Manatee County, FL

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Population

394,855

2.41% growth

Median Age

48.7


Median Household Income

$59,956

8.48% growth

Poverty Rate

13.4%


Number of Employees

171,037

5.15% growth

Median Property Value

$254,100

8.64% growth

About

In 2018, Manatee County, FL had a population of 395k people with a median age of 48.7 and a median household income of $59,956. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Manatee County, FL grew from 385,571 to 394,855, a 2.41% increase and its median household income grew from $55,268 to $59,956, a 8.48% increase.

The population of Manatee County, FL is 70.8% White Alone, 16.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 8.03% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Manatee County, FL speak a non-English language, and 92.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Manatee County, FL are State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota (1,884 degrees awarded in 2017), Manatee Technical College (825 degrees), and University of South Florida-Sarasota-Manatee (547 degrees).

The median property value in Manatee County, FL is $254,100, and the homeownership rate is 74%. Most people in Manatee County, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Manatee County, FL is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Manatee County, FL employs 171k people. The largest industries in Manatee County, FL are Retail Trade (24,690 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (21,884 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (15,609 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,956), Public Administration ($57,875), and Finance & Insurance ($51,871).

Median household income in Manatee County, FL is $59,956. Males in Manatee County, FL have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,612. The income inequality in Manatee County, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.474, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$59,956

2018 value

± $2,429

8.48%

1 Year Growth

± 5.49%

Households in Manatee County, FL have a median annual income of $59,956, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $55,268 in 2017, which represents a 8.48% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,257

Average Male Salary

± $878

$46,612

Average Female Salary

± $604

In 2018, full-time male employees in Florida made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $56,219 ± $3,256

  2. White

    $51,352 ± $590

  3. American Indian

    $40,596 ± $5,196

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Florida workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.09 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Florida by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Manatee County, FL is from Florida.

0.474

2018 Wage GINI

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Florida was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.214% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2018 the GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Florida in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Florida across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 20.16

  2. Census Tract 20.15

  3. Census Tract 20.14

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Manatee County, FL was Census Tract 20.16 with a value of $120,810, followed by Census Tract 20.15 and Census Tract 20.14, with respective values of $98,688 and $98,088.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Manatee County, FL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Manatee County, FL (48.2k out of 359k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    36,869 ± 1,492

  2. Hispanic

    15,814 ± 1,019

  3. Black

    8,167 ± 760

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Manatee County, FL is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

171k

2018 Value

± 8,218

5.15%

1 Year growth

± 6.47%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Manatee County, FL grew at a rate of 5.15%, from 163k employees to 171k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Manatee County, FL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (20,159 people), Sales & Related Occupations (19,329 people), and Management Occupations (18,605 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Manatee County, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Manatee County, FL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (20,159 people), Sales & Related Occupations (19,329 people), and Management Occupations (18,605 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Manatee County, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.49 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.38 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.37 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Manatee County, FL, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($90,156), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($80,232), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($76,594).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

171k

2018 Value

± 8,218

5.15%

1 Year growth

± 6.47%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Manatee County, FL grew at a rate of 5.15%, from 163k employees to 171k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Manatee County, FL, are Retail Trade (24,690 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (21,884 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (15,609 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Manatee County, FL, though some of these residents may live in Manatee County, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Manatee County, FL, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (24,690 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (21,884 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (15,609 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Manatee County, FL has an unusually high number of Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.58 times higher than expected), Retail Trade (1.31 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.26 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Manatee County, FL, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,956), Public Administration ($57,875), and Finance & Insurance ($51,871).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $63.5B

  2. $51.6B

  3. $41.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $63.5B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($51.6B) and Electronics ($41.8B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Florida products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$497B

2020 Value

$714B

Projected 2045 Value

43.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Florida trade was $497B. This is expected to increase 43.6% to $714B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Florida trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $19.5B

  2. $16.6B

  3. $11.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $19.5B, followed by Texas with $16.6B and California and $11.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Florida shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

88.7% of the population of Manatee County, FL has health coverage, with 36.5% on employee plans, 11.9% on Medicaid, 20.5% on Medicare, 18% on non-group plans, and 1.86% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Manatee County, FL was $8,076 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,688).

