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Population (year 2000): 12,571. Estimated population in July 2005: 13,510 (+7.5% change)
Males: 6,292 (50.1%), Females: 6,279 (49.9%)

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Median resident age: 36.8 years
Median household income: $34,093 (year 2000)
Median house value: $85,700 (year 2000)

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Races in Palmetto:

  • White Non-Hispanic (59.3%)
  • Hispanic (26.7%)
  • Black (12.8%)
  • Other race (8.8%)
  • Two or more races (2.2%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (11.3%), English (11.1%), United States (9.9%), Irish (7.8%), Italian (2.5%), French (2.5%).

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Elevation: 10 feet

Land area: 4.3 square miles

Palmetto,

For population 25 years and over in Palmetto

  • High school or higher: 66.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Palmetto city

  • Never married: 22.0%
  • Now married: 54.7%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

13.0% Foreign born (11.6% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +2,837 (+29.1%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: FL Sarasota, (13.1 miles pop. 52,715).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Petersburg, FL St. (19.0 miles pop. 248,232).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Houston, (893.3 miles pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: FL (1.6 miles Memphis, FL Bradenton, (2.3 miles Bradenton, FL (2.8 miles West FL (3.6 miles Ellenton, Samoset, FL (3.8 miles West FL (4.1 miles Samoset, Bradenton, FL (4.4 miles South Gardens, FL (6.2 miles Bayshore


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 31 buildings, average cost: $60,900
  • 1997: 48 buildings, average cost: $55,700
  • 1998: 54 buildings, average cost: $56,400
  • 1999: 70 buildings, average cost: $47,000
  • 2000: 64 buildings, average cost: $97,300
  • 2001: 65 buildings, average cost: $141,200
  • 2002: 40 buildings, average cost: $143,200
  • 2003: 87 buildings, average cost: $144,700
  • 2004: 144 buildings, average cost: $182,400
  • 2005: 153 buildings, average cost: $192,200

Latitude: 27.52 N, Longitude: 82.58 W

Area code: 941


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (15.9%), Manufacturing (13.6%), Construction (10.8%), Retail trade (10.5%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -300 (-2.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,175 (23.7%)


 

Crime in Palmetto by Year

Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 1 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 8.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 3 8 1 8 5
    per 100,000 23.9 63.6 8.0 63.6 39.8
Robberies 54 29 42 58 46
    per 100,000 429.6 230.7 334.1 461.4 365.9
Assaults 100 107 108 118 122
    per 100,000 795.5 851.2 859.1 938.7 970.5
Burglaries 174 141 195 158 228
    per 100,000 1384.1 1121.6 1551.2 1256.9 1813.7
Thefts 330 415 564 471 491
    per 100,000 2625.1 3301.2 4486.5 3746.7 3905.8
Auto thefts 48 55 46 63 51
    per 100,000 381.8 437.5 365.9 501.2 405.7
529.9 518.4 592.6 629.5 635.4


Average climate in Palmetto, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Palmetto,

Palmetto-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Florida state average. It is 87% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/15/1958, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.6 miles away from the Palmetto city center injured 7 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 10/31/1958, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.2 miles away from the city center injured 4 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Bill Manfull - Craftsman Truck series NASCAR driver (born: Palmetto, FL

), Justin Playdon - College football player (Sacred Heart Pioneers).
Hospitals/medical centers near Palmetto:
  • MANATEE GLEN HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; BRADENTON, FL)
  • MANATEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; BRADENTON, FL)
  • BLAKE MEDICAL CENTER (about 5 miles; BRADENTON, FL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Palmetto:
  • SARASOTA/BRADENTON INTL (about 10 miles; SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL; ID: SRQ)
  • MAC DILL AFB (about 22 miles; TAMPA, FL; ID: MCF)
  • ST PETERSBURG-CLEARWATER INTL (about 27 miles; ST PETERSBURG-CLEARWATER, FL; ID: PIE)
Other public-use airports nearest to Palmetto:
  • AIRPORT MANATEE (about 9 miles; PALMETTO, FL; ID: 48X)
  • ALBERT WHITTED (about 16 miles; ST PETERSBURG, FL; ID: SPG)
  • PETER O KNIGHT (about 28 miles; TAMPA, FL; ID: TPF)

Amtrak stations near Palmetto:
  • 8 miles: BRADENTON (I-75 & RTE. 64) - Bus Station. Services: public payphones, call for taxi service.
  • 20 miles: SARASOTA (I-75 AT CLARK RD.) - Bus Station. Services: public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, paid long-term parking.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police - Other 12 $26,254 $26,254 5 $2,185
Streets and Highways 7 $13,609 $23,329 0 $0
Sewerage 7 $14,694 $25,189 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 13 $24,555 $22,666 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2 $6,726 $40,356 0 $0
Water Supply 11 $26,243 $28,628 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 13 $22,244 $20,532 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 15 $42,737 $34,189 2 $1,437
Financial Administration 6 $18,704 $37,408 0 $0
Other Government Administration 0 $0   10 $17,077
Police Protection - Officers 32 $99,475 $37,303 0 $0
Totals for Government 118 $295,241 $30,024 17 $20,699


