Bradenton is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 59,439 people and 53 constituent neighborhoods, Bradenton is the 59th largest community in Florida.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bradenton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bradenton is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Bradenton who work in sales jobs (12.00%), office and administrative support (11.92%), and food service (10.00%).
Bradenton is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
The citizens of Bradenton are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.98% of adults in Bradenton having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Bradenton in 2018 was $26,904, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $107,616 for a family of four. However, Bradenton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Bradenton is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Bradenton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bradenton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Bradenton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.18% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bradenton include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Bradenton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.