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Sarasota County, Florida (FL)

County population in 2014: 396,962 (96% urban, 4% rural); it was 325,957 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 76,072
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 55,687
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 118,538
Renter-occupied apartments: 43,987 (it was 31,399 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

33%

Land area: 572 sq. mi.

Water area: 153.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 695 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Sarasota County: 94.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (32.5%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (15.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 75%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 22%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Sarasota County, Florida:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (84.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (7.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (4.5%)
  • Asian alone (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
Median resident age:  52.0 years
Florida median age:  40.0 years
Males: 189,397  (47.7%)
Females: 207,565  (52.3%)

Sarasota County,FL real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Sarasota County:

2.0 people
Florida:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $48,263 ($41,957 in 1999)

This county:

$48263
Florida:

$46036

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $848 (lower quartile is $670, upper quartile is $1,118)
This county:

$848
State:

$838


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $172,600 (it was $112,000 in 2000)
Sarasota:

$172,600
Florida:

$153,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $99,500 - $314,600

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $288,269
Here:

$288,269
State:

$243,181

Townhouses or other attached units: $193,449
Here:

$193,449
State:

$161,350

In 2-unit structures: $231,820
Here:

$231,820
State:

$161,056

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $161,544
Here:

$161,544
State:

$143,318

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $370,303
Here:

$370,303
State:

$215,295

Mobile homes: $76,658
Here:

$76,658
State:

$58,568

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $230,862
Here:

$230,862
State:

$50,225
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,280
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $502

Institutionalized population: 3,442

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 4
  • Rapes: 52
  • Robberies: 95
  • Assaults: 574
  • Burglaries: 1867
  • Thefts: 5036
  • Auto thefts: 504

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 44
  • Robberies: 92
  • Assaults: 626
  • Burglaries: 1924
  • Thefts: 5714
  • Auto thefts: 477
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Health of residents in Sarasota County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.6. This is better than average.
78.0% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
55.9% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average.
99.5% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
76.3% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 193 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 148 pounds. This is less than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 3041 buildings, average cost: $143,600
  • 2001: 3799 buildings, average cost: $169,000
  • 2002: 3869 buildings, average cost: $175,700
  • 2003: 4630 buildings, average cost: $170,500
  • 2004: 6321 buildings, average cost: $160,300
  • 2005: 6886 buildings, average cost: $163,700
  • 2006: 3418 buildings, average cost: $184,000
  • 2007: 1129 buildings, average cost: $238,500
  • 2008: 571 buildings, average cost: $325,800
  • 2009: 386 buildings, average cost: $311,500
  • 2010: 560 buildings, average cost: $306,500
  • 2011: 640 buildings, average cost: $307,300
  • 2012: 1067 buildings, average cost: $304,500
  • 2013: 1495 buildings, average cost: $304,200
  • 2014: 1856 buildings, average cost: $309,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,760 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,674 (1.0%)

Sarasota County household income distribution in 2009 Sarasota County home values distribution Sarasota County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.8%
(9.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.8% for Black residents, 20.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.8% for American Indian residents, 29.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 21.5% for other race residents, 25.1% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.8%
Sarasota County:

12.8%
Florida:

17.0%
(9.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.9% for Black residents, 20.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.4% for American Indian residents, 35.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 21.0% for other race residents, 25.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 53 years old
(Males: 52 years old, Females: 55 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 57 years old, Black residents: 32 years old, American Indian residents: 32 years old, Asian residents: 43 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

Area name: Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, FL MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Sarasota County is $685 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $824 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1052 a month.

Cities in this county include: Sarasota, Interior County, Gulf Gate-Osprey, North Port, Venice, Englewood, Sarasota Springs, South Venice, Fruitville, Gulf Gate Estates.

