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Longboat Key, Florida - Basic Facts

The Town of Longboat Key had a population of 7,640 as of July 1, 2018. 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 27.4125 and longitude -82.659 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.

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Longboat Key, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 7,640
Population in Households 7,640
Population in Familes 5,849
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,850
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $87,446
Average Household Income $143,585
Per Capita Income $80,663


Total Housing Units 9,744 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,920 (40.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 372 ( 3.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,452 (56.0%)
Median Home Value $783,359
Average Home Value $952,628


Total Households 4,292
Average Household Size 1.78
Family Households 2,758
Average Family Size 2
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.26% 1.42%
Households 1.22% 1.43%
Families 1.01% 1.25%
Median Household Income   4.42%
Per Capita Income   3.71%

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, 2018 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 # 374 59th
Population Density # 413 55th
Diversity Index # 915 1st
Median Household Income # 60 94th
Per Capita Income # 16 98th

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