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Population in 2012: 52,811 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.2%
 

Males: 26,020  (49.3%)
Females: 26,791  (50.7%)

Median resident age:  44.5 years
Florida median age:  40.3 years

Zip codes: 34236, 34242.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,091 (it was $34,077 in 2000)
Sarasota:

$40,091
FL:

$45,040
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $30,152

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $149,276 (it was $95,600 in 2000)
Sarasota:

$149,276
FL:

$148,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $488,888; Detached houses: $537,132; Townhouses or other attached units: $256,918; In 2-unit structures: $277,378; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $231,223; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $576,466; Mobile homes: $121,847; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $552,782

Median gross rent in 2012: $912.

Recent home sales, real estate maps, and home value estimator for zip codes: 34234, 34236, 34237, 34239.

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  • White alone - 34,988 (66.6%)
  • Hispanic - 8,361 (15.9%)
  • Black alone - 7,476 (14.2%)
  • Asian alone - 867 (1.7%)
  • Two or more races - 705 (1.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 66 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 38 (0.07%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sarasota: 95.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (11.9%), Irish (11.0%), English (7.9%), United States (6.4%), Italian (4.9%), French (3.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 27 feet

Land area: 14.9 square miles.

Population density: 3,546 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Sarasota:

  • High school or higher: 89.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.2%
  • Unemployed: 13.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sarasota city:

  • Never married: 32.0%
  • Now married: 40.1%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 15.8%

8,586 residents are foreign born (3.4% Europe, 2.6% Latin America).

This city:  16.4%
Florida:  19.4%



According to our research of Florida and other state lists there were 280 registered sex offenders living in Sarasota, Florida as of October 24, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Sarasota to the number of sex offenders is 189 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,678 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,699 (1.0%)

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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Petersburg, FL (31.8 miles , pop. 248,232).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (797.9 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: North Sarasota, FL (1.6 miles ), Southgate, FL (1.6 miles ), Kensington Park, FL (1.7 miles ), South Sarasota, FL (1.9 miles ), Ridge Wood Heights, FL (1.9 miles ), Desoto Lakes, FL (1.9 miles ), Sarasota Springs, FL (2.0 miles ), South Gate Ridge, FL (2.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 63 buildings, average cost: $156,400
  • 1998: 70 buildings, average cost: $150,200
  • 1999: 74 buildings, average cost: $151,700
  • 2000: 69 buildings, average cost: $151,300
  • 2001: 72 buildings, average cost: $318,800
  • 2002: 124 buildings, average cost: $272,800
  • 2003: 78 buildings, average cost: $298,800
  • 2004: 123 buildings, average cost: $275,200
  • 2005: 122 buildings, average cost: $359,400
  • 2006: 111 buildings, average cost: $385,500
  • 2007: 69 buildings, average cost: $398,700
  • 2008: 48 buildings, average cost: $519,900
  • 2009: 16 buildings, average cost: $478,700
  • 2010: 29 buildings, average cost: $643,500
  • 2011: 44 buildings, average cost: $542,500
  • 2012: 40 buildings, average cost: $598,000

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Latitude: 27.34 N, Longitude: 82.54 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +33,316 (+63.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 11,992 (53.4%)

Area code: 941

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Crime rates in Sarasota by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 5215454687684
per 100,000 9.33.71.89.27.39.27.311.315.413.411.615.27.5
Rapes 44364031263723282227162825
per 100,000 82.066.672.657.147.867.842.152.842.551.630.853.247.1
Robberies 189201219199150154196185196174165172136
per 100,000 352.0371.7397.3366.5275.5282.3358.9349.1378.2332.6317.7326.8256.3
Assaults 369428372331328326342369356332323305260
per 100,000 687.3791.4674.8609.6602.5597.6626.2696.4687.0634.7622.0579.6490.1
Burglaries 8191,037955903869769847806815758825698705
per 100,000 1525.51917.51732.41663.11596.21409.61550.81521.21572.81449.11588.71326.41328.8
Thefts 2,5632,7322,8192,8262,7312,5352,4842,4702,6622,3202,2292,4142,093
per 100,000 4773.85051.75113.85204.75016.34646.94548.04661.65137.24435.34292.54587.23945.0
Auto thefts 28923529325826625825224018914713411499
per 100,000 538.3434.5531.5475.2488.6472.9461.4452.9364.7281.0258.0216.6186.6
Arson 219137615941212846
per 100,000 3.735.123.612.911.027.516.57.523.222.915.47.611.3
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 575.0603.8588.9566.9522.9515.8523.9549.3568.5513.1491.5499.8424.7

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Crime rate in Sarasota detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 214 (174 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.28
Florida average:

