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Welcome to Bradenton ...

The coastal city of Bradenton is located in Manatee County<1> and is the County Seat for Manatee County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bradenton has a population of 59,341 people<2> (see below for details).

Bradenton is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: Bradenton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Bradenton is within the (941) area code.

The ZIP codes for Bradenton: 34201-34210, 34280-34282<4>

We don't have a date for the establishment of Bradenton.

Websites for Bradenton ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bradenton had an population of 59,341 people. This is an increase of 19.77% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 19.87% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bradenton had a population of 49,546 people (which is 15.35% of the total population of Manatee County). This makes Bradenton the county's most populous community.

The population of Bradenton represents 0.26% of the total population of Florida (which has 18,801,310 people), making it the state's 52nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 49,546 people, the population of Bradenton has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 49,504 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bradenton.

Communities near Bradenton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bradenton.

  • Saint Petersburg
  • Sarasota
  • Gulfport
  • Saint Pete Beach
  • Saint Petersburg Beach
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Petersburg Beach
    • Saint Petersburg Beach lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Bradenton.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Petersburg Beach came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<7>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Petersburg Beach
  • Longboat Key
  • Holmes Beach
  • Anna Maria
  • Bradenton Beach
  • Bayshore Gardens
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayshore Gardens
    • Bayshore Gardens lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the south of Bradenton.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bayshore Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayshore Gardens

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bradenton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bradenton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bradenton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bradenton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bradenton. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Bradenton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bradenton ...

Looking for more information about Bradenton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bradenton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bradenton.

Adding Bradenton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Bradenton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention that we've found for Bradenton was the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Bradenton on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Florida (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Bradenton.

The official website for Bradenton:

The official website for Manatee County:

The official website for State of Florida:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Florida's counties, including Manatee, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bradenton.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bradenton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Bradenton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bradenton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Bradenton includes: 34201, 34202, 34203, 34204, 34205, 34206, 34207, 34208, 34209, 34280, 34281 & 34282.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bradenton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bradenton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BradentonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bradenton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 27.4954, Longitude: -82.5712    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>If we found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




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