Gorda.

Punta Gorda Age Dependency

164.3

Age Dependency Ratio

143.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

21.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Punta Gorda Sex Ratio

Female

10,462

53.46%

Male

9,109

46.54%

Punta Gorda Population by Age

Punta Gorda Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Punta Gorda Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.1%8.9%
All81.5%18.5%
Non Family73.1%26.9%
Male62.6%37.4%
Female41.6%58.4%

81.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Punta Gorda Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,0661.9381.5
Married5,6492.2791.1
Non Family3,8081.2573.1
Female5023.0441.6
Male1073.1262.6

2.33

Average Family Size

1.93

Average Household Size

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Punta Gorda Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1690.98%
9th to 12th Grade6103.53%
High School Graduate4,25024.60%
Some College4,12223.86%
Associates Degree1,4328.29%
Bachelors Degree4,25924.65%
Graduate Degree2,43614.10%
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Punta Gorda Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Punta Gorda Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White16,09815,5276,333
Hispanic638481207
Black28026638
Asian1129558
Other Race10110151
Native American795927
2+ Races727224

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 51.79%.

Punta Gorda Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,523$37,588$31,273
Less Than 9th Grade$$$8,846
High School Graduate$29,720$30,625$29,309
Some College$28,625$31,464$26,394
Bachelors Degree$49,196$67,772$43,354
Graduate Degree$49,700$40,870$54,489

$33,523

Average Earnings

$37,588

Average Male

$31,273

Average Female

Punta Gorda Earnings by Educational Attainment

Punta Gorda Language by Age

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Punta Gorda Language

92.60% of Punta Gorda residents speak only English, while 7.40% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.67% of the population.

Punta Gorda Language

Punta Gorda Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White17,4641,2807.33%
Black51537773.20%
Hispanic1,09822620.58%
Native792025.32%
Other1141210.53%

9.81%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.64%

Male Poverty Rate

11.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Punta Gorda

The race most likely to be in poverty in Punta Gorda is Black, with 73.20% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Punta Gorda is White, with 7.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.96%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.91%.

Punta Gorda Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.65%
High School9.81%
Some College8.37%
Bachelors or Greater3.59%

Punta Gorda Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed42.79%
Female Unemployed23.23%
Female Employed13.08%
Male Employed6.00%

Punta Gorda Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Punta Gorda Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$61,395$88,891
Families$81,177$109,276
Married Families$84,069-
Non Families$37,665$55,002
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Income by Household Type

Punta Gorda Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

63.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

67.5%

Male Marriage Rate

60.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Punta Gorda Married by Age and Sex

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Punta Gorda Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Punta Gorda Marital Status by Race

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Punta Gorda Marital Status

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3,235

Number of Veterans

2,997

Male Veterans

238

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,420
Korea611
First Gulf War302
World War II209
Second Gulf War89

Punta Gorda Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+1,631
65 to 741,115
55 to 64266
35 to 54177
18 to 3446

Punta Gorda Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,17518.45%
Hispanic548.11%
Other Race3026.32%
2+ Races2433.33%
Asian65.36%

Punta Gorda Veterans by Race

Punta Gorda Veterans by Education

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5.07%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Punta Gorda Veterans by Education

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30.2%

Labor Force Participation

28.2%

Employment Rate

6.7%

Unemployment Rate

Punta Gorda Employment by Age

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Punta Gorda Employment by Race

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Punta Gorda Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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13.28%

Born in Punta Gorda

92.16%

Native Born

7.84%

Foreign Born

2.88%

Non Citizen

4.96%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.16% of Punta Gorda residents were born in the United States, with 13.28% having been born in Florida. 2.88% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Punta Gorda Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202121,0793551.71%
202020,7243551.74%
201920,3693551.77%
201820,0143301.68%
201719,6844892.55%
201619,1956433.47%
201518,5525262.92%
201418,0264032.29%
201317,6232471.42%
201217,3762361.38%
201117,140130.08%
201017,1272,7831.79%
200014,3443,5972.93%
199010,7473,9504.69%
19806,7972,9185.77%
19703,8797222.08%
19603,1570.00%

Punta Gorda Population by Year