We Knew the Population Was Growing, but Wow!


The results are in! In a survey completed by the U.S. Census Bureau last week, Turns out Manatee County ranks among 100 of the fastest growing counties in the United States.

With a population increase from 385,450 as of July 1, 2017, to 394,855 a year later, Manatee made the bureau’s list of the country’s 100 fastest growing counties — its 2.4% increase of 9,405 newcomers putting it in the 100th slot.

By comparison, Sarasota County’s population grew from 419,689 in mid-year 2017 to 426,831 by the summer of 2018, an increase of 7,029 or 1.7%.

For those unfamiliar Manatee County, According to the Manatee County Chamber of Commerce, there are 11 distinct areas.

  1. Anna Maria - This 7-mile-long stretch along the Gulf of Mexico is home to about 1,800 people.

  2. Bradenton - This city is the largest city in the county with almost 54,000 residents.

  3. Bradenton Beach - Located on the southern tip of Anna Maria Island, Bradenton Beach has about 1,200 residents.

  4. Cortez - Cortez sits along Sarasota Bay and has a population of more than 4,200.

  5. Ellenton - Located south of the Skyway bridge, almost 4,300 individuals call Ellenton home.

  6. Holmes Beach - Approximately 4,300 people live along the 3 miles of pristine shores south of Anna Maria.

  7. Lakewood Ranch - This 17,500-acre community with a population of 11,261 has won numerous awards for its beauty and master planning.

  8. Longboat Key - This town of more than 7,000 is situated on over 11 miles of beachfront in both Manatee and Sarasota counties.

  9. Myakka City - Located in southeastern Manatee County, Myakka is home to a population of 5,223.

  10. Palmetto - Nestled between Bradenton and St. Petersburg, Palmetto is Manatee County's second-largest city, with more than 14,000 residents.

  11. Parrish - With a population of 22,984, Parrish is located east of 75 between Tampa and Sarasota.

For additional information on the real estate industry in either Sarasota or Manatee counties, feel free to contact us directly at or 941.404.4737.

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