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Palmetto is a city in Manatee County, in the Sarasota-Bradenton metro area.
The community was named for the tree, not the bug.
The latitude of Palmetto is 27.521N. The longitude is -82.572W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 10 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 12,767.
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13% of Palmetto residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Palmetto ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Palmetto was $17,724, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Palmetto residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Palmetto include Palmetto Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Palmetto, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $400. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $857.
Libraries in Palmetto include Palmetto Branch ... View libraries
Manatee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Palmetto political report.
The average commute time for Palmetto workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Palmetto between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 4.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.
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