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Demographic Information

A Developing Workforce from Aviation Mechanics to Advanced and Medical Device Manufacturing.

Many industrial experts say the finest technical training is A&P mechanic training (Airframe and Powerplant for aviation). With a full curriculum at Florida SouthWestern State College from the College of Aviation at Western Michigan University, Charlotte County will be developing a new generation of workers with highly advanced skill sets. In fact, A&P mechanics have been called the “surgeons” of advanced manufacturing. Charlotte County is also investing in basic manufacturing training that can be easily upskilled.

As America’s population continues to age, more and more people need medical devices. With Florida ranked #1 in people over the age of 65, Charlotte County offers a front row seat to enormous opportunity. We put medical device companies right in front of end users, so they can make products where they sell them. That cuts shipping and distribution costs dramatically. In addition, Charlotte County is an optimal market for testing new medical devices – there’s a large target audience ready to participate.


  People QuickFacts
  Charlotte County 45-Minute Commute Florida
Population 178,465 1,142,930 20,612,439
10-Yr Annual Growth 1.30% not available 1.30%
Households   101,195  671,926 9,094,999
Median Age 55.9 48.6  40.7
Median House Value $145,700 $178,557 $159,000
Avg Annual Salary $37,011 $41,741 $46,072
Cost of Living Index 100.8 99.2 100.1

Source: JobsEQ (May 2017)

 

Charlotte County Grow Projections      
               Low Estimate             Medium Estimate           High Estimate
Year Population Percent Population Percent     Population Percent
2020            169,300 -5.29% 180,100 0.75%          190,000 6.28%
2025            171,900 1.54% 191,000 6.05% 207,300 9.11%
2030            174,000 1.22% 200,400 4.92% 224,300 8.20%
2035            174,700 0.40% 208,400 3.99% 241,000 7.45%
2040            174,700 0.00% 215,600 3.45% 257,700 6.93%
2045            173,400 -0.74% 222,100 3.01% 274,700 6.60%

Source: Bureau of Economic and Business Research (BEBR) - Projections 2017

 

Charlotte County Actual and Projected Population by Age
Age Range 2015 2025 Proj Change         2035 Proj            Change
0-19 25,073 26,691 6% 28,681 14%
20-34 18,911 20,730 10% 20,302 7%
35-54 33,708 33,175 (2%) 38,668 15%
55-64 28,872 32,080 11% 26,927 (7%)
65 + 60,572 75,186 24% 88,154 46%
Total 167,141 187,862 12% 202,722 22%
Source: Bureau of Ecomonic and Business Research - Propjections_2016_asrh_detailed

 

  Population Characteristics
Educational Attainment
  Population Percent
Population 25 - 64 years 73,110 100.0%
No High School Diploma 7,596 10.4%
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 24,710 33.8%
Some college, no degree 19,104 26.1%
Associate’s degree 8,317 11.4%
Bachelor’s degree 9,294 12.7%
Graduate or professional degree 4,089 5.6%
Source - JobsEQ (May 2017)

 

Charlotte County Race
  Population Percent
Total 169,191      100.0%
White 144,059 85.1%
Hispanic or Latino 9,213 5.5%
Black or African American 9,089 5.4%
All Others 6,830 4.0%

Source:  US Census 2010

 

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