Sarasota, FL 34240 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 34240: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Sarasota, FL 34240

Acceptable Alternative
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34240
Lakewood Rch, FL 34240

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 905
  • Single Family Addresses: 4,364
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Sarasota County
  • Centroid: Latitude 27.319, Longitude -82.386
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 34240 has segments in 2 Counties (Manatee, Sarasota).

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Sarasota, FL 34240 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 12,315
Population in Households 12,315
Population in Familes 11,014
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 162
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 4,577
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 3,730
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,936 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,120 (69.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 457 ( 7.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,359 (22.9%)
Median Home Value $413,611
Average Home Value $489,624


Median Household Income $81,132
Average Household Income $105,126
Per Capita Income $39,071
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.01% 1.29%
Households 0.93% 1.27%
Families 0.84% 1.21%
Median Household Income   2.23%
Per Capita Income   2.01%
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, FL 34240 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 34240 to the other 965 ZIP Codes 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 # 634 34th
Population Density1 # 730 24th
Diversity Index2 # 865 10th
Median Household Income # 54 95th
Per Capita Income # 138 86th

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