Palmetto, Florida

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Population in 2017: 13,661 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +8.7%
 
Males: 6,307  (46.2%)
Females: 7,354  (53.8%)
Median resident age:

48.5 years
Florida median age:

42.0 years

Zip codes: 34221.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $48,723 (it was $34,093 in 2000)
Palmetto:

$48,723
FL:

$52,594

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,794 (it was $17,724 in 2000)

Palmetto city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $181,516 (it was $74,500 in 2000)
Palmetto:

$181,516
FL:

$214,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $190,904; detached houses: $204,355; townhouses or other attached units: $279,587; in 2-unit structures: $114,288; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $207,321; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $462,175; mobile homes: $60,150; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $245,397

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,004.

March 2019 cost of living index in Palmetto: 94.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 19.2%
(10.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.8% for Black residents, 39.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.2% for other race residents, 69.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Palmetto, FL (2017)
    • 8,83761.7%White alone
    • 3,89927.2%Hispanic
    • 1,3589.5%Black alone
    • 1350.9%Two or more races
    • 530.4%Other race alone
    • 330.2%American Indian alone
    • 250.2%Asian alone

Races in Palmetto detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Florida and other state lists, there were 127 registered sex offenders living in Palmetto, Florida as of July 10, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Palmetto is 110 to 1.


Crime rates in Palmetto by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.3)
1
(7.0)
2
(14.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(13.7)
2
(15.7)
4
(30.9)
1
(7.7)
2
(15.3)
2
(15.2)
1
(7.5)
1
(7.4)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
5
(37.2)
7
(51.0)
12
(84.6)
9
(63.0)
6
(41.5)
2
(13.7)
7
(54.8)
9
(69.5)
15
(116.2)
9
(69.0)
4
(30.3)
13
(97.2)
8
(58.9)
6
(43.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
44
(327.7)
58
(422.2)
76
(535.7)
86
(602.4)
82
(567.4)
59
(405.4)
33
(258.3)
21
(162.2)
22
(170.4)
31
(237.7)
18
(136.5)
18
(134.6)
19
(139.9)
5
(36.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
169
(1,259)
221
(1,609)
231
(1,628)
156
(1,093)
159
(1,100)
138
(948.2)
117
(915.6)
101
(780.0)
87
(673.8)
71
(544.5)
75
(568.7)
62
(463.7)
61
(449.2)
61
(441.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
159
(1,184)
252
(1,834)
208
(1,466)
284
(1,989)
220
(1,522)
249
(1,711)
182
(1,424)
137
(1,058)
125
(968.2)
90
(690.2)
135
(1,024)
55
(411.3)
69
(508.1)
63
(456.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
559
(4,163)
539
(3,923)
513
(3,616)
468
(3,278)
326
(2,256)
390
(2,680)
331
(2,590)
272
(2,101)
398
(3,083)
337
(2,584)
377
(2,858)
344
(2,573)
309
(2,275)
351
(2,542)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
57
(424.5)
47
(342.1)
54
(380.6)
46
(322.2)
34
(235.2)
22
(151.2)
29
(227.0)
22
(169.9)
14
(108.4)
21
(161.0)
28
(212.3)
13
(97.2)
17
(125.2)
25
(181.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(22.3)
5
(36.4)
2
(14.1)
2
(14.0)
8
(55.4)
2
(13.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(15.4)
1
(7.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.5)
1
(7.4)
1
(7.2)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)663.2816.4845.8773.8639.0588.8557.2493.7494.1430.7412.2365.3330.2282.1

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City-data.com crime index in Palmetto, FL

Crime rate in Palmetto detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 48 (35 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.53
Florida average:

2.08
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Ancestries: American (20.3%), English (7.9%), German (6.6%), Irish (3.6%), Italian (2.5%), Swedish (1.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 10 feet

Land area: 4.32 square miles.

Population density: 3,166 people per square mile   (average).

