Vamo, Florida

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Vamo is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sarasota County, Florida, United States. The population was 5,285 at the 2000 census. It is part of the BradentonSarasotaVenice Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Vamo is located at 27°13′34″N 82°29′44″W / 27.22611°N 82.49556°W / 27.22611; -82.49556 (27.225978, -82.495568)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km²), of which, 1.8 square miles (4.6 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²) of it (15.31%) is water.

Vamo was founded by the Webb family in 1928. They established the first home in the neighborhood on the Sarasota Bay Inlet off of what is now known as Vamo Dr. This area is famous for its historic Spanish style homes. The name "Vamo" originated from the hometowns which Mr. and Mrs. Webb were originally from. Mr. Webb was born in Missouri and Mrs. Webb was born in Virginia; VA and MO. Mr. Web loved his wife very much and thought it was respectful for the state in which she was born came first. Thus producing VAMO. Similarly, there is a street in the neighborhood named Mova St. Perhaps he thought he was deserving of at least a street since his wife was given the entire neighborhood.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,285 people, 2,516 households, and 1,335 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,981.3 people per square mile (1,152.9/km²). There were 3,063 housing units at an average density of 1,727.9/sq mi (668.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.90% White, 0.72% African American, 0.17% Native American, 1.10% Asian, 0.42% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.56% of the population.

There were 2,516 households out of which 16.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.4% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.9% were non-families. 38.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.92 and the average family size was 2.52.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 13.4% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 34.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 81.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.2 males.

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