Rotonda West is an unincorporated, deed-restricted community situated in west Charlotte County, Florida, United States. The U.S. Census Bureau lists it as the Rotonda census-designated place, with a population of 8,759 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Punta Gorda Metropolitan Statistical Area. It was developed and named Rotonda West by Cavanagh Communities Corporation, the developers of a projected but now defunct community named Rotonda in southern Martin County and northern Palm Beach County.
|Rotonda West, Florida
|Census-designated place & Unincorporated community|
Location in Charlotte County and the state of Florida
Rotonda West is located at Coordinates: .
According to the United States Census Bureau, the Rotonda CDP has a total area of 11.5 square miles (29.9 km2), of which 10.7 square miles (27.6 km2) is land and 0.89 square miles (2.3 km2), or 7.74%, is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 6,574 people, 3,181 households, and 2,287 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 597.4 people per square mile (230.7/km²). There were 3,961 housing units at an average density of 359.9/sq mi (139.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.16% White, 0.44% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.32% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.34% of the population.
There were 3,181 households out of which 11.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.3% were married couples living together, 4.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.1% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.05 and the average family size was 2.39.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 11.0% under the age of 18, 2.9% from 18 to 24, 12.3% from 25 to 44, 29.1% from 45 to 64, and 44.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 63 years. For every 100 females there were 89.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.8 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $38,636, and the median income for a family was $43,844. Males had a median income of $28,046 versus $18,616 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $21,437. About 1.7% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.5% of those under age 18 and 2.7% of those age 65 or over.