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Population (year 2000): 52,715. Estimated population in July 2005: 53,711 (+1.9% change)
Males: 25,627 (48.6%), Females: 27,088 (51.4%)

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Median resident age: 41.1 years
Median household income: $34,077 (year 2000)
Median house value: $96,000 (year 2000)

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Races in Sarasota:

  • White Non-Hispanic (69.8%)
  • Black (16.0%)
  • Hispanic (11.9%)
  • Other race (3.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.9%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (13.9%), English (10.4%), Irish (10.4%), United States (6.2%), Italian (5.5%), French (3.3%).

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Elevation: 27 feet

Land area: 14.9 square miles

Sarasota,

For population 25 years and over in Sarasota

  • High school or higher: 80.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sarasota city

  • Never married: 27.2%
  • Now married: 43.1%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 11.3%
  • Divorced: 15.4%

13.8% Foreign born (8.8% Latin America, 3.1% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,398 (+2.7%).




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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Petersburg, FL St. (32.1 miles pop. 248,232).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Houston, (898.5 miles pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Sarasota, FL (2.6 miles North FL (2.6 miles Southgate, Park, FL Kensington (3.1 miles Sarasota, FL (3.5 miles South Wood Heights, FL (3.6 miles Ridge Lakes, FL (4.0 miles Desoto Springs, FL (4.3 miles Sarasota Gate Ridge, FL (4.4 miles South


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 62 buildings, average cost: $150,200
  • 1997: 63 buildings, average cost: $156,400
  • 1998: 70 buildings, average cost: $150,200
  • 1999: 74 buildings, average cost: $151,700
  • 2000: 69 buildings, average cost: $151,300
  • 2001: 72 buildings, average cost: $318,800
  • 2002: 124 buildings, average cost: $272,800
  • 2003: 78 buildings, average cost: $298,800
  • 2004: 123 buildings, average cost: $275,200
  • 2005: 122 buildings, average cost: $359,400

Latitude: 27.34 N, Longitude: 82.54 W

Area code: 941


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (17.7%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (15.3%), Retail trade (13.5%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (12.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +28,892 (+54.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 11,374 (49.8%)


 

Crime in Sarasota by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 3 5 2 1 5 4
    per 100,000 5.7 9.5 3.8 1.9 9.5 7.6
Rapes 27 44 36 40 31 26
    per 100,000 51.2 83.5 68.3 75.9 58.8 49.3
Robberies 178 189 201 219 199 150
    per 100,000 337.7 358.5 381.3 415.4 377.5 284.5
Assaults 381 369 428 372 331 328
    per 100,000 722.8 700.0 811.9 705.7 627.9 622.2
Burglaries 685 819 1,037 955 903 869
    per 100,000 1299.4 1553.6 1967.2 1811.6 1713.0 1648.5
Thefts 2,150 2,563 2,732 2,819 2,826 2,731
    per 100,000 4078.5 4862.0 5182.6 5347.6 5360.9 5180.7
Auto thefts 287 289 235 293 258 266
    per 100,000 544.4 548.2 445.8 555.8 489.4 504.6
569.7 637.5 688.6 683.2 645.3 600.1


Average climate in Sarasota, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Sarasota,

Sarasota-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Florida state average. It is 75% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/15/1958, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.7 miles away from the Sarasota city center injured 7 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 10/31/1958, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.0 miles away from the city center injured 4 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Bobby Seay - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Colorado Rockies, born: Jun 20, 1978), Courtney Watson - 2005 NFL player (New Orleans Saints, born: Sep 18, 1980), David Baas - 2005 NFL player (San Francisco 49ers, born: Sep 28, 1981), John-Ford Griffin - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Toronto Blue Jays, born: Nov 19, 1979), Michael Hawthorne - 2005 NFL player (St. Louis Rams, born: Jan 26, 1977), Todd Johnson - 2005 NFL player (Chicago Bears, born: Dec 18, 1978), Haminn Quaintance - College basketball player (Jacksonville Dolphins).


