Local

Manatee population

Year Population Change

2008 315,766 0.5%

2007 314,131 0.8%

2006 311,504 2.4%

2005 304,353 3.4%

2004 294,367 3.0%

2003 285,799 2.4%

2002 279,189 2.7%

2001 271,903 2.4%

2000 265,626 —

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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