Charlotte County, FL

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Population

173,236

2.12% growth

Median Age

58.1


Median Household Income

$46,511

3.67% growth

Poverty Rate

12%


Number of Employees

59,033

3.04% growth

Median Property Value

$165,200

6.99% growth

About

In 2017, Charlotte County, FL had a population of 173k people with a median age of 58.1 and a median household income of $46,511. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Charlotte County, FL grew from 169,642 to 173,236, a 2.12% increase and its median household income grew from $44,865 to $46,511, a 3.67% increase.

The population of Charlotte County, FL is 84.4% White Alone, 6.85% Hispanic or Latino, and 5.47% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Charlotte County, FL speak a non-English language, and 96% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Charlotte County, FL are Charlotte Technical College (163 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Charlotte County, FL is $165,200, and the homeownership rate is 78.2%. Most people in Charlotte County, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Charlotte County, FL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Charlotte County, FL employs 59k people. The largest industries in Charlotte County, FL are Retail Trade (10,075 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (8,181 people), and Construction (5,663 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($48,750), Finance & Insurance ($48,101), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($47,404).

Median household income in Charlotte County, FL is $46,511. Males in Charlotte County, FL have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,078. The income inequality in Charlotte County, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,511

2017 value

± $1,143

3.67%

1 Year Growth

± 3.41%

Households in Charlotte County, FL have a median annual income of $46,511, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $44,865 in 2016, which represents a 3.67% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,931

Average Male Salary

± $842

$44,078

Average Female Salary

± $574

In 2017, full-time male employees in Florida made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $54,227 ± $3,227

  2. Alaska Native

    $50,175 ± $47,169

  3. White

    $47,927 ± $556

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Florida workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.08 times more than Alaska Native workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Charlotte County, FL is from Florida.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Florida was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.259% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Florida in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Florida across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 104.02

  2. Census Tract 104.04

  3. Census Tract 205.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Charlotte County, FL was Census Tract 104.02 with a value of $78,350, followed by Census Tract 104.04 and Census Tract 205.02, with respective values of $74,443 and $72,699.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Charlotte County, FL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Charlotte County, FL (20.3k out of 169k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    17,246 ± 1,031

  2. Hispanic

    2,740 ± 401

  3. Black

    1,845 ± 362

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Charlotte County, FL is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

59k

2017 Value

± 1,871

3.04%

1 Year growth

± 4.41%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Charlotte County, FL grew at a rate of 3.04%, from 57.3k employees to 59k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Charlotte County, FL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,595 people), Sales & Related Occupations (8,510 people), and Management Occupations (5,198 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Charlotte County, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Charlotte County, FL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,595 people), Sales & Related Occupations (8,510 people), and Management Occupations (5,198 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Charlotte County, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (1.68 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.45 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.41 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Charlotte County, FL, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($67,970), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($63,125), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($62,875).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

59k

2017 Value

± 1,871

3.04%

1 Year growth

± 4.41%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Charlotte County, FL grew at a rate of 3.04%, from 57.3k employees to 59k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Charlotte County, FL, are Retail Trade (10,075 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (8,181 people), and Construction (5,663 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Charlotte County, FL, though some of these residents may live in Charlotte County, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Charlotte County, FL, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (10,075 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (8,181 people), and Construction (5,663 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Charlotte County, FL has an unusually high number of Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.64 times higher than expected), Construction (1.53 times), and Retail Trade (1.49 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Charlotte County, FL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($48,750), Finance & Insurance ($48,101), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($47,404).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $57.1B

  2. $44.9B

  3. $41.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $57.1B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($44.9B) and Gasoline ($41.8B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Florida products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$457B

2015 Value

$714B

Projected 2045 Value

56.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound Florida trade was $457B. This is expected to increase 56.2% to $714B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Florida trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $17.7B

  2. $15.1B

  3. $10.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $17.7B, followed by Texas with $15.1B and California and $10.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Florida shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

87.3% of the population of Charlotte County, FL has health coverage, with 26.4% on employee plans, 11.3% on Medicaid, 29.1% on Medicare, 18.3% on non-group plans, and 2.16% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Charlotte County, FL was $8,076 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,688).

