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 54,437 people and 53 constituent neighborhoods, Bradenton is the 59th largest community in Florida.
Bradenton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 office and administrative support (15.21%), sales jobs (10.87%), and food service (8.95%).
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.
In terms of college education, Bradenton is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.94% of adults 25 and older in Bradenton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Bradenton in 2010 was $22,162, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $88,648 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 17.80% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bradenton include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Bradenton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.