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Palmetto:
  • MANATEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 6 miles; BRADENTON, FL; Full-time enrollment: 4,539)
  • HILLSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 30 miles; TAMPA, FL; FT enrollment: 9,630)
  • UNIVERSITY OF TAMPA (about 30 miles; TAMPA, FL; FT enrollment: 2,963)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA (about 39 miles; TAMPA, FL; FT enrollment: 26,221)
  • PASCO-HERNANDO COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 54 miles; NEW PORT RICHEY, FL; FT enrollment: 2,868)
  • TRAVIS TECHNICAL CENTER (about 55 miles; LAKELAND, FL; FT enrollment: 2,057)
  • SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY (about 60 miles; ST LEO, FL; FT enrollment: 6,597)
Public high school in Palmetto:
  • PALMETTO HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,581; Location: 1200 17TH STREET, W; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Palmetto:
  • LINCOLN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,116; Location: 305 17TH STREET, E; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • BLACKBURN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 1,018; Location: 3904 17TH STREET, E; Grades: PK - 05)
  • PALMETTO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 815; Location: 834 7TH STREET, W; Grades: KG - 05)
  • MANATEE SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS (Students: 718; Location: 700 HABEN BOULEVARD; Grades: 06 - 11)
  • JAMES TILLMAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 684; Location: 1415 29TH STREET, E; Grades: PK - 05)
  • PALM VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 604; Location: 6025 BAYSHORE ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • MANATEE CO. JUVENILE JUSTICE (Students: 94; Location: 14470 HARLLEE ROAD; Grades: 06 - 12)
  • JUST FOR GIRLS (Students: 43; Location: 1500 - 10TH STREET, W; Grades: 06 - 12)
Private primary/middle school in Palmetto:
  • PALMETTO CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 191; Location: 1401 14 AVENUE WEST; Grades: PK - 8)

Notable locations in Palmetto: Palmetto Plaza (A), Manatee Agricultural Center (B), Richfield Railroad Station (C), Lemon Spur Railroad Station (D), Southern Dolomite Company Railroad Station (E).

Shopping Center: Palmetto Village Shopping Center (1).

Cemetery: Skyway Memorial Gardens (1).


Palmetto compared to Florida state average:
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Palmetto:
  • WBRD (1420 AM; 3 kW; PALMETTO, FL; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WWPR (1490 AM; 1 kW; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: GREENROSE BROADCASTING SERVICES, INC)
  • WMGG (820 AM; 50 kW; LARGO, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ST. PETERSBURG LICENSEE)
  • WQYK (1010 AM; 50 kW; SEFFNER, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TAMPA)
  • WFLA (970 AM; 25 kW; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WHNZ (1250 AM; 25 kW; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLSS (930 AM; 5 kW; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: WGUL-FM, INC.)
  • WTIS (1110 AM; daytime; 10 kW; TAMPA, FL; Owner: WTIS-AM, INC.)
  • WIBQ (1220 AM; 5 kW; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: NOVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDAE (620 AM; 5 kW; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRXB (1590 AM; 5 kW; ST. PETERSBURG BEACH, FL; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP OF FLORIDA, INC.)
  • WLCC (760 AM; 10 kW; BRANDON, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF TAMPA LICENSEE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Palmetto:
  • WHPT (102.5 FM; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WCTQ (106.5 FM; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WPOI (101.5 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WWRM (94.9 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WRBQ-FM (104.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WFLZ-FM (93.3 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMTX (100.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WQYK-FM (99.5 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF FLORIDA)
  • WTBT (103.5 FM; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLLD (98.7 FM; HOLMES BEACH, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WSJT (94.1 FM; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WBVM (90.5 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: BISHOP OF THE DIOCESE/ST. PETERSBURG)
  • WUSF (89.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF S. FLORIDA)
  • WSSR (95.7 FM; CLEARWATER, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXTB (97.9 FM; CLEARWATER, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSRZ-FM (107.9 FM; CORAL COVE, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBBY (107.3 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WDUV (105.5 FM; NEW PORT RICHEY, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WKZM (104.3 FM; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WFTI-FM (91.7 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Palmetto:
  • WSVT-LP (Channel 18; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WEDU (Channel 3; TAMPA, FL; Owner: FLORIDA WEST COAST PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWSB (Channel 40; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCAST CORPORATION OF SARASOTA)
  • WXPX (Channel 66; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATION LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WTOG (Channel 44; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: VIACOM INTERNATIONAL INC.)
  • WFLA-TV (Channel 8; TAMPA, FL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFTS-TV (Channel 28; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TAMPA BAY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WVEA-TV (Channel 62; VENICE, FL; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WUSF-TV (Channel 16; TAMPA, FL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA)
  • WTTA (Channel 38; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: BAY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WFTT (Channel 50; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TELEFUTURA TAMPA LLC)
  • WTVT (Channel 13; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TVT LICENSE, INC.)
  • WCLF (Channel 22; CLEARWATER, FL; Owner: CHRISTIAN TELEVISION CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WTAM-LP (Channel 6; TAMPA, FL; Owner: U.S. INTERACTIVE, L.L.C.)
  • W48CN (Channel 48; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W61AI (Channel 61; ROCK HARBOR, FL; Owner: MAKO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W34AW (Channel 34; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WTSP (Channel 10; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMOR-TV (Channel 32; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: WMOR-TV COMPANY)
  • W33CC (Channel 33; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WSPF-CA (Channel 35; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: CITY OF ST. PETERSBURG)
  • W56EB (Channel 56; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WARP-CA (Channel 20; TAMPA-ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: SUNSHINE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WXAX-LP (Channel 26; CLEARWATER, FL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WRMD-LP (Channel 57; TAMPA, FL; Owner: ZGS TELEVISION OF TAMPA, INC.)

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