Holmes Beach, Florida

Holmes Beach is a city on Anna Maria Island in Manatee County, Florida, United States. 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, Florida

Location in Manatee County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 27°30′35″N 82°42′57″W[1]
Country United States
State Florida
Incorporated (city)1950
  TypeStrong Mayor-Commission
  MayorJudy Titsworth
  Total1.91 sq mi (4.9 km2)
  Land1.68 sq mi (4.4 km2)
  Water0.23 sq mi (0.6 km2)
3 ft (0.9 m)
  Density2,000/sq mi (780/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
34217, 34218
Area code(s)941
FIPS code12-32150[4]
GNIS feature ID0284190[5]


Holmes Beach was named for John E. Holmes, Sr., the property developer who started this planned community after World War II.[6]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.91 square miles (4.9 km2), of which 1.68 square miles (4.4 km2) is land, and 0.23 square miles (0.60 km2) 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; development then began.[7]


Historical population
Est. 20184,295[3]12.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

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

There were 2,538 households out of which 13.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.2% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.6% were non-families. 34.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.96 and the average family size was 2.44.

In the city, the population was spread out with 12.9% under the age of 18, 2.8% from 18 to 24, 20.1% from 25 to 44, 31.0% from 45 to 64, and 33.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 54 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $45,074, and the median income for a family was $55,669. Males had a median income of $30,778 versus $25,825 for females. The per capita income for the city was $31,345. About 1.2% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.3% of those under age 18 and 1.3% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people


  1. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  2. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 7, 2017.
  3. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved November 2, 2019.
  4. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  5. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  6. Grimes, David (November 23, 1979). "The Legends Behind Manatee Names". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. pp. 3B. Retrieved June 6, 2015.
  7. City of Holmes Beach, Florida
  8. "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 22, 2019.
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