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Charlotte County, Florida
Seal of Charlotte County, Florida
Map of Florida highlighting Charlotte County
Location in the state of Florida
Map of the U.S. highlighting Florida
Florida's location in the U.S.
Seat Punta Gorda
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

859 sq mi (2,225 km²)
694 sq mi (1,797 km²)
166 sq mi (430 km²), 19.27%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

141,627
205/sq mi (79/km²)
Founded April 23, 1921
Website www.charlottecountyfl.com

Charlotte County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2000, the population was 141,627. The U.S. Census Bureau 2007 estimate for the county was 152,814 [2]. Its county seat is Punta Gorda, Florida[1]. Charlotte County is the sole county in the Punta Gorda Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Contents

History

Charlotte County was established April 23, 1921. It was named for the Bay of Charlotte Harbor. "Charlotte" came from "Carlos" (English) or "Calos" (Calusa Indian). In 1565, the Spanish named "Carlos Bay," followed by the English in 1775 who named the area Charlotte Harbor in tribute to the Queen Charlotte Sophia, wife of King George III. Punta Gorda is the only incorporated city in Charlotte County.

On August 13, 2004 Charlotte County was devastated when Hurricane Charley came ashore near Port Charlotte as a Category 4 hurricane.

Historic places

Historic places in Charlotte County include the Old Charlotte County Courthouse as well as those on the List of Registered Historic Places in Charlotte County.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 859 square miles (2,225 km²), of which, 694 square miles (1,796 km²) of it is land and 166 square miles (429 km²) of it (19.27%) is water. Charlotte Harbor Estuary is an important natual preserve and one of the most productive in Florida.

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 141,627 people, 63,864 households, and 44,130 families residing in the county. The population density was 204 people per square mile (79/km²). There were 79,758 housing units at an average density of 115 per square mile (44/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.58% White, 4.39% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.85% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.79% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. 3.30% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 92.3% spoke English, 3.0% Spanish and 1.1% French as their first language.

In 2005 the population was 88.8% non-Hispanic white, 5.3% African-American, 4.2% Latino and 1.1% Asian (source=http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/12/12015.html)

There were 63,864 households out of which 17.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.20% were married couples living together, 7.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.90% were non-families. 26.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.56.

In the county the population was spread out with 15.70% under the age of 18, 4.50% from 18 to 24, 18.80% from 25 to 44, 26.40% from 45 to 64, and 34.70% who are 65 years of age or older (making this the county with the highest percentage of people over 65 in America). The median age is 54 years. For every 100 females there were 91.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,379, and the median income for a family was $42,653. Males had a median income of $30,309 versus $22,273 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,806. About 5.30% of families and 8.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.00% of those under age 18 and 5.00% of those age 65 or over.

According to an October 2001 Census Brief of the 2000 Census, Charlotte County had the highest median age of any U.S. county with a population of more than 100,000 people at 54.3.[3]

Cities and towns

Incorporated

Unincorporated

Politics

Charlotte County tends to vote Republican in national, state, and local elections.[4 ]

Presidential elections results
Year Republican Democratic Other
2008 52.9% 45.7% 1.5%
2004 55.7% 42.9% 1.4%
2000 53.0% 44.3% 2.7%
1996 44.2% 43.0% 12.7%
1992 39.2% 36.9% 23.9%
1988 64.0% 35.4% 0.6%

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ [1] Last accessed September 29, 2007.
  4. ^ Dave Leip's US Presidential Elections. Last accessed November 15, 2006.

External links

Government links/Constitutional offices

Special Districts

Judicial branch

Animal Shelter

Coordinates: 26°54′N 81°57′W / 26.90°N 81.95°W / 26.90; -81.95


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Charlotte County, Florida
Seal of Charlotte County, Florida
Map
File:Map of Florida highlighting Charlotte County.png
Location in the state of Florida
Map of the USA highlighting Florida
Florida's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded April 23 1921
Seat Punta Gorda
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 19.27%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

141627
Website: www.charlottecountyfl.com

Charlotte County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2000, the population was 141,627. The U.S. Census Bureau 2006 estimate for the county is 158,438 [2]. Its county seat is Punta Gorda6. Charlotte County is the sole county in the Punta Gorda Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Contents

History

Charlotte County was established April 23, 1921. It was named for the Bay of Charlotte Harbor. "Charlotte" came from "Carlos" (English) or "Calos" (Calusa Indian). In 1565, the Spanish named "Carlos Bay," followed by the English in 1775 who named the area Charlotte Harbor in tribute to the Queen Charlotte Sophia, wife of King George III. Punta Gorda is the only incorporated city in Charlotte County.

On August 13, 2004 Charlotte County was devastated when Hurricane Charley came ashore near Port Charlotte as a Category 4 hurricane.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,225 km² (859 sq mi). 1,796 km² (694 sq mi) of it is land and 429 km² (166 sq mi) of it (19.27%) is water. Charlotte Harbor Estuary is an important natual preserve and one of the most productive in Florida.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 141,627 people, 63,864 households, and 44,130 families residing in the county. The population density was 79/km² (204/sq mi). There were 79,758 housing units at an average density of 44/km² (115/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 92.58% White, 4.39% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.85% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.79% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. 3.30% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 92.3% spoke English, 3.0% Spanish and 1.1% French as their first language.

In 2005 the population was 88.8% non-Hispanic white, 5.3% African-American, 4.2% Latino and 1.1% Asian (source=http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/12/12015.html)

There were 63,864 households out of which 17.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.20% were married couples living together, 7.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.90% were non-families. 26.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.56.

In the county the population was spread out with 15.70% under the age of 18, 4.50% from 18 to 24, 18.80% from 25 to 44, 26.40% from 45 to 64, and 34.70% who are 65 years of age or older (making this the county with the highest percentage of people over 65 in Florida). The median age is 54 years. For every 100 females there were 91.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,379, and the median income for a family was $42,653. Males had a median income of $30,309 versus $22,273 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,806. About 5.30% of families and 8.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.00% of those under age 18 and 5.00% of those age 65 or over.

According to an October 2001 Census Brief of the 2000 Census, Charlotte County had the highest median age of any U.S. county with a population of more than 100,000 people at 54.3.[1]

Cities and towns

Incorporated

Unincorporated

Politics

Charlotte County tends to vote Republican in national, state, and local elections.[2]

Presidential elections results
Year Republican Democratic Other
2004 55.7% 42.9% 1.4%
2000 53.0% 44.3% 2.7%
1996 44.2% 43.0% 12.7%
1992 39.2% 36.9% 23.9%
1988 64.0% 35.4% 0.6%

References

  1. ^ [1] Last accessed September 29, 2007.
  2. ^ Dave Leip's US Presidential Elections. Last accessed November 15, 2006.

External links

Government links/Constitutional offices

Special Districts

Judicial branch

Media

Coordinates: 26°54′N 81°57′W / 26.90, -81.95


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Charlotte County, Florida
Map

Location in the state of Florida

Florida's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded April 23 1921
Seat Punta Gorda
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

859 sq mi (2,225 km²)
694 sq mi (1,797 km²)
166 sq mi (430 km²), 19.27%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

141,627
205/sq mi (79/km²)
Website: www.charlottecountyfl.com

Charlotte County is a county in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2000, the population was 141,627. Charlotte County was formed on April 23, 1921.








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