Palmetto, FL
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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 13,249 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Palmetto is the 174th largest community in Florida.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Palmetto is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Palmetto is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Palmetto who work in sales jobs (13.18%), office and administrative support (11.00%), and maintenance occupations (8.49%).

Palmetto 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 education level of Palmetto citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.33% of adults 25 and older in Palmetto have a college degree.

The per capita income in Palmetto in 2010 was $22,104, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $88,416 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 28.14% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Palmetto include German, Irish, Italian, and French .

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