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West Samoset, Florida
Location in Manatee County and the state of Florida
Location in Manatee County and the state of Florida
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Manatee
 • Total 1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2)
 • Land 1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 39 ft (12 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 5,507
 • Density 3,933.6/sq mi (1,529.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 12-76740
GNIS feature ID 1867232

West Samoset is a census-designated place (CDP) in Manatee County, Florida, United States. The population was 5,507 at the 2000 census. It is part of the BradentonSarasotaVenice Metropolitan Statistical Area.


West Samoset is located at 27°28′16″N 82°33′26″W / 27.47111°N 82.55722°W / 27.47111; -82.55722 (27.471117, -82.557218).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2), all land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 5,507 people, 1,814 households, and 1,246 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 4,013.7 people per square mile (1,552.0/km²). There were 2,065 housing units at an average density of 1,505.1/sq mi (582.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 60.40% White, 27.09% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.84% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 8.70% from other races, and 2.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22.23% of the population.

There were 1,814 households out of which 41.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.9% were married couples living together, 22.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.38.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 33.6% under the age of 18, 11.1% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 13.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 94.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $30,047, and the median income for a family was $31,379. Males had a median income of $22,348 versus $20,761 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $13,027. About 17.6% of families and 18.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.3% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.

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