Main business address for: TELTRONICS INC (TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH APPARATUS), COMDIAL CORP (TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH APPARATUS), CORRECTIONAL SERVICES CORP (SERVICES-FACILITIES SUPPORT MANAGEMENT SERVICES), SUN HYDRAULICS CORP (MISCELLANEOUS FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS), CPC OF AMERICA INC (SURGICAL & MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS & APPARATUS), FIRST STATE FINANCIAL CORP/FL (BLANK CHECKS).


Hospitals/medical centers in Sarasota:
  • DOCTORS HOSPITAL OF SARASOTA (5731 BEE RIDGE ROAD)
  • HEALTHSOUTH REHAB HOSPITAL OF SARASOTA (3251 PROCTOR RD)
  • SARASOTA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (1700 S TAMIAMI TRAIL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Sarasota:
  • SARASOTA/BRADENTON INTL (about 4 miles; SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL; ID: SRQ)
  • MAC DILL AFB (about 35 miles; TAMPA, FL; ID: MCF)
  • ST PETERSBURG-CLEARWATER INTL (about 40 miles; ST PETERSBURG-CLEARWATER, FL; ID: PIE)
Other public-use airports nearest to Sarasota:
  • VENICE MUNI (about 20 miles; VENICE, FL; ID: VNC)
  • AIRPORT MANATEE (about 21 miles; PALMETTO, FL; ID: 48X)
  • BUCHAN (about 27 miles; ENGLEWOOD, FL; ID: X36)

Amtrak station:
SARASOTA (I-75 AT CLARK RD.) - Bus Station. Services: public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, paid long-term parking.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 72 $182,555 $30,425 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 22 $72,866 $39,745 0 $0
Financial Administration 45 $167,850 $44,760 5 $1,927
Other Government Administration 97 $353,160 $43,689 4 $6,369
Housing and Community Development(Local) 24 $76,560 $38,280 9 $5,315
Police Protection - Officers 197 $823,165 $50,142 0 $0
Streets and Highways 79 $198,733 $30,187 2 $1,887
Police - Other 59 $151,919 $30,898 32 $21,020
Solid Waste Management 33 $92,934 $33,794 0 $0
Sewerage 62 $179,481 $34,738 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 58 $178,015 $36,830 65 $40,348
Totals for Government 748 $2,477,238 $39,741 117 $76,866


