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Sarasota Springs, Florida - Basic Facts

The Sarasota Springs Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Sarasota County at latitude 27.31 and longitude -82.4781. Sarasota County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 26 feet.

The formal official name is the Sarasota Springs Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Sarasota Springs, Florida.

The U5 Census Class Code for Sarasota Springs indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Sarasota Springs Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles.

Sarasota Springs Census Designated Place, FL Boundary Map

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


Total Population 14,485
Population in Households 14,479
Population in Familes 10,925
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 4,134
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 6,251
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 3,843
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,183 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,714 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,537 (21.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 932 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $143,929
Average Home Value $159,920


Median Household Income $51,589
Average Household Income $63,289
Per Capita Income $27,346
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.15% 0.43%
Households 0.17% 0.44%
Families -0.07% 0.28%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   2.29%
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 Springs, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sarasota Springs to the other 920 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 233 75th
Population Density1 # 153 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 585 37th
Median Household Income # 287 69th
Per Capita Income # 323 65th

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