This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Punta Gorda has a very low population density. Punta Gorda is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
Punta Gorda, FL is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 9/10 and an overall value of 8/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Punta Gorda has a population density of 1,196, with 16,943 current residents.
Out of the 16,943 current residents, 47% are male and 53% are female. 77% of the residents are married and 23% are single.
- 73% Sun
- 52% Rain
- 0% Snow
73°F average temperature
- 19 years Median home age
- $195,820 Median home price
- -24.55% Home appreciation rate
- 12.15% Annual property tax
As for living in Punta Gorda, the air quality is 82% and the weather, on average, is 73% sunny, 52% rainy, and 0% snowy. The average temperature is 73°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Punta Gorda, you should know that 66.7% of homes are owned while 8.9% of homes are rented, and 24.4% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $195,820, the median age of homes is 19 years, the annual home appreciation is -24.55% and the annual property tax is 12.15%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)4
When looking at the community of Punta Gorda, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Punta Gorda’s crime rate is 4 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Punta Gorda is 63 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 45.65% Democratic, 52.87% Republican, and 1.48% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:18
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
91%High school diploma
6%Some college or associates degree
13%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Punta Gorda, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 12.70% of residents are unemployed in Punta Gorda (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Punta Gorda residents: 16.6% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 18.44% are in the arts and sciences field, 17.1% are in the customer service field, 33.6% are in the sales field, 0.00% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 6.4% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 7.9% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:18. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 90.77%, 6.23% of residents have an associate’s degree, 19.98% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 12.74% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Punta Gorda, you should be aware that the average commute time is 23 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Punta Gorda have a few different options. 79% of commuters use their own cars, 7% of commuters carpool, 0% of commuters use the transit system, and 10% of residents work from home.