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Charlotte County, Virginia

125 David Bruce Ave
Charlotte Court House, VA 23923
Phone: (434) 542-5147
Fax: (434) 542-4336
www.co.charlotte.va.us

In south-central VA, southeast of Lynchburg; organized Mar 1, 1765 from Lunenburg County. Name Origin: For Charlotte Sophia, Princess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744-1818) wife of George III (1738-1820) of England

Area (sq mi):: 477.44 (land 474.99; water 2.45) Population per square mile: 26.10
Population 2005: 12,404 State rank: 105 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.50%; 1990-2000 6.70% Population 2000: 12,472 (White 64.60%; Black or African American 32.90%; Hispanic or Latino 1.70%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.40%). Foreign born: 0.80%. Median age: 40.00
Income 2000: per capita $14,717; median household $28,929; Population below poverty level: 18.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,506-$20,792
Unemployment (2004): 5.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.50% Median travel time to work: 31.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 52.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Charlotte County, Florida

18500 Murdoch Cir
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Phone: (941) 743-1200
Fax: (941) 743-1530
www.co.charlotte.fl.us

On the Gulf coast of FL, north of Fort Myers; organized Apr 23, 1921 from DeSoto County. Name Origin: For Charlotte Harbor, possibly originally named for the Calusa tribe of southwestern FL, which the Spanish corrupted to Carlos or Calos. The name was later changed by English surveyors to honor Charlotte Sophia (1744-1818), wife of King George III of England

Area (sq mi):: 859.12 (land 693.60; water 165.51) Population per square mile: 227.10
Population 2005: 157,536 State rank: 29 Population change: 2000-20005 11.20%; 1990-2000 27.60% Population 2000: 141,627 (White 90.40%; Black or African American 4.40%; Hispanic or Latino 3.30%; Asian 0.90%; Other 2.10%). Foreign born: 8.00%. Median age: 54.30
Income 2000: per capita $21,806; median household $36,379; Population below poverty level: 8.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,649-$26,479
Unemployment (2004): 5.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.60% Median travel time to work: 23.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 26.00%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Punta Gorda County seat (17,215)

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