2.45

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.3%
Florida:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,398 (+2.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Sarasota-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Florida state average. It is 81% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/31/1958, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.9 miles away from the Sarasota city center injured 4 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 4/4/1966, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 43.4 miles away from the city center killed 11 people and injured 530 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sarasota County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Floods: 5, Fires: 5, Tropical Storms: 5, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Nik Wallenda - Tightrope walker, Stephen Root - Film actor, Carla Gugino - Italian actress, Amarri Jackson - Football player, Ian Desmond - Baseball player, Baraka Atkins - Player of football, Jeremy Barrett (figure skater) - Figure skater, Bobby Seay - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Colorado Rockies, born: Jun 20, 1978), Brittany Beede - Karateka, Bruce Hayes (swimmer) - Swimmer.

Main business address for: TELTRONICS INC (TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH APPARATUS), COMDIAL CORP (TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH APPARATUS), CORRECTIONAL SERVICES CORP (SERVICES-FACILITIES SUPPORT MANAGEMENT SERVICES), SUN HYDRAULICS CORP (MISCELLANEOUS FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS), CPC OF AMERICA INC (SURGICAL & MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS & APPARATUS), FIRST STATE FINANCIAL CORP/FL (BLANK CHECKS).


Hospitals/medical centers in Sarasota:

  • DSI SARASOTA DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 1921 WALDEMERE ST STE 107)
  • NNA KIDNEY DIALYSIS CENTER - SARASOTA (Dialysis Facility, 1630 TUTTLE AVE)
  • A FAMILIAR FACE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 5899 WHITFIELD AVENUE, SUITE 107)
  • A FAMILIAR FACE HOME HEALTH SERVICES, INC. (Home Health Center, 3222 17TH STREET)
  • AMEDISYS OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA (Home Health Center, 2033 WOOD STREET, SUITE 105)
  • AUTUMN HOME CARE (Home Health Center, 677 N WASHINGTON BLVD SUITE 41)
  • BAYCARE HOME CARE, INC (Home Health Center, 2109 47TH STREET)
  • DOCTORS CHOICE HOME CARE INC (Home Health Center, 7250 S BENEVA ROAD)
  • FUSION HEALTHCARE (Home Health Center, 227 CENTRAL AVE)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, 2201 CANTU STE 200)
  • GULF CITY HOME CARE INC (Home Health Center, 401 CATTLEMEN RD SUITE 104)
  • INTERIM HLTHCARE SARASOTA (Home Health Center, 3920 BEE RIDGE ROAD BLDG H)
  • MEDERI CARETENDERS (Home Health Center, 2401 UNIVERSITY PKWY, STE 203)
  • MEDERI CARETENDERS (Home Health Center, 5741 BEE RIDGE RD STE 230)
  • OLSTEN HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, 7400 SOUTH TAMIAMI TRIAL)
  • RECOVERY HOME CARE SERVICES (Home Health Center, 5585 MARQUESAS CIRCLE)
  • SARASOTA HOME HEALTH CARE AGENCY LLC (Home Health Center, 8830 SOUTH TAMIAMI TRAIL UNIT 150)
  • SARASOTA MEMORIAL HOME CARE (Home Health Center, 6075 RAND BLVD)
  • SOLANA HOME HEALTH AGENCY LLC (Home Health Center, 3564 CLARK RD)
  • SOUTHMED HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, 7820 S HOLIDAY DRIVE SUITE 325)
  • VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION OF FLORIDA INC (Home Health Center, 4038 CATTLEMEN RD)
  • VITALCARE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 5130 STATION WAY)
  • CAPE SURGERY CENTER (Hospital, 1941 WALDEMERE STREET)
  • DOCTORS HOSPITAL OF SARASOTA (Acute Care Hospitals,Proprietary, provides emergency services, 5731 BEE RIDGE RD)
  • HEALTHSOUTH REHAB HOSPITAL (Hospital, 3251 PROCTOR RD)
  • HEALTHSOUTH RIDGELAKE HOSPITAL (Hospital, 6150 EDGELAKE DRIVE)
  • SARASOTA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Government - Hospital District or Authority, 1700 S TAMIAMI TRL)
  • SARASOTA PALMS HOSP- (Hospital, 1650 S OSPREY AVE)
  • SUNRISE GROUP HOME 13 (Hospital, 1950 COUNTRY MEADOW CIRCLE)
  • TIDEWELL HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE, INC (Hospital, 5955 RAND BLVD)
  • BAY VILLAGE OF SARASOTA (Nursing Home, 8400 VAMO ROAD)
  • BENDERSON FAMILY SKILLED NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, 1959 N HONORE AVE)
  • BENEVA LAKES HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 741 S BENEVA ROAD)
  • BURZENSKI NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 4450 8TH STREET)
  • CONSULATE HEALTH CARE OF SARASOTA (Nursing Home, 4783 FRUITVILLE ROAD)
  • CROSSBREEZE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 1755 18TH ST)
  • GLENRIDGE ON PALMER RANCH INC. (Nursing Home, 7333 SCOTLAND WAY)
  • HARMONY HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 2600 COURTLAND STREET)
  • HEARTLAND HEALTH CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 5401 SAWYER RD)
  • HEARTLAND HEALTH CARE CENTER - NORTH SARASOTA (Nursing Home, 3250 12TH ST)
  • IHS OF FLORIDA AT SARASOTA (Nursing Home, 2600 COURTLAND ST)
  • INN AT SARASOTA BAY CLUB (Nursing Home, 1303 N TAMIAMI TRIAL)
  • J H FLOYD SUNSHINE MANOR (Nursing Home, 1755 18TH ST)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF SARASOTA (Nursing Home, 8104 N TUTTLE AVE)
  • MAGNOLIA HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 1507 S TUTTLE AVE)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES SARASOTA (Nursing Home, 5511 SWIFT ROAD)
  • OAK POINTE MANOR (Nursing Home, 1507 S TUTTLE AVE)
  • PALMER RANCH HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, 5111 PALMER RANCH PARKWAY)
  • PINES OF SARASOTA (Nursing Home, 1501 N ORANGE AVE)
  • PLYMOUTH HARBOR INCORPORATED (Nursing Home, 700 JOHN RINGLING BLVD)
  • SARASOTA HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 1524 EAST AVENUE SOUTH)
  • SARASOTA MEMORIAL NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTE (Nursing Home, 5640 RAND BLVD)
  • SARASOTA WELFARE HOME INC (Nursing Home, 1501 N ORANGE AVENUE)
  • SPRINGS AT LAKE POINTE WOODS (Nursing Home, 3280 LAKE POINTE BLVD)
  • SPRINGWOOD CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 4602 NORTHGATE COURT)
  • SUNNYSIDE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 5201 BAHIA VISTA STREET)
  • TARPON POINT NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 5157 PARK CLUB DRIVE)