Palmetto, Florida map

1,376 residents are foreign born (7.6% Latin America, 1.2% North America).

This city:

9.6%
Florida:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,598 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,109 (1.0%)

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

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Petersburg, FL (18.8 miles , pop. 248,232).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (792.1 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Memphis, FL (1.2 miles ),
Bradenton, FL (1.5 miles ),
West Bradenton, FL (1.6 miles ),
Ellenton, FL (1.8 miles ),
West Samoset, FL (1.9 miles ),
Samoset, FL (2.0 miles ),
South Bradenton, FL (2.1 miles ),
Bayshore Gardens, FL (2.5 miles )

Latitude: 27.52 N, Longitude: 82.58 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +796 (+5.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 981 (16.9%)

Area code: 941

Distribution of median household income in Palmetto, FL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Palmetto, FL in 2017
Palmetto satellite photo by USGS

Palmetto tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 51 buildings, average cost: $249,000
  • 2007: 24 buildings, average cost: $164,700
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $239,800
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $312,200
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $72,000
  • 2014: 9 buildings, average cost: $287,900
  • 2015: 10 buildings, average cost: $147,600
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $147,700
  • 2017: 6 buildings, average cost: $147,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Palmetto, FL residents
Average permit cost in Palmetto, FL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.1%
Florida:

3.3%
Historical population in Palmetto, FL
Historical housing units in Palmetto, FL

Population change in the 1990s: +2,837 (+29.1%).
Most common industries in Palmetto, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (10.8%)
  • Health care (8.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.9%)
  • Public administration (6.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.3%)
  • Educational services (5.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (18.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.4%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (4.6%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.7%)
  • Public administration (9.3%)
  • Educational services (9.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.2%)
  • Social assistance (4.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Palmetto, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.6%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (2.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.5%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.6%)
  • Carpenters (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.9%)

Average climate in Palmetto, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Palmetto, Florida environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 66.7. This is about average.

City:

66.7
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2007 was 0.288. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.288
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.88. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.88
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.48. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.48
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 16.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.8
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.96. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.96
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 0.00408. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00408
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Palmetto-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Florida state average. It is 30% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/31/1958, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.2 miles away from the Palmetto city center injured 4 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 4/4/1966, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 30.7 miles away from the city center killed 11 people and injured 530 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Palmetto-area historical earthquake activity is near Florida state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 265.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 376.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/31/1992 at 14:59:39, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 220.7 miles away from Palmetto center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 467.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 399.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/1997 at 14:57:35, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, Depth: 20.5 mi) earthquake occurred 273.5 miles away from Palmetto center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Manatee County (25) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 10, Tropical Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Fires: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Freeze: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Palmetto topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Palmetto:

  • RIVIERA PALMS REHABILITATION CENTER (926 HABEN BLVD)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Palmetto:

  • SHORES HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; BRADENTON, FL)
  • WESTMINSTER COMMUNITIES OF BRADENTON WESTMINSTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; BRADENTON, FL)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; BRADENTON, FL)
  • MANATEE SURGICAL CENTER INC (Hospital, about 2 miles away; BRADENTON, FL)
  • FLORIDA HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; BRADENTON, FL)
  • MANATEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; BRADENTON, FL)
  • MANATEE HEALTHCARE AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; BRADENTON, FL)

Airports located in Palmetto:

Amtrak stations near Palmetto:

  • 7 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.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Palmetto:

  • State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota (about 7 miles; Bradenton, FL; Full-time enrollment: 8,012)
  • Eckerd College (about 16 miles; Saint Petersburg, FL; FT enrollment: 2,437)
  • University of South Florida-St Petersburg (about 18 miles; St. Petersburg, FL; FT enrollment: 4,459)
  • St Petersburg College (about 28 miles; Clearwater, FL; FT enrollment: 21,467)
  • Hillsborough Community College (about 30 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 19,838)
  • The University of Tampa (about 31 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 7,216)
  • Strayer University-Florida (about 33 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 2,723)

