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, 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 sales jobs (15.57%), office and administrative support (11.70%), and maintenance occupations (7.34%).

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 percentage of adults in Palmetto who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.37% of the adults in Palmetto have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Palmetto in 2010 was $22,278, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $89,112 for a family of four. However, Palmetto contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Palmetto is a somewhat 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 25.32% 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.