Sarasota County FL Information


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  1. Sarasota County 2019 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates forSarasota County (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
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Sarasota County FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)


Total Population 428,143
Population in Households 422,299
Population in Familes 316,986
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,844
Population Density 770
Diversity Index1 34


Median Household Income $59,128
Average Household Income $89,291
Per Capita Income $41,034
Wealth Index3 143


Total Housing Units 252,275 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 147,075 (58.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 49,445 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 55,755 (22.1%)
Median Home Value $279,040
Housing Affordability Index2 103


Total Households 196,520
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 118,393
Average Family Size 3
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.31% 1.4%
Households 1.22% 1.35%
Families 1.1% 1.28%
Median Household Income   2.68%
Per Capita Income   2.7%


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, 2019 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 Density # 9 88th
Diversity Index # 59 13th
Median Household Income # 10 87th
Per Capita Income # 5 94th

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