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Port Charlotte, Florida

Port Charlotte is a town located in Charlotte County, Florida. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 46,451.


\nPort Charlotte is located at 26°59'25" North, 82°6'21" West (26.990181, -82.105831)
1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 61.8 km² (23.9 mi²). 57.7 km² (22.3 mi²) of it is land and 4.1 km² (1.6 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 6.66% water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 46,451 people, 20,453 households, and 13,601 families residing in the town. The population density is 805.3/km² (2,085.9/mi²). There are 23,315 housing units at an average density of 404.2/km² (1,047.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 89.23% White, 6.53% African American, 0.28% Native American, 1.14% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.18% from other races, and 1.59% from two or more races. 5.16% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 20,453 households out of which 20.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% are married couples living together, 10.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.5% are non-families. 28.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 18.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.25 and the average family size is 2.71. In the town the population is spread out with 18.7% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 21.0% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 30.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 49 years. For every 100 females there are 87.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 84.2 males. The median income for a household in the town is $33,193, and the median income for a family is $38,406. Males have a median income of $29,019 versus $21,892 for females. The per capita income for the town is $18,563. 10.1% of the population and 7.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 15.8% are under the age of 18 and 6.4% are 65 or older.