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Gulf Coast Barrier Islands

Manatee and Sarasota counties in Florida are home to several beautiful islands that offer stunning natural landscapes, pristine beaches, and a unique coastal living experience.

Welcome to Gulf Coast Barrier

Manatee and Sarasota counties in Florida are home to several beautiful islands that offer stunning natural landscapes, pristine beaches, and a unique coastal living experience. Here are some of the notable islands in the region:

  1. Anna Maria Island: Located in Manatee County, Anna Maria Island is a popular destination known for its laid-back atmosphere, charming beach cottages, and beautiful beaches. The island offers a range of recreational activities, including swimming, fishing, kayaking, and biking.

  2. Longboat Key: Longboat Key is a barrier island that spans both Manatee and Sarasota counties. It offers upscale residential communities, luxury resorts, and pristine beaches. The island is known for its championship golf courses, tennis clubs, and exclusive waterfront properties.

  3. Siesta Key: Siesta Key, located in Sarasota County, is renowned for its award-winning beaches, including Siesta Beach with its powdery white sand. The island offers a vibrant beach town atmosphere, a variety of dining and entertainment options, and a range of waterfront homes, condos, and beachfront resorts.

  4. Lido Key: Lido Key is another barrier island in Sarasota County, known for its beautiful sandy beaches, nature parks, and upscale resorts. St. Armands Circle, located on Lido Key, is a vibrant shopping and dining district offering boutique shops and restaurants.

  5. Bird Key: Situated between downtown Sarasota and Lido Key, Bird Key is a prestigious island community known for its luxury waterfront homes and panoramic views of the bay. The island offers a mix of older estates and newer custom-built homes.
These islands off the coasts of Manatee and Sarasota counties provide residents and visitors with an idyllic coastal lifestyle, access to recreational activities, and a range of real estate options, from quaint beach cottages to high-end waterfront properties. Each island has its own unique character and appeal, making them desirable destinations for those seeking a tropical paradise along Florida's Gulf Coast.

Overview for Gulf Coast Barrier Islands, FL

1,114 people live in Gulf Coast Barrier Islands, where the median age is 38 and the average individual income is $30,743. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

1,114

Total Population

38 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$30,743

Average individual Income

Around Gulf Coast Barrier Islands, FL

There's plenty to do around Gulf Coast Barrier Islands, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

49
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
63
Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Emerald Coast Olive Oil, Taco Doctors, and On The Fly.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $ 4.28 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.19 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.4 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 2.03 miles 268 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Shopping 2.76 miles 9 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Active 3.19 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Gulf Coast Barrier Islands, FL

Gulf Coast Barrier Islands has 553 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Gulf Coast Barrier Islands do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 1,114 people call Gulf Coast Barrier Islands home. The population density is 9,441 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

1,114

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

38

Median Age

49.82 / 50.18%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
553

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$30,743

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes
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