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North Port
Official seal of North Port
Location in Sarasota County and the state of Florida
Location in Sarasota County and the state of Florida
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Sarasota
Incorporated June 20, 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 57,357
 • Density 293.1/sq mi (758.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 34286-34291
Area code(s) 941
FIPS code 12-49675
GNIS feature ID 0294334
Website City of North Port

North Port is a city in southern Sarasota County, Florida, United States. The population was 57,357 at the 2010 census. It is part of the North PortBradentonSarasota 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.


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

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), of which 74.8 square miles (194 km2) is land and 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2) (1.02%) is water.

Little Salt Spring is located within North Port.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 178
1970 2,244 1,160.7%
1980 6,205 176.5%
1990 11,973 93.0%
2000 22,797 90.4%
2010 57,357 151.6%
Est. 2015 62,345 8.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 57,357 people, 22,431 households, and 16,191 families residing in the city. The population density was 758.7 inhabitants per square mile (293.1/km²). There were 27.986 housing units at an average density of 370.2 per square mile (143.00459887583/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 87.6% White, 7% African American, 0.3% Native American, 1.2% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.7% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.7% of the population.

Of the 22,431 households, 49.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the city, the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 20, 4.4% from 20 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 1.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.9 years. For every 100 females there were approximately 94 males. For every 100 females age 20 and over, there were approximately 97 males.

As of the census of 2000, there were 22,797 people residing in the city. 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.

As of 2000, 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.

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