Punta Gorda is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 19,981 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Punta Gorda is the 144th largest community in Florida.
Punta Gorda home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Punta Gorda real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Punta Gorda is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 90.02% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Punta Gorda is a city of managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Punta Gorda who work in management occupations (20.16%), sales jobs (13.97%), and office and administrative support (10.46%).
A relatively large number of people in Punta Gorda telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.34% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Punta Gorda has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Punta Gorda a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Punta Gorda 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 Punta Gorda citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 38.51% of adults in Punta Gorda have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Punta Gorda in 2018 was $45,098, which is upper middle income relative to Florida, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $180,392 for a family of four. However, Punta Gorda contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Punta Gorda home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Punta Gorda residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Punta Gorda include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Punta Gorda is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.