Palmetto is a city in Manatee County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was listed as 12,606 It is part of the Bradenton–Sarasota–Venice Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Palmetto is located at 27°31′20″N 82°34′42″W / 27.522115°N 82.578418°W / 27.522115; -82.578418.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.4 square miles (11.5 km²). 4.3 square miles (11.2 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (2.92%) is water.