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Airports and heliports located in Sarasota:


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Amtrak station:

SARASOTA (I-75 AT CLARK RD.) - Bus Station . Services: public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, paid long-term parking.

Local government website: www.ci.sarasota.fl.us

Colleges/Universities in Sarasota:

  • Ringling College of Art and Design (Full-time enrollment: 1,268; Location: 2700 North Tamiami Tr; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.ringling.edu)
  • Argosy University-Sarasota (FT enrollment: 1,092; Location: 5250 17th Street; Private, for-profit; Website: www.argosy.edu/sarasota/; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • New College of Florida (FT enrollment: 825; Location: 5800 Bay Shore Road; Public; Website: www.ncf.edu)
  • University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee (FT enrollment: 732; Location: 8350 N Tamiami Trail; Public; Website: www.sarasota.usf.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Meridian Career Institute (FT enrollment: 384; Location: 7020 Professional Pkwy E Suite A; Private, for-profit; Website: www.meridian.edu)
  • Sarasota County Technical Institute (FT enrollment: 264; Location: 4748 Beneva Rd; Public; Website: www.scti.edu)
  • East West College of Natural Medicine (FT enrollment: 115; Location: 3808 N. Tamiami Tr; Private, for-profit; Website: ewcollege.org; Offers Master's degree)
  • Sarasota School of Massage Therapy (FT enrollment: 54; Location: 5899 Whitfield Ave Suite 300; Private, for-profit; Website: www.sarasotamassageschool.com)
  • Fashion Focus Hair Academy (FT enrollment: 35; Location: 2184 Gulf Gate Dr; Private, for-profit; Website: www.fashionfocusacad.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sarasota:

  • State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota (about 8 miles; Bradenton, FL; Full-time enrollment: 5,673)
  • Eckerd College (about 28 miles; Saint Petersburg, FL; FT enrollment: 2,132)
  • University of South Florida-St. Petersburg Campus (about 30 miles; St. Petersburg, FL; FT enrollment: 2,227)
  • St Petersburg College (about 41 miles; Clearwater, FL; FT enrollment: 9,555)
  • Hillsborough Community College (about 42 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 11,277)
  • The University of Tampa (about 43 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 5,429)
  • Everest University-Brandon (about 46 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 2,266)

Biggest private high schools in Sarasota:

