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Manatee County, Florida
Seal of Manatee County, Florida
Map of Florida highlighting Manatee County
Location in the state of Florida
Map of the U.S. highlighting Florida
Florida's location in the U.S.
Seat Bradenton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

893 sq mi (2,313 km²)
741 sq mi (1,919 km²)
152 sq mi (394 km²), 16.99%
PopulationEst.
 - (2008)
 - Density

315,766
357/sq mi (138/km²)
Founded 9 January 1855
Website www.co.manatee.fl.us

Manatee County is a county in the state of Florida. The U.S. Census Bureau 2008 estimate for the county was 315,766[1] Its county seat is Bradenton, Florida[2].

Manatee County is part of the Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice Metropolitan Statistical Area. Every January, the Manatee County Fair takes place at the fairgrounds.

Contents

History

The area now known as "Manatee County" was inhabited by Native Americans for thousands of years. It may have been the landing site for the De Soto Expedition. Manatee County was created in 1855. It was named for the manatee or sea cow, which also appears on the county seal.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 893 square miles (2,313 km2). 741 square miles (1,919 km2) of it is land and 152 square miles (394 km2) of it (16.99%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

National protected areas

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 264,002 people, 112,460 households, and 73,773 families residing in the county. The population density was 356/sq mi (138/km²). There were 138,128 housing units at an average density of 186/sq mi (72/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 86.36% White, 8.19% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.90% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 2.84% from other races, and 1.39% from two or more races. 9.30% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

2005 Census estimates show the racial composition of the county as being 77.6% non-Hispanic whites, 11.8% Latino, 8.7% African-American and 1.3% Asian. (Source=http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/12/12081.html)

In 2000 there were 112,460 households out of which 23.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.70% were married couples living together, 9.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.40% were non-families. 28.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.78.

In the county the population was spread out with 20.70% under the age of 18, 6.50% from 18 to 24, 24.60% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 24.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 93.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $38,673, and the median income for a family was $46,576. Males had a median income of $31,607 versus $25,007 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,388. About 7.10% of families and 10.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.30% of those under age 18 and 6.20% of those age 65 or over.

Economy

Bealls of Florida has its headquarters in unincorporated Manatee County.[4][5]

Places

Map of Manatee County indicating incorporated municipalities. Number corresponds to list at left.

Incorporated

  1. City of Anna Maria
  2. City of Bradenton
  3. City of Bradenton Beach
  4. City of Holmes Beach
  5. Town of Longboat Key
  6. City of Palmetto

Unincorporated Census Designated Places

Other unincorporated places

References

External links

Government links/Constitutional offices

Special districts

Judicial branch

Tourism links

Coordinates: 27°29′N 82°22′W / 27.48°N 82.36°W / 27.48; -82.36


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Manatee County, Florida
File:ManateeCountySeal.jpg
Map
File:Map of Florida highlighting Manatee County.png
Location in the state of Florida
Map of the USA highlighting Florida
Florida's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 9 January 1855
Seat Bradenton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 16.99%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

264002
Website: www.co.manatee.fl.us

Manatee County is a county located in the state of Florida. As of 2000, the population was 264,002. The U.S. Census Bureau 2005 estimate for the county is 306,779 [1]. Its county seat is Bradenton6.

Every January, the Manatee County Fair takes place on the fairgrounds.

Contents

History

Manatee County was created in 1855. It was named for the manatee or sea cow.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 893 square miles (2,313 km2). 741 square miles (1,919 km2) of it is land and 152 square miles (394 km2) of it (16.99%) is water.

Manatee County is part of the Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 264,002 people, 112,460 households, and 73,773 families residing in the county. The population density was 356/sq mi (138/km²). There were 138,128 housing units at an average density of 186/sq mi (72/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 86.36% White, 8.19% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.90% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 2.84% from other races, and 1.39% from two or more races. 9.30% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

2005 Census estimates show the racial composition of the county as being 77.6% non-Hispanic whites, 11.8% Latino, 8.7% African-American and 1.3% Asian. (Source=http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/12/12081.html)

In 2000 there were 112,460 households out of which 23.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.70% were married couples living together, 9.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.40% were non-families. 28.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.78.

In the county the population was spread out with 20.70% under the age of 18, 6.50% from 18 to 24, 24.60% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 24.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 93.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $38,673, and the median income for a family was $46,576. Males had a median income of $31,607 versus $25,007 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,388. About 7.10% of families and 10.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.30% of those under age 18 and 6.20% of those age 65 or over.

Places

File:Cities of Manatee County.svg

Incorporated

  1. City of Anna Maria
  2. City of Bradenton
  3. City of Bradenton Beach
  4. City of Holmes Beach
  5. Town of Longboat Key
  6. City of Palmetto

Unincorporated Census Designated Places

Other unincorporated places

External links

Government links/Constitutional offices

Special districts

Judicial branch

Tourism links

Coordinates: 27°29′N 82°22′W / 27.48, -82.36

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Simple English

Manatee County is a county in the state of Florida. As of 2000, the population was 264,002. Manatee County was created in 1855.


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