Oneco, Florida

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Oneco, Florida
Unincorporated community
Oneco, Florida is located in Florida
Oneco, Florida
Oneco, Florida
Location within the state of Florida
Coordinates: 27°27′N 82°33′W / 27.450°N 82.550°W / 27.450; -82.550Coordinates: 27°27′N 82°33′W / 27.450°N 82.550°W / 27.450; -82.550
Country United States
State Florida
County Manatee

Oneco, pronounced oh-nee-cō, is an unincorporated community in Manatee County, Florida, United States. It is a suburb of Bradenton, located just southeast of the city. The community is part of the Bradenton–SarasotaVenice Metropolitan Statistical Area. In the 1920 Census it was enumerated as Precinct 6. The community reported as a census-designated place by the U.S. Census Bureau from 1960 to 1980.[1]

History[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920772
19601,530
19703,246112.2%
19806,41797.7%
source:[1]

A post office has been in operation at Oneco since 1889.[2] The origin of the name Oneco is unclear. Some[who?] say it was the name of a Mohegan Indian, while others believe the community was so named from the fact it was once a one-company ("one co.") town.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Census of Population and Housing (1790-2000)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 17, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Manatee County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved June 6, 2015. 
  3. ^ Grimes, David (November 23, 1979). "The Legends Behind Manatee Names". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. pp. 3B. Retrieved June 6, 2015.