  • OUT-OF-DOOR ACADEMY (Students: 600; Location: 444 REID ST; Grades: PK - 12)
  • CARDINAL MOONEY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 563; Location: 4171 FRUITVILLE RD; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • SARASOTA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 485; Location: 5415 BAHIA VISTA ST; Grades: PK - 12)
  • WEST FLORIDA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 163; Location: 4311 WILKINSON RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • PREW ACADEMY (Students: 58; Location: 5020 FIELDING LN; Grades: 6 - 12)
  • AVE MARIA UNIVERSITY PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 52; Location: 201 S TUTTLE AVE; Grades: KG - 12)
  • WEST COAST SCHOOL HUMAN DEV (Students: 48; Location: 403 N WASHINGTON BLVD; Grades: KG - 12)
  • NARROW WAY ACADEMY (Students: 47; Location: 3011 61ST ST; Grades: KG - 12)
  • BRICKHOUSE ACADEMY (Students: 47; Location: 3552 WEBBER ST; Grades: 2 - 12)
  • THE WEST COAST SCHOOL (Students: 46; Location: 403 N WASHINGTON BLVD; Grades: KG - 12)

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Sarasota:

  • ST MARTHA CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 454; Location: 4380 FRUITVILLE RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • THE TABERNACLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 342; Location: 4141 DE SOTO RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • GOLDIE FELDMAN ACADEMY AT TEMPLE BETH SHALOM (Students: 313; Location: 1050 S TUTTLE AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • JULIE ROHR ACADEMY (Students: 285; Location: 4466 FRUITVILLE RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • INCARNATION CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 257; Location: 2911 BEE RIDGE RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • NEW GATE SCHOOL (Students: 254; Location: 5237 ASHTON RD; Grades: UG - UG)
  • CALVARY CHAPEL SCHOOL (Students: 161; Location: 3800 27TH PKWY; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ASCENSION LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 88; Location: 800 MCINTOSH RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • SARASOTA LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 85; Location: 5651 HONORE AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • PINNACLE ACADEMY (Students: 77; Location: 833 MAGELLAN DR; Grades: UG - UG)
See full list of schools located in Sarasota, map of school districts: SARASOTA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, MANATEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Sarasota:

  • SARASOTA COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARIES (Operating income: $11,650,777; Location: 1660 RINGLING BLVD.; 831,949 books; 2,003 e-books; 53,753 audio materials; 86,679 video materials; 12 local licensed databases; 62 state licensed databases; 28 other licensed databases; 4,100 print serial subscriptions; 57 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Sarasota Lutheran School - 5651 Honore Avenue - 941-922-8164 (110 students, PK-8)

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Notable locations in Sarasota: Town and Country Plaza (A), South Gate Plaza (B), Sarasota Square (C), Payne Terminal (D), Tony Saprito Fishing Pier North Light (E), Tony Saprito Fishing Pier South Light (F), Bee Ridge Square (G), Palm Plaza (H), Village Plaza (I), Ringling Museum of Art (J), Selby Public Library (K), Sarasota County Fire Department Station 1 (L), Sarasota County Fire Department Station 2 (M), Sarasota County Fire Department Station 3 (N), Sarasota County Fire Department Station 4 (O), Sarasota County Fire Department Station 5 (P), Bayside Center for Behavioral Health (Q), Sarasota Police Department Substation (R), Sarasota County Criminal Court (S), Sarasota County Sheriff's Office Warrants and North County Jail (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Sunbird Place Shopping Center (1), Sarasota Quay Shopping Center (2), Sarasota Commons Shopping Center (3), Bay Isles Shopping Center (4), Colonial Village Shopping Center (5), Crossroads Shopping Center (6), Gulf Gate Mall (7), Pelican Plaza Shopping Center (8), Merchants Pointe Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sarasota include: Saint Marthas Catholic Church (A), First Baptist Church (B), Sarasota Baptist Church (C), Southside Baptist Church (D), First Brethren Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Sarasota include: Island Park (1), Causeway Park (2), Coolidge Park (3), Gillespie Park (4), Tuttle Avenue Park (5), South Lido County Park (6), Pioneer Park (7), Payne Park (8), Lukewood Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: Indian Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Art Center Sarasota (Museums; 707 N Tamiami Trl) (1), Crowley Museum & Nature Center (16405 Myakka Road) (2), GWIZ (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1001 Boulevard Of The Art) (3), Holocaust Education Center (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 578 McIntosh Road) (4), Rosaire Ellian (Petting Zoos; 901 East Rd) (5), MOTE Marine Laboratory & Aquarium - Aquarium Tours & Visitor Info (Aquariums; 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway) (6), El Patio Latino Restaurant (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1100 N. Tuttle Ave. Suite 5) (7), Adventure Charters (Tours & Charters; 3697 Longmedow St) (8). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Best Western Midtown (1425 South Tamiami Trail) (1), Cadillac Motel (4021 North Tamiami Trail) (2), Americinn (5931 Fruitville Road) (3), Best Western Siesta Beach (5311 Ocean Boulevard) (4), Banana Bay Club Resort (8254 Midnight Pass Road) (5), Beach Place (5605 Avenida Del Mare) (6), BEST WESTERN GOLDEN HOST (4675 North Tamiami Trail) (7), Americinn - Sarasota- Fl (5931 Fruitville Rd) (8), Capri International Motel (6782 Sarasea Circle) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: United States Government - Federal Bureau of Investigation (1800 2nd Street) (1), Courts-Federal - Probation Office (1800 2nd Street) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Sarasota County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 24.1. This is better than average.
City:

