Port Charlotte

Located on just under 25 square miles in Charlotte County. For the first 100 years of Florida statehood, Port Charlotte remained mostly inhabited aside from small cattle ranches and farms.

That all changed in the 1950’s, when General Development Corporation saw the potential in the land and began aggressively developing the area. Port Charlotte was created in the 1950’s by the General Development Corporation.

Before that time, Port Charlotte was mostly uninhabited aside from small cattle ranches and farms.

The company targeted retirees in marketing Port Charlotte, which resulted in the area having one of the highest concentration of residents 65 years of age and older in the nation.

In 2004, Port Charlotte saw another drastic change when Hurricane Charley devastated the city. Since that time, the area has seen significant re-growth with new state-of-the-art buildings, while preserving the history of the area.

Port Charlotte is the most populated center of population in Charlotte County, despite not being an incorporated municipality.

Port Charlotte is home to the Charlotte Stone Crabs, which is a member of the Florida State League and Class High-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays.

The Tampa Bay Rays also hold spring training in Port Charlotte.

Port Charlotte Government

Port Charlotte is governed by the Charlotte County Government. The county is governed by a five member county commission Charlotte County District 4 Commissioner Stephen R. Deutsch currently oversees Port Charlotte.

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Department is responsible for policing the city.

Port Charlotte is part of the Charlotte County Fire/EMS District. There are four fire stations located in Port Charlotte.

Port Charlotte Schools

Port Charlotte is part of the Charlotte County School District.

Port Charlotte Demographics

According to the 2010 census report, the population of Port Charlotte is 54,392 people, an increase of 17.1% since 2000. There are 29,408 total homes with 18,325 occupied by owner.

The racial makeup of Immokalee in 2010 was;

  • 84.8% Non-Hispanic White
  • 9.3% African-American
  • 8.7% Hispanic
  • .3% American Indian
  • 1.6% Asian
  • 2.3% reporting two or more races.

Port Charlotte Weather

The average high temperature in Immokalee is 84. The average low temperature is 62. The warmest months of the year are July and August with average high temperatures during the day of 92. The coldest month of the year is January where the average low temperature is 51.

Port Charlotte Events/Attractions

  • Charlotte County Historic Center
  • Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Charlotte Harbor Preserve Sanctuary
  • Toledo Cacao Fest
  • Mayan Ruins
  • Deer Dance
  • Charlotte Sports Park

Port Charlotte Resource Links