Sarasota County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Zip CodeCityCertified Residential DatabaseMandatory Residential DatabaseMandatory Non-Residential Database
Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)
34223Englewood27151010
34224Englewood8131010
34229Osprey3418----
34231Sarasota247223030
34232Sarasota123314141414
34233Sarasota597425425
34234Sarasota2773030
34235Sarasota359----
34236Sarasota49101010
34237Sarasota225450450
34238Sarasota9626----
34239Sarasota4944040
34240Sarasota307----
34241Sarasota7443030
34242Sarasota89231010
34272Laurel10----
34275Nokomis3611----
34277Sarasota10----
34285Venice140----
34286North Port90----
34287North Port10102020
34292Venice20201010
34293Venice65115050

2012 air pollution in Sarasota County:

Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.00 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.028 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 15.6 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 7.0 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: DeSoto County , Calhoun County, Texas , Lee County , Pinellas County , Kenedy County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.9%
Florida:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 10,210
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 27.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 30,416 (48% naturalized citizens)

Sarasota County:

9.3%
Whole state:

16.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 6,662
  • 1990 to 1994: 4,557
  • 1985 to 1989: 2,480
  • 1980 to 1984: 2,311
  • 1975 to 1979: 1,460
  • 1970 to 1974: 1,476
  • 1970 to 1974: 1,901
  • 1965 to 1969: 9,569

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 85.6%

Sarasota County marital status for males Sarasota County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 103,409
  • One, attached: 12,627
  • Two: 5,132
  • 3 or 4: 4,974
  • 5 to 9: 7,285
  • 10 to 19: 7,681
  • 20 or more: 20,953
  • Mobile homes: 20,226
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 180

Housing units in Sarasota County with a mortgage: 55,906 (5,939 second mortgage, 6,635 home equity loan, 184 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 33,310

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

71.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Sarasota County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic76,00013
Evangelical Protestant46,290174
Mainline Protestant31,19158
Other9,08938
Black Protestant1,9017
Orthodox6202
None214,357-
Sarasota County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

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%

Agriculture in Sarasota County:

Average size of farms: 327 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $47,982
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $2078.99
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 46.70%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 25.05%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $43,686
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 5.29%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 65.97%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $22,024
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 73.85%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 18.75
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.04%
Vegetables: 83 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 3,887 acres

Earthquake activity:

Sarasota County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Florida state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 269.0 miles away from Sarasota County center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 401.9 miles away from the county center
On 3/31/1992 at 14:59:39, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 220.8 miles away from the county center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 481.4 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/1997 at 14:57:35, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, Depth: 20.5 mi) earthquake occurred 274.3 miles away from Sarasota County center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 419.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • FloridaTropical Storm Fay, Incident Period: August 18, 2008 to September 12, 2008, Emergency Declared (EM-3288): August 21, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3288, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • FloridaTropical Storm Fay, Incident Period: August 18, 2008 to September 12, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1785): August 24, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1785, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • FloridaHurricane Wilma, Incident Period: October 23, 2005 to November 18, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1609): October 24, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1609, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • FloridaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3220): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3220, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • FloridaHurricane Jeanne, Incident Period: September 24, 2004 to November 17, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1561): September 26, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1561, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • FloridaHurricane Frances, Incident Period: September 3, 2004 to October 8, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1545): September 4, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1545, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • FloridaHurricane Charley and Tropical Storm Bonnie, Incident Period: August 11, 2004 to August 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1539): August 13, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1539, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm, Hurricane
  • FloridaSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 13, 2003 to August 22, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1481): July 29, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1481, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • FloridaTropical Storm Gabrielle, Incident Period: September 13, 2001 to September 21, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1393): September 28, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1393, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • FloridaMyakka Fire Complex, Incident Period: April 17, 2001, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • 13 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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: 8, Fires: 5, Floods: 5, Tropical Storms: 5, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Freeze: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (18%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (13%)
  • Canada (12%)
  • Germany (10%)
  • United Kingdom (9%)
  • Cuba (4%)
  • Poland (3%)
  • Ukraine (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Sarasota County (%):

  • German (17%)
  • English (13%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • United States or American (9%)
  • Italian (8%)
  • Polish (4%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)

Sarasota County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 107,208 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 13,464 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 878 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 5 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 17 (0%)
  • Railroad: 19 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 8 (0%)
  • Taxi: 143 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 352 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 1,340 (1%)
  • Walked: 2,156 (2%)
  • Other means: 996 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 6,179 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Sarasota County, Florida in 2000:

  • 3,992 people in nursing homes
  • 763 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 729 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 590 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 78 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 65 people in other group homes
  • 61 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 53 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 46 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 41 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 14 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 12 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 10 people in military ships
  • 9 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 8 people in religious group quarters
  • 2 people in other workers' dormitories

People in group quarters in Sarasota County, Florida in 2010:

  • 2,539 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,331 people in college/university student housing
  • 837 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 437 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 158 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 98 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 79 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 77 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 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)
  • 9 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $60,670.

