Sarasota County, FL

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2022 Population
439,392
2.34% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
US Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
57.1
1.06% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
8.14%
0.00195% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$77,213
11.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$338,500
18.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
182,485
1.83% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Sarasota County, FL had a population of 439k people with a median age of 57.1 and a median household income of $77,213. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Sarasota County, FL grew from 429,336 to 439,392, a 2.34% increase and its median household income grew from $69,490 to $77,213, a 11.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sarasota County, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (81.4%), White (Hispanic) (4.59%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.07%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.52%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.37%).

None of the households in Sarasota County, FL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.7% of the residents in Sarasota County, FL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Sarasota County, FL are Suncoast Technical College (717 degrees awarded in 2022), Ringling College of Art and Design (351 degrees), and New College of Florida (172 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Sarasota County, FL was $338,500, and the homeownership rate was 76%.

Most people in Sarasota County, FL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Sarasota County, FL was 2 cars per household.

Sarasota County, FL borders Charlotte County, FL, DeSoto County, FL, and Manatee County, FL.

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Population & Diversity

Sarasota County, FL is home to a population of 439k people, from which 95.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 12% of Sarasota County, FL residents were born outside of the country (52.9k people).

In 2022, there were 17.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (358k people) in Sarasota County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 20.2k White (Hispanic) and 17.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.7%
2022 Citizenship
95.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.7% of Sarasota County, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Sarasota County, FL was 95.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Sarasota County, FL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    358k ± 780
  2. White (Hispanic)
    20.2k ± 1.57k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    17.9k ± 768
9.87%
Hispanic Population
43.4k people

In 2022, there were 17.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (358k people) in Sarasota County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 20.2k White (Hispanic) and 17.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.87% of the people in Sarasota County, FL are hispanic (43.4k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Sarasota County, FL as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Cuba
    1,003,261 ± 24,014 people
  2. Haiti
    344,713 ± 14,299 people
  3. Colombia
    299,067 ± 13,333 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 1,003,261 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 344,713 and Colombia with 299,067.

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Foreign-Born Population

12%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
52.9k people
11.8%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
50.5k people

As of 2022, 12% of Sarasota County, FL residents (52.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Sarasota County, FL was 11.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    16,091 ± 885
  2. Korea
    3,966 ± 472
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,759 ± 558

Sarasota County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.06 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Sarasota County, FL employs 182k people. The largest industries in Sarasota County, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (27,575 people), Retail Trade (23,335 people), and Construction (16,918 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($75,445), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($66,870), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($66,333).

Males in Florida have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $56,054. The income inequality in Florida (measured using the Gini index) is 0.474, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

182k
2022 Value
± 3,872
1.83%
1 Year growth
± 2.99%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sarasota County, FL grew at a rate of 1.83%, from 179k employees to 182k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sarasota County, FL, are Sales & Related Occupations (22,344 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (21,881 people), and Management Occupations (21,438 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sarasota County, FL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

182k
2022 Value
± 3,872
1.83%
1 Year growth
± 2.99%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sarasota County, FL grew at a rate of 1.83%, from 179k employees to 182k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sarasota County, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (27,575 people), Retail Trade (23,335 people), and Construction (16,918 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sarasota County, FL, though some of these residents may live in Sarasota County, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$49,084
Median earning men ± $1,961
$35,855
Median earning women ± $1,091

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($79,713), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($71,767), and Public Administration ($64,894).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($56,806), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($55,781), and Public Administration ($48,686).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.23%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.69M people employed in Florida. This represents a 4.23% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 12.6%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 6,152
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 4,352
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 3,656
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Sarasota County, FL went to Donald J. Trump with 54.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (44.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.557%).

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing the state of Florida. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Florida

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Marco Rubio
Senator from Florida3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Rick Scott
Senator from Florida1
Assumed office on January 8, 2019
Inauguration delayed in order to finish his term as Governor of Florida.

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing Florida.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Florida

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Sarasota County, FL awarded 1,321 degrees. The student population of Sarasota County, FL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,431 male students and 2,447 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sarasota County, FL are White (796 and 63.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (251 and 20.2%), Black or African American (99 and 7.95%), and Asian (45 and 3.61%).