24.1
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 0.672. This is significantly better than average. There were 27 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.672
U.S.:

2.963
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 3.43. This is significantly better than average. There were 11 monitors within city limits.
City:

3.43
U.S.:

9.39
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 26.4. This is about average. There were 43 monitors within city limits.
City:

26.4
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.9. This is about average. There were 52 monitors within city limits.
City:

18.9
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 6.49. This is significantly better than average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
City:

6.49
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Sarasota and their reported violations in the past:

AQUA UTILITIES FLORIDA, INC. (KPU) (Population served: 8670, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
AQUA UTILITIES FLORIDA, INC. (TRI-PAR) (Population served: 3718, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
CAMELOT LAKES (Population served: 1700, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
AQUA UTILITIES FLORIDA (LAKE OSBORNE E) (Population served: 1225, Purch_groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2004 and AUG-05-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-05-2004)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
AQUA UTILITIES FLORIDA, INC. (TRADE CTR) (Population served: 504, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-15-2005), St Public Notif received (JAN-10-2006), St Public Notif requested (JAN-10-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JAN-10-2006), St Public Notif requested (JAN-10-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-15-2005), St Public Notif received (JUL-16-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-10-2005), St BCA signed (AUG-15-2005)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-16-2004), St Public Notif requested (NOV-15-2005), St Public Notif received (NOV-18-2005)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (2 times from AUG-16-2004 to NOV-15-2005), St Public Notif received (NOV-18-2005)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-08-2005), St Public Notif received (JUL-15-2005)
  • 8 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
TATUM RIDGE GOLF LINKS REST STATION (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
OAKFORD GOLF COMFORT STATION 2 (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
OAK FORD GOLF CLUB (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Sarasota that have no violations reported:

  • SHAMROCK PARK & NATURE CENTER (Population served: 384, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • GATOR CREEK GOLF CLUB (Population served: 300, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SARASOTA GOLF CLUB (Population served: 300, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SNOOK HAVEN (Population served: 254, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • FRUITVILLE TEXACO (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HOLIDAY CENTER (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SARASOTA MENNONITE CHURCH (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SOUTH COUNTY PLAZA (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WILLOW OAKS CENTER (Population served: 55, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • P.T SPORTS BAR (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 21.1%
(13.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.8% for Black residents, 34.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 16.8% for other race residents, 63.4% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Florida:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  50.0%
Whole state:  65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.0%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Sarasota, FL

People in group quarters in Sarasota in 2010:

  • 1,331 people in college/university student housing
  • 837 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 738 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 383 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 70 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 69 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 56 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 41 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 28 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 19 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 10 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Sarasota in 2000:

  • 1,083 people in nursing homes
  • 763 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 703 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 364 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 68 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 46 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 41 people in other group homes
  • 24 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 14 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 9 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 5 people in religious group quarters
  • 2 people in other workers' dormitories

Sarasota compared to Florida state average:

Sarasota, Florida environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Median age above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Banks with most branches in Sarasota (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: 14 branches. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • SunTrust Bank: 12 branches. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: 12 branches. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • American Momentum Bank: 8 branches. Info updated 2011/07/25: Bank assets: $934.1 mil, Deposits: $728.1 mil, headquarters in Tampa, FL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 22 total offices, Holding Company: Adam Bank Group, Inc.
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: 7 branches. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Regions Bank: 7 branches. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: 7 branches. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Iberiabank: 7 branches. Info updated 2011/06/08: Bank assets: $11,676.7 mil, Deposits: $9,387.9 mil, headquarters in Lafayette, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: Iberiabank Corporation
  • PNC Bank, National Association: 7 branches. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • 25 other banks with 51 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Sarasota, Florida:

