North Port, Florida

North Port, Florida
—  City  —
Location in Sarasota County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 27°3′58″N 82°10′19″W / 27.06611°N 82.17194°W / 27.06611; -82.17194Coordinates: 27°3′58″N 82°10′19″W / 27.06611°N 82.17194°W / 27.06611; -82.17194
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Sarasota
Incorporated 1959
 – Total 75.6 sq mi (195.7 km2)
 – Land 74.8 sq mi (193.7 km2)
 – Water 0.8 sq mi (2 km2)
Elevation 10 ft (3 m)
Population (2010)
 – Total 55,759
 – Density 301.5/sq mi (116.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 – Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 34286-34289
Area code(s) 941
FIPS code 12-49675[1]
GNIS feature ID 0294334[2]

North Port is a city in southern Sarasota County, Florida, United States. The population was 22,797 at the 2000 census. As of 2007, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 54,308.[1] It is part of the BradentonSarasotaVenice Metropolitan Statistical Area. It was originally developed by General Development Corporation as the northern or Sarasota County part of its Port Charlotte development. GDC dubbed it North Port Charlotte, and it was incorporated under that name through a special act of the Florida Legislature in 1959. By referendum in 1974 the city's residents approved a change to simply North Port to proclaim its separate identity.[3][4]



North Port is located at 27°03′58″N 82°10′19″W / 27.066004°N 82.172024°W / 27.066004; -82.172024.[5]

North Port is a rapidly growing municipality (circa 2005) containing very large-scale residential subdivisions along with an extensive network of streets. The municipality has annexed nearby locales including the area known as Warm Mineral Springs, the location of a notable artesian spring as well as its own significant residential subdivision.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 75.5 square miles (196 km2). 74.8 square miles (194 km2) of it is land and 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2) of it (1.02%) is water.

Little Salt Spring is located within North Port.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 22,797 people, 9,111 households, and 6,632 families residing in the city. The population density was 304.9 inhabitants per square mile (117.7/km²). There were 10,302 housing units at an average density of 137.8 per square mile (53.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.67% White, 4.18% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.72% from other races, and 1.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.24% of the population.

There were 9,111 households out of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.6% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.2% were non-families. 21.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 23.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 91.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,560, and the median income for a family was $40,594. Males had a median income of $28,534 versus $22,135 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,836. About 5.6% of families and 8.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.0% of those under age 18 and 8.8% of those age 65 or over.


As of February 12, 2011:[6]

North Port has five elementary schools, one public charter school, two middle schools, one high school, and one college instructional facility. The list is compiled below.

1. Toledo Blade Elementary School (K-5)

2. Glenallen Elementary School (K-5)

3. Cranberry Elementary School (K-5)

4. Atwater Elementary School (K-5)

5. Lamarque Elementary School (K-5)

6. Imagine School at North Port (K-8)

7. Heron Creek Middle School (6-8)

8. Woodland Middle School (6-8)

9. North Port High School (9-12)

10. USF Sarasota-Manatee at North Port


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