Public high schools in Palmetto:

Private high school in Palmetto:

  • AMI KIDS MANATEE (Students: 44, Location: 906 17TH ST W, Grades: 6-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Palmetto:

Private elementary/middle school in Palmetto:

  • SUNCOAST BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 18, Location: 1816 10TH ST W, Grades: PK-7)
See full list of schools located in Palmetto

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Palmetto: Manatee Agricultural Center (A), Lemon Spur Railroad Station (B), Richfield Railroad Station (C), Southern Dolomite Company Railroad Station (D), Palmetto Plaza (E), North River Fire District Station 1 (F), Manatee County Sheriff's Office (G), Palmetto Police Department (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Palmetto Village Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Palmetto include: First United Methodist Church of Palmetto (A), Palmetto Assembly of God (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Skyway Memorial Gardens (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Best Western Inn (5218 17th Street East), Bowman Mark (1419 Us Highway 301 N).

Birthplace of: Alvoid Mays - Football player, Bill Manfull - Craftsman Truck series NASCAR driver (born: Palmetto, FL), George Dickie - Art critic, Justin Playdon - College football player (Sacred Heart Pioneers), Keith Smith (outfielder) - Baseball player.

Manatee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Palmetto and their reported violations in the past:

SOUTHEASTERN GUIDE DOGS/ADMINISTRATION (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (OCT-17-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-17-2009), St Public Notif received (SEP-30-2009), St Public Notif requested (SEP-30-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In OCT-01-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (OCT-17-2012)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In OCT-01-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (OCT-17-2012)
  • One minor monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Palmetto that have no violations reported:

  • UTOPIA PACKING LLC (Population served: 55, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Florida:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

65.3%
Whole state:

65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.1%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in Palmetto in 2010:

  • 110 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 101 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 18 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 6 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Palmetto in 2000:

  • 931 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 197 people in nursing homes
  • 9 people in unknown juvenile institutions

Banks with branches in Palmetto (2011 data):

  • First America Bank: Palmetto Branch at 410 8th Avenue West, branch established on 1998/12/07. Info updated 2010/04/05: Bank assets: $258.8 mil, Deposits: $220.8 mil, headquarters in Bradenton, FL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: First America Holdings Corporation
  • Bank of the Ozarks: Palmetto Branch at 501 8th Ave West, branch established on 2005/10/28. Info updated 2011/05/03: Bank assets: $3,828.0 mil, Deposits: $2,955.2 mil, headquarters in Little Rock, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 115 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of The Ozarks Inc
  • Bank of America, National Association: Downtown Palmetto Branch at 700 8th Avenue West, branch established on 1947/01/03. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • BMO Harris Bank National Association: Palmetto Branch at 1301 8th Avenue West, branch established on 1994/06/11. Info updated 2011/07/14: Bank assets: $97,264.0 mil, Deposits: $75,624.6 mil, headquarters in Chicago, IL, positive income, 717 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of Montreal
  • First Bank: Haben Boulevard Branch at 995 North Haben Boulevard, branch established on 2003/11/24. Info updated 2007/12/04: Bank assets: $6,579.8 mil, Deposits: $5,800.6 mil, headquarters in Creve Coeur, MO, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 148 total offices, Holding Company: First Banks, Inc.
  • Urban Trust Bank: 10th St Branch at 508 10th St E, branch established on 2008/06/30. Info updated 2011/12/08: Bank assets: $597.3 mil, Deposits: $489.5 mil, headquarters in Lake Mary, FL, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 25 total offices
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Palmeto Branch at 510 7th Street West, branch established on 1987/02/27. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

For population 15 years and over in Palmetto:

Marital status in Palmetto, FL
  • Never married: 26.3%
  • Now married: 47.3%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 11.0%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

For population 25 years and over in Palmetto:

  • High school or higher: 83.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.2
Florida average:

