Palmetto, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Palmetto, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Palmetto had a population of 13,056 as of July 1, 2015. Palmetto ranks in the upper 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 Palmetto is located at latitude 27.525 and longitude -82.575 in Manatee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Palmetto (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.35 sq. miles. Manatee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The City of Palmetto 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Palmetto population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

City of Palmetto, FL Boundary Map

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Palmetto, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 13,056
Population in Households 12,844
Population in Familes 10,266
Population in Group Qrtrs 212
Population Density1 2,431
Diversity Index2 73
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 5,045
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 3,347
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 7,034 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,235 (46.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,811 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,989 (28.3%)
Median Home Value $145,239
Average Home Value $232,798
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $38,847
Average Household Income $54,561
Per Capita Income $20,792
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.67% 1.18%
Households 0.59% 1.18%
Families 0.91% 0.96%
Median Household Income   2.7%
Per Capita Income   2.66%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 311 66th
Diversity Index2 # 106 89th
Median Household Income # 612 34th
Per Capita Income # 568 38th

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