Primary care physicians in Manatee County, FL see 1755 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.2% decrease from the previous year (1813 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1999 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1065 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.9%). Additionally, Liberty County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,755 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Manatee County, FL see an average of 1,755 patients per year. This represents a 3.2% decrease from the previous year (1,813 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Manatee County, FL in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,076

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,606

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,175

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,229

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Florida (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,688 to $8,076.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

11.3%

Uninsured

36.5%

Employer Coverage

11.9%

Medicaid

20.5%

Medicare

18%

Non-Group

1.86%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Manatee County, FL grew by 4.95% from 10.8% to 11.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Manatee County, FL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.9% prevalence

  2. 15.8% prevalence

  3. 15.5% prevalence

Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Florida, at 16.9%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Florida by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Manatee County, FL is home to a population of 395k people, from which 92.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 11.9% of Manatee County, FL residents were born outside of the country (45.8k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Manatee County, FL is composed of 280k White Alone residents (70.8%), 66.1k Hispanic or Latino residents (16.7%), 31.7k Black or African American Alone residents (8.03%), 9.14k Asian Alone residents (2.31%), 7.36k Two or More Races residents (1.86%), 618 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.157%), 235 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0595%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

49

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2

In 2018, the median age of all people in Manatee County, FL was 48.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 49, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Manatee County, FL are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Manatee County, FL residents was 49.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

11.9%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

45.8k people

11.5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

43.1k people

As of 2017, 11.9% of Manatee County, FL residents (45.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Manatee County, FL was 11.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Cuba

    1,028,508 ± 24,290 people

  2. Haiti

    339,246 ± 14,186 people

  3. Colombia

    285,400 ± 13,028 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 1,028,508 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 339,246 and Colombia with 285,400.

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Citizenship

92.6%

2018 Citizenship

92.7%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 92.6% of Manatee County, FL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Manatee County, FL was 92.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    280k ± 319

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    66.1k ± 3.74k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    31.7k ± 2.29k

In 2018, there were 4.23 times more White Alone residents (280k people) in Manatee County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 66.1k Hispanic or Latino and 31.7k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Manatee County, FL as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    12,766 ± 1,699

  2. Korea

    4,036 ± 949

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    3,190 ± 950

Manatee County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.16 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Manatee County, FL awarded 3,342 degrees. The student population of Manatee County, FL is skewed towards women, with 5,418 male students and 8,480 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Manatee County, FL are White (2,206 and 67.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (472 and 14.4%), Black or African American (226 and 6.9%), and Unknown (196 and 5.99%).

The largest universities in Manatee County, FL by number of degrees awarded are State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota (1,884 and 56.4%), Manatee Technical College (825 and 24.7%), and University of South Florida-Sarasota-Manatee (547 and 16.4%).

The most popular majors in Manatee County, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,256 and 37.6%), Registered Nursing (271 and 8.11%), and Massage Therapy (104 and 3.11%).

The median tuition costs in Manatee County, FL are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $3,286 and $12,294 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 1,256 degrees awarded

  2. 109 degrees awarded

  3. 26 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Manatee County, FL was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 1,256 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Manatee County, FL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,884 degrees awarded

  2. 825 degrees awarded

  3. 547 degrees awarded

$3,286

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Manatee County, FL institution with the largest number of graduating students was State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota with 1,884 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,376

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,966

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 1,376 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Manatee County, FL, which is 0.7 times less than the 1,966 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Manatee County, FL by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,206 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    472 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    226 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Manatee County, FL were to White students. These 2,206 degrees mean that there were 4.67 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 472 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Manatee County, FL was $254,100 in 2018, which is 1.11 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $233,900 to $254,100, a 8.64% increase. The homeownership rate in Manatee County, FL is 74%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Manatee County, FL have an average commute time of 23.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Manatee County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$254,100

2018 Median

± $7,822

$233,900

2017 Median

± $8,754

In 2018, the median property value in Manatee County, FL grew to to $254,100 from the previous year's value of $233,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Manatee County, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Manatee County, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$59,956

Median Household Income

± $2,429

151k

Number of Households

± 6,242

In 2018, the median household income of the 151k households in Manatee County, FL grew to $59,956 from the previous year's value of $55,268.

The following chart displays the households in Manatee County, FL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Manatee County, FL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Manatee County, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

74%

2018 Homeownership

74%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 74% of the housing units in Manatee County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Manatee County, FL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

23.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Manatee County, FL have a shorter commute time (23.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.42% of the workforce in Manatee County, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.5%

  2. Carpooled

    11.5%

  3. Worked At Home

    8.11%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Manatee County, FL was Drove Alone (76.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.5%) and those who Worked At Home (8.11%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Manatee County, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Manatee County, FL have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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