Port Charlotte 72 Excellent
Port Charlotte Livability #459 ranked city in Florida#9,688 ranked city in the USARanks better than 66% of areas
A+ Port Charlotte Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C+ Port Charlotte Cost of Living Cost of living is 3% lower than Florida
Port Charlotte
973% less expensive than the US average
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Port Charlotte cost of living
F Port Charlotte Crime Total crime is 38% higher than Florida
Total crime
2,97127% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3427% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-15%Year over year crime is down
Port Charlotte crime
D- Port Charlotte Employment Household income is 21% lower than Florida
Median household income
$38,69730% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$23,56021% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%8% higher than the US average
Port Charlotte employment
C Port Charlotte Housing Home value is 25% lower than Florida
Median home value
$124,50033% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$9411% lower than the US average
Home ownership
76%20% higher than the US average
Port Charlotte real estate or Port Charlotte rentals
C Port Charlotte Schools HS graduation rate is equal to Florida
High school grad. rates
83%equal to the US average
School test scores
51%7% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:18% higher than the US average
Port Charlotte K-12 schools
B- Port Charlotte User Ratings There are a total of 20 ratings in Port Charlotte
Overall user rating
69% 20 total ratings
User reviews rating
45% 4 total reviews
User surveys rating
84% 16 total surveys
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      Living in Port Charlotte, FL

      Port Charlotte, Florida is a moderately-sized city with a population of 58,001 residents. At 85%, the majority of the Port Charlotte population is White; this is followed by 9% Black and 2% Asian. Based on an average age of 52, Port Charlotte appears to be a city better suited for seniors or retirees as the average age is well above the national average. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Port Charlotte might be a good fit as 78% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 78% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

      If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very discouraging task. However, it could also be a positive experience if you are willing to get to know the city before actually living in Port Charlotte, Florida. With useful information like amenities, crime, cost of living, weather and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Port Charlotte and in the areas around Port Charlotte is a much easier task.

      Port Charlotte has a livability score of 74 out of 100 and is ranked #406 in Florida and #5,815 in the USA. For each of the livability categories, we can establish that Port Charlotte ranks very well for amenities (A+), cost of living (B) and weather (A+). There are some categories that Port Charlotte ranks poorly for, including: crime (F) and employment (D-). It might be worth taking a closer look to find out why.

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Port Charlotte has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Port Charlotte: Charlotte Stone Crabs, Port Charlotte Beach Park, and Cultural Center of Charlotte County.

      Assuming that Port Charlotte meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Port Charlotte. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Port Charlotte are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Port Charlotte come in at $124,500, which is 25.4% lower than the Florida average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Port Charlotte, the home price to income ratio is 3.2, which is 5.9% lower than the Florida average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Port Charlotte area were 16.1% and 5 year appreciation rates were 16.8%.

      Port Charlotte transportation information

      StatisticPort CharlotteFloridaNational
      Average one way commute22min27min26min
      Workers who drive to work78.2%79.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool11.7%9.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.2%2.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle1.6%0.7%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.0%1.5%2.8%
      Working from home5.0%5.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Port Charlotte, FL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).