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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Port Charlotte is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 office and administrative support (14.18%), sales jobs (13.96%), and food service (9.24%).

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Port Charlotte has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Port Charlotte has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Port Charlotte than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Port Charlotte may be for you.

Port Charlotte is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

The education level of Port Charlotte citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.81% of adults 25 and older in Port Charlotte have a college degree.

The per capita income in Port Charlotte in 2010 was $23,201, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $92,804 for a family of four. However, Port Charlotte contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Port Charlotte is a somewhat 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.