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Holmes Beach, Florida
Official seal of Holmes Beach, Florida
Location in Manatee County and the state of Florida
Location in Manatee County and the state of Florida
Country United States United States
State Florida Florida
County Manatee
Settled 1892
Incorporated (city) 1950
 • Type Strong Mayor-Commission
 • Total 1.91 sq mi (4.95 km2)
 • Land 1.68 sq mi (4.35 km2)
 • Water 0.23 sq mi (0.60 km2)
3 ft (0.9 m)
 • Total 3,010
 • Density 1,793.80/sq mi (692.50/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
34217, 34218
Area code(s) 941
FIPS code 12-32150
GNIS feature ID 0284190

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


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).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2), of which 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (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; development then began.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 137
1960 1,143 734.3%
1970 2,699 136.1%
1980 4,018 48.9%
1990 4,810 19.7%
2000 4,966 3.2%
2010 3,836 −22.8%
2020 3,010 −21.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the 2000 U.S. Census, there were 4,966 people in 2,538 households, including 1,482 families, in the city. 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.

Of the 2,538 households 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 households were one person and 17.8% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 1.96 and the average family size was 2.44.

The age distribution was 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% 65 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 household income was $45,074 and the median family income 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

  • Kathleen Flinn, author
  • Kit Klein, speed skater
  • Don Maloney, author
  • Trevor Peres, heavy metal musician
  • Scott Rolen, baseball player
  • John B. Roe (1942–2020), member of the Illinois Senate from 1973 to 1979. Roe moved to Florida during his retirement

See also

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