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Welcome to Palmetto ...

The coastal city of Palmetto is located in Manatee County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Palmetto has a population of 13,720 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Palmetto is near sea level<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Palmetto: (941)

The ZIP codes for Palmetto: 34220-34221<4>

Websites for Palmetto ...

Official Website:   www.palmettofl.org/

Junior League:   jlmc.info/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Palmetto had an population of 13,720 people. This is an increase of 8.84% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9.14% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Palmetto had a population of 12,606 people. This makes Palmetto the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Palmetto represents 0.07% of the population of Florida (which has 18,801,310 people), making it the state's 141st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 12,606 people, the population of Palmetto has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 12,571 people).

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

Communities Also Named Palmetto ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 16 communities that are also named Palmetto - they are located in Alabama, California, Georgia (2), Kansas, Louisiana (2), Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (2) and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Palmetto.

Communities near Palmetto ...

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

  • Saint Petersburg [Pinellas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Petersburg
    • Saint Petersburg [Pinellas County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Palmetto
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 267,802 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Petersburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Petersburg<6>
  • Sarasota [Sarasota County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sarasota
    • Sarasota [Sarasota County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Palmetto
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,859 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sarasota
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sarasota<6>
  • Gulfport [Pinellas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulfport
    • Gulfport [Pinellas County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Palmetto
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,285 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gulfport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gulfport<6>
  • Saint Pete Beach [Pinellas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Pete Beach
    • Saint Pete Beach [Pinellas County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Palmetto
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,529 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Pete Beach
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Pete Beach<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Saint Petersburg Beach [Pinellas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Petersburg Beach
      • Saint Petersburg Beach [Pinellas County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Palmetto
      • 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 [Manatee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longboat Key
      • Longboat Key [Manatee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Palmetto
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,303 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longboat Key
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Longboat Key<6>
    • South Pasadena [Pinellas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Pasadena
      • South Pasadena [Pinellas County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Palmetto
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,067 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Pasadena have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Pasadena
    • Holmes Beach [Manatee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holmes Beach
      • Holmes Beach [Manatee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Palmetto
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,304 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holmes Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holmes Beach<6>
    • Anna Maria [Manatee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anna Maria
      • Anna Maria [Manatee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Palmetto
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,775 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anna Maria
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anna Maria<6>
    • Bradenton Beach [Manatee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradenton Beach
      • Bradenton Beach [Manatee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Palmetto
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,273 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradenton Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bradenton Beach<6>

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 Palmetto. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Palmetto.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Palmetto. 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 Palmetto.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Palmetto. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Palmetto.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Palmetto ...

Looking for more information about Palmetto? 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 Palmetto, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Palmetto.

Adding Palmetto to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Palmetto was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Palmetto on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Palmetto: www.palmettofl.org/

The official website for Manatee County: www.co.manatee.fl.us/

The official website for State of Florida: www.myflorida.com/

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 Palmetto.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Palmetto - 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 Palmetto). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Palmetto or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Palmetto includes: 34220 & 34221.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Palmetto) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Palmetto. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PalmettoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Palmetto. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 27.5212, Longitude: -82.5730    
<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 have 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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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