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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,158
Male Share of the Population45.8%
Female Share of the Population54.2%
Senior Citizens68.2%
Employed Population 16+1,576
Age of the Population71

Families

% of people married69.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher63.1%
Median Earnings25+$53,021
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,583
Median Earnings With High School Degree$54,167

Wealth

Median Family Income$138,822
% Above Poverty Level94.4%
% Below Poverty Level5.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time36 minutes
% Working from Home29.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.8%
% Using Public Transportation2.1%

Housing

People Living Alone29.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,428
Median House Value$660,300

Ancestry

German17.1%
English15.4%
Irish12.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.1%
Italian8.2%
Russian6.2%
Polish5.4%
French Except Basque3.1%
Scottish2.9%
Dutch2.6%
Hungarian2%
Swedish1.7%
Austrian1.3%
Lithuanian1.2%
Welsh1%
Ukrainian0.9%
Czech0.9%
Norwegian0.8%
Danishn0.7%
Slovak0.6%
Greek0.5%
Finnish0.5%
Canadian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Arab0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Albanian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Longboat Key Almanac

CategoryValue
County Sarasota County
Standard Zip Codes34228
Phone Area Codes941
Time Zone
Approximate Latitude27.37
Approximate Longitude-82.62

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)

StationBRADENTON 5 ESE
Distance11.1 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
Distance23.7 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
Distance25.7 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
Bradenton52,985$51,928
Bradenton Beach907$56,875
Gulfport12,222$60,112
Holmes Beach4,119$83,340
Palmetto13,138$54,018
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