Charlotte County Census Info

Summary

HOUSEHOLDS AND FAMILIES: From 2005-2007 there were 70,000 households in Charlotte County. The average household size was 2.1 people.

Families made up 68 percent of the households in Charlotte County. This figure includes both married-couple families (56 percent) and other families (12 percent). Nonfamily households made up 32 percent of all households in Charlotte County. Most of the nonfamily households were people living alone, but some were composed of people living in households in which no one was related to the householder.

The Types of Households in Charlotte County, Florida in 2005-2007
Married-couple families
56%
Other families
12%
People living alone
27%
Other nonfamily households 6%
Percent of households

NATIVITY AND LANGUAGE: Ten percent of the people living in Charlotte County from 2005-2007 there were foreign born. Ninety percent was native, including 17 percent who were born in Florida.

Among people at least five years old living in Charlotte County from 2005-2007, 8 percent spoke a language other than English at home. Of those speaking a language other than English at home, 48 percent spoke Spanish and 52 percent spoke some other language; 37 percent reported that they did not speak English "very well."

GEOGRAPHIC MOBILITY: From 2005-2007, 83 percent of the people at least one year old living in Charlotte County were living in the same residence one year earlier; 8 percent had moved during the past year from another residence in the same county, 5 percent from another county in the same state, 4 percent from another state, and less than 0.5 percent from abroad.

Geographic Mobility of Residents of Charlotte County, Florida in 2005-2007
Same residence
83%
Different residence, same county
8%
Different county, same state
5%
Different state
4%
Abroad 0%
Percent of people age 1 year and over

EDUCATION: From 2005-2007, 88 percent of people 25 years and over had at least graduated from high school and 20 percent had a bachelor's degree or higher. Twelve percent were dropouts; they were not enrolled in school and had not graduated from high school.

The total school enrollment in Charlotte County was 24,000 from 2005-2007. Nursery school and kindergarten enrollment was 2,100 and elementary or high school enrollment was 18,000 children. College or graduate school enrollment was 3,900.

The Educational Attainment of People in Charlotte County, Florida in 2005-2007
Graduate or professional degree
7%
Bachelor's degree
12%
Associate's degree
8%
Some college, no degree
22%
High school diploma or equivalency
39%
Less than high school diploma 12%
Percent of people 25 years and over

DISABILITY: In Charlotte County, among people at least five years old from 2005-2007, 21 percent reported a disability. The likelihood of having a disability varied by age - from 10 percent of people 5 to 15 years old, to 15 percent of people 16 to 64 years old, and to 34 percent of those 65 and older.

INDUSTRIES: From 2005-2007, for the employed population 16 years and older, the leading industries in Charlotte County were Educational services, and health care, and social assistance, 20 percent, and Retail trade, 17 percent.

Employment by Industry in Charlotte County, Florida in 2005-2007
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 0%
Construction
13%
Manufacturing
5%
Wholesale trade
3%
Retail trade
17%
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities
4%
Information
2%
Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing
7%
Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services
10%
Educational services, health care, and social assistance
20%
Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation, and food services
9%
Other Services (except public administration)
5%
Public administration
4%
Percent of employed people 16 years and over

OCCUPATIONS AND TYPE OF EMPLOYER: Among the most common occupations were: Sales and office occupations, 32 percent; Management, professional, and related occupations, 27 percent; Service occupations, 19 percent; Construction, extraction, maintenance and repair occupations, 13 percent; and Production, transportation, and material moving occupations, 9 percent. Eighty-one percent of the people employed were Private wage and salary workers; 11 percent was Federal, state, or local government workers; and 7 percent was Self-employed in own not incorporated business workers.

TRAVEL TO WORK: Eighty-three percent of Charlotte County workers drove to work alone from 2005-2007, 9 percent carpooled, less than 0.5 percent took public transportation, and 3 percent used other means. The remaining 5 percent worked at home. Among those who commuted to work, it took them on average 21.7 minutes to get to work.

INCOME: The median income of households in Charlotte County was $44,576. Sixty-one percent of the households received earnings and 35 percent received retirement income other than Social Security. Fifty percent of the households received Social Security. The average income from Social Security was $15,986. These income sources are not mutually exclusive; that is, some households received income from more than one source.

POVERTY AND PARTICIPATION IN GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS: From 2005-2007, 9 percent of people were in poverty. Thirteen percent of related children under 18 were below the poverty level, compared with 7 percent of people 65 years old and over. Seven percent of all families and 22 percent of families with a female householder and no husband present had incomes below the poverty level.

Poverty Rates in Charlotte County, Florida in 2005-2007
People age 65 and over
7%
Related children under 18 years
13%
All families
7%
Female householder families 22%
Percent below poverty level

POPULATION OF Charlotte County: From 2005-2007, Charlotte County had a total population of 153,000 - 80,000 (52 percent) females and 73,000 (48 percent) males. The median age was 51.3 years. Sixteen percent of the population was under 18 years and 31 percent was 65 years and older.

The Age Distribution of People in Charlotte County, Florida in 2005-2007
65 and over
31%
45 to 64
27%
25 to 44
20%
18 to 24
6%
Under 18 16%
Percent of population

For people reporting one race alone, 92 percent was White; 5 percent was Black or African American; less than 0.5 percent was American Indian and Alaska Native; 1 percent was Asian; less than 0.5 percent was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, and 2 percent was Some other race. One percent reported Two or more races. Five percent of the people in Charlotte County was Hispanic. Eighty-seven percent of the people in Charlotte County was White non-Hispanic. People of Hispanic origin may be of any race.

