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Palmetto, Florida - Basic Facts

Palmetto is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Palmetto.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Manatee County at latitude 27.5214 and longitude -82.5723. Manatee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Palmetto (see map) encompass a land area of 5.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.35 sq. miles.

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Palmetto, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 12,985
Population in Households 12,772
Population in Familes 10,206
Population in Group Qrtrs 213
Population Density1 2,418
Diversity Index2 73


Total Households 5,032
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 3,345
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,985 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,253 (46.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,779 (25.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,953 (28.0%)
Median Home Value $133,700
Average Home Value $218,633


Median Household Income $37,816
Average Household Income $54,381
Per Capita Income $20,787
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.7% 1.53%
Households 0.67% 1.52%
Families 1.11% 1.3%
Median Household Income   2.51%
Per Capita Income   2.57%
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.


Palmetto, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palmetto to the other 920 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 259 72nd
Population Density1 # 303 67th
Diversity Index2 # 97 89th
Median Household Income # 620 33rd
Per Capita Income # 561 39th

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