Bradenton, Florida is a town with approximately 53,000 residents. Retirees are common, as they make up 25% of the population compared to 14% nationally, while young adults are less well-represented. Renters tend to be in the minority in the area, and 58% of residents own their homes. The average rent of $1,076 a month is just below the state average.
Many Bradenton residents work in one of three industries: retail, healthcare, and entertainment. Combined, these industries account for 18% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's residents work in sales, as 8% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. Bradenton workers earn an average annual income of almost $56K, about $11,000 less than the average Florida resident. Bradenton's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345). Bradenton has a large percentage of residents older than 25 who have earned a high school degree or equivalent (25%) compared to the national average. In addition, 16% have earned a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.
With an average commute time of about 26 minutes, quicker than most cities in Florida, Bradenton residents find that traveling to work isn't overly time-consuming. Driving is the most common means of commuting to work, opted for by 36% of workers, while public transit is not extensively used. Not many commuters walk to work.