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Bradenton is a city in Manatee County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after sugarcane magnate Joseph Braden

The latitude of Bradenton is 27.498N. The longitude is -82.575W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 3 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 52,498.


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Median household income
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$34,902
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Bradenton demographic reports
Bradenton is on the Manatee River
Public transportation: Manatee County Area Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 455. The number of murders and homicides was 7. The violent crime rate was 8.7 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: fishing piers, Lake Manatee State Recreation Area
Sports teams: GCL Pirates (minor league baseball)
Historic sites and museums: DeSoto National Memorial, Manatee Village Historical Park, Powel Crosley Museum of the Entrepreneur, South Florida Museum, Bishop Planetarium & Parker Manatee Aquarium
Colleges and universities: Manatee Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 95

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Bradenton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Manatee County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Sarasota-Bradenton area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 34209 ZIP code.

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15% of Bradenton residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bradenton ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bradenton was $20,133, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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20% of Bradenton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Bradenton include Braden Castle Park Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Bradenton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $562.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $845.


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Libraries in Bradenton include Braden River Branch, Manatee County Public Library System, Manatee County Talking Book Service, South Manatee County Branch ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Bradenton include Bradenton Herald

TV stations in Bradenton include WXPX.

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Manatee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bradenton political report.

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The average commute time for Bradenton workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 14 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Bradenton between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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