Primary care physicians in Charlotte County, FL see 1505 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.856% decrease from the previous year (1518 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2028 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 949 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.9%). Additionally, Liberty County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,505 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Charlotte County, FL see an average of 1,505 patients per year. This represents a 0.856% decrease from the previous year (1,518 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Charlotte County, FL in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,076

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,606

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,175

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,229

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Florida (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,688 to $8,076.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

12.7%

Uninsured

26.4%

Employer Coverage

11.3%

Medicaid

29.1%

Medicare

18.3%

Non-Group

2.16%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Charlotte County, FL declined by 9.22% from 14% to 12.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Charlotte County, FL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.9% prevalence

  2. 15.8% prevalence

  3. 15.5% prevalence

Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Florida, at 16.9%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Florida by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Charlotte County, FL is home to a population of 173k people, from which 96% are citizens. As of 2017, 10.2% of Charlotte County, FL residents were born outside of the country (17.7k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Charlotte County, FL is composed of 146k White Alone residents (84.4%), 11.9k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.85%), 9.48k Black or African American Alone residents (5.47%), 2.89k Two or More Races residents (1.67%), 2.01k Asian Alone residents (1.16%), 437 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.252%), 202 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.117%), and 61 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0352%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Charlotte County, FL are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

58

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

61

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Charlotte County, FL was 58.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 58, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 61. But people in Charlotte County, FL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Charlotte County, FL residents was 58.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

10.2%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

17.7k people

10.2%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

17.3k people

As of 2017, 10.2% of Charlotte County, FL residents (17.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Charlotte County, FL was 10.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Cuba

    951,787 ± 23,383 people

  2. Haiti

    321,904 ± 13,819 people

  3. Mexico

    272,262 ± 12,724 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 951,787 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 321,904 and Mexico with 272,262.

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Citizenship

96%

2017 Citizenship

96%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96% of Charlotte County, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Charlotte County, FL was 96%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    146k ± 121

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    11.9k ± 708

  3. Black or African American Alone

    9.48k ± 367

In 2017, there were 12.3 times more White Alone residents (146k people) in Charlotte County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.9k Hispanic or Latino and 9.48k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Charlotte County, FL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Charlotte County, FL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Charlotte County, FL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Charlotte County, FL are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    8,684 ± 561

  2. Korea

    3,735 ± 405

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,699 ± 299

Charlotte County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Charlotte County, FL awarded 163 degrees. The student population of Charlotte County, FL is skewed towards women, with 60 male students and 134 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Charlotte County, FL are White (110 and 67.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (22 and 13.5%), Black or African American (19 and 11.7%), and Two or More Races (7 and 4.29%).

The largest universities in Charlotte County, FL by number of degrees awarded are Charlotte Technical College (163 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Charlotte County, FL are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (48 and 29.4%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (41 and 25.2%), and Dental Assisting (22 and 13.5%).

The median tuition costs in Charlotte County, FL are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 20 degrees awarded

  2. 48 degrees awarded

  3. 22 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Charlotte County, FL was General Cosmetology with 20 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Charlotte County, FL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

163 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Charlotte County, FL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Charlotte Technical College with 163 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

32

Degrees Awarded to Men

131

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 32 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Charlotte County, FL, which is 0.244 times less than the 131 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    110 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    22 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    19 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Charlotte County, FL were to White students. These 110 degrees mean that there were 5 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 22 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Charlotte County, FL was $165,200 in 2017, which is 0.759 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $154,400 to $165,200, a 6.99% increase. The homeownership rate in Charlotte County, FL is 78.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Charlotte County, FL have an average commute time of 22.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Charlotte County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$46,511

Median Household Income

± $1,143

74.9k

Number of Households

± 1,829

In 2017, the median household income of the 74.9k households in Charlotte County, FL grew to $46,511 from the previous year's value of $44,865.

The following chart displays the households in Charlotte County, FL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$165,200

2017 Median

± $3,334

$154,400

2016 Median

± $3,402

In 2017, the median property value in Charlotte County, FL grew to to $165,200 from the previous year's value of $154,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Charlotte County, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Charlotte County, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Charlotte County, FL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Charlotte County, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

78.2%

2017 Homeownership

78.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 78.2% of the housing units in Charlotte County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 78.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Charlotte County, FL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Charlotte County, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Charlotte County, FL have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

22.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Charlotte County, FL have a shorter commute time (22.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.05% of the workforce in Charlotte County, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79%

  2. Carpooled

    8.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.67%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Charlotte County, FL was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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