Englewood, Florida

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Englewood, Florida
—  CDP  —
Location in Sarasota County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 26°57′47″N 82°21′7″W / 26.96306°N 82.35194°W / 26.96306; -82.35194Coordinates: 26°57′47″N 82°21′7″W / 26.96306°N 82.35194°W / 26.96306; -82.35194
Country United States
State Florida
CountiesSarasota, Charlotte
Area
 • Total12.8 sq mi (33.3 km2)
 • Land9.8 sq mi (25.5 km2)
 • Water3 sq mi (7.8 km2)
Elevation10 ft (3 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total16,196
 • Density1,265.3/sq mi (486.4/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes34223, 34224, 34295
Area code(s)941
FIPS code12-20825[1]
GNIS feature ID0282217[2]
 
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Englewood, Florida
—  CDP  —
Location in Sarasota County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 26°57′47″N 82°21′7″W / 26.96306°N 82.35194°W / 26.96306; -82.35194Coordinates: 26°57′47″N 82°21′7″W / 26.96306°N 82.35194°W / 26.96306; -82.35194
Country United States
State Florida
CountiesSarasota, Charlotte
Area
 • Total12.8 sq mi (33.3 km2)
 • Land9.8 sq mi (25.5 km2)
 • Water3 sq mi (7.8 km2)
Elevation10 ft (3 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total16,196
 • Density1,265.3/sq mi (486.4/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes34223, 34224, 34295
Area code(s)941
FIPS code12-20825[1]
GNIS feature ID0282217[2]

Englewood is a census-designated place (CDP) in Charlotte and Sarasota counties in the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2000 census, it had a population of 16,196.

Englewood also was the original name for Vineland, Florida. The Sarasota County portion of Englewood is part of the BradentonSarasotaVenice Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the Charlotte County portion is part of the Punta Gorda Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

Englewood is located at 26°57′47″N 82°21′7″W / 26.96306°N 82.35194°W / 26.96306; -82.35194 (26.963038, -82.352016).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 12.8 square miles (33 km2), of which, 9.8 square miles (25 km2) of it is land and 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2) of it (23.38%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 16,196 people, 8,291 households, and 5,206 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,647.6 people per square mile (636.1/km²). There were 10,495 housing units at an average density of 1,067.6/sq mi (412.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.25% White, 0.19% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.49% of the population.

There were 8,291 households out of which 10.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.2% were non-families. 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.94 and the average family size was 2.36.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 10.3% under the age of 18, 3.2% from 18 to 24, 14.1% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 46.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 63 years. For every 100 females there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $31,806, the median income for a family was $38,978. Males had a median income of $26,568 versus $21,242 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $23,462. About 5.5% of families and 8.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.8% of those under age 18 and 4.9% of those age 65 or over.

Other

Englewood is an unincorporated community of approximately 32,000 population that is split between northwestern Charlotte County and southwestern Sarasota County. Englewood has a private utility company, The Englewood Water District, the Englewood Fire District that serve the community and the Englewood Community Redevelopment Area (CRA). The Englewood Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) is a special district the Sarasota County Board of County Commissioners created in 1999 on the Sarasota side of Englewood. The Sarasota and Charlotte County School Districts have an interlocal agreement allowing some Charlotte County residents to use the Englewood Elementary School and the Sarasota County students to use the Middle and High School located in Charlotte County.

The town contains multiple public elementary schools and one public high school (Lemon Bay High School). Several private schools are also located within Englewood. Englewood Christian Academy and Heritage Christian Academy both offer grades k - 12. L.A. Ainger Middle School, a public school serving grades 6 - 8, located in nearby Rotonda West, Florida, is the nearest public middle school.

Popular entertainment includes the beach, restaurants, and a small shopping district.

Englewood,is also home to The World’s Greatest Cathouse,“ Puffy Paws Kitty Haven is a 501(c) (3) non-profit, no-kill cat hospice and rescue. Puffy Paws Kitty Haven is supported through on-line donations from cat lovers world wide.

“Puffy Paws cares for kitties with feline leukemia, FIV, feral cats, unadoptable kitties, one eye cats, senior kitties, kitties that do not use their litter box, abused kitties, cats with neurological disorders, abused kitties and more - basically unwanted and unadoptable kitties that would be euthanized elsewhere.

Englewood Beach

Englewood Beach (previously known as Chadwick Beach) is one of four beaches associated with the Gulf Coast community . All four are located on Manasota Key, a barrier island that stretches along the coastline of southwest Florida.

Englewood Beach is the most commercially developed of the four beach locations. There are limited paid parking facilities located by the beach. From 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM parking fees are 75 cents per hour. It is a popular attraction for visitors to the area, particularly during the "spring break" period. During the winter months, many part-time residents of the area return from northern states to their winter homes (referred to by locals as "Snow Birds").

There are restrooms, showers and picnic tables available for public use, with commercial eating establishments within a short walk.

In January, the average daily temperature is in the mid to low 60’s Fahrenheit. The average daily summer temperatures are in the low to mid 90’s Fahrenheit.

The now extinct Chadwick Beach Cotton Mouse was endemic to the Englewood Beach area.

References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23.

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