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Overview

Introduction to Bradenton, Florida

Bradenton, Florida, in Manatee county, is 11 miles N of Sarasota, Florida (center to center) and 31 miles S of Tampa, Florida. It's located on the beautiful Gulf Coast. The city includes Palmetto, along with the barrier islands of Longboat Key and Anna Maria Island. The region is surrounded by waterways and offers year-round sunshine. The area is well known for its excellent beaches.

Tropicana, a major orange juice producer has juice production facilities located in Bradenton. The city is home to the headquarters of the prominent sports clothing chain, Champs Sports and the corporate offices of Beall's Department Stores. Tourism and agriculture are important parts of the economy.

Bradenton History

Hernando De Soto arrived in 1539. He explored the area for gold and other riches. The city was named in tribute to Dr. Joseph Braden who provided refuge in his fort-style home to residents during Indian uprisings. The current version of the city was established in 1943 by merging the municipalities of Manatee and Bradentown.

Bradenton Attractions

  • South Florida Museum features exhibits of the cultural and natural history of the region.
  • Parker Manatee Aquarium.
  • Bishop Planetarium.
  • Art Center Manatee.
  • Village of the Arts includes houses, studios and galleries for the local artists.
  • Cortez Fishing Village.
  • Fort De Soto National Park consists of five islands.
  • Gamble Mansion.
  • Pittsburgh Pirates participate in spring training at McKechnie Field.
  • The Palma Sola Botanical Park features a variety of rare trees, three lakes and a butterfly garden.
  • Great Florida Birding Trail.
  • Plantation Historic State Park includes an antebellum mansion.
  • Florida Heritage Festival.
  • Historic Old Main Street.
  • Rossi Waterfront Park offers scenic views of the Manatee River.
  • The eastern portion of Bradenton is known for antique shops.
  • Manatee Village Historical Park.

Bradenton Activities

Residents and tourists enjoy the excellent beaches. The region offers numerous quality golf courses including the River Run Golf Links. Myakka River State Park features an abundance of wildlife and rare birds. It includes hiking trails and offers boat tours. At the nearby Ana Maria Island, visitors have opportunities to see egrets, manatees, dolphins and other types of wildlife.

Sola Bay is popular for fishing. Sightseeing charters in Sola Bay and along the coast gives visitors the chance to see the region's wildlife. Opportunities for swimming, jet skiing and windsurfing are available at Anna Maria Island and the Longboat Key Beaches. Bradenton Beach, situated on Anna Maria Island is a popular tourist destination.

Bradenton Higher Education

The residents have opportunities for higher education at the nearby Manatee Technical Institute, New College of Florida and Manatee Community College.

Bradenton Transportation

The closest major airport is the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport. The Manatee County Area Transit provides bus services. A bridge known as the Sunshine Skyway provides a connection to St. Petersburg and Clearwater.

Demographics

People

Total Population52,985
Male Share of the Population46.5%
Female Share of the Population53.5%
Senior Citizens23.9%
Employed Population 16+20,606
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married39.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.4%
Median Earnings25+$27,491
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,833
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,340

Wealth

Median Family Income$51,928
% Above Poverty Level82.7%
% Below Poverty Level17.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone37.9%
Median Gross Rent$963
Median House Value$135,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)35.2%
Irish10.3%
English8.7%
Italian5.9%
Polish2.7%
French Except Basque2.6%
Scottish2%
Dutch1.7%
Canadian1%
West Indian0.9%
Swedish0.9%
Norwegian0.8%
Welsh0.6%
Russian0.6%
Hungarian0.5%
Greek0.5%
Haitian0.5%
Jamaican0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Swiss0.3%
African0.3%
Czech0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Slovak0.2%
German0.2%
Arab0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Macedonian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Bradenton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Manatee County
Standard Zip Codes34205, 34207, 34208, 34210, 34209, 34202, 34203, 34211, 34212, 34201
P.O. Box Zip Codes34204, 34206, 34282, 34280, 34281
Phone Area Codes941
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude27.48
Approximate Longitude-82.57

Bradenton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBRADENTON 5 ESE
Distance6.6 miles
Jan Temp51 to 72 F
Apr Temp60 to 82 F
Jul Temp73 to 91 F
Oct Temp65 to 85 F
Annual Precip54.1 inches
StationPARRISH
Distance16 miles
Jan Temp49 to 72 F
Apr Temp59 to 81 F
Jul Temp72 to 90 F
Oct Temp65 to 85 F
Annual Precip52 inches
StationVENICE
Distance28.9 miles
Jan Temp52 to 73 F
Apr Temp61 to 82 F
Jul Temp74 to 91 F
Oct Temp66 to 85 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Anna Maria1,128$64,583
Bradenton Beach907$56,875
Holmes Beach4,119$83,340
Longboat Key7,158$138,822
Palmetto13,138$54,018
Sarasota54,425$55,641

