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Cortez, Manatee County, FL Real Estate and Homes for Sale

When you need to slow your life down a bit and want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, consider Cortez, Florida. You can take a stroll through the entire village in an afternoon but you would be missing the history of Florida’s early days. Cortez is located on the northern edge of Sarasota Bay just across the intercoastal waterway from Anna Maria Island. Cortez has one of the few remaining active commercial fishing waterfronts in Florida. In fact, this historic village would probably not even exist today if not for the fishing for mullet a delicious fish that can only be caught by net. One of the early fishing operations still exists today. The Star Fish Company dates back to the early 1920s and expanded to a retail market operation in the 1960s which now includes a small dockside outdoor restaurant that still serves fresh Florida seafood. It’s known for its quintessential seaside dining on picnic tables where diners enjoy watching fishing boats as they pass by the seagulls and pelicans perched on the pylons. Although commercial fishing is definitely not as dominant today in Cortez, the nearly 5,000 residents continue to try to preserve the maritime and cultural history and attraction of the little village. Quaint vintage homes share Cortez with some new home construction in keeping with the heritage of the Village. Real Estate agent Sue Klement knows Cortez and invites you to see the homes, waterfront views and the gorgeous sunsets. Give Sue a call anytime at 941-720-4107 or email her at:

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Manatee County
Demographic Information

AS OF 2020
27 minutesAVERAGE
Fips Code 12081
2010 to 2019 Change up 24.9%
2010 Count 322,833
2019 Estimate 403,253
2010 Estimate 322,879
Age Distribution (Years Old)
0 to 4 4.5%
5 to 17 17.9%
18 to 64 49.3%
65 and Older 28.3%
Male 48.4%
Female 51.6%
Computer and Internet use
Households with a computer 92.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription 83.4%
English is Second Language, Age 5+ 17.7%
English is First Language, Age 5+ 82.3%
Veterans 32,335
People in Poverty 11.3%
Total Housing Units 198,824
Households 145,356
Average Household Size 2.61
Owner-Occupied 72.9%
Multi-Family 24.4%
Owner-Occupied Median Value $238,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage $1,593
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage $532
Median gross rent $1,144
Building Permits
New Private Housing Issued 2020 5,052
Years at Residence
1 Year or More 84.4%
Less Than 1 Year 15.6%
Business and Employment
Private non-farm Establishments 9,512
Private non-farm Employment 107,967
Private non-farm Employment Growth up 3.3%
Nonemployer Establishments 34,301
Number of Firms 29,957
Business Production
Value of Shipments $2,338,019,000
Wholesale Trade $1,628,825,000
Retail Trade $4,191,101,000
Retail Sales Per Capita $12,552
Accommodation and Food Services $532,856,000
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