HOUSING CHARACTERISTICS: From 2005-2007, Charlotte County had a total of 96,000 housing units, 27 percent of which were vacant. Of the total housing units, 70 percent was in single-unit structures, 17 percent was in multi-unit structures, and 13 percent was mobile homes. Thirty-eight percent of the housing units were built since 1990.

The Types of Housing Units in Charlotte County, Florida in 2005-2007
Single-unit structures
70%
In multi-unit structures
17%
Mobile homes 13%
Percent of housing units

OCCUPIED HOUSING UNIT CHARACTERISTICS: From 2005-2007, Charlotte County had 70,000 occupied housing units - 59,000 (83 percent) owner occupied and 12,000 (17 percent) renter occupied. Five percent of the households did not have telephone service and 4 percent of the households did not have access to a car, truck, or van for private use. Multi Vehicle households were not rare. Thirty-nine percent had two vehicles and another 13 percent had three or more.

HOUSING COSTS: The median monthly housing costs for mortgaged owners was $1,296, nonmortgaged owners $432, and renters $935. Forty-nine percent of owners with mortgages, 15 percent of owners without mortgages, and 50 percent of renters in Charlotte County spent 30 percent or more of household income on housing.

Occupants with a Housing Cost Burden in Charlotte County, Florida in 2005-2007
Owners with mortgage
49%
Owners without mortgage
15%
Renters 50%
Percent paying 30 percent or more of income for housing

Social Characteristics

Estimate

Percent

U.S.

Margin of Error

Average household size

2.14

(X)

2.60

+/-0.04

Average family size

2.55

(X)

3.19

+/-0.06

Population 25 years and over

119,443

 

 

+/-315

High school graduate or higher

(X)

88.1

84.0%

(X)

Bachelor's degree or higher

(X)

19.5

27.0%

(X)

Civilian veterans (civilian population 18 years and over)

25,295

19.7

10.4%

+/-970

Disability status (population 5 years and over)

29,778

20.6

15.1%

+/-1,330

Foreign born

15,183

9.9

12.5%

+/-1,240

Male, Now married, except separated (population 15 years and over)

40,317

63.6

52.6%

+/-1,252

Female, Now married, except separated (population 15 years and over)

40,841

58.4

48.5%

+/-1,214

Speak a language other than English at home (population 5 years and over)

11,702

7.9

19.5%

+/-1,238

Household population

150,596

 

 

+/-118

Group quarters population

(X)

(X)

(X)

(X)

 

 

 

 

 

Economic Characteristics 

Estimate

Percent

U.S.

Margin of Error

In labor force (population 16 years and over)

63,020

47.8

64.7%

+/-1,373

Mean travel time to work in minutes (workers 16 years and over)

21.7

(X)

25.1

+/-1.0

Median household income (in 2007 inflation-adjusted dollars)

44,576

(X)

50,007

+/-1,579

Median family income (in 2007 inflation-adjusted dollars)

51,172

(X)

60,374

+/-1,391

Per capita income (in 2007 inflation-adjusted dollars)

26,441

(X)

26,178

+/-936

Families below poverty level

(X)

6.7

9.8%

(X)

Individuals below poverty level

(X)

8.7

13.3%

(X)

 

 

 

 

 

Housing Characteristics

Estimate

Percent

U.S.

Margin of Error

Total housing units

95,860

 

 

+/-94

Occupied housing units

70,376

73.4

88.4%

+/-1,431

Owner-occupied housing units

58,709

83.4

67.3%

+/-1,467

Renter-occupied housing units

11,667

16.6

32.7%

+/-1,189

Vacant housing units

25,484

26.6

11.6%

+/-1,431

Owner-occupied homes

58,709

 

 

+/-1,467

Median value (dollars)

202,600

(X)

181,800

+/-5,598

Median of selected monthly owner costs

 

 

 

 

With a mortgage (dollars)

1,296

(X)

1,427

+/-40

Not mortgaged (dollars)

432

(X)

402

+/-14

 

 

 

 

 

Demographic Estimates

Estimate

Percent

U.S.

Margin of Error

Total population

153,063

 

 

*****

Male

73,449

48.0

49.2%

+/-319

Female

79,614

52.0

50.8%

+/-319

Median age (years)

51.3

(X)

36.4

+/-0.3

Under 5 years

5,853

3.8

6.9%

+/-106

18 years and over

128,534

84.0

75.3%

+/-24

65 years and over

48,141

31.5

12.5%

+/-146

One race

151,018

98.7

97.9%

+/-595

White

138,347

90.4

74.1%

+/-781

Black or African American

8,065

5.3

12.4%

+/-309

American Indian and Alaska Native

542

0.4

0.8%

+/-151

Asian

1,315

0.9

4.3%

+/-342

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

0

0.0

0.1%

+/-174

Some other race

2,749

1.8

6.2%

+/-770

Two or more races

2,045

1.3

2.1%

+/-595

Hispanic or Latino (of any race)

7,402

4.8

14.7%

*****



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005-2007 American Community Survey

Explanation of Symbols:
'***' - The median falls in the lowest interval or upper interval of an open-ended distribution. A statistical test is not appropriate.
'*****' - The estimate is controlled. A statistical test for sampling variability is not appropriate.
'N' - Data for this geographic area cannot be displayed because the number of sample cases is too small.
'(X)' - The value is not applicable or not available.