Charlotte Harbor, Florida

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Charlotte Harbor, Florida
Census-designated place
Location in Charlotte County and the state of Florida
Location in Charlotte County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 26°57′50″N 82°3′44″W / 26.96389°N 82.06222°W / 26.96389; -82.06222Coordinates: 26°57′50″N 82°3′44″W / 26.96389°N 82.06222°W / 26.96389; -82.06222
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Charlotte
 • Total 5.0 sq mi (13.0 km2)
 • Land 2.3 sq mi (6.0 km2)
 • Water 2.7 sq mi (7.0 km2)
Elevation 4 ft (1 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,714
 • Density 1,612/sq mi (622.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 941
FIPS code 12-11625[1]
GNIS feature ID 0280326[2]

Charlotte Harbor is a census-designated place (CDP) in Charlotte County, Florida, United States. The name Charlotte Harbor also refers to Charlotte Harbor (estuary) and Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park, a 42,000-acre (17,000 ha) preserve with 70 miles (110 km) of shoreline along Charlotte Harbor in Charlotte County.[3]

The population of Charlotte Harbor was 3,710 at the 2010 census.[4] It is part of the Punta Gorda Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Charlotte Harbor is located at 26°57′50″N 82°3′44″W / 26.96389°N 82.06222°W / 26.96389; -82.06222 (26.963897, -82.062267)[5] on the north bank of the Peace River, the main tidal inlet to the Charlotte Harbor estuary, itself an arm of the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. Route 41, the Tamiami Trail, crosses the Peace River between Charlotte Harbor and Punta Gorda via the Barron Collier Bridge (northbound) and the Gilchrist Bridge (southbound).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Charlotte Harbor CDP has a total area of 5.0 square miles (13.0 km2), of which 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2) is land and 2.7 square miles (7.0 km2), or 53.95%, is water.[4]

Notable event[edit]

On August 13, 2004, Hurricane Charley first made mainland landfall at the mouth of Charlotte Harbor.


  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park
  4. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Charlotte Harbor CDP, Florida". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 25, 2014. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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