Manatee County

Manatee County, Florida

PO Box 25400
Bradenton, FL 34206
Phone: (941) 749-1800
Fax: (941) 741-4083
www.co.manatee.fl.us

On central Gulf coast, south of Tampa; organized Jan 9, 1855 from Hillsborough County. Name Origin: For the manatee, or sea cow, an endangered aquatic mammal found in the local waterways

Area (sq mi):: 892.75 (land 741.03; water 151.72) Population per square mile: 414.00
Population 2005: 306,779 State rank: 16 Population change: 2000-20005 16.20%; 1990-2000 24.70% Population 2000: 264,002 (White 80.60%; Black or African American 8.20%; Hispanic or Latino 9.30%; Asian 0.90%; Other 4.60%). Foreign born: 8.40%. Median age: 43.60
Income 2000: per capita $22,388; median household $38,673; Population below poverty level: 10.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $30,439-$31,669
Unemployment (2004): 4.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.80% Median travel time to work: 23.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 26.00%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Bradenton County seat (53,136)
  • Palmetto (13,132)

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    Michael Saunders & Company has 12 offices with three locations in Manatee County. Bradenton office: 4400 Manatee Ave.
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    (http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/state--regional/petition-replace-confederate-monument-with-statue-snooty-the-manatee/Va5PiSLUPc375R0i37aKXK/) The Palm Beach Post reported that two other petitions had also come up - one to (https://www.change.org/p/manatee-county-commission-rename-lakewood-ranch-in-honor-of-snooty) rename Lakewood Ranch, a planned community area in the city, after Snooty and another (https://www.change.org/p/manatee-county-board-of-education-name-the-new-high-school-in-manatee-county-florida-snooty-the-manatee-high-school-after-snooty-the-manatee) asked  that a new high school in Manatee County be called "Snooty the Manatee High school."
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