12.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Palmetto
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Palmetto:

(Palmetto, Florida Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Palmetto, FL (based on Manatee County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic50,7009
Evangelical Protestant48,255158
Mainline Protestant17,18040
Black Protestant2,51918
Other2,34717
Orthodox9602
None200,872-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 63
This county:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Here:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 44
Manatee County:

1.40 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 73
Manatee County:

2.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 211
This county:

6.72 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Manatee County:

9.1%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Manatee County:

22.7%
Florida:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

19.8%
Florida:

14.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Palmetto:

48.4%
Florida:

50.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Palmetto:

45.1%
Florida:

48.5%

Average BMI:
Palmetto:

28.6
Florida:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Palmetto:

21.1%
Florida:

19.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.3%
Florida:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Palmetto:

6.9
Florida:

6.9

Overweight people:
This city:

33.3%
Florida:

34.8%

General health condition:
Palmetto:

53.3%
Florida:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.0%
Florida:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Palmetto, FL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 35$137,288$47,0702$2,905
Other and Unallocable 19$74,134$46,8217$10,968
Financial Administration 10$32,716$39,2590$0
Parks and Recreation 10$32,034$38,4410$0
Streets and Highways 9$25,705$34,2730$0
Water Supply 8$22,773$34,1600$0
Police - Other 7$20,232$34,6835$5,021
Sewerage 6$18,569$37,1380$0
Other Government Administration 6$28,556$57,1126$6,675
Solid Waste Management 1$3,534$42,4080$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 111$395,541$42,76120$25,569

Palmetto government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $956,000 ($69.98)
    Sewerage: $111,000 ($8.13)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,833,000 ($280.58)
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,780,000 ($203.50)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,180,000 ($159.58)
    General - Other: $2,069,000 ($151.45)
    Central Staff Services: $1,934,000 ($141.57)
    Water Utilities: $1,807,000 ($132.27)
    Sewerage: $1,113,000 ($81.47)
    Financial Administration: $702,000 ($51.39)
    Parks and Recreation: $638,000 ($46.70)
    Regular Highways: $635,000 ($46.48)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $504,000 ($36.89)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $261,000 ($19.11)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $186,000 ($13.62)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,392,000 ($101.90)
    Parks and Recreation: $698,000 ($51.09)
    Natural Resources - Other: $117,000 ($8.56)
    Regular Highways: $104,000 ($7.61)
    Police Protection: $8,000 ($0.59)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($0.37)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $262,000 ($19.18)

Palmetto government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,803,000 ($205.18)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,990,000 ($145.67)
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,155,000 ($84.55)
    Other: $921,000 ($67.42)
    Regular Highways: $102,000 ($7.47)
    Parks and Recreation: $31,000 ($2.27)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $15,000 ($1.10)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $497,000 ($36.38)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $407,000 ($29.79)
    Interest Earnings: $135,000 ($9.88)
    Rents: $114,000 ($8.34)
    Sale of Property: $80,000 ($5.86)
    Special Assessments: $60,000 ($4.39)
    Fines and Forfeits: $53,000 ($3.88)
    Donations From Private Sources: $16,000 ($1.17)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,373,000 ($246.91)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,302,000 ($95.31)
    Highways: $116,000 ($8.49)
    Other: $55,000 ($4.03)
  • Tax - Property: $6,557,000 ($479.98)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,507,000 ($110.31)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $1,244,000 ($91.06)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,158,000 ($84.77)
    Other License: $408,000 ($29.87)
    Other Selective Sales: $68,000 ($4.98)

Palmetto government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,146,000 ($1108.70)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,019,000 ($1026.21)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,127,000 ($82.50)

Palmetto government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,895,000 ($870.73)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,928,000 ($360.73)

9.99% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($88,543 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.99%
Florida average:

7.69%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($994 average AGI)
Manatee County:

