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 Port–Bradenton–Sarasota 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, Florida|
Location in Sarasota County and the state of Florida
North Port is located at .
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). 74.8 square miles (194 km2) of it is land and 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2) of it (1.02%) is water.
Little Salt Spring is located within North Port.