Colleges/Universities in Sarasota:
  • RINGLING SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN (Full-time enrollment: 942; Location: 2700 N TAMIAMI TR; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.Ringling.EDU)
  • SARASOTA COUNTY TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (FT enrollment: 939; Location: 4748 BENEVA RD; Public; Website: www.careerscape.org)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SARASOTA (FT enrollment: 315; Location: 5250 17TH ST; Private, for-profit; Website: www.sarasota.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • SARASOTA SCHOOL OF MASSAGE (FT enrollment: 73; Location: 1932 RINGLING BLVD.; Private, for-profit; Website: web-sarasota.com/SSMT)
  • SUNSTATE ACADEMY OF HAIR DESIGN (FT enrollment: 17; Location: 4424 BEE RIDGE RD; Private, for-profit)
  • FASHION FOCUS HAIR ACADEMY (FT enrollment: 10; Location: 2184 GULF GATE DR; Private, for-profit)
  • KEISER COLLEGE-SARASOTA (Location: 332 SARASOTA QUAY; Private, for-profit; Website: www.keisercollege.cc.fl.us)
  • SARASOTA TRAVEL SCHOOL (Location: 307 S ORANGE AVE; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sarasota:
  • MANATEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 8 miles; BRADENTON, FL; Full-time enrollment: 4,539)
  • HILLSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 42 miles; TAMPA, FL; FT enrollment: 9,630)
  • UNIVERSITY OF TAMPA (about 42 miles; TAMPA, FL; FT enrollment: 2,963)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA (about 51 miles; TAMPA, FL; FT enrollment: 26,221)
  • TRAVIS TECHNICAL CENTER (about 62 miles; LAKELAND, FL; FT enrollment: 2,057)
  • PASCO-HERNANDO COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 67 miles; NEW PORT RICHEY, FL; FT enrollment: 2,868)
  • FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY (about 68 miles; FT MYERS, FL; FT enrollment: 2,466)
Public high schools in Sarasota:
  • SARASOTA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,626; Location: 1000 S SCHOOL AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • RIVERVIEW HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,587; Location: 1 RAM WAY; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • BOOKER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,590; Location: 3201 N ORANGE AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • SARASOTA MILITARY ACADEMY (Students: 391; Location: 801 N ORANGE AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • RICHARD MILBURN ACADEMY OF FLORIDA (Students: 82; Location: 2207 INDUSTRIAL BOULEVARD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • SARASOTA COUNTY TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (Students: 12; Location: 4748 BENEVA ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Sarasota:
  • CARDINAL MOONEY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 623; Location: 4171 FRUITVILLE ROAD; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • SARASOTA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 482; Location: 5415 BAHIA VISTA ST; Grades: KG - 12)
  • WEST FLORIDA CHRISTIAN SCH (Students: 316; Location: 4311 WILKINSON ROAD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • NARROW WAY ACADEMY (Students: 109; Location: 3011 61ST STREET; Grades: KG - 12)
  • WEST COAST SCHL HUMAN DEV (Students: 105; Location: 403 N WASHINGTON BLVD; Grades: KG - 12)
  • PREW ACADEMY (Students: 49; Location: 5020 FIELDING LN; Grades: 6 - 12)
  • SHEPHERD'S HILL CHRISTIAN SCH (Students: 46; Location: 3333 12TH STREET; Grades: KG - 12)
  • THE FARM SCHOOL INC (Students: 29; Location: 133 MCINTOSH DR; Grades: 5 - 12)
  • MORNINGSTAR LEARNING CENTER (Students: 29; Location: PO BOX 5502; Grades: 1 - 12)
  • ACHIEVEMENT CENTER (THE) (Students: 9; Location: 1999 LINCOLN DR; Grades: 7 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Sarasota:
  • SARASOTA MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,341; Location: 4826 ASHTON ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • ASHTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 1,311; Location: 5110 ASHTON ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • BOOKER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,274; Location: 2250 MYRTLE STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • BROOKSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,267; Location: 3636 S SHADE AVENUE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • MCINTOSH MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,050; Location: 701 MCINTOSH ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • GULF GATE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 964; Location: 6500 S LOCKWOOD RIDGE ROA; Grades: PK - 05)
  • BRENTWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 956; Location: 2500 VINSON AVENUE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • GOCIO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 914; Location: 3450 GOCIO ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • TUTTLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 885; Location: 2863 8TH STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • LAKEVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 833; Location: 7299 PROCTOR ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Sarasota:
  • ST MARTHAS SCHOOL (Students: 311; Location: 801 NORTH ORANGE AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • INCARNATION CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 310; Location: 2911 BEE RIDGE ROAD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • THE TABERNACLE CHRISTIAN SCHOO (Students: 292; Location: 4141 DE SOTO ROAD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM JLW EARLY C (Students: 246; Location: 1050 S TUTTLE AVE; Grades: PK - 4)
  • JULIE ROHR ACADEMY (Students: 230; Location: 4466 FRUITVILLE ROAD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • NEW GATE SCHOOL (Students: 212; Location: 5237 ASHTON ROAD; Grades: UG - UG)
  • FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 131; Location: 2105 WORRINGTON STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CONCORDIA LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 96; Location: 5651 HONORE AVE; Grades: PK - 7)
  • PHILLIPS KINDERHAUS (Students: 70; Location: 2719 CONSTITUTION BLVD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • PALM GROVE MENNOMITE SCHOOL (Students: 43; Location: 1087 BENEVA RD S; Grades: KG - 10)
Library in Sarasota:
  • SARASOTA COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARIES (Operating income: $7,543,928; Location: TWIN LAKES PARK, 6700 CLARK ROAD; 679,635 books; 35,119 audio materials; 38,801 video materials; 778 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Sarasota: Palm Plaza (A), Payne Terminal (B), Bee Ridge Square (C), Sarasota Square (D), South Gate Plaza (E), Tony Saprito Fishing Pier North Light (F), Tony Saprito Fishing Pier South Light (G), Town and Country Plaza (H), Village Plaza (I), Ringling Museum of Art (J), Selby Public Library (K).

