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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 Florida
Population Estimates 173,115 20,271,272
Median Age 56.7 41.3
Households 76,505 7,785,434
Persons per household 2.14 2.49
 

Source: PEPANNRES Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015,  Bureau of Ecomonic and Business Research

Charlotte County Actual and Projected Population by Age
Age Range 2015 2020 Projection Percent Change 2030 Projection Percent Change
0-19 24,523 24,885 1.48% 25,843 5.38%
20-34 19,468 19,542 0.38% 19,568 0.51%
35-54 33,904 31,629 -6.71% 34,455 1.63%
55-64 28,176 30,239 7.32% 26,223 -6.93%
65 + 60,012 67,929 13.19% 81,432 35.69%
Total 166,083 174,224 4.9% 187,521 12.91%
Source: Bureau of Ecomonic and Business Research - Propjections_2015_asrh_detailed

 

Charlotte County Long-Term Population Projection
Age Range 1990 2000 2010 2015 2020 2030 2040
Under 5 years 5,193 5,261 5,499 5,728 5,818 6,269 6,482
5 to 9 years 5,154 6,119 5,994 5,974 5,888 6,546 7,069
10 to 14 years 4,959 6,797 6,733 6,361 6,443 6,596 7,147
15 to 19 years 4,861 6,218 7,247 6,460 6,736 6,432 7,199
20 to 24 years 4,591 4,265 5,848 7,118 6,196 6,030 6,216
25 to 29 years 5,866 4,803 5,676 6,070 6,960 6,549 6,294
30 to 34 years 6,206 5,955 5,440 6,280 6,386 6,989 6,850
35 to 39 years 5,922 7,575 6,206 6,114 6,905 8,611 8,173
40 to 44 years 5,669 8,285 7,719 7,082 6,796 8,085 8,925
45 to 49 years 4,894 8,221 9,939 8,851 7,911 8,847 11,174
50 to 54 years 4,898 8,739 11,190 11,857 10,017 8,912 10,759
55 to 59 years 6,574 9,683 12,228 13,727 13,798 11,074 12,523
60 to 64 years 10,199 11,081 15,206 14,449 16,441 15,149 13,519
65 to 69 years 12,627 12,851 15,620 16,532 16,892 19,784 16,032
70 to 74 years 10,706 13,224 13,479 14,624 18,100 19,785 18,567
75 to 79 years 7,505 11,129 10,882 11,378 13,894 15,639 18,533
80 to 84 years 4,355 6,965 8,129 9,125 9,510 13,204 14,794
85 + years 2,642 5,095 6,866 8,353 9,533 13,020 17,308
Total 112,821 142,266 159,901 166,083 174,224 187,521 197,564
 

Source: Woods and Poole Economics, Inc. 2015 State Profile, Bureau of Ecomonic and Business Research - Propjections_2015_asrh_detailed

  Population Characteristics
Educational Attainment
  Population Percent
Population 25 years and over 137,400 100.0%
Less than 9th grade 4,534 3.3%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 10,717 7.8%
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 44,655 32.5%
Some college, no degree 34,900 25.4%
Associate’s degree 13,465 9.8%
Bachelor’s degree 17,587 12.8%
Graduate or professional degree 11542 8.4%
S1501 EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT 2014 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates
 
Geographic Mobility
Age Total Moved Within Same County Moved From Different County, Same State Moved From Different State Moved From Abroad
Population 1 year and over 162,281 7.9% 3.9% 4.5% 0.6%
1 to 4 years 4,446 23.7% 8.8% 1.1% 0.4%
5 to 17 years 16,906 12.5% 3.4% 3.9% 0.8%
18 to 24 years 9,240 12.9% 9.5% 5.2% 0.5%
25 to 34 years 11,419 15.03% 9.3.% 4.9% 0.4%
35 to 44 years 13,735 12.1% 5.7% 4.2% 1.0%
45 to 54 years 20,228 6.6% 4.7% 5.3% 0.1%
55 to 64 years 27,569 5.3% 2.2% 7.0% 0.8%
65 to 74 years 31,323 2.8% 1.9% 4.4% 0.5%
75 years and over 27,415 5.1% 1.5% 2.1% 0.7%
S0701 GEOGRAPHIC MOBILITY BY SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
 
Charlotte County Race
  Estimate Percent
Total 159,978 100.0%
White alone 146,352 91.5%
Black or African American alone 10,262 6.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone 1,162 0.7%
Asian alone 2,497 1.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone 202 0.1%
Some other race alone 2,334 1.5%

DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 2010 Census Summary File 1

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