Bradenton Public Libraries

Manatee County Public Library System
1301 BARCARROTA BLVD., WEST
Bradenton, Florida
(941) 748-5555

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Bradenton Hospitals

Blake Medical Center
(Proprietary)
2020 59th St W
(941) 792-6611
Lakewood Ranch Medical Center
(Proprietary)
8330 Lakewood Ranch Blvd
(941) 782-2100
Manatee Glens Hospital
(Proprietary)
2020 26th Ave E
(941) 782-4299
Manatee Palms Youth Services
(Proprietary)
4480 51st St W
(941) 792-2222
Manatee Memorial Hospital
(Proprietary)
206 2nd St E
(941) 746-5111

Bradenton Public Schools

Braden River Elementary School
6125 River Club Blvd
ZIP: 34202
(941) 751-7012
Primary
Total Enrollment 672
Braden River Middle School
6215 River Club Blvd
ZIP: 34202
(941) 751-7080
Middle
Total Enrollment 977
Pinnacle Academy, Inc.
6215 Lorraine Rd
ZIP: 34202
(941) 755-1400
Primary
Total Enrollment 3
Blanche H. Daughtrey Elementary
515 63rd Ave E
ZIP: 34203
(941) 751-7023
Primary
Total Enrollment 766
Braden River High School
6545 Sr 70 E
ZIP: 34203
(941) 751-8230
High
Total Enrollment 1999
Manatee Charter School
4550 30th St E
ZIP: 34203
(941) 465-4296
Primary
Total Enrollment 742
Oneco Elementary School
5214 22nd Street Ct E
ZIP: 34203
(941) 751-7018
Primary
Total Enrollment 529
Sara Scott Harllee Middle School
6423 9th St E
ZIP: 34203
(941) 751-7027
Middle
Total Enrollment 403
Tara Elementary School
6950 Linger Lodge Rd E
ZIP: 34203
(941) 751-7660
Primary
Total Enrollment 606
Visible Men Academy
1003 63rd Ave E
ZIP: 34203
(941) 758-7588
Primary
Total Enrollment 99
Ballard Elementary School
912 18th St W
ZIP: 34205
(941) 708-8400
Primary
Total Enrollment 487
Bradenton Charter School
2615 26th St W
ZIP: 34205
(941) 739-6100
G.d. Rogers Garden Elementary
515 13th Ave W
ZIP: 34205
(941) 708-8800
Primary
Total Enrollment 282
Juvenile Detention Center
1803 5th St W
ZIP: 34205
(941) 714-3445
Other
Total Enrollment 28
Manatee High School
1 Hurricane Ln
ZIP: 34205
(941) 714-7300
High
Total Enrollment 2409
Manatee School Of Arts/sciences
3700 32nd St W
ZIP: 34205
(941) 755-5012
Primary
Total Enrollment 134
Manatee Virtual Franchise (etech School Of Manatee)
215 Manatee Ave W
ZIP: 34205
(941) 708-8770
Other
Total Enrollment 68
Manatee Virtual Instruction Program
215 Manatee Ave W
ZIP: 34205
(954) 202-3500
Other
Total Enrollment 10
Oasis Middle School
4304 32nd St W
ZIP: 34205
(941) 749-1979
Middle
Total Enrollment 112
Orange Ridge-bullock Elementary
400 30th Ave W
ZIP: 34205
(941) 741-3325
Primary
Total Enrollment 717
Pace Center For Girls
3508 26th St W
ZIP: 34205
(941) 751-4566
Other
Total Enrollment 53
Robert H. Prine Elementary School
3801 Southern Pkwy W
ZIP: 34205
(941) 751-7006
Primary
Total Enrollment 852
Bayshore Elementary School
6120 26th St W
ZIP: 34207
(941) 751-7000
Primary
Total Enrollment 789
State College Of Florida Collegiate School
5840 26th St W
ZIP: 34207
(941) 752-5491
Other
Total Enrollment 498
Central High School
1910 27th St E
ZIP: 34208
(941) 741-7470
High
Total Enrollment 157
Frances Wakeland Elementary School
1812 27th St E
ZIP: 34208
(941) 741-3358
Primary
Total Enrollment 547
Horizons Academy
1910 27th St E
ZIP: 34208
(941) 714-7470
Other
Total Enrollment 344
Hospital Homebound Instruction
1400 1st Ave E
ZIP: 34208
(941) 721-2300
Other
Just For Girls Academy
1011 21st St E
ZIP: 34208
(941) 243-3954
Primary
Total Enrollment 105
Louise R. Johnson Middle School
2121 26th Ave E
ZIP: 34208
(941) 741-3344
Middle
Total Enrollment 490
Manatee Community Action Agency-head Start
302 Manatee Ave E
ZIP: 34208
(941) 750-6667
Primary
Total Enrollment 33
Manatee Elementary School
1609 6th Ave E
ZIP: 34208
(941) 741-3319
Primary
Total Enrollment 514
Manatee Glens
2020 26th Ave E
ZIP: 34208
(941) 782-4600
Primary
Palmshores Behavior Health Center
1324 37th Ave East
ZIP: 34208
(941) 792-2222
Other
Total Enrollment 67
Samoset Elementary School
3300 19th St E
ZIP: 34208
(941) 708-6400
Primary
Total Enrollment 529
Southeast High School
1200 37th Ave E
ZIP: 34208
(941) 741-3366
High
Total Enrollment 1457
Team Success A School Of Excellence
202 13th Ave E
ZIP: 34208
(941) 714-7260
Primary
Total Enrollment 390
William H. Bashaw Elementary
3515 57th St E
ZIP: 34208
(941) 741-3307
Primary
Total Enrollment 621
William Monroe Rowlett Academy For Arts And Communication
3500 9th St E
ZIP: 34208
(941) 708-6100
Primary
Total Enrollment 899
H. S. Moody Elementary School
5425 38th Ave W
ZIP: 34209
(941) 741-3170
Primary
Total Enrollment 649
Ida M. Stewart Elementary School
7905 15th Ave Nw
ZIP: 34209
(941) 741-3176
Primary
Total Enrollment 421
Jessie P. Miller Elementary School
601 43rd St W
ZIP: 34209
(941) 741-3300
Primary
Total Enrollment 828
Martha B. King Middle School
600 75th St Nw
ZIP: 34209
(941) 798-6820
Middle
Total Enrollment 1137
Palma Sola Elementary School
6806 5th Ave Nw
ZIP: 34209
(941) 741-3179
Primary
Total Enrollment 570
Sea Breeze Elementary School
3601 71st St W
ZIP: 34209
(941) 741-3190
Primary
Total Enrollment 637
W. D. Sugg Middle School
3801 59th St W
ZIP: 34209
(941) 741-3157
Middle
Total Enrollment 771
Bayshore High School
5401 34th St W
ZIP: 34210
(941) 751-7004
High
Total Enrollment 1488
Electa Lee Magnet Middle School
4000 53rd Ave W
ZIP: 34210
(941) 727-6500
Middle
Total Enrollment 1034
Manatee Technical Institute
5603 34th St W
ZIP: 34210
(941) 751-7900
High
B.d. Gullett Elementary School
12125 44th Ave E
ZIP: 34211
(941) 727-2607
Primary
Total Enrollment 673
Imagine Charter At Lakewood Ranch
10535 Portal Crossing
ZIP: 34211
(941) 750-0900
Primary
Total Enrollment 410
Lakewood Ranch High School
5500 Lakewood Ranch Blvd
ZIP: 34211
(941) 727-6100
High
Total Enrollment 2299
Carlos E. Haile Middle School
9501 E State Road 64
ZIP: 34212
(941) 714-7240
Middle
Total Enrollment 1068
Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch
751 Rye Wilderness Rd
ZIP: 34212
(941) 803-3969
Freedom Elementary School
9515 E State Road 64
ZIP: 34212
(941) 708-4990
Primary
Total Enrollment 796
Gene Witt Elementary School
200 Rye Rd E
ZIP: 34212
(941) 741-3628
Primary
Total Enrollment 690

