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Overview

Introduction to Longboat Key, Florida

Longboat Key, Florida, in Manatee county, is 9 miles NW of Sarasota, Florida (center to center) and 39 miles S of Tampa, Florida. The town is considered part of the Sarasota-Bradenton metropolitan area.

Longboat Key History

The town of Longboat Key, divided equally between Sarasota and Manatee Counties, was officially incorporated in 1955. It is a barrier island community. Manatee County, established in 1855, was inhabited by the Native Americans for many years, and it is said that the county may have been the De Soto Expedition’s landing site. The name of the county, "Manatee," is a term for the sea cow. Sarasota County, founded in 1921, is said to have been named after a word in the indigenous language of Calusa.

Longboat Key and Nearby Attractions

  • Little Manatee River State Park.
  • DeSoto National Memorial.
  • Lake Manatee State Park.
  • Pinellas County Heritage Village.
  • Egmont Key State Park.
  • Saint Petersburg Museum of History.

Things To Do In Longboat Key

There are a number of museums in the area, such as the Florida International Museum, the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, the Saint Petersburg Museum of History and the Tampa Bay History Center. These museums have interesting exhibits that shed light on the history and culture of the region. Visitors may also consider day-trips to Beer Can Island, Coquina Beach and Whitney Beach. The Harbourside Golf Course and Islandside Golf Club offer recreational opportunities for golf enthusiasts. The nearby animal parks and aquariums, include The Jungle and the Mote Marine Aquarium.

Longboat Key Transportation

Sarasota/ Bradenton International Airport offers air transportation.

Longboat Key Higher Education

The institutions offering courses in higher education are Saint Leo University, the University of South Florida and Manatee Community College.

People

Total Population 7,072
Male Share of the Population 45%
Female Share of the Population 55%
Senior Citizens 65.9%
Employed Population 16+ 1,547
Age of the Population 71

Families

% of people married 69.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 62.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $135,614
% Above Poverty Level 92.4%
% Below Poverty Level 7.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 28.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.9%
% Using Public Transportation 1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,743
Median House Value $631,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.2%
US/American 0%
English 14.1%
Irish 12.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Longboat Key Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles NW of Sarasota, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 39 miles S of Tampa, Florida
County Manatee
Metro Area Sarasota - Bradenton
Standard Zip Codes 34228
Phone Area Codes 941
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 27.412
Longitude -82.659

Longboat Key Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BRADENTON 5 ESE
Distance 11.1 miles
Jan Temp 51 to 72 F
Apr Temp 60 to 82 F
Jul Temp 73 to 91 F
Oct Temp 65 to 85 F
Annual Precip 54.1 inches
Station PARRISH
Distance 23.7 miles
Jan Temp 49 to 72 F
Apr Temp 59 to 81 F
Jul Temp 72 to 90 F
Oct Temp 65 to 85 F
Annual Precip 52 inches
Station VENICE
Distance 25.7 miles
Jan Temp 52 to 73 F
Apr Temp 61 to 82 F
Jul Temp 74 to 91 F
Oct Temp 66 to 85 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Longboat Key, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Long Boat Key (34228)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Anna Maria 1,219 $66,731
Bradenton 51,811 $50,217
Bradenton Beach 946 $53,056
Gulfport 12,167 $55,140
Holmes Beach 4,045 $78,929
Palmetto 12,973 $46,486

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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