Holmes Beach, Florida

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Holmes Beach, Florida
Official seal of Holmes Beach, Florida
Location in Manatee County and the state of Florida
Location in Manatee County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 27°30′35″N 82°42′57″W / 27.50972°N 82.71583°W / 27.50972; -82.71583Coordinates: 27°30′35″N 82°42′57″W / 27.50972°N 82.71583°W / 27.50972; -82.71583[1]
CountryUnited States United States
StateFlorida Florida
Incorporated (city)1950
 • TypeStrong Mayor-Commission
 • MayorJudy Titsworth
 • Total1.91 sq mi (4.95 km2)
 • Land1.68 sq mi (4.34 km2)
 • Water0.23 sq mi (0.60 km2)
3 ft (0.9 m)
 • Total3,836
 • Estimate 
 • Density2,568.62/sq mi (991.62/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
34217, 34218
Area code(s)941
FIPS code12-32150[4]
GNIS feature ID0284190[5]

Holmes Beach is a city on Anna Maria Island in Manatee County, Florida, United States. It is part of the BradentonSarasotaVenice Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city occupies the central part of Anna Maria Island and is one of three municipalities on the island. The others are Bradenton Beach in the south and Anna Maria in the north.


Holmes Beach was named for John E. Holmes, Sr., the property developer who started this planned community after World War II.[6]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.91 square miles (4.9 km2), of which 1.68 square miles (4.4 km2) is land, and 0.23 square miles (0.60 km2) is water.

Key Royale[edit]

Included in the city limits is the adjacent bayside island of Key Royale, formerly known as School Key. It was uninhabited until 1960, when a bridge was built joining it to the Holmes Beach section of Anna Maria Island; development then began.[7]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20194,305[3]12.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the 2000 U.S. Census, there were 4,966 people in 2,538 households, including 1,482 families, in the city.[4] The population density was 3,063.5 inhabitants per square mile (1,183.6/km2). There were 4,202 housing units at an average density of 2,592.2 per square mile (1,001.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.59% White, 0.12% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.65% of the population.

Of the 2,538 households 13.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.2% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.6% were non-families. 34.0% of households were one person and 17.8% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 1.96 and the average family size was 2.44.

The age distribution was 12.9% under the age of 18, 2.8% from 18 to 24, 20.1% from 25 to 44, 31.0% from 45 to 64, and 33.2% 65 or older. The median age was 54 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.3 males.

The median household income was $45,074 and the median family income was $55,669. Males had a median income of $30,778 versus $25,825 for females. The per capita income for the city was $31,345. About 1.2% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.3% of those under age 18 and 1.3% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  2. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  6. ^ Grimes, David (November 23, 1979). "The Legends Behind Manatee Names". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. pp. 3B. Retrieved June 6, 2015.
  7. ^ City of Holmes Beach, Florida
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 22, 2019.

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