Bradenton 75 Exceptional
Bradenton Livability #377 ranked city in Florida#7,382 ranked city in the USARanks better than 74% of areas
A+ Bradenton Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C Bradenton Cost of Living Cost of living is 1% lower than Florida
982% less expensive than the US average
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Bradenton cost of living
F Bradenton Crime Total crime is 25% higher than Florida
Total crime
2,68314% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3814% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-14%Year over year crime is down
Bradenton crime
D Bradenton Employment Household income is 16% lower than Florida
Median household income
$41,09326% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$23,05823% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%4% lower than the US average
Bradenton employment
C+ Bradenton Housing Home value is 19% lower than Florida
Median home value
$135,90026% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$9631% higher than the US average
Home ownership
55%14% lower than the US average
Bradenton real estate or Bradenton rentals
C Bradenton Schools HS graduation rate is 1% lower than Florida
High school grad. rates
82%1% lower than the US average
School test scores
51%6% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:14% higher than the US average
Bradenton K-12 schools
B Bradenton User Ratings There are a total of 29 ratings in Bradenton
Overall user rating
73% 29 total ratings
User reviews rating
90% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
72% 28 total surveys
all Bradenton poll results

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      Living in Bradenton, FL

      Located in the state of Florida, Bradenton is a moderately-sized city with a population of 52,985 residents. With a population density of 3,702 people per square mile, Bradenton is well above the nation's average density level. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (76% White). Given that fact, Bradenton could be considered less diverse than other cities.

      Are you trying to ascertain if living in Bradenton is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a fulfilling experience before moving to any new city in Florida, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. The best areas in Bradenton and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, crime, weather, education, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Florida and national averages.

      Bradenton has a livability score of 73/100 and is ranked #458 in Florida and #7,332 in the USA. If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Bradenton has higher than average scores for the following: amenities (A+) and weather (A). Bradenton does not do well for the following: crime (F), education (D) and employment (D). It might be wise to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Bradenton, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Robinson Nature Preserve, South Florida Museum, Bishop Planetarium & Parker Manatee Aquarium, and De Soto National Memorial.

      Assuming that Bradenton meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Bradenton. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Bradenton are simply unattainable. The median home price for Bradenton homes is $135,900, which is 18.5% lower than the Florida average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Bradenton, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.3, which is 2.9% lower than the Florida average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Bradenton area were 4.9% and 5 year appreciation rates were 10.7%.

      Bradenton transportation information

      Average one way commute23min27min26min
      Workers who drive to work82.8%79.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool8.6%9.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.5%2.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.4%0.7%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.9%1.5%2.8%
      Working from home4.6%5.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Bradenton, FL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).