0.05%
Florida average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Sarasota County, FL  2.00% ($55,082 average AGI)
from Hillsborough County, FL  0.59% ($59,039)
from Pinellas County, FL  0.47% ($61,837)


6.66% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($56,319 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.66%
Florida average:

6.59%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($527 average AGI)
Manatee County:

0.05%
Florida average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Sarasota County, FL  1.53% ($65,239 average AGI)
to Hillsborough County, FL  0.57% ($52,684)
to Pinellas County, FL  0.41% ($50,972)
Businesses in Palmetto, FL
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2Long John Silver's1
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Publix Super Markets1
Circle K2Subway3
DHL1T-Mobile1
Dairy Queen1Taco Bell1
Domino's Pizza1Tire Kingdom1
FedEx5U-Haul2
H&R Block1UPS5
KFC1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1

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.)
  • WLSS (930 AM; 5 kW; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: WGUL-FM, INC.)
  • WHNZ (1250 AM; 25 kW; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WIBQ (1220 AM; 5 kW; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: NOVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTIS (1110 AM; daytime; 10 kW; TAMPA, FL; Owner: WTIS-AM, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

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)
  • WYUU (92.5 FM; SAFETY HARBOR, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Palmetto:

  • WSVT-LP (Channel 18; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WWSB (Channel 40; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCAST CORPORATION OF SARASOTA)
  • WEDU (Channel 3; TAMPA, FL; Owner: FLORIDA WEST COAST PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • WVEA-TV (Channel 62; VENICE, FL; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WMOR-TV (Channel 32; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: WMOR-TV COMPANY)
  • WTSP (Channel 10; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WRMD-LP (Channel 57; TAMPA, FL; Owner: ZGS TELEVISION OF TAMPA, INC.)
  • WXAX-LP (Channel 26; CLEARWATER, FL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORP.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Palmetto fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 36ft / 11.3mTotal length
  • 26,625Total average daily traffic
  • 4,357Total average daily truck traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Palmetto)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 92 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Palmetto, FL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 57 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 198 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Palmetto)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Palmetto)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 43 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED12$129,56217$181,67843$200,2264$91,15817$213,920
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$305,3203$210,0836$135,3951$76,7100$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$108,9698$229,36637$160,8925$69,9207$126,350
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$139,6503$100,85719$227,0631$59,7803$120,597
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$66,6501$92,1005$210,4280$01$134,680

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0013.00 , 0014.01, 0015.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$96,5850$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$125,5101$77,550
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0013.00 , 0014.01, 0015.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Palmetto, FL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Palmetto, FL - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 109. The highest number of reported fires - 168 took place in 2010, and the least - 41 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Palmetto, FL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (45.9%), and Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires (26.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Palmetto, FL
    • 80245.9%Outside Fires
    • 46426.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 43925.1%Structure Fires
    • 442.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Palmetto, FL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Palmetto, Florida:

  • Bayshore Inn, 3512 US 41 N, Palmetto, Florida 34221 , Phone: (941) 722-7761, Fax: (941) 721-4974
  • Parkway Motel, 713 17TH St W, Palmetto, Florida 34221
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Palmetto, Florida
Most common first names in Palmetto, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert17374.4 years
James12972.5 years
Mary12779.2 years
John12677.2 years
William12376.6 years
Charles9674.7 years
George7378.3 years
Dorothy7079.4 years
Helen6580.3 years
Richard6370.8 years
Most common last names in Palmetto, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7877.0 years
Johnson6474.0 years
Williams4772.2 years
Brown4175.6 years
Anderson3477.5 years
Davis2977.1 years
Thomas2873.8 years
Martin2675.9 years
Wilson2474.4 years
Taylor2475.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Palmetto, FL
  • 94.5%Electricity
  • 3.8%Utility gas
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Palmetto, FL
  • 97.5%Electricity
  • 1.9%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Utility gas


Palmetto compared to Florida state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Palmetto on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms (population 1,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of murders per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 100 high-educated but low-earning cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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