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Manatee County Census Data

HOUSEHOLDS AND FAMILIES: From 2005-2007 there were 132,000 households in Manatee County. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Families made up 65 percent of the households in Manatee County. This figure includes both married-couple families (51 percent) and other families (15 percent). Nonfamily households made up 35 percent of all households in Manatee County. Most of the nonfamily households were people living alone, but some were composed of people living in households in which no one was related to the householder.

The Types of Households in Manatee County, Florida in 2005-2007
Married-couple families
51%
Other families
15%
People living alone
28%
Other nonfamily households
7%
Percent of households

NATIVITY AND LANGUAGE: Twelve percent of the people living in Manatee County from 2005-2007 there were foreign born. Eighty-eight percent was native, including 29 percent who were born in Florida.

Among people at least five years old living in Manatee County from 2005-2007, 15 percent spoke a language other than English at home. Of those speaking a language other than English at home, 64 percent spoke Spanish and 36 percent spoke some other language; 52 percent reported that they did not speak English "very well."

GEOGRAPHIC MOBILITY: From 2005-2007, 82 percent of the people at least one year old living in Manatee County were living in the same residence one year earlier; 10 percent had moved during the past year from another residence in the same county, 4 percent from another county in the same state, 4 percent from another state, and 1 percent from abroad.

Geographic Mobility of Residents of Manatee County, Florida in 2005-2007
Same residence
82%
Different residence, same county
10%
Different county, same state
4%
Different state
4%
Abroad
1%
Percent of people age 1 year and over

EDUCATION: From 2005-2007, 86 percent of people 25 years and over had at least graduated from high school and 26 percent had a bachelor's degree or higher. Fourteen percent were dropouts; they were not enrolled in school and had not graduated from high school.

The total school enrollment in Manatee County was 64,000 from 2005-2007. Nursery school and kindergarten enrollment was 8,200 and elementary or high school enrollment was 43,000 children. College or graduate school enrollment was 13,000.

The Educational Attainment of People in Manatee County, Florida in 2005-2007
Graduate or professional degree
9%
Bachelor's degree
17%
Associate's degree
8%
Some college, no degree
20%
High school diploma or equivalency
32%
Less than high school diploma
14%
Percent of people 25 years and over

DISABILITY: In Manatee County, among people at least five years old from 2005-2007, 15 percent reported a disability. The likelihood of having a disability varied by age - from 6 percent of people 5 to 15 years old, to 11 percent of people 16 to 64 years old, and to 32 percent of those 65 and older.

INDUSTRIES: From 2005-2007, for the employed population 16 years and older, the leading industries in Manatee County were Educational services, and health care, and social assistance, 19 percent, and Retail trade, 14 percent.

Employment by Industry in Manatee County, Florida in 2005-2007
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining
1%
Construction
12%
Manufacturing
9%
Wholesale trade
3%
Retail trade
14%
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities
4%
Information
2%
Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing
8%
Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services
10%
Educational services, health care, and social assistance
19%
Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation, and food services
9%
Other Services (except public administration)
5%
Public administration
4%
Percent of employed people 16 years and over

OCCUPATIONS AND TYPE OF EMPLOYER: Among the most common occupations were: Management, professional, and related occupations, 30 percent; Sales and office occupations, 28 percent; Service occupations, 17 percent; Construction, extraction, maintenance and repair occupations, 12 percent; and Production, transportation, and material moving occupations, 12 percent. Eighty-two percent of the people employed were Private wage and salary workers; 12 percent was Federal, state, or local government workers; and 6 percent was Self-employed in own not incorporated business workers.

TRAVEL TO WORK: Eighty percent of Manatee County workers drove to work alone from 2005-2007, 11 percent carpooled, 1 percent took public transportation, and 3 percent used other means. The remaining 5 percent worked at home. Among those who commuted to work, it took them on average 23.3 minutes to get to work.

INCOME: The median income of households in Manatee County was $47,761. Seventy-one percent of the households received earnings and 24 percent received retirement income other than Social Security. Thirty-nine percent of the households received Social Security. The average income from Social Security was $15,594. These income sources are not mutually exclusive; that is, some households received income from more than one source.

POVERTY AND PARTICIPATION IN GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS: From 2005-2007, 11 percent of people were in poverty. Sixteen percent of related children under 18 were below the poverty level, compared with 7 percent of people 65 years old and over. Seven percent of all families and 25 percent of families with a female householder and no husband present had incomes below the poverty level.

Poverty Rates in Manatee County, Florida in 2005-2007
People age 65 and over
7%
Related children under 18 years
16%
All families
7%
Female householder families
25%
Percent below poverty level

POPULATION OF Manatee County: From 2005-2007, Manatee County had a total population of 311,000 - 159,000 (51 percent) females and 151,000 (49 percent) males. The median age was 43.1 years. Twenty-one percent of the population was under 18 years and 22 percent was 65 years and older.

The Age Distribution of People in Manatee County, Florida in 2005-2007
65 and over
22%
45 to 64
25%
25 to 44
24%
18 to 24
7%
Under 18
21%
Percent of population

For people reporting one race alone, 84 percent was White; 9 percent was Black or African American; less than 0.5 percent was American Indian and Alaska Native; 2 percent was Asian; less than 0.5 percent was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, and 5 percent was Some other race. One percent reported Two or more races. Thirteen percent of the people in Manatee County was Hispanic. Seventy-six percent of the people in Manatee County was White non-Hispanic. People of Hispanic origin may be of any race.

