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Overview

Introduction to North Port, Florida

North Port, Florida, in Sarasota county, is 27 miles SE of Sarasota, Florida (center to center) and 64 miles S of Tampa, Florida. The city is approximately 20 minutes from the scenic Gulf of Mexico. It contains the fifth largest land area in the state of Florida. The city includes a large state forest within its boundaries. North Port is known for its country lifestyle and excellent year-round climate.

North Port Activities and Attractions

Warm Minerals Springs and Park is enjoyed by thousands of visitors on a yearly basis. The city features a large state forest inside the city limits which is enjoyed for recreational activities. North Port provides direct access to the scenic Myakka River which features a variety of wildlife and can be explored with guided tours. Scenic cruises are available on the Intercoastal Waterway. Don Pedro Island State Park is a popular destination. Babcock Wildlife Management area is an excellent location for hiking and bicycle riding and offers guided swamp buggy tours.

The close by Gulf of Mexico is well known for beautiful beaches and deep-sea fishing. The region is home to Port Charlotte Beach State Park and Stump Pass Beach State Park. It's a short drive to the popular Everglades National Park. The area offers a large number of quality golf courses. Kidstar Park is close by. Lake Manatee State Park is about 30 miles away. It's a short drive to the city of Sarasota which includes notable historic structures.

North Port Transportation

Air travel is provided at the nearby Sarasota Bradenton International Airport.

People

Total Population 59,555
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 21.9%
Employed Population 16+ 22,757
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 53.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.1%
Median Earnings25+ $33,486
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,466
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,013

Wealth

Median Family Income $58,793
% Above Poverty Level 87.2%
% Below Poverty Level 12.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 23.9%
Median Gross Rent $945
Median House Value $130,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.9%
US/American 0.1%
English 8.6%
Irish 14.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

North Port Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 27 miles SE of Sarasota, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 64 miles S of Tampa, Florida
County Sarasota
Metro Area Sarasota - Bradenton
Standard Zip Codes 34286, 34287, 34288, 34289
Phone Area Codes 941
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 27.043
Longitude -82.236

North Port Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station VENICE
Distance 12.8 miles
Jan Temp 52 to 73 F
Apr Temp 61 to 82 F
Jul Temp 74 to 91 F
Oct Temp 66 to 85 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
Station ARCADIA
Distance 25.7 miles
Jan Temp 48 to 73 F
Apr Temp 57 to 83 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 64 to 85 F
Annual Precip 49.3 inches
Station FORT MYERS (PAGE AP)
Distance 39.2 miles
Jan Temp 55 to 75 F
Apr Temp 63 to 85 F
Jul Temp 74 to 92 F
Oct Temp 69 to 86 F
Annual Precip 54.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, North Port, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Northport (34286, 34288, 34289)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Punta Gorda 17,288 $72,627
Venice 21,402 $68,073

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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North Port High Schools

NORTH PORT HIGH SCHOOL
6400 W PRICE BOULEVARD
941-423-8558
Serves 1,509 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.6

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