Manatee County, FL

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Population

385,571

2.58% growth

Median Age

48.5


Median Household Income

$55,268

6.8% growth

Poverty Rate

13.4%


Number of Employees

162,665

3.62% growth

Median Property Value

$233,900

8.44% growth

About

In 2017, Manatee County, FL had a population of 386k people with a median age of 48.5 and a median household income of $55,268. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Manatee County, FL grew from 375,888 to 385,571, a 2.58% increase and its median household income grew from $51,748 to $55,268, a 6.8% increase.

The population of Manatee County, FL is 71.3% White Alone, 16.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 8.54% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Manatee County, FL speak a non-English language, and 92.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Manatee County, FL are State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota (2,021 degrees awarded in 2016), Manatee Technical College (815 degrees), and University of South Florida-Sarasota-Manatee (528 degrees).

The median property value in Manatee County, FL is $233,900, and the homeownership rate is 74%. Most people in Manatee County, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.1 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 163k people. The largest industries in Manatee County, FL are Retail Trade (23,305 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (21,180 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (15,761 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($81,472), Finance & Insurance ($70,327), and Public Administration ($56,619).

Median household income in Manatee County, FL is $55,268. Males in Manatee County, FL have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,343. The income inequality in Manatee County, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$55,268

2017 value

± $2,415

6.8%

1 Year Growth

± 5.28%

Households in Manatee County, FL have a median annual income of $55,268, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $51,748 in 2016, which represents a 6.8% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,114

Average Male Salary

± $840

$45,343

Average Female Salary

± $594

In 2017, full-time male employees in Florida made 1.33 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

    $59,204 ± $3,403

  2. Alaska Native

    $49,633 ± $34,468

  3. White

    $49,322 ± $566

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Florida workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than Alaska Native 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.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.474

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Florida was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.211% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 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 20.15

  2. Census Tract 20.14

  3. Census Tract 20.16

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Manatee County, FL was Census Tract 20.15 with a value of $100,574, followed by Census Tract 20.14 and Census Tract 20.16, with respective values of $100,446 and $96,847.

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 13.4%. 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

163k

2017 Value

± 7,839

3.62%

1 Year growth

± 6.42%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Manatee County, FL grew at a rate of 3.62%, from 157k employees to 163k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Manatee County, FL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (22,233 people), Sales & Related Occupations (21,272 people), and Management Occupations (18,005 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 (22,233 people), Sales & Related Occupations (21,272 people), and Management Occupations (18,005 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Manatee County, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.46 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.36 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.3 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Manatee County, FL, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($110,079), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($66,302), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($63,871).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

163k

2017 Value

± 7,839

3.62%

1 Year growth

± 6.42%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Manatee County, FL grew at a rate of 3.62%, from 157k employees to 163k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Manatee County, FL, are Retail Trade (23,305 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (21,180 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (15,761 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 (23,305 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (21,180 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (15,761 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Manatee County, FL has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.95 times higher than expected), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.78 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.57 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Manatee County, FL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($81,472), Finance & Insurance ($70,327), and Public Administration ($56,619).

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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. $57.1B

  2. $44.9B

  3. $41.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $57.1B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($44.9B) and Gasoline ($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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$457B

2015 Value

$714B

Projected 2045 Value

56.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound Florida trade was $457B. This is expected to increase 56.2% 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. $17.7B

  2. $15.1B

  3. $10.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $17.7B, followed by Texas with $15.1B and California and $10.7B.

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%).

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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 386k people, from which 92.7% 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 275k White Alone residents (71.3%), 62.8k Hispanic or Latino residents (16.3%), 32.9k Black or African American Alone residents (8.54%), 7.84k Asian Alone residents (2.03%), 5.34k Two or More Races residents (1.38%), 1.3k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.336%), 322 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0835%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Manatee County, FL are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

49

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Manatee County, FL was 48.5. 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 2016, the average age of all Manatee County, FL residents was 48.

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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

    984,212 ± 23,779 people

  2. Haiti

    353,866 ± 14,481 people

  3. Colombia

    274,220 ± 12,772 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 984,212 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 353,866 and Colombia with 274,220.

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Citizenship

92.7%

2017 Citizenship

93%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 92.7% of Manatee County, FL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Manatee County, FL was 93%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    275k ± 338

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    62.8k ± 5.74k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    32.9k ± 1.2k

In 2017, there were 4.38 times more White Alone residents (275k people) in Manatee County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 62.8k Hispanic or Latino and 32.9k 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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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Manatee County, FL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Manatee County, FL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Manatee County, FL are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    11,948 ± 1,783

  2. Korea

    4,621 ± 1,044

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    3,578 ± 1,222

Manatee County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.59 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Manatee County, FL awarded 3,432 degrees. The student population of Manatee County, FL is skewed towards women, with 5,380 male students and 8,099 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Manatee County, FL are White (2,129 and 63%), followed by Unknown (472 and 14%), Hispanic or Latino (417 and 12.3%), and Black or African American (223 and 6.6%).

The largest universities in Manatee County, FL by number of degrees awarded are State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota (2,021 and 58.9%), Manatee Technical College (815 and 23.7%), and University of South Florida-Sarasota-Manatee (528 and 15.4%).

The most popular majors in Manatee County, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,335 and 38.9%), Registered Nursing (267 and 7.78%), and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (114 and 3.32%).

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. 1,335 degrees awarded

  2. 114 degrees awarded

  3. 31 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Manatee County, FL was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 1,335 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. 2,021 degrees awarded

  2. 815 degrees awarded

  3. 528 degrees awarded

$3,286

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Manatee County, FL institution with the largest number of graduating students was State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota with 2,021 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,363

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,069

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,363 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Manatee County, FL, which is 0.659 times less than the 2,069 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

    2,129 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    472 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    417 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Manatee County, FL were to White students. These 2,129 degrees mean that there were 4.51 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 472 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Manatee County, FL was $233,900 in 2017, which is 1.07 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $215,700 to $233,900, a 8.44% 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 24.1 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.

Income

Household Income

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$55,268

Median Household Income

± $2,415

144k

Number of Households

± 6,108

In 2017, the median household income of the 144k households in Manatee County, FL grew to $55,268 from the previous year's value of $51,748.

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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Housing

Property Value

$233,900

2017 Median

± $8,754

$215,700

2016 Median

± $8,738

In 2017, the median property value in Manatee County, FL grew to to $233,900 from the previous year's value of $215,700.

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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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%

2017 Homeownership

69.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74% of the housing units in Manatee County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.6%.

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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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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Commute Time

24.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Manatee County, FL have a shorter commute time (24.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.46% 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

    79.8%

  2. Carpooled

    8.78%

  3. Worked At Home

    8.61%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Manatee County, FL was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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