Sarasota, FL 34242 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 34242: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Sarasota, FL 34242

Acceptable Alternative
Siesta Key, FL 34242

Not Acceptable, USPS
Crescent Beach, FL 34242

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Sarasota County
  • Centroid: Latitude 27.271, Longitude -82.548
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 255
  • PO Box Addresses: 46
  • Residential Addresses: 7,220
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 3,508
    • Single Family Addresses: 3,712

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Sarasota, FL 34242 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 9,439
Daytime Population: Workers 2,492
Daytime Population: Residents 6,107
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,599
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 9,439
Population in Familes 6,776
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,520
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $77,945
Average Household Income $119,478
Per Capita Income $63,188


Total Housing Units 11,470 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,960 (34.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,032 ( 9.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,478 (56.5%)
Median Home Value $686,751
Average Home Value $739,375


Total Households 4,992
Average Household Size 1.89
Family Households 2,830
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.87% 1.14%
Households 0.81% 1.09%
Families 0.64% 0.94%
Median Household Income   2.55%
Per Capita Income   2.0%

Sarasota, FL 34242 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 34242 to the other 967 ZIP Codes in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 698 28th
Population Density # 303 69th
Diversity Index # 941 3rd
Median Household Income # 77 92nd
Per Capita Income # 23 98th

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