7.53% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($54,103 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.53%
Florida average:

7.97%


0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($521 average AGI)
Sarasota County:

0.06%
Florida average:

0.11%

3.57% relocated from other counties in Florida ($18,003 average AGI)
3.91% relocated from other states ($35,580 average AGI)
Sarasota County:

3.91%
Florida average:

3.71%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Manatee County, FL  1.32% ($36,893 average AGI)
from Charlotte County, FL  0.66% ($33,550)
from Hillsborough County, FL  0.24% ($35,573)
from Pinellas County, FL  0.16% ($51,675)
from Lee County, FL  0.15% ($42,865)
from Miami-Dade County, FL  0.12% ($36,239)
from Broward County, FL  0.10% ($39,954)


6.70% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,024 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.70%
Florida average:

7.17%


0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($372 average AGI)
Sarasota County:

0.05%
Florida average:

0.12%

3.68% relocated to other counties in Florida ($18,958 average AGI)
2.96% relocated to other states ($19,694 average AGI)
Sarasota County:

2.96%
Florida average:

2.87%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Manatee County, FL  1.33% ($31,488 average AGI)
to Charlotte County, FL  0.63% ($29,301)
to Hillsborough County, FL  0.32% ($53,749)
to Miami-Dade County, FL  0.19% ($36,586)
to Pinellas County, FL  0.17% ($35,761)
to Lee County, FL  0.15% ($31,712)
to Broward County, FL  0.12% ($33,742)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.4
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.7

Births per 1000 population in Sarasota County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Sarasota County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 1.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Sarasota County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 23.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Sarasota County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Sarasota County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 100,654 (92,840 aged, 7,814 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 12,127 (19%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Sarasota County, Florida in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (6909)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (5740)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (4096)
  • Unspecified dementia (3853)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (3412)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (2602)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (2080)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (1724)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1330)
  • Congestive heart failure (1328)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.13
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 13766.01
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 280.470
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 44194.14

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 833.570
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1348.780
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10.65

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 61.63
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 61.71

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13.11

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 30.1. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 13.2
  • Other - 16.9

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 164.5. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 80.4
  • Poisoning - 37.9
  • Suffocation - 32.6
  • Other - 13.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 373,826
  • In family households: 290,242 (78,274 male householders, 28,678 female householders)
    85,735 spouses, 73,525 children (67,604 natural, 2,015 adopted, 3,906 stepchildren), 5,586 grandchildren, 2,635 brothers or sisters, 3,125 parents, 3,176 other relatives, 7,552 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 83,584 (28,398 male householders (21,399 living alone)), 40,396 female householders (34,995 living alone)), 14,790 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 5,622 (3,442 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 66,613 2-persons, 18,403 3-persons, 13,099 4-persons, 5,664 5-persons, 2,016 6-persons, 1,157 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 56,394 1-person, 10,808 2-persons, 1,092 3-persons, 317 4-persons, 110 5-persons, 53 6-persons, 20 7-or-more-persons.

34,851 married couples with children.
12,998 single-parent households (2,905 men, 10,093 women).

89.5% of residents of Sarasota County speak English at home.
4.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (51% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
5.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (46% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (65% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $2,665,830,000 ($7499 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $108,807,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,596,266,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $821,038,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $7,607,000
Federal grants: $139,319,000
Federal procurement contracts: $38,888,000 ($20,953,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $62,711,000 ($392,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,797,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $190,815,000
Federal Government insurance: $8,525,129,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 15,174
Here:

41 per 1000 residents
State:

63 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 24,583
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +5,741
Here:

+16 per 1000 residents
State:

+30 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +44,503
Here:

+122 per 1000 residents
State:

+59 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Sarasota County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 28.71 millions of gallons per day (97% from ground, 3% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

