Manatee County, Florida
Manatee County is part of the Tampa Bay region of Florida, along with Sarasota, Polk, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, and Citrus counties. Incorporated cities and towns in Manatee County include the county seat of Bradenton, Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, Palmetto, and Longboat Key. The county?s population is over 300,000.
Major industries include retail trade, agriculture, tourism, and retirement. Other important parts of the Manatee County economy are manufacturing, agribusiness, and fishing. The cost of living in Manatee County is slightly higher than the rest of the state.
Manatee County's largest private sector employers are Bealls Inc., Manatee Memorial Hospital, Tropicana Products, Inc., and Publix. Major public sector employers are Manatee County School District, Manatee County Government, and Manatee County Sheriff?s Department. Bealls of Florida is headquartered in Manatee County.
The county seat is Bradenton, an old-Florida town that dates to the 1880s. As such, tourism is a strong economic driver, with tourists enjoying the warm weather and maritime recreation such as fishing. Bradenton also hosts a Tropicana juice production facility.
Manatee County Florida Cities
There are 14 cities in Manatee County Florida. These are listed below. Click on a link for details.
Manatee County has a population of approximately 333,895 people. The population increased 3.4% from 2010 to 2012. This compared to a 2.7% increase for the State of Florida and a 1.7% increase for the country as a whole. Manatee County is 742.93 square miles and had a population density of 434.5 Persons per square mile in 2010. This compared to 350.6 for Florida and 87.4 for the country.
There are 173,660 housing units in Manatee County (a housing unit is defined by the US Census Bureau as a house, apartment, mobile home, group of rooms, or single room that is occupied as separate living quarters.) Manatee County has a 73.0% homeownership rate compared to Florida's rate of 69.0%. Manatee County's medium household income in 2011 was $48,181, which is higher than the medium income for Florida as a whole: $47,827.
2010 to 2012
2007 to 2011
13.6% of the population in Manatee County lives below the poverty line, compared to 14.7% in Florida and 14.3% nationwide. Additional Information:
- Manatee County Census Data
- University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research - Manatee County
Manatee County Economic Activity
The U.S. Bureau of the Census, Economic , 2007 calculated the total value manufacturing, merchant wholesaler, retail sales and food service sales in Manatee County. The Census measured activity of large and medium-sized firms during calendar year 2007. It does not include every aspect of the economy but can be used as a measure of economic activity.
At $9,029 million, Manatee County's economic activity represents 1.43% of the Florida economy.
|Merchant wholesaler sales||$1,725||19.1%|
|Accommodation and food services sales||$444||4.9%|
Manatee County Regional Comparisons
Manatee County is located in the Tampa Bay Region. This region is responsible for 22.6% of Florida's economic activity. Manatee County represents 6.3% of the region's economy.
2010 to 2012
2007 to 2011
Manatee Real Estate
There are 156,039 properties in Manatee County. The following table shows a summary of them based on 2013 sales data.
|Usage Type||Property Count||%||Sales Count||Median Price||Median Price/Ft||Sales From||To|
|Commercial Property||0||0.00||143||$350,000||$148||January 1st, 2013||September 1st, 2013|
|Government Property||1,274||0.82||2||$475,950||$51||June 1st, 2013||August 1st, 2013|
|Residential Property||0||0.00||8,337||$145,000||$90||January 1st, 2013||September 1st, 2013|
Commercial Real Estate in Manatee County, Florida
0( .00%) of the properties in Manatee County are classified as Commercial. 143 of them sold between January 1st, 2013 and September 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $124,949,500. The median sales price was $350,000. In 2013 the median sales price for A Class Commercial Property in Manatee County was $654 per sq ft, B Class properties sold for $148/ft and C Class $39/ft.
Government Real Estate in Manatee County, Florida
1,274( .82%) of the properties in Manatee County are classified as Government. 2 of them sold between June 1st, 2013 and August 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $951,900. The median sales price was $475,950. In 2013 the median sales price for Government Property in Manatee County was $51 per sq ft.
Residential Real Estate in Manatee County, Florida
0( .00%) of the properties in Manatee County are classified as Residential. 8,337 of them sold between January 1st, 2013 and September 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $1,889,561,000. The median sales price was $145,000. In 2013 the median sales price for A Class Residential Property in Manatee County was $184 per sq ft, B Class properties sold for $90/ft and C Class $36/ft.
Manatee Market Data
|Property Usage||Property Count||Total Sq Ft|
|Hotel & Motel||658||2,370,186|
|Sports & Entertaining||127||1,623,895|