Bradenton Private Schools

Community Christian School
5500 18th St E
ZIP: 34203
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 203
Gulfcoast Christian Academy
1700 51st Ave E
ZIP: 34203
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 45
West Coast Christian Academy
1112 49th Ave E
ZIP: 34203
Elementary
Total Enrollment 23
Peace Lutheran School
1611 30th Ave W
ZIP: 34205
Elementary
Total Enrollment 25
St Joseph Catholic School
2990 26th St W
ZIP: 34205
Elementary
Total Enrollment 244
Sun Academy
2425 38th Ave W
ZIP: 34205
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
The Broach School
3005 26th St W
ZIP: 34205
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 54
The Learning Prepartory Academy
2620 Manatee Avenue West
ZIP: 34205
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 20
Center Montessori School
6024 26th St W
ZIP: 34207
Elementary
Total Enrollment 133
Providence Community School
5512 26th St W
ZIP: 34207
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 138
Tabernacle Christian School
1218 7th Ave E
ZIP: 34208
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 23
Bradenton Christian School
3304 43rd St W
ZIP: 34209
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 450
Edison Academics
7431 Manatee Ave W
ZIP: 34209
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 76
Learning Unlimited
6210 17th Ave W
ZIP: 34209
Elementary
Total Enrollment 81
St Stephen's Episcopal School
315 41st St W
ZIP: 34209
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 603
Sunshine Academy
2520 43rd St W
ZIP: 34209
Elementary
Total Enrollment 25
The Prep Academy
7700 Cortez Rd W
ZIP: 34209
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 21
The Img Pendleton School
5500 34th St W
ZIP: 34210
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 573
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