5.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 2,363
  • 2000 to 2004: 44,861
  • 1990 to 1999: 32,205
  • 1980 to 1989: 51,272
  • 1970 to 1979: 52,022
  • 1960 to 1969: 23,633
  • 1950 to 1959: 16,695
  • 1940 to 1949: 3,471
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,426
Rooms in houses/apartments in Sarasota County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 144
  • 2 rooms: 1,410
  • 3 rooms: 5,106
  • 4 rooms: 18,840
  • 5 rooms: 33,974
  • 6 rooms: 29,045
  • 7 rooms: 16,458
  • 8 rooms: 8,153
  • 9+ rooms: 5,408
  • 1 room: 1,083
  • 2 rooms: 3,395
  • 3 rooms: 5,789
  • 4 rooms: 9,500
  • 5 rooms: 6,342
  • 6 rooms: 3,201
  • 7 rooms: 1,342
  • 8 rooms: 484
  • 9+ rooms: 263
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Sarasota County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 386
  • 1 bedroom: 4,778
  • 2 bedrooms: 53,170
  • 3 bedrooms: 49,507
  • 4 bedrooms: 9,474
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,223
  • no bedroom: 1,392
  • 1 bedroom: 8,403
  • 2 bedrooms: 14,979
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,803
  • 4 bedrooms: 663
  • 5+ bedrooms: 159
Cars and other vehicles available in Sarasota County, Florida in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 4,473
  • 1 vehicle: 53,062
  • 2 vehicles: 48,271
  • 3 vehicles: 10,122
  • 4 vehicles: 2,111
  • 5+ vehicles: 499
  • no vehicle: 4,502
  • 1 vehicle: 16,220
  • 2 vehicles: 8,718
  • 3 vehicles: 1,418
  • 4 vehicles: 408
  • 5+ vehicles: 133

53% of Sarasota County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 48% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 28% lived in Florida.

Sarasota County:

52.7%
State average:

51.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 62414
  • Northeast: 99167
  • Midwest: 87516
  • South: 35279
  • West: 7667

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $110,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Sarasota County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (94.0%)
  • Utility gas (2.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.2%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)
  • Electricity (93.7%)
  • Utility gas (2.6%)
  • No fuel used (1.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3,168
Here:

12.4%
Florida:

11.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,418
Here:

11.5%
Florida:

9.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,786
Here:

21.8%
Florida:

21.0%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Sarasota County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Natural Resources - Other: $35,687,000
    Regular Highways: $25,501,000
    General - Other: $5,983,000
    Libraries: $3,327,000
    Sewerage: $758,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $47,612,000
    Water Utilities: $45,667,000
    General - Other: $36,356,000
    Health - Other: $35,533,000
    Solid Waste Management: $33,348,000
    Local Fire Protection: $30,448,000
    Sewerage: $30,072,000
    Regular Highways: $29,776,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $24,020,000
    Financial Administration: $23,787,000
    Parks and Recreation: $22,183,000
    Correctional Institutions: $20,882,000
    Central Staff Services: $14,135,000
    Transit Utilities: $12,481,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $11,345,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $10,401,000
    Libraries: $9,239,000
    Housing and Community Development: $4,318,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $457,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $13,211,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $10,248,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $3,676,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,176,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,791,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,218,000
    Financial Administration: $562,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $451,000
    General - Other: $408,000
    Transit Utilities: $157,000
    Correctional Institutions: $129,000
    Health - Other: $70,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $19,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $152,750,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $11,000,000

Sarasota County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $46,680,000
    Sewerage: $35,804,000
    Solid Waste Management: $25,269,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,314,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $107,000
    Housing and Community Development: $80,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $8,917,000
    Sewerage: $3,051,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,384,000
    Highways: $1,454,000
    Public Welfare: $718,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $8,761,000
    Highways: $108,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $53,821,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $8,841,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $5,926,000
    Interest Earnings: $3,450,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,443,000
    Rents: $717,000
    Sale of Property: $27,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $34,302,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,964,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $38,362,000
    Highways: $5,551,000
    All Other: $5,307,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,970,000
    Health and Hospitals: $37,000
    Public Welfare: $20,000
  • Tax - Property: $185,976,000
    Other License: $38,447,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $33,383,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $24,189,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $13,833,000
    Other Selective Sales: $7,465,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $643,000

Sarasota County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $512,659,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $465,332,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $92,606,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $86,266,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $86,245,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,939,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $6,361,000

