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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,138
Male Share of the Population46.3%
Female Share of the Population53.7%
Senior Citizens27%
Employed Population 16+5,219
Age of the Population47

Families

% of people married47%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.6%
Median Earnings25+$28,051
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,181
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,716

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,018
% Above Poverty Level80.8%
% Below Poverty Level19.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone30.6%
Median Gross Rent$880
Median House Value$113,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)27.7%
English12.2%
Irish8.8%
Italian2.5%
French Except Basque2.4%
Dutch1.4%
Scottish1.1%
Swedish1.1%
Polish1%
Canadian0.8%
Portuguese0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Welsh0.5%
African0.5%
West Indian0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Danishn0.4%
Czech0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Haitian0.3%
Arab0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Bahamian0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Belgian0.1%
German0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Basque0.1%
Russian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Palmetto Almanac

CategoryValue
County Manatee County
Standard Zip Codes34221
P.O. Box Zip Codes34220
Phone Area Codes941
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude27.52
Approximate Longitude-82.57

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)

StationBRADENTON 5 ESE
Distance7.4 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
Distance15.2 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
Distance30.4 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
Holmes Beach4,119$83,340
Longboat Key7,158$138,822
Sarasota54,425$55,641

Palmetto Public Schools

Blackburn Elementary School
3904 17th St E
ZIP: 34221
(941) 723-4800
Primary
Total Enrollment 463
Buffalo Creek Middle School
7320 69th St E
ZIP: 34221
(941) 721-2260
Middle
Total Enrollment 1102
Imagine Charter School At North Manatee
9275 49th Ave E
ZIP: 34221
(941) 723-1205
Primary
Total Enrollment 521
James Tillman Elementary Magnet School
1415 29th St E
ZIP: 34221
(941) 723-4833
Primary
Total Enrollment 556
Just For Girls
1500 10th St W
ZIP: 34221
(941) 722-1475
Middle
Total Enrollment 46
Lincoln Middle School
305 17th St E
ZIP: 34221
(941) 721-6840
Middle
Total Enrollment 526
Manatee School For The Arts
700 Haben Blvd
ZIP: 34221
(941) 721-6800
Other
Total Enrollment 1735
Palm View Elementary School
6025 Bayshore Rd
ZIP: 34221
(941) 723-4812
Primary
Total Enrollment 385
Palmetto Charter School
1607 17th St W
ZIP: 34221
(941) 723-3711
Primary
Total Enrollment 364
Palmetto Elementary School
834 7th St W
ZIP: 34221
(941) 723-4822
Primary
Total Enrollment 675
Palmetto High School
1200 17th St W
ZIP: 34221
(941) 723-4848
High
Total Enrollment 2076
Palmetto Youth Academy
14494 Harlee Rd
ZIP: 34221
(941) 722-3700
High
Total Enrollment 46
The Port Academy
14470 Harlee Rd
ZIP: 34221
(941) 747-3011
High
Total Enrollment 15
Virgil Mills Elementary School
7200 69th St E
ZIP: 34221
(941) 721-2140
Primary
Total Enrollment 1160

Palmetto Private Schools

Ami Kids Manatee
906 17th St W
ZIP: 34221
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 44
Suncoast Baptist Academy
1816 10th St W
ZIP: 34221
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
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