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North Sarasota, Florida - Basic Facts

The North Sarasota Census Designated Place had a population of 7,519 as of July 1, 2016. North Sarasota ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for North Sarasota is located at latitude 27.3699 and longitude -82.5179 in Sarasota County. The formal boundaries for the North Sarasota Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Sarasota County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 39 feet.

The North Sarasota Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403354) 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 North Sarasota Census Designated Place is located within Sarasota CCD of Sarasota County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with North 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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North Sarasota, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,519
Population in Households 7,486
Population in Familes 5,706
Population in Group Qrtrs 33
Population Density1 2,065
Diversity Index2 72


Total Households 2,971
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 1,804
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,541 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,147 (60.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 823 (23.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 570 (16.1%)
Median Home Value $104,121
Average Home Value $158,880


Median Household Income $38,183
Average Household Income $54,879
Per Capita Income $21,906
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.27% 1.5%
Households 1.02% 1.37%
Families 0.76% 1.21%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   1.49%
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.

North Sarasota, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North 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 # 373 60th
Population Density1 # 374 59th
Diversity Index2 # 125 87th
Median Household Income # 660 28th
Per Capita Income # 583 37th

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