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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population60,871
Male Share of the Population48%
Female Share of the Population52%
Senior Citizens23.6%
Employed Population 16+23,326
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married54.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.7%
Median Earnings25+$32,530
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$27,965
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,741

Wealth

Median Family Income$61,229
% Above Poverty Level87.7%
% Below Poverty Level12.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.5%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone23.4%
Median Gross Rent$985
Median House Value$147,100

Ancestry

German19%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.2%
Irish14.5%
English8.7%
Italian8.5%
Polish4.2%
French Except Basque3.3%
Ukrainian2.4%
West Indian2.4%
Canadian2.1%
Scottish2%
Jamaican1.7%
Swedish1.5%
Dutch1.1%
Lithuanian0.7%
Guyanese0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Russian0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Portuguese0.5%
Serbian0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Finnish0.4%
Arab0.3%
Czech0.3%
Haitian0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
African0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Belgian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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North Port Almanac

CategoryValue
County Sarasota County
Standard Zip Codes34288, 34289, 34286, 34287, 34291
P.O. Box Zip Codes34290
Phone Area Codes941
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude27.05
Approximate Longitude-82.11

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)

StationVENICE
Distance12.8 miles
Jan Temp52 to 73 F
Apr Temp61 to 82 F
Jul Temp74 to 91 F
Oct Temp66 to 85 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches
StationARCADIA
Distance25.7 miles
Jan Temp48 to 73 F
Apr Temp57 to 83 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp64 to 85 F
Annual Precip49.3 inches
StationFORT MYERS (PAGE AP)
Distance39.2 miles
Jan Temp55 to 75 F
Apr Temp63 to 85 F
Jul Temp74 to 92 F
Oct Temp69 to 86 F
Annual Precip54.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Punta Gorda17,721$74,286
Venice21,722$70,334

North Port Public Schools

Cranberry Elementary School
2775 Shalimar Ter
ZIP: 34286
(941) 480-3400
Primary
Total Enrollment 791
Lamarque Elementary School
3415 Lamarque Ave
ZIP: 34286
(941) 426-6371
Primary
Total Enrollment 805
Glenallen Elementary School
7050 Glenallen Blvd
ZIP: 34287
(941) 426-9517
Primary
Total Enrollment 697
Atwater Elementary
4701 Huntsville Ave
ZIP: 34288
(941) 257-2317
Primary
Total Enrollment 718
Toledo Blade Elementary School
1201 Geranium Ave
ZIP: 34288
(941) 426-6100
Primary
Total Enrollment 742
Imagine School At North Port
1000 Innovation Ave
ZIP: 34289
(941) 426-2050
Other
Total Enrollment 1027
Woodland Middle School
2700 Panacea Blvd
ZIP: 34289
(941) 240-8590
Middle
Total Enrollment 857
Heron Creek Middle School
6501 W Price Blvd
ZIP: 34291
(941) 480-3371
Middle
Total Enrollment 863
North Port High School
6400 W Price Blvd
ZIP: 34291
(941) 423-8558
High
Total Enrollment 2315
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