Samoset, Florida

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Samoset, Florida
CDP
Location in Manatee County and the state of Florida
Location in Manatee County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 27°28′28″N 82°32′34″W / 27.47444°N 82.54278°W / 27.47444; -82.54278Coordinates: 27°28′28″N 82°32′34″W / 27.47444°N 82.54278°W / 27.47444; -82.54278
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Manatee
Area
 • Total 1.9 sq mi (5 km2)
 • Land 1.9 sq mi (5 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 30 ft (9 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 3,440
 • Density 1,810.5/sq mi (688/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 34208
Area code(s) 941
FIPS code 12-63225[1]
GNIS feature ID 0290451[2]

Samoset is a census-designated place (CDP) in Manatee County, Florida, United States. The population was 3,440 at the 2000 census. It is part of the BradentonSarasotaVenice Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

A post office called Samoset was established in 1927, and remained in operation until 1977.[3] The community is said to be named for an Algonquin Indian.[4]

Geography[edit]

Samoset is located at 27°28′28″N 82°32′34″W / 27.47444°N 82.54278°W / 27.47444; -82.54278 (27.474567, -82.542817).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 1,617
1960 4,824 198.3%
1970 4,070 −15.6%
1980 5,747 41.2%
1990 3,119 −45.7%
2000 3,440 10.3%
source:[6]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,440 people, 1,114 households, and 817 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,785.1 people per square mile (688.2/km²). There were 1,179 housing units at an average density of 611.8/sq mi (235.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 63.02% White, 26.51% African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 7.33% from other races, and 2.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.67% of the population.

There were 1,114 households out of which 38.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.1% were married couples living together, 18.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.6% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.06 and the average family size was 3.50.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 32.1% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $29,962, and the median income for a family was $32,700. Males had a median income of $27,044 versus $22,147 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $10,915. About 18.1% of families and 22.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.1% of those under age 18 and 24.5% of those age 65 or over.

Climate[edit]

Climate is characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfa" (Humid Subtropical Climate).[7]

Climate data for Samoset, Florida
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 22
(72)
23
(74)
25
(77)
28
(82)
31
(87)
32
(90)
33
(91)
33
(91)
32
(90)
29
(85)
27
(80)
23
(74)
28
(83)
Average low °C (°F) 10
(50)
11
(51)
13
(56)
16
(60)
19
(66)
22
(71)
23
(73)
23
(73)
22
(72)
18
(65)
14
(58)
11
(52)
17
(62)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 71
(2.8)
64
(2.5)
86
(3.4)
46
(1.8)
71
(2.8)
200
(8)
224
(8.8)
244
(9.6)
188
(7.4)
71
(2.8)
50
(2)
58
(2.3)
1,374
(54.1)
Source: Weatherbase [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Manatee County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 6 June 2015. 
  4. ^ Grimes, David (Nov 23, 1979). "The Legends Behind Manatee Names". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. pp. 3B. Retrieved 6 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING (1790-2000)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2010-07-17. 
  7. ^ Climate Summary for Samoset, Florida
  8. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on August 11, 2013.