Shopping Centers: Pelican Plaza Shopping Center (1), Colonial Village Shopping Center (2), Bay Isles Shopping Center (3), Sarasota Commons Shopping Center (4), Sarasota Quay Shopping Center (5), Crossroads Shopping Center (6), Merchants Pointe Shopping Center (7).

Churches in Sarasota include: Saint Marthas Catholic Church (A), Sarasota Baptist Church (B), Southside Baptist Church (C), First Baptist Church (D), First Brethren Church (E).

Cemetery: Palms Memorial Park (1).

Parks in Sarasota include: Lukewood Park (1), Tuttle Avenue Park (2), Coolidge Park (3), Causeway Park (4), Payne Park (5), Gillespie Park (6), Island Park (7), South Lido County Park (8), Pioneer Park (9).

Beach: Indian Beach (A).


Sarasota compared to Florida state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Sarasota:
  • WSRQ (1450 AM; 1 kW; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WIBQ (1220 AM; 5 kW; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: NOVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLSS (930 AM; 5 kW; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: WGUL-FM, INC.)
  • WMGG (820 AM; 50 kW; LARGO, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ST. PETERSBURG LICENSEE)
  • WTMY (1280 AM; 1 kW; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WQYK (1010 AM; 50 kW; SEFFNER, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TAMPA)
  • WFLA (970 AM; 25 kW; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WAMR (1320 AM; 5 kW; VENICE, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHNZ (1250 AM; 25 kW; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBRD (1420 AM; 3 kW; PALMETTO, FL; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTIS (1110 AM; daytime; 10 kW; TAMPA, FL; Owner: WTIS-AM, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sarasota:
  • WCTQ (106.5 FM; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WKZM (104.3 FM; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WHPT (102.5 FM; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WSRZ-FM (107.9 FM; CORAL COVE, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WPOI (101.5 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WWRM (94.9 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WFLZ-FM (93.3 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMTX (100.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WQYK-FM (99.5 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF FLORIDA)
  • WTBT (103.5 FM; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSJT (94.1 FM; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WDDV (92.1 FM; VENICE, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WRBQ-FM (104.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJIS (88.1 FM; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSMR (89.1 FM; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WTZB (105.9 FM; ENGLEWOOD, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBVM (90.5 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: BISHOP OF THE DIOCESE/ST. PETERSBURG)
  • WUSF (89.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF S. FLORIDA)
  • WIKX (92.9 FM; CHARLOTTE HARBOR, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLLD (98.7 FM; HOLMES BEACH, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Sarasota:
  • W34AW (Channel 34; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W48CN (Channel 48; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WVEA-TV (Channel 62; VENICE, FL; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WSVT-LP (Channel 18; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WEDU (Channel 3; TAMPA, FL; Owner: FLORIDA WEST COAST PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWSB (Channel 40; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCAST CORPORATION OF SARASOTA)
  • WXPX (Channel 66; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATION LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WTOG (Channel 44; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: VIACOM INTERNATIONAL INC.)
  • WFLA-TV (Channel 8; TAMPA, FL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFTS-TV (Channel 28; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TAMPA BAY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WUSF-TV (Channel 16; TAMPA, FL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA)
  • WTVT (Channel 13; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TVT LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTTA (Channel 38; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: BAY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WFTT (Channel 50; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TELEFUTURA TAMPA LLC)
  • W56CN (Channel 56; VENICE, FL; Owner: WMOR-TV COMPANY)
  • WCLF (Channel 22; CLEARWATER, FL; Owner: CHRISTIAN TELEVISION CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WTAM-LP (Channel 6; TAMPA, FL; Owner: U.S. INTERACTIVE, L.L.C.)
  • WMOR-TV (Channel 32; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: WMOR-TV COMPANY)
  • W61AI (Channel 61; ROCK HARBOR, FL; Owner: MAKO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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