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Punta Gorda is a city in Charlotte County.
It is the county seat.
The community name derives from Spanish for "fat point"
The latitude of Punta Gorda is 26.929N. The longitude is -82.045W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 3 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 16,720.
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21% of Punta Gorda residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Punta Gorda ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Punta Gorda was $32,460, compared with $21,587 nationally.
32% of Punta Gorda residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Punta Gorda include Punta Gorda Residential District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Punta Gorda, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $481. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,256.
Libraries in Punta Gorda include Punta Gorda Public Library ... View libraries
Charlotte County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Punta Gorda political report.
Punta Gorda restaurants taking online reservations include The Turtle Club - Punta Gorda ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Punta Gorda workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Punta Gorda between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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