Sarasota County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $179,912,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $310,030,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $86,245,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 3,552
  • Number of aged recipients: 534
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 3,018
  • Number of recipients under 18: 769
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,978
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 805
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,216
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,519
Sarasota County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Sarasota County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 83 full 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 ORIGINATED1,067$132,3872,696$197,8064,219$219,300137$95,9564$2,116,2502,061$210,03641$61,902
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED76$123,434225$201,929511$204,86153$110,0000$0178$202,50617$65,235
APPLICATIONS DENIED343$131,257597$187,9972,572$229,371165$78,6361$2,400,000770$209,83661$61,098
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN144$129,486433$203,1481,373$229,23041$162,1221$2,850,000404$216,94610$68,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS60$130,90077$225,623348$210,0439$113,8890$083$200,0842$56,500
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 56 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED98$181,61213$216,76913$149,923
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED61$224,23026$238,46217$190,882
APPLICATIONS DENIED18$164,7789$185,2228$119,750
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN15$292,8004$231,7503$200,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS9$164,3331$417,0001$254,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Sarasota County, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2,81178.4 years
Robert2,40776.3 years
William2,39878.2 years
Mary2,14982.3 years
James1,78575.8 years
Charles1,41378.4 years
Helen1,31284.6 years
George1,29179.7 years
Joseph1,22879.0 years
Dorothy1,18583.0 years
Most common last names in Sarasota County, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith76879.3 years
Miller52979.1 years
Johnson50279.1 years
Brown42779.7 years
Williams36276.7 years
Jones34477.8 years
Davis31178.3 years
Anderson27880.4 years
Wilson27777.3 years
Taylor23079.3 years
Businesses in Sarasota County, FL
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven24Knights Inn1
ALDO1La Quinta1
AMF Bowling2La-Z-Boy3
AT&T8Lane Bryant1
Ace Hardware3Lane Furniture4
Advance Auto Parts10LensCrafters2
Aeropostale1Little Caesars Pizza5
Albertsons2Lowe's3
AmericInn1Macy's2
American Eagle Outfitters1Marriott5
Ann Taylor2Marshalls1
Applebee's6MasterBrand Cabinets22
Arby's4Mazda1
Audi1McDonald's16
AutoZone3Men's Wearhouse2
Avenue1Motel 61
BMW1Motherhood Maternity3
Banana Republic1New Balance7
Barnes & Noble1New York & Co1
Baskin-Robbins2Nike7
Bath & Body Works1Nissan2
Bed Bath & Beyond2Office Depot2
Ben & Jerry's1OfficeMax2
Best Western2Old Navy1
Blockbuster4Olive Garden1
Brooks Brothers1Outback3
Budget Car Rental2Outback Steakhouse3
Buffalo Wild Wings2Pac Sun1
Burger King9Panda Express2
CVS17Panera Bread5
Cache1Papa John's Pizza4
Casual Male XL1Payless3
Catherines1Penske4
Charlotte Russe1PetSmart1
Chevrolet2Pier 1 Imports2
Chick-Fil-A3Pizza Hut7
Chico's2Plato's Closet1
Chipotle2Popeyes1
Circle K3Pottery Barn1
Cold Stone Creamery2Publix Super Markets22
Comfort Inn2Quality1
Cracker Barrel1Quiznos2
Curves2RadioShack9
DHL8Ramada1
Dairy Queen2Red Lobster1
Days Inn2Rooms To Go1
Decora Cabinetry8Ruby Tuesday1
Dennys3Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Domino's Pizza3SAS Shoes1
DressBarn1Saks Fifth Avenue1
Dressbarn1Sam's Club1
Dunkin Donuts10Sears5
Ethan Allen1Sleep Inn1
Express2Soma Intimates2
FedEx80Spencer Gifts1
Finish Line1Sprint Nextel4
Firestone Complete Auto Care4Staples2
Ford2Starbucks15
Forever 211Steak 'n Shake1
GNC8Subaru1
GameStop2Subway29
Gap2Super 81
Goodwill3T-Mobile11
Gymboree1T.J.Maxx2
H&R Block10Taco Bell7
Havertys Furniture1Talbots2
Hilton4Target4
Holiday Inn6The Room Place1
Hollister Co.1Tire Kingdom5
Home Depot3Toyota2
Honda2Toys"R"Us2
Hot Topic1U-Haul15
Hyundai1UPS116
IHOP3Vans3
J. Jill1Verizon Wireless4
JCPenney1Victoria's Secret2
JoS. A. Bank1Volkswagen1
Jones New York12Waffle House1
Journeys1Walgreens18
Justice1Walmart5
KFC6Wet Seal1
Kincaid2Whole Foods Market1
Kmart1YMCA7

Sarasota County on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"