  • Quayside Inn, 270 N Tamiami TRL, Sarasota, FL 32436 , Phone: (727) 393-0414
  • Deluxe Inn, 8071 N Tamiami TRL, Sarasota, FL 34243 , Phone: (941) 351-6870
  • Bay Motel, 8110 N Tamiami TRL, Sarasota, FL 34243
  • Alina Motel, 6926 US Hwy 301ST Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34234
  • Ramada Inn Airport, 8440 N Tamiami TRL, Sarasota, FL 34243 , Phone: (941) 355-7771, Fax: (941) 351-7411
  • Sarasota Motor Inn, 7251 N Tamiami TRL, Sarasota, FL 34243 , Fax: (941) 355-4490
  • Whitfield Motel, 1280 Whitfield Ave, Sarasota, FL 34233
  • Holiday Inn Lido Beach, 233 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236 , Phone: (941) 388-5555, Fax: (941) 388-3312
  • 78 other hotels and motels
All 86 fire-safe hotels and motels in Sarasota, Florida

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Sarasota travel time to work - commute


Sarasota mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (94%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • No fuel used (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Sarasota city (based on Sarasota County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.81%
Here46.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionJewishUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents42.6%10.4%8.8%7.4%6.4%
Congregations5.0%9.9%2.5%5.9%5.9%
NameEpiscopal ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in America Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents3.8%3.2%1.8%1.5%14.2%
Congregations5.4%4.0%1.5%2.0%57.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 67
Sarasota County:

1.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 47
This county:

1.27 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 84
Sarasota County:

2.26 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 366
This county:

9.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Sarasota County:

9.1%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Sarasota County:

20.1%
State:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.4%
State:

14.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 64$283,691$53,1922$2,826
Other Government Administration 78$351,450$54,0698$16,033
Police Protection - Officers 197$1,157,010$70,4780$0
Police - Other 60$217,818$43,56426$26,379
Streets and Highways 47$184,229$47,0370$0
Solid Waste Management 37$138,561$44,9390$0
Sewerage 65$266,085$49,1230$0
Parks and Recreation 87$291,756$40,24267$65,784
Housing and Community Development(Local) 13$52,665$48,6140$0
Water Supply 65$242,532$44,7750$0
Totals for Government 713$3,185,797$53,618103$111,022

Sarasota government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $9,199,000 ($174.19)
    Parking Facilities: $750,000 ($14.20)
    General Public Buildings: $77,000 ($1.46)
    Natural Resources - Other: $57,000 ($1.08)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $23,968,000 ($453.84)
    Parks and Recreation: $15,720,000 ($297.67)
    Housing and Community Development: $10,185,000 ($192.86)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,934,000 ($188.10)
    Sewerage: $9,193,000 ($174.07)
    Water Utilities: $7,521,000 ($142.41)
    Financial Administration: $5,070,000 ($96.00)
    Regular Highways: $5,004,000 ($94.75)
    General Public Buildings: $3,740,000 ($70.82)
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,026,000 ($57.30)
    Central Staff Services: $2,753,000 ($52.13)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $2,493,000 ($47.21)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,278,000 ($24.20)
    General - Other: $874,000 ($16.55)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $774,000 ($14.66)
    Parking Facilities: $452,000 ($8.56)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $189,353,000 ($3585.48)
    Corporate Bonds: $39,669,000 ($751.15)
    Benefit Payments: $15,918,000 ($301.41)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $13,349,000 ($252.77)
    Withdrawals: $463,000 ($8.77)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,254,000 ($23.75)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $1,299,000 ($24.60)
    Police Protection: $682,000 ($12.91)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $226,000 ($4.28)
    Housing and Community Development: $8,000 ($0.15)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $32,899,000 ($622.96)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,438,000 ($46.16)

Sarasota government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $14,454,000 ($273.69)
    Parks and Recreation: $11,904,000 ($225.41)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,892,000 ($187.31)
    All Other: $1,989,000 ($37.66)
    Parking Facilities: $270,000 ($5.11)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $38,506,000 ($729.13)
    From Parent Local Government: $8,324,000 ($157.62)
    Local Employee Contribution: $2,627,000 ($49.74)
    From Other Governments: $1,412,000 ($26.74)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $5,738,000 ($108.65)
    All Other: $3,318,000 ($62.83)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,901,000 ($73.87)
    All Other: $985,000 ($18.65)
    Highways: $20,000 ($0.38)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $4,997,000 ($94.62)
    Interest Earnings: $2,721,000 ($51.52)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,697,000 ($32.13)
    Rents: $1,413,000 ($26.76)
    Donations From Private Sources: $600,000 ($11.36)
    Sale of Property: $108,000 ($2.05)
    Special Assessments: $105,000 ($1.99)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $11,989,000 ($227.02)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $5,087,000 ($96.32)
    General Local Government Support: $4,920,000 ($93.16)
    All Other: $852,000 ($16.13)
    Highways: $76,000 ($1.44)
  • Tax - Property: $18,656,000 ($353.26)
    Public Utilities Sales: $14,138,000 ($267.71)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,518,000 ($142.36)
    Other License: $3,692,000 ($69.91)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $2,974,000 ($56.31)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $692,000 ($13.10)
    Other Selective Sales: $109,000 ($2.06)

