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 13,748 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Palmetto is the 174th largest community in Florida.
Palmetto is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Palmetto is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Palmetto who work in management occupations (11.26%), office and administrative support (9.85%), and sales jobs (9.45%).
Of important note, Palmetto is also a city of artists. Palmetto has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Palmetto’s character.
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 percentage of adults in Palmetto who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.59% of the adults in Palmetto have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Palmetto in 2018 was $26,425, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $105,700 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 27.79% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Palmetto include Irish, German, English, Italian, and French.
Palmetto also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.41%.
The most common language spoken in Palmetto is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.