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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Port Charlotte is a town in Florida with a population of 59,654. Port Charlotte is in Charlotte County. Living in Port Charlotte offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Port Charlotte there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in Port Charlotte and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Port Charlotte are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$137,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$953
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Port Charlotte Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    30%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Port Charlotte

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$41,169
National
$55,322
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Ok, so I'd give it a solid 3 because I have seen many responses that this is a poor dirty town. But, I have never been there before! I just want to see if I have made the right decision in moving there soon. I would like to get to see Port Charlotte. I am going there in April 9th to check out a house already! I live far away from there. But, I am excited to see this magical or hopefully not poor town! After I am there I will be sure to make another review! To share my experience! So, I'll be sure to change the average soon into a Very good or excellent! or a solid one or two. A poor or terrible. Hopefully sunny weather for days! My experience there will sadly only be for 2 nights but hopefully I will get a good vibe from it.
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Port charlotte is a small town located between naples and tampa Fl. We have our own mall and bowling alleys, good A and B rated schools, we have a beach and plenty of parks. It is idea for older couples or younger couples with small children. It is an active community so looking online for events is a good idea. There is always something to do rather its the block party, the annual fair, the Auqua fair, plays from the highschool drama team, or park yoga and zumba. And so much more! If you or anyone you know live near port charlotte fl and are looking for something to do, browse the community billboard online or the "lets go" section in the newspaper for events in the area.
I moved to port Charlotte Fl in 1979, when I was 8 years old. I immediately hated Port Charlotte because there eww a lot of retired people and they moved a lot slower. However, we built a home right between the elementary and middle school, less than a half mile each way. I also became the first girl to ever tryout out forLittle League baseball and made the team and all-stars! I also have a 14 year old daughter in the same school system and is excelling and it is a very safe area. My 20 year old son just left for The University of South Florida 2 years ago on a full academic scholarship. I recently went back to school and now I have a Masters degree in counseling and starting Ph.d soon. All in all, Port Charlotte Florida is a great place and safe for families and their children to grow-up in. Thank you for this opportunity. Yours in Christ, Melissa A. Kocsis