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Port Charlotte is in Charlotte County, in the Punta Gorda metro area.
The community was named for Charlotte County.
The latitude of Port Charlotte is 26.975N. The longitude is -82.09W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 3 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 46,451.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Port Charlotte demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Charlotte County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Punta Gorda area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 33948 ZIP code.
17% of Port Charlotte residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Port Charlotte ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Port Charlotte was $18,563, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Port Charlotte residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Port Charlotte, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $535. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $783.
Libraries in Port Charlotte include Murdock Public Library, Port Charlotte Public Library ... View libraries
Charlotte County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Port Charlotte political report.
The average commute time for Port Charlotte workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Port Charlotte between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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