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Overview

Introduction to Palmetto, Florida

Palmetto, Florida, in Manatee county, is 13 miles N of Sarasota, Florida (center to center) and 30 miles S of Tampa, Florida. The city is in the Sarasota - Bradenton area.

Palmetto History

Samuel Sparks was among the first settlers to arrive at Palmetto in 1868. He is also known as the "Father of Palmetto." He contributed significantly to the original planning of the city and also donated land for three churches, a park, the Woman’s Club and a public library. The city was incorporated in 1897. A railroad was built through it in 1902; it helped quicken the growth of the city as it allowed contractors to have a steady supply of building materials.

Palmetto and Nearby Attractions

  • Green Bridge Fishing Pier.
  • Buffalo Creek Golf Course.
  • Imperial Lakewoods Golf Club.
  • Regatta Pointe Marina.
  • Frog Creek Camp Grounds & RV Park.

Things To Do In Palmetto

Palmetto makes for an excellent destination for a perfect vacation with its great weather, excellent food and facilities for a wide range of recreational activities. Water sports are a very popular. There is the Green Bridge Fishing Pier which is open throughout the day and night. The more adventurous fishing enthusiasts can even pay for one of the local charters to go on longer expeditions. One can also ride horses on the Schomburg Farms. Palmetto also has some excellent golf courses and scenic spots for picnicking and relaxing in the lap of nature.

Palmetto Transportation

Air transportation for the city is provided by Tampa International Airport.

Palmetto Higher Education

The city is served by the Manatee Community College.

People

Total Population 12,973
Male Share of the Population 44.8%
Female Share of the Population 55.2%
Senior Citizens 26%
Employed Population 16+ 5,063
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 47.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $46,486
% Above Poverty Level 77.7%
% Below Poverty Level 22.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 4.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 33.4%
Median Gross Rent $834
Median House Value $109,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 28.4%
US/American 0%
English 11.5%
Irish 8.5%

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

Palmetto Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles N of Sarasota, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 30 miles S of Tampa, Florida
County Manatee
Metro Area Sarasota - Bradenton
Standard Zip Codes 34221
P.O. Box Zip Codes 34220
Phone Area Codes 941
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 27.521
Longitude -82.572

Palmetto 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 7.4 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 15.2 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 30.4 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, Palmetto, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Rubonia (34221)

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
Holmes Beach 4,045 $78,929
Longboat Key 7,072 $135,614
Sarasota 53,583 $52,494

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

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PALMETTO HIGH SCHOOL
1200 17TH STREET W
941-723-4848
Serves 1,581 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.8

MANATEE CO. JUVENILE JUSTICE
14470 HARLLEE ROAD
941-747-3011
A Non-traditional School
Serves 94 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

JUST FOR GIRLS
1500 - 10TH STREET W
941-722-1475
A Non-traditional School
Serves 43 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.1

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