Port Charlotte, FL
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Port Charlotte is a larger medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 57,254 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Port Charlotte is the 52nd largest community in Florida.

Unlike some towns, Port Charlotte isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Port Charlotte are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Port Charlotte is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Port Charlotte who work in sales jobs (14.79%), office and administrative support (13.95%), and food service (8.91%).

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Port Charlotte is worth considering.

One of the nice things about Port Charlotte is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

In terms of college education, Port Charlotte is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.14% of adults 25 and older in Port Charlotte have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Port Charlotte in 2010 was $22,886, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $91,544 for a family of four. However, Port Charlotte contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Port Charlotte is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Port Charlotte home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Port Charlotte residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Port Charlotte include Irish, Italian, English, and French .

The most common language spoken in Port Charlotte is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.