Sarasota government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $95,500,000 ($1808.34)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $91,738,000 ($1737.10)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,197,000 ($268.83)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,435,000 ($197.59)

Sarasota government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,310,000 ($252.03)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $65,745,000 ($1244.91)
    Total Federal Securities: $13,232,000 ($250.55)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $99,734,000 ($1888.51)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,044,000 ($360.61)

9.24% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($70,890 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.24%
Florida average:

8.71%

0.11% of residents moved from foreign countries ($521 average AGI)
Sarasota County:

0.11%
Florida average:

0.22%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Manatee County, FL  1.24% ($46,094 average AGI)
from Charlotte County, FL  0.76% ($45,611)
from Hillsborough County, FL  0.22% ($49,500)


8.06% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($48,758 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.06%
Florida average:

7.73%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($272 average AGI)
Sarasota County:

0.07%
Florida average:

0.12%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Manatee County, FL  1.70% ($57,312 average AGI)
to Charlotte County, FL  0.69% ($41,903)
to Hillsborough County, FL  0.31% ($43,326)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sarasota:

  • WSRQ (1450 AM; 1 kW; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WIBQ (1220 AM; 5 kW; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: NOVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLSS (930 AM; 5 kW; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: WGUL-FM, INC.)
  • WTMY (1280 AM; 1 kW; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WMGG (820 AM; 50 kW; LARGO, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ST. PETERSBURG LICENSEE)
  • WQYK (1010 AM; 50 kW; SEFFNER, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TAMPA)
  • WAMR (1320 AM; 5 kW; VENICE, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFLA (970 AM; 25 kW; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WHNZ (1250 AM; 25 kW; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBRD (1420 AM; 3 kW; PALMETTO, FL; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTIS (1110 AM; daytime; 10 kW; TAMPA, FL; Owner: WTIS-AM, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sarasota:

  • WCTQ (106.5 FM; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WHPT (102.5 FM; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WKZM (104.3 FM; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WSRZ-FM (107.9 FM; CORAL COVE, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WPOI (101.5 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WWRM (94.9 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WSJT (94.1 FM; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WFLZ-FM (93.3 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMTX (100.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WQYK-FM (99.5 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF FLORIDA)
  • WTBT (103.5 FM; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WDDV (92.1 FM; VENICE, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WRBQ-FM (104.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJIS (88.1 FM; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSMR (89.1 FM; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WTZB (105.9 FM; ENGLEWOOD, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBVM (90.5 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: BISHOP OF THE DIOCESE/ST. PETERSBURG)
  • WUSF (89.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF S. FLORIDA)
  • WIKX (92.9 FM; CHARLOTTE HARBOR, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLLD (98.7 FM; HOLMES BEACH, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Sarasota:

  • W34AW (Channel 34; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W48CN (Channel 48; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WVEA-TV (Channel 62; VENICE, FL; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WSVT-LP (Channel 18; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WWSB (Channel 40; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCAST CORPORATION OF SARASOTA)
  • WEDU (Channel 3; TAMPA, FL; Owner: FLORIDA WEST COAST PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXPX (Channel 66; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATION LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WTOG (Channel 44; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: VIACOM INTERNATIONAL INC.)
  • WFLA-TV (Channel 8; TAMPA, FL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFTS-TV (Channel 28; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TAMPA BAY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WTVT (Channel 13; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TVT LICENSE, INC.)
  • WUSF-TV (Channel 16; TAMPA, FL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA)
  • WTTA (Channel 38; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: BAY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WFTT (Channel 50; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TELEFUTURA TAMPA LLC)
  • W56CN (Channel 56; VENICE, FL; Owner: WMOR-TV COMPANY)
  • WCLF (Channel 22; CLEARWATER, FL; Owner: CHRISTIAN TELEVISION CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WTAM-LP (Channel 6; TAMPA, FL; Owner: U.S. INTERACTIVE, L.L.C.)
  • WMOR-TV (Channel 32; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: WMOR-TV COMPANY)
  • W61AI (Channel 61; ROCK HARBOR, FL; Owner: MAKO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Sarasota fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 90
Total length: 588 meters (1,929ft)
Total costs: $16,116,000
Total average daily traffic: 2,023,238
Total average daily truck traffic: 106,456