HOUSING CHARACTERISTICS: From 2005-2007, Manatee County had a total of 166,000 housing units, 20 percent of which were vacant. Of the total housing units, 55 percent was in single-unit structures, 27 percent was in multi-unit structures, and 18 percent was mobile homes. Thirty-four percent of the housing units were built since 1990.

The Types of Housing Units in Manatee County, Florida in 2005-2007
Single-unit structures
55%
In multi-unit structures
27%
Mobile homes
18%
Percent of housing units

OCCUPIED HOUSING UNIT CHARACTERISTICS: From 2005-2007, Manatee County had 132,000 occupied housing units - 97,000 (74 percent) owner occupied and 35,000 (26 percent) renter occupied. Six percent of the households did not have telephone service and 4 percent of the households did not have access to a car, truck, or van for private use. Multi Vehicle households were not rare. Thirty-nine percent had two vehicles and another 13 percent had three or more.

HOUSING COSTS: The median monthly housing costs for mortgaged owners was $1,501, nonmortgaged owners $437, and renters $912. Forty-six percent of owners with mortgages, 17 percent of owners without mortgages, and 53 percent of renters in Manatee County spent 30 percent or more of household income on housing.

Occupants with a Housing Cost Burden in Manatee County, Florida in 2005-2007
Owners with mortgage
46%
Owners without mortgage
17%
Renters
53%
Percent paying 30 percent or more of income for housing

Social Characteristics

Estimate

Percent

U.S.

Margin of Error

Average household size

2.32

(X)

2.60

+/-0.03

Average family size

2.82

(X)

3.19

+/-0.05

Population 25 years and over

222,173

+/-392

High school graduate or higher

(X)

85.7

84.0%

(X)

Bachelor's degree or higher

(X)

25.7

27.0%

(X)

Civilian veterans (civilian population 18 years and over)

33,941

13.9

10.4%

+/-1,362

Disability status (population 5 years and over)

44,359

15.4

15.1%

+/-1,969

Foreign born

37,091

11.9

12.5%

+/-2,507

Male, Now married, except separated (population 15 years and over)

72,269

58.5

52.6%

+/-1,595

Female, Now married, except separated (population 15 years and over)

69,523

52.6

48.5%

+/-1,683

Speak a language other than English at home (population 5 years and over)

43,655

15.0

19.5%

+/-1,916

Household population

306,846

+/-239

Group quarters population

(X)

(X)

(X)

(X)

Economic Characteristics

Estimate

Percent

U.S.

Margin of Error

In labor force (population 16 years and over)

145,343

57.8

64.7%

+/-1,717

Mean travel time to work in minutes (workers 16 years and over)

23.3

(X)

25.1

+/-0.6

Median household income (in 2007 inflation-adjusted dollars)

47,761

(X)

50,007

+/-1,006

Median family income (in 2007 inflation-adjusted dollars)

55,778

(X)

60,374

+/-1,825

Per capita income (in 2007 inflation-adjusted dollars)

27,517

(X)

26,178

+/-600

Families below poverty level

(X)

7.3

9.8%

(X)

Individuals below poverty level

(X)

10.9

13.3%

(X)

Housing Characteristics

Estimate

Percent

U.S.

Margin of Error

Total housing units

165,505

+/-131

Occupied housing units

131,981

79.7

88.4%

+/-1,825

Owner-occupied housing units

97,009

73.5

67.3%

+/-1,965

Renter-occupied housing units

34,972

26.5

32.7%

+/-1,648

Vacant housing units

33,524

20.3

11.6%

+/-1,848

Owner-occupied homes

97,009

+/-1,965

Median value (dollars)

231,000

(X)

181,800

+/-3,615

Median of selected monthly owner costs

With a mortgage (dollars)

1,501

(X)

1,427

+/-37

Not mortgaged (dollars)

437

(X)

402

+/-12

Demographic Estimates

Estimate

Percent

U.S.

Margin of Error

Total population

310,764

*****

Male

151,470

48.7

49.2%

+/-223

Female

159,294

51.3

50.8%

+/-223

Median age (years)

43.1

(X)

36.4

+/-0.2

Under 5 years

19,194

6.2

6.9%

+/-43

18 years and over

244,353

78.6

75.3%

+/-164

65 years and over

69,312

22.3

12.5%

+/-168

One race

307,496

98.9

97.9%

+/-691

White

259,281

83.4

74.1%

+/-2,191

Black or African American

26,140

8.4

12.4%

+/-1,157

American Indian and Alaska Native

694

0.2

0.8%

+/-303

Asian

5,113

1.6

4.3%

+/-502

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

668

0.2

0.1%

+/-936

Some other race

15,600

5.0

6.2%

+/-2,161

Two or more races

3,268

1.1

2.1%

+/-691

Hispanic or Latino (of any race)

38,921

12.5

14.7%

*****



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005-2007 American Community Survey

Explanation of Symbols:
'***' - The median falls in the lowest interval or upper interval of an open-ended distribution. A statistical test is not appropriate.
'*****' - The estimate is controlled. A statistical test for sampling variability is not appropriate.
'N' - Data for this geographic area cannot be displayed because the number of sample cases is too small.
'(X)' - The value is not applicable or not available.
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