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Bradenton, Florida

Bradenton is a city located in Manatee County, Florida. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 49,504. It is the county seat of Manatee County6.


Bradenton is located at 27°29'18" North, 82°34'40" West (27.488217, -82.577743)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 37.4 km² (14.4 mi²). 31.4 km² (12.1 mi²) of it is land and 6.0 km² (2.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 16.14% water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 49,504 people, 21,379 households, and 12,720 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,578.3/km² (4,088.5/mi²). There are 24,887 housing units at an average density of 793.5/km² (2,055.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 78.14% White, 15.11% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.79% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 3.91% from other races, and 1.71% from two or more races. 11.26% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 21,379 households out of which 23.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.5% are married couples living together, 12.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 40.5% are non-families. 34.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 17.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.24 and the average family size is 2.85.

In the city the population is spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 25.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 90.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 85.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $34,902, and the median income for a family is $42,366. Males have a median income of $28,262 versus $23,292 for females. The per capita income for the city is $20,133. 13.6% of the population and 9.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 22.3% are under the age of 18 and 8.2% are 65 or older.

Nearby Sarasota, Florida has Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, which serves Bradenton.