Englewood, Florida

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Englewood, Florida
Location in Sarasota County and the state of Florida
Location in Sarasota County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 26°57′47″N 82°21′7″W / 26.96306°N 82.35194°W / 26.96306; -82.35194Coordinates: 26°57′47″N 82°21′7″W / 26.96306°N 82.35194°W / 26.96306; -82.35194
Country United States
State Florida
CountiesSarasota, Charlotte
 • Total22.32 sq mi (57.82 km2)
 • Land18.82 sq mi (48.75 km2)
 • Water3.50 sq mi (9.07 km2)
10 ft (3 m)
 • Total20,800
 • Density1,105.03/sq mi (426.65/km2)
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−04:00 (EDT)
ZIP Codes
34223, 34224, 34295
Area code(s)941
FIPS code12-20825[3]
GNIS feature ID0282217

Englewood is a census-designated place (CDP) in Charlotte and Sarasota counties in the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 14,863.[4]

The Sarasota County portion of Englewood is part of the North PortSarasotaBradenton Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the Charlotte County portion is part of the Punta Gorda Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Archeological digs in what is now Englewood discovered ceramics belonging to both the Weeden Island Culture and Safety Harbor Culture.[5][6]

One of the earliest white settlers in the area was a man named William Goff, who arrived by schooner from Tampa in 1878. He settled a piece of land just a few miles south of where Englewood would be platted. On July 3, 1895, a post office was established in the area as well. The original plat of Englewood was recorded and filed on August 17, 1896.[7] The home lots were 1-acre (0.40 ha), and the grove lots—likely intended for citrus—were 10 acres (4.0 ha). The area was developed by three brothers, and the name Englewood came from their hometown, Englewood, Chicago.[8] Some of the street, such as Dearborn, Harvard, and Yale, are from Chicago. The Great Freeze of 1894 and 1895, along with a bad freeze in 1896, led to the decimation of many local orange plants. For this reason, by 1897, a Manatee County General Directory listed fish as the chief product for Englewood.[9] In 1898, the Englewood Inn was opened, a relatively large hotel with 16 rooms. The hotel serviced visitors from up north until it burned down in 1909.[10]

In 1921, both Sarasota and Charlotte County were created.[11][12] Englewood, which was initially more on the modern Sarasota side of the county line, would eventually expand to its current size that now resides in both counties.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 13.1 square miles (33.8 km2), of which 9.8 square miles (25.4 km2) is land and 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2), or 24.99%, is water.[4]


Historical population
Census Pop.

As of the 2000 U.S. Census, there were 16,196 people, 8,291 households, and 5,206 families in the CDP. The population density was 1,647.6 people per square mile (636.1/km2). There were 10,495 housing units at an average density of 1,067.6/sq mi (412.2/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.25% White, 0.19% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.49% of the population.

Of the 8,291 households 10.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.2% were non-families. Of households, 32.0% were one person and 21.7% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 1.94 and the average family size was 2.36.

The age distribution was 10.3% under the age of 18, 3.2% from 18 to 24, 14.1% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 46.4% 65 or older. The median age was 63 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males.

The median household income was $31,808, the median family income was $38,978. Males had a median income of $26,568 versus $21,242 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $23,462. About 5.5% of families and 8.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.8% of those under age 18 and 4.9% of those age 65 or over.


The Englewood Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) is a special district created by the Sarasota County Board of County Commissioners in 1999 on the Sarasota side of Englewood. The Sarasota and Charlotte County School Districts have an interlocal agreement allowing some Charlotte County residents to use the Englewood Elementary School and the Sarasota County students to use the Middle and High School located in Charlotte County. Englewood has a private utility company, the Englewood Water District, and the Englewood Fire District that serve the community.

Englewood contains multiple public elementary schools and one public high school (Lemon Bay High School). Several private schools are also located within Englewood. Englewood Christian Academy, Heritage Christian Academy, and Genesis Christian Academy[14] offer grades K–12. L.A. Ainger Middle School, a public school serving grades 6–8, located in nearby Rotonda West, Florida, is the nearest public middle school.

Popular entertainment includes the beach, restaurants, and a small shopping district located primarily along Dearborn Street.


  1. ^ "Englewood's beginnings". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. August 30, 1995. p. 10. Retrieved November 3, 2015.
  2. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 31, 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Englewood". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. October 19, 1979. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Englewood CDP, Florida". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved April 11, 2013.
  5. ^ Bullen, R. P. (1969). Southern Limit of Timucua Territory. The Florida Historical Quarterly, 47(4), 414–419. http://www.jstor.org/stable/30140244, pg. 418
  6. ^ Deming, J., Schwarz, R., Carender, P., Delanaye, D., & Williams, J. Sarasota County Department of Historical Resources. (1990). An Historic Resources Survey of the Coastal Zone of Sarasota County, Florida. Department of Environmental Regulation. Retrieved from https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CZIC-g70-215-c63-f6-1990/html/CZIC-g70-215-c63-f6-1990.htm, pg. 19
  7. ^ Deming, J., Schwarz, R., Carender, P., Delanaye, D., & Williams, J. Sarasota County Department of Historical Resources. (1990). An Historic Resources Survey of the Coastal Zone of Sarasota County, Florida. Department of Environmental Regulation. Retrieved from https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CZIC-g70-215-c63-f6-1990/html/CZIC-g70-215-c63-f6-1990.htm. pg. 123
  8. ^ "Englewood's Beginnings...The Proud History of Today's Thriving Community". Sarasota Herald Tribune. Retrieved January 6, 2022.
  9. ^ Deming, et al (1990). pg. 123
  10. ^ Shank, Ann. "The Nichols Brothers of Englewood". Sarasota History Alive!. Retrieved January 7, 2022.
  11. ^ https://www.charlottecounty100.com/our-history
  12. ^ Cassell, F.A. (2019). Creating Sarasota County. The History Press.
  13. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  14. ^ Dr. Charles McCombs. "About GCA". Self-published by Genesis Christian Academy. Retrieved January 13, 2022.

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