Holmes Beach, Florida

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Holmes Beach is a city on Anna Maria Island in Manatee County, Florida, United States. The population was 4,966 at the 2000 census. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 5,100.[3] 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 is located at 27°30′35″N 82°42′57″W / 27.50972°N 82.71583°W / 27.50972; -82.71583 (27.509782, -82.715852).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.5 km² (1.7 mi²). 4.2 km² (1.6 mi²) of it is land and 0.3 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (6.36%) is water.

Key Royale

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 and development then began.[5]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,966 people, 2,538 households, and 1,482 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,183.6/km² (3,063.5/mi²). There were 4,202 housing units at an average density of 1,001.5/km² (2,592.2/mi²). 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.

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