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1910-1919: 1
  • 1920-1929: 5
  • 1930-1939: 2
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 13
  • 1960-1969: 23
  • 1970-1979: 7
  • 1980-1989: 26
  • 1990-1999: 6
  • 2000-2009: 3
  • 2010-2012: 3
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Sarasota, FL

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sarasota)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 341 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Sarasota, FL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 135 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 87 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 49 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 1038 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sarasota)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 38 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Sarasota)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 345 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 11 full and 7 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED98$114,132270$302,302381$288,5216$54,9351$2,600,030203$309,4762$66,370
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED8$128,31027$170,43154$226,4153$32,3030$026$176,1400$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED36$129,85464$252,958305$279,45411$136,7691$2,314,800104$239,9591$120,140
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN12$120,89748$301,051141$274,2252$207,0450$044$276,3780$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$131,89411$384,11337$217,1501$49,9200$011$281,7570$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 18 tracts in Sarasota, FL

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5$300,2100$00$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$243,4451$81,1701$261,380
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$441,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$293,0001$490,5100$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 240
  • Hazardous Condition: 180
  • Service Call: 10
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Sarasota


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sarasota, FL

Most common first names in Sarasota, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1,39878.4 years
Robert1,20376.4 years
William1,15078.1 years
Mary1,09382.8 years
James84375.4 years
Charles71178.3 years
Dorothy64383.9 years
Helen63485.4 years
Margaret60583.7 years
George58380.5 years
Most common last names in Sarasota, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith38379.6 years
Miller28379.8 years
Johnson25778.2 years
Brown20580.0 years
Williams20376.1 years
Jones18878.2 years
Davis15979.5 years
Anderson15280.6 years
Wilson15076.1 years
White13578.6 years
Businesses in Sarasota, FL
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven19La-Z-Boy2
ALDO1Lane Bryant1
AMF Bowling1Lane Furniture5
AT&T5LensCrafters2
Aeropostale1Little Caesars Pizza3
Albertsons1Lowe's1
AmericInn1Macy's2
American Eagle Outfitters1Marriott4
Ann Taylor2Marshalls1
Applebee's4MasterBrand Cabinets15
Arby's3McDonald's11
AutoZone1Men's Wearhouse2
Avenue1Motherhood Maternity3
BMW1New Balance7
Banana Republic1New York & Co1
Baskin-Robbins1Nike7
Bath & Body Works1Office Depot1
Bed Bath & Beyond2OfficeMax2
Ben & Jerry's1Old Navy1
Best Western1Olive Garden1
Blockbuster2Outback2
Brooks Brothers1Outback Steakhouse2
Budget Car Rental2Pac Sun1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Panda Express1
Burger King6Panera Bread4
Burlington Coat Factory1Papa John's Pizza3
CVS10Payless3
Cache1Penske2
Casual Male XL1PetSmart1
Catherines1Pier 1 Imports1
Charlotte Russe1Pizza Hut4
Chick-Fil-A3Popeyes1
Chico's2Publix Super Markets14
Chipotle2Quality1
Cold Stone Creamery2Quiznos1
Comfort Inn2RadioShack6
Curves1Ramada1
DHL6Red Lobster1
Dairy Queen1Rooms To Go1
Days Inn2Ruby Tuesday1
Decora Cabinetry6Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Dennys2SAS Shoes1
Domino's Pizza5Saks Fifth Avenue1
DressBarn1Sam's Club1
Dunkin Donuts8Sears4
Ethan Allen1Sleep Inn1
Express2Soma Intimates2
FedEx50Spencer Gifts1
Finish Line1Sprint Nextel3
Firestone Complete Auto Care3Staples1
GNC5Starbucks14
GameStop2Steak 'n Shake1
Gap2Subway18
Goodwill2Super 81
Gymboree1T-Mobile8
H&R Block7T.J.Maxx1
Havertys Furniture1Taco Bell5
Holiday Inn5Talbots2
Hollister Co.1Target3
Home Depot1Tire Kingdom4
Hot Topic1Toys"R"Us2
IHOP2U-Haul10
J. Jill1UPS81
JCPenney1Vans3
Jimmy John's2Verizon Wireless3
JoS. A. Bank1Victoria's Secret2
Jones New York10Waffle House1
Journeys1Walgreens11
KFC4Walmart2
Kincaid2Wet Seal1
Kmart1Whole Foods Market1
Knights Inn1YMCA5
La Quinta1
Browse common businesses in Sarasota, FL


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