Longboat Key, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Longboat Key, Florida - Basic Facts

The Town of Longboat Key had a population of 7,295 as of July 1, 2016. Longboat Key ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Longboat Key is located at latitude 27.3956 and longitude -82.6435 in Manatee County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Longboat Key (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.13 sq. miles and a water area of 11.87 sq. miles. Manatee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Longboat Key are located in Manatee County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Sarasota County.

The Town of Longboat Key (GNIS ID: 2406041) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Longboat Key is located within Bradenton CCD of Manatee County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Longboat Key population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Longboat Key, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,295
Population in Households 7,295
Population in Familes 5,638
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,766
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 4,095
Average Household Size 1.78
Family Households 2,640
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 9,361 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,688 (39.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 407 ( 4.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,266 (56.3%)
Median Home Value $747,229
Average Home Value $794,353


Median Household Income $77,269
Average Household Income $132,121
Per Capita Income $74,166
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.92% 1.3%
Households 0.85% 1.24%
Families 0.63% 1.08%
Median Household Income   4.09%
Per Capita Income   2.08%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Longboat Key, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Longboat Key to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 378 59th
Population Density1 # 422 54th
Diversity Index2 # 915 1st
Median Household Income # 74 92nd
Per Capita Income # 16 98th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Florida Census Data Comparison Tool.