Sarasota County FL Information


Sarasota County Subdivisions

Sarasota County FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 387,161
Population in Households 381,539
Population in Familes 286,630
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,622
Population Density1 697
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 179,500
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 108,270
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 234,262 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 128,578 (54.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 50,922 (21.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 54,762 (23.4%)
Median Home Value $189,666
Average Home Value $271,797


Median Household Income $48,427
Average Household Income $69,497
Per Capita Income $32,348
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.47% 0.78%
Households 0.5% 0.8%
Families 0.29% 0.66%
Median Household Income   2.96%
Per Capita Income   2.87%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Sarasota County FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sarasota County to the other 67 counties and county equivalents in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 14 81st
Population Density1 # 9 88th
Diversity Index2 # 59 13th
Median Household Income # 14 81st
Per Capita Income # 5 94th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Florida Census Data Comparison Tool.