The largest universities in Sarasota County, FL by number of degrees awarded are Suncoast Technical College (717 and 54.3%), Ringling College of Art and Design (351 and 26.6%), and New College of Florida (172 and 13%).

The most popular majors in Sarasota County, FL are Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (118 and 8.93%), Illustration (108 and 8.18%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (103 and 7.8%).

The median tuition costs in Sarasota County, FL are $48,100 for private four year colleges, and $5,227 and $27,159 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Sarasota County, FL, the percentage of applicants admitted was 69.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 20.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 3,878 (36.9% men and 63.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 3,878 students enrolled in Sarasota County, FL, 36.9% men and 63.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,037 records, of which 59.6% were women and 40.4% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Sarasota County, FL was Illustration with 108 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Sarasota County, FL according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 717 degrees awarded
  2. 351 degrees awarded
  3. 172 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Suncoast Technical College with 717 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 544 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Sarasota County, FL, which is 0.7 times less than the 777 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 796 degrees mean that there were 3.17 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 251 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($48,100) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($4,726) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($2,700) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.19% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.2% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (4.97M), Some college (3.58M), and Bachelors Degree (3.32M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sarasota County, FL was $338,500 in 2022, which is 1.2 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $286,000 to $338,500, a 18.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Sarasota County, FL is 76%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Sarasota County, FL have an average commute time of 24.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Sarasota County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Sarasota County, FL is $77,213. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Sarasota County, FL was Census Tract 8.02 with a value of $162,692, followed by Census Tract 7 and Census Tract 8.01, with respective values of $160,500 and $155,156.

In 2022, 16.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Sarasota County, FL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.46%.

Property

$338,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,543
$151,538
Median Property Taxes
±$3,146

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Sarasota County, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

76%
Homeownership
2022
66.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76% of the housing units in Sarasota County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 8.02
  2. Census Tract 7
  3. Census Tract 8.01

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sarasota County, FL was Census Tract 8.02 with a value of $162,692, followed by Census Tract 7 and Census Tract 8.01, with respective values of $160,500 and $155,156.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Sarasota County, FL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$77,213
Median Household Income
± $1,558
199k
Number of Households
± 3,763

In 2022, the median household income of the 199k households in Sarasota County, FL grew to $77,213 from the previous year's value of $69,490.

The following chart displays the households in Sarasota County, FL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Sarasota County, FL is from Florida.
0.474
2022 Wage GINI in Florida
0.473
2021 Wage GINI in Florida

In 2022, the income inequality in Florida was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.285% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Florida in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75%)
  2. Worked At Home (14.1%)
  3. Carpooled (7.97%)

In 2022, 75% of workers in Sarasota County, FL drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (14.1%) and those who carpooled to work (7.97%).

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Commute Time

24.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sarasota County, FL have a shorter commute time (24.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.77% of the workforce in Sarasota County, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 16.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Sarasota County, FL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.46%.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.14% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sarasota County, FL (35.1k out of 431k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 75+ and then Females 65 - 74.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sarasota County, FL is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 13.8% of the children was living in poverty in Sarasota County, FL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 7.7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 239 in Sarasota County, FL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 148 per 100,000 population.

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Health

89.8% of the population of Sarasota County, FL has health coverage, with 32.7% on employee plans, 7.99% on Medicaid, 28.6% on Medicare, 18.8% on non-group plans, and 1.71% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Sarasota County, FL see 1318 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.73% decrease from the previous year (1355 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1369 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 532 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,318 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Sarasota County, FL

Primary care physicians in Sarasota County, FL see an average of 1,318 patients per year. This represents a 2.73% decrease from the previous year (1,355 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 14.9% under 18 years, 13.3% between 18 and 34 years, 34.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 36.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.2%
Uninsured
32.7%
Employer Coverage
7.99%
Medicaid
28.6%
Medicare
18.8%
Non-Group
1.71%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sarasota County, FL declined by 4.21% from 10.7% to 10.2%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 40.3 in Sarasota County, FL.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 27.3% in Sarasota County, FL.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 16% in Sarasota County, FL.

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