Punta Gorda, FL

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Population

173,236

2.12% growth

Poverty Rate

12%


Median Age

58.1


Median Household Income

$46,511

3.67% growth

Number of Employees

59,033

3.04% growth

Median Property Value

$165,200

6.99% growth

About

In 2017, Punta Gorda, 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 Punta Gorda, 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 5 largest ethnic groups in Punta Gorda, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.4%), White (Hispanic) (5.64%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.47%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.67%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.16%). N/A% of the people in Punta Gorda, FL speak a non-English language, and 96% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Punta Gorda, FL are Charlotte Technical College (230 degrees awarded in 2017).

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

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Punta Gorda, FL employs 59k people. The largest industries in Punta Gorda, 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 Punta Gorda, FL is $46,511. Males in Punta Gorda, 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 Punta Gorda, 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 Punta Gorda, FL have a median annual income of $46,511, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 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 Punta Gorda, 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Punta Gorda, FL was St. Johns County, FL with a value of $80,712, followed by Monroe County, FL and Santa Rosa County, FL, with respective values of $71,973 and $70,787.

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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 Punta Gorda, FL (20.3k out of 169k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. 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 Punta Gorda, 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 Punta Gorda, 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 Punta Gorda, 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 Punta Gorda, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Punta Gorda, 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 msas, Punta Gorda, 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 Punta Gorda, 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 Punta Gorda, 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 Punta Gorda, 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 Punta Gorda, FL, though some of these residents may live in Punta Gorda, 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 Punta Gorda, 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 msas, Punta Gorda, 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 Punta Gorda, 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. $63.5B

  2. $51.6B

  3. $41.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $63.5B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($51.6B) and Electronics ($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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$497B

2020 Value

$714B

Projected 2045 Value

43.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Florida trade was $497B. This is expected to increase 43.6% 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. $19.5B

  2. $16.6B

  3. $11.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $19.5B, followed by Texas with $16.6B and California and $11.5B.

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 Punta Gorda, 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 msa of Punta Gorda, FL was $8,076 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,688).

Primary care physicians in Punta Gorda, FL see 1376 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.218% decrease from the previous year (1379 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1735 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 703 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

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1,376 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Florida see an average of 1,376 patients per year. This represents a 0.218% decrease from the previous year (1,379 patients).

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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%).

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Access and Quality

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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 Punta Gorda, FL declined by 9.22% from 14% to 12.7%.

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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%.

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Diversity

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

In 2017, there were 15 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (146k people) in Punta Gorda, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.76k White (Hispanic) and 9.48k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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 Punta Gorda, 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 Punta Gorda, FL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Punta Gorda, 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 Punta Gorda, 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 Punta Gorda, 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 Punta Gorda, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Punta Gorda, FL was 96%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Punta Gorda, FL

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    146k ± 121

  2. White (Hispanic)

    9.76k ± 518

  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    9.48k ± 367

In 2017, there were 15 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (146k people) in Punta Gorda, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.76k White (Hispanic) and 9.48k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Punta Gorda, FL as a share of the total population.

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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

Punta Gorda, 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 2017, universities in Punta Gorda, FL awarded 230 degrees. The student population of Punta Gorda, FL is skewed towards women, with 88 male students and 127 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Punta Gorda, FL are White (155 and 67.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (45 and 19.7%), Black or African American (18 and 7.86%), and Asian (6 and 2.62%).

The largest universities in Punta Gorda, FL by number of degrees awarded are Charlotte Technical College (230 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Punta Gorda, FL are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (37 and 16.1%), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (32 and 13.9%), and Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (26 and 11.3%).

The median tuition costs in Punta Gorda, 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

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Punta Gorda, FL was Game & Interactive Media Design with 15 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

230 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Punta Gorda, FL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Charlotte Technical College with 230 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

82

Degrees Awarded to Men

148

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 82 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Punta Gorda, FL, which is 0.554 times less than the 148 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

    155 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    45 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    18 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Punta Gorda, FL were to White students. These 155 degrees mean that there were 3.44 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 45 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Punta Gorda, FL was $165,200 in 2017, which is 0.719 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $154,400 to $165,200, a 6.99% increase. The homeownership rate in Punta Gorda, FL is 78.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Punta Gorda, FL have an average commute time of 22.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Punta Gorda, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$165,200

2017 Median

± $3,334

$154,400

2016 Median

± $3,402

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

The following charts display, first, the property values in Punta Gorda, 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 Punta Gorda, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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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 Punta Gorda, FL grew to $46,511 from the previous year's value of $44,865.

The following chart displays the households in Punta Gorda, 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Punta Gorda, FL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Punta Gorda, 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 Punta Gorda, 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 Punta Gorda, FL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

22.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Punta Gorda, FL have a shorter commute time (22.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.05% of the workforce in Punta Gorda, 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 Punta Gorda, FL was Drove Alone (79%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.8%) and those who Worked At Home (7.67%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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