Palmetto, FL
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Palmetto profile

Living in Palmetto

Palmetto is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 13,480 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Palmetto is the 183rd largest community in Florida.

Unlike some cities, Palmetto isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Palmetto are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Palmetto is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Palmetto who work in management occupations (13.10%), sales jobs (10.91%), and office and administrative support (9.37%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.27% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

One of the nice things about Palmetto is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

The education level of Palmetto citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.01% of adults in Palmetto have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Palmetto in 2018 was $28,145, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $112,580 for a family of four. However, Palmetto contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Palmetto is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Palmetto home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Palmetto residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Palmetto also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 25.90% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Palmetto include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

Palmetto also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.42%.

The most common language spoken in Palmetto is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.