Punta Gorda, Florida Population 2024

21,886

Punta Gorda is a city located in Charlotte County Florida. Punta Gorda has a 2024 population of 21,886. It is also the county seat of Charlotte County.Punta Gorda is currently growing at a rate of 3.01% annually and its population has increased by 12.09% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 19,526 in 2020.

The average household income in Punta Gorda is $106,809 with a poverty rate of 8.8%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Punta Gorda is 66.3 years, 66.6 years for males, and 66.1 years for females.

Punta Gorda Demographics

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

  • White: 89.58%
  • Two or more races: 5.89%
  • Black or African American: 2.74%
  • Asian: 0.71%
  • Other race: 0.67%
  • Native American: 0.34%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
State
Florida
Land Area (mi²)
15.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,410.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
12.09% (2,360)
The current population of Punta Gorda, Florida is 21,886 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 19,526.

Punta Gorda, Florida Population 2024

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Punta Gorda Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White17,56389.58%
Two or more races1,1545.89%
Black or African American5372.74%
Asian1390.71%
Other race1320.67%
Native American660.34%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander140.07%
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Punta Gorda Population by Race

Punta Gorda Population Pyramid 2024

Punta Gorda Median Age

66.3

Total

66.6

Male

66.1

Female

Punta Gorda Adults

There are 17,756 adults, (10,296 of whom are seniors) in Punta Gorda.

Punta Gorda Age Dependency

162.8

Age Dependency Ratio

138

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Punta Gorda Sex Ratio

Female10,04651.24%
Male9,55948.76%

Punta Gorda Population by Age

Punta Gorda Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All9,8271.9782.417.6
Married5,7022.3791.88.2
Non Family3,3871.1773.826.2
Female4532.6635.364.7
Male2852.4972.327.7
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2.37

Average Family Size

1.97

Average Household Size

82.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Punta Gorda Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Punta Gorda Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Punta Gorda Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

Punta Gorda Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$48,500

Average Earnings

$55,899

Average Male

$40,404

Average Female

Punta Gorda Earnings by Educational Attainment

Punta Gorda Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Punta Gorda Language

93.41% of Punta Gorda residents speak only English, while 6.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.03% of the population.

Punta Gorda Language

Punta Gorda Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White16,8671,2767.57%
Black52721841.37%
Hispanic80313216.44%
Native665380.3%
Multiple1,147302.62%
Other1321511.36%
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8.8%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.05%

Male Poverty Rate

10.48%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Punta Gorda

The race most likely to be in poverty in Punta Gorda is Native, with 80.3% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Punta Gorda is Multiple, with 2.62% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.21%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.33%.

Punta Gorda Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.44%
High School11.33%
Some College9.53%
Bachelors or Greater2.93%
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Punta Gorda Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed30.41%
Female Unemployed14.06%
Female Employed3.71%
Male Employed2.49%
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Punta Gorda Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Punta Gorda Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Punta Gorda Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

65.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

67.9%

Male Marriage Rate

62.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Punta Gorda Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Punta Gorda Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Punta Gorda Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Punta Gorda Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,154

Number of Veterans

2,033

Male Veterans

121

Female Veterans

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Punta Gorda Veterans by War

count

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Punta Gorda Veterans by Age

count

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Punta Gorda Veterans by Race

Punta Gorda Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

1.25%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.7%

Veteran Disability Rate

Punta Gorda Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

31.8%

Labor Force Participation

30.2%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Punta Gorda Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Punta Gorda Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Punta Gorda Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

14.41%

Born in Punta Gorda

91.81%

Native Born

8.19%

Foreign Born

2.61%

Non Citizen

5.58%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.81% of Punta Gorda residents were born in the United States, with 14.41% having been born in Florida. 2.61% 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

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202925,0816392.61%
202824,4426392.68%
202723,8036392.76%
202623,1646392.84%
202522,5256392.92%
202421,8866393.01%
202321,2476393.1%
202220,6086393.2%
202119,9694432.27%
202019,526-933-4.56%
201920,4594012%
201820,0583171.61%
201719,7415012.6%
201619,2406623.56%
201518,5785332.95%
201418,0454092.32%
201317,6362501.44%
201217,3862411.41%
201117,145170.1%
201017,1282,78419.41%
200014,3443,59733.47%
199010,7473,95058.11%
19806,7972,91875.23%
19703,87972222.87%
19603,157
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Punta Gorda Population by Year