Lake Sarasota, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lake Sarasota, Florida - Basic Facts

The Lake Sarasota Census Designated Place had a population of 4,759 as of July 1, 2016. Lake Sarasota ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lake Sarasota is located at latitude 27.2902 and longitude -82.4374 in Sarasota County. The formal boundaries for the Lake Sarasota Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Sarasota County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 30 feet.

The Lake Sarasota Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403204) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Lake Sarasota Census Designated Place is located within Sarasota CCD of Sarasota County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake Sarasota population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Lake Sarasota, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,759
Population in Households 4,759
Population in Familes 4,056
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 3,503
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 1,723
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 1,303
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,847 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,259 (68.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 464 (25.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 124 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $180,494
Average Home Value $249,444


Median Household Income $62,082
Average Household Income $84,589
Per Capita Income $30,814
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.27% 0.63%
Households 0.19% 0.62%
Families 0.02% 0.55%
Median Household Income   4.21%
Per Capita Income   2.66%
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.

Lake Sarasota, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Sarasota to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 475 48th
Population Density1 # 204 78th
Diversity Index2 # 580 37th
Median Household Income # 177 81st
Per Capita Income # 274 70th

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