Palmetto, FL Profile: Facts & Data


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Palmetto, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Palmetto had a population of 14,145 as of July 1, 2018. 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 27.5214 and longitude -82.5723 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 (GNIS ID: 2404467) 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 City of Palmetto is located within Palmetto CCD of Manatee County.

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


Total Population 14,145
Population in Households 13,933
Population in Familes 11,000
Population in Group Qrtrs 212
Population Density2 2,621
Diversity Index3 75


Median Household Income $43,264
Average Household Income $65,499
Per Capita Income $25,314


Total Housing Units 7,459 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,657 (49.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,809 (24.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,992 (26.7%)
Median Home Value $164,359
Average Home Value $246,526


Total Households 5,467
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 3,589
Average Family Size 3
  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 1.35% 1.68%
Households 1.28% 1.64%
Families 1.37% 1.46%
Median Household Income   3.2%
Per Capita Income   3.72%

Palmetto, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palmetto 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 # 251 73rd
Population Density # 299 68th
Diversity Index # 98 89th
Median Household Income # 605 34th
Per Capita Income # 520 44th

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