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Manatee County Profile

County Seat: Bradenton
Nearest MSA: Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice
Largest Cities: 1 Bradenton
2 Palmetto
3 Holmes Beach
Miles* To:
Tallahassee ................................... 230
Orlando ................................... 103
Tampa ................................... 33
Jacksonville ................................... 201
Miami ................................... 190
Atlanta ................................... 448
Chicago ................................... 1034
Dallas ................................... 927
New York ................................... 1035
*Miles are calculated from county seat.
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Time Zone: Eastern
Local Area Code(s): 941
Manatee
1980: 148,445
1990: 211,707
2007: 315,108
2015(p): 358,400
2030(p): 440,500
(p) Denotes Projected Population
Florida
9,746,961
12,938,071
18,251,243
20,955,900
25,340,700
Average Temperature High Low
January: 71 49
July: 91 73
Florida Mean Annual Precipitation 53
Average Annual Rain Days 107
(2006)
In-Migration 20,988
Out-Migration 16,528
Net-Migration 4,460
*Estimates based on IRS Statistics of Income data
(2007)
Labor Force 153,644
Labor Force % of County Population 48.8
Number in County Unemployed 6,091
Unemployment Rate 4.0%
N/D = No Data Manatee Florida
(2006)
Average Annual Employment 147,553 7,952,023
Natural Resources & Mining N/D
Construction 7.2% 8.0%
Manufacturing 6.8% 5.1%
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 14.9% 20.8%
Information 0.9% 2.1%
Financial Activities 3.5% 6.9%
Professional & Business Services 22.4% 17.0%
Education & Health Services 9.1% 18.4%
Leisure & Hospitality 8.1% 11.4%
Other Services 2.3% 3.1%
Public administration 3.9% 5.8%
Unclassified 0.1% 0.1%

Average Annual Wage
(2006)
All Industries $33,744
Construction $40,486
Education & Health Services $36,399
Financial Activities $42,362
Information $42,666
Leisure & Hospitality $18,577
Manufacturing $44,166
Natural Resources & Mining N/D
Other Services $24,424
Professional & Business Services $32,966
Public administration $40,781
Trade, Transportation and Utilities $31,701
Unclassified $27,806
Manatee Florida
2004 $33,740 $32,618
2005 $36,832 $34,798
2006 $39,071 $36,720
Major Private Sector Employers

Manatee County School Board
Business Line: Public Education
Number of Employees. - 4,528

Beall's Inc
Business Line: Corporate Headquarters, Distribution
Number of Employees - 1,811

Tropicana Products, Inc.
Business Line: Orange Juice & Juice Beverages
Number of Employees - 1,800

Manatee Memorial Healthcare System
Business Line: Hospital
Number of Employees - 1,400

Blake Medical Center
Business Line: Hospital
Number of Employees - 1,200

Gevity HR
Business Line: Employee Leasing
Number of Employees - 500

Hi-Stat Manufacturing
Business Line: Temperature and Speed Sensors
Number of Employees - 500

SYSCO Food Services- West Coast Florida
Business Line: Food Distribution
Number of Employees - 499

Manatee Community College
Business Line: Post-Secondary Education
Number of Employees. - 404

Manatee Glens Corporation
Business Line: Behavioral Health
Number of Employees - 400

Federal Interstates I-75; I-275
Federal Highways US-41; US-301
State Highways SR-64; SR-70; SR-62; SR-684; SR-789
Railroads CSX Transportation
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Commerical Airline Service: Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport
# Runways 2
Longest Paved Runway(ft.) 9500
General Aviation Airports Airport Manatee

Local Deep Water Port Port Manatee
Miles to Closest Port 5
COUNTY
Countywide Ad Valorem Millage Rates:
Government 6.3869
Schools 7.6660
Special 0.6780
Total 14.7309

Ad Valorem Tax Exemption: Yes
Retail Sales Tax (Local Option) 0.50
Federal Enterprise Zone No
State Enterprise Zone EZ-4101, EZ-4102
STATE
Corporate Income Tax 5.5%
Personal Income Tax 0.0%
Retail Sales Tax 6.0%
Electric Companies:
  • Peace River
  • FPL

  • Natural Gas Companies:
  • TECO/People's Gas Systems

  • Telephone Companies:
  • Verizon

  • Water & Sewer Companies:
  • Bradenton Public Works
  • Palmetto Public Works
  • Manatee County Public Works


  • Exisiting Industrial Zoned Land Yes
    Number of Acres 20,000
    Largest Available Contiguous Parcel 250

    Industrial Parks Yes
    Number of Acres 4,000
    Largest Available Contiguous Parcel 200

    Foreign Trade Zones Yes
    Zone Number(s) 169
    Public
    Schools
    Teachers Enrollments
    Elementary: 33 1,201 21,020
    Secondary: 16 1,044 21,482
    Totals: 49 2,245 42,502

    Private Schools Available: Yes
    POST SECONDARY EDUCATION SERVING THE COUNTY:

    Colleges/Universities:
  • Ringling School of Art & Design
  • University of South Florida
  • New College
  • Argosy University
  • Eckerd College

  • Junior/Community Colleges:
  • Manatee Community College

  • Vocational/Technical Schools:
  • Manatee Technical Institute
  • Sarasota County Technical Institute

  • Other Schools:
  • IMG Academics - International Sports Training
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Cost of Living
    Price Level Index, (2007)
    Florida State Average = 100
    Sample
    Total 96.90
    Food 101.22
    Housing 94.17
    Medical Care 95.16
    Personal Goods and Services 100.16
    Transportation 97.65
    Medical Services:
  • Blake Medical Center
  • Lakewood Ranch Hospital
  • Manatee Memorial Hospital

  • Recreational Opportunities:
  • Baseball
  • Boating
  • Golf
  • Ice Skating & Hockey
  • Kickball
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports

  • Historical Points Of Interest:
  • DeSoto National Memorial
  • Florida Gulf Coast Railroad Museum
  • Gamble Plantation
  • Manatee Village Historical Park
  • Ringling Art Museum
  • Ringling Mansion
  • South Florida Museum

  • Cultural Events/Festivals:
  • Anna Maria Island Springfest
  • Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival
  • Florida Heritage Festival
  • Florida West Coast Symphony
  • Green Bridge Arts Festival
  • Manatee County Fair
  • Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
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