Bradenton is a city in Manatee County, Florida, United States. The population is estimated around 55,000 people. Bradenton is a principal city of the North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton metropolitan statistical area. The city took the name from Dr. Joseph Braden, who has a house nearby that was a refuge for early settlers during Seminole Indian attacks. The area is surrounded by waterways, both fresh and saltwater. Downtown Bradenton is in the northwest area of the city. The eastern side of Bradenton is growing at a rapid rate.
Bradenton is the home of the Tropicana juice production facilities as well as the Champs Sports headquarters.