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 20,369 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Punta Gorda is the 147th 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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Punta Gorda is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Punta Gorda is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Punta Gorda who work in management occupations (15.39%), sales jobs (15.22%), and office and administrative support (9.38%).
Of important note, Punta Gorda is also a city of artists. Punta Gorda has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Punta Gorda’s character.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.05% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Residents will find that the city 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, Punta Gorda is worth considering.
One of the nice things about Punta Gorda 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.
The citizens of Punta Gorda are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 38.75% of adults in Punta Gorda have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Punta Gorda in 2018 was $46,684, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $186,736 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, English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Punta Gorda is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.