Sarasota, FL

Census Place

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2022 Population
55,508
3.2% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
US Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
49.8
1.63% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13.9%
2.97% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$68,870
9.99% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$372,000
15.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
25,061
3.19% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Sarasota, FL had a population of 55.5k people with a median age of 49.8 and a median household income of $68,870. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Sarasota, FL grew from 53,786 to 55,508, a 3.2% increase and its median household income grew from $62,615 to $68,870, a 9.99% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sarasota, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (65.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (13.9%), Two+ (Hispanic) (6.82%), White (Hispanic) (6.73%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.55%).

None of the households in Sarasota, FL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

93.4% of the residents in Sarasota, FL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Sarasota, FL are Ringling College of Art and Design (351 degrees awarded in 2022), New College of Florida (172 degrees), and East West College of Natural Medicine (16 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Sarasota, FL was $372,000, and the homeownership rate was 56.7%.

Most people in Sarasota, FL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Sarasota, FL was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Sarasota, FL is home to a population of 55.5k people, from which 93.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 13.7% of Sarasota, FL residents were born outside of the country (7.6k people).

In 2022, there were 4.71 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (36.2k people) in Sarasota, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.69k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.78k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

93.4%
2022 Citizenship
92.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 93.4% of Sarasota, FL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Sarasota, FL was 92.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Sarasota, FL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    36.2k ± 1.08k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    7.69k ± 941
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    3.78k ± 850
15.9%
Hispanic Population
8.85k people

In 2022, there were 4.71 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (36.2k people) in Sarasota, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.69k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.78k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

15.9% of the people in Sarasota, FL are hispanic (8.85k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Cuba
    1,003,261 ± 24,014 people
  2. Haiti
    344,713 ± 14,299 people
  3. Colombia
    299,067 ± 13,333 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Sarasota, FL was Cuba, the natal country of 1,003,261 Sarasota, FL residents, followed by Haiti with 344,713 and Colombia with 299,067.

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Foreign-Born Population

13.7%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
7.6k people
14.7%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
7.89k people

As of 2022, 13.7% of Sarasota, FL residents (7.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Sarasota, FL was 14.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,018 ± 187
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    667 ± 197
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    523 ± 158

Sarasota, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.53 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Sarasota, FL employs 25.1k people. The largest industries in Sarasota, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,081 people), Retail Trade (3,024 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,685 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($85,610), Utilities ($84,306), and Wholesale Trade ($67,875).

Males in Florida have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $56,054. The income inequality in Florida (measured using the Gini index) is N/A, which is N/A than the national average.

Occupations

25.1k
2022 Value
± 1,228
3.19%
1 Year growth
± 6.83%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sarasota, FL grew at a rate of 3.19%, from 24.3k employees to 25.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sarasota, FL, are Sales & Related Occupations (2,938 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2,637 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,536 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sarasota, FL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

25.1k
2022 Value
± 1,228
3.19%
1 Year growth
± 6.83%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sarasota, FL grew at a rate of 3.19%, from 24.3k employees to 25.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sarasota, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,081 people), Retail Trade (3,024 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,685 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sarasota, FL, though some of these residents may live in Sarasota, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$42,814
Median earning men ± $2,015
$33,786
Median earning women ± $1,708

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($82,986), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($75,903), and Wholesale Trade ($63,750).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($130,625), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($62,629), and Public Administration ($60,488).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
4.23%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.69M people employed in Florida. This represents a 4.23% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 12.6%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Florida.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Florida went to Donald J. Trump with 51.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (47.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.635%).

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing the state of Florida. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Florida

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Marco Rubio
Senator from Florida3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Rick Scott
Senator from Florida1
Assumed office on January 8, 2019
Inauguration delayed in order to finish his term as Governor of Florida.

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing Florida.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Florida

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Florida have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Sarasota, FL awarded 539 degrees. The student population of Sarasota, FL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 701 male students and 1,748 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sarasota, FL are White (301 and 65%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (82 and 17.7%), Asian (35 and 7.56%), and Two or More Races (19 and 4.1%).

The largest universities in Sarasota, FL by number of degrees awarded are Ringling College of Art and Design (351 and 65.1%), New College of Florida (172 and 31.9%), and East West College of Natural Medicine (16 and 2.97%).

The most popular majors in Sarasota, FL are Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (118 and 21.9%), Illustration (108 and 20%), and Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (77 and 14.3%).

The median tuition costs in Sarasota, FL are $48,100 for private four year colleges, and $5,227 and $27,159 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Sarasota, FL, the percentage of applicants admitted was 69.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 20.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 2,449 (28.6% men and 71.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 2,449 students enrolled in Sarasota, FL, 28.6% men and 71.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,214 records, of which 71.4% were women and 28.6% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Sarasota, FL was Illustration with 108 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 351 degrees awarded
  2. 172 degrees awarded
  3. 16 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Ringling College of Art and Design with 351 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 160 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Sarasota, FL, which is 0.422 times less than the 379 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 301 degrees mean that there were 3.67 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 82 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($48,100) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($4,726) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($2,700) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.19% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.2% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (4.97M), Some college (3.58M), and Bachelors Degree (3.32M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sarasota, FL was $372,000 in 2022, which is 1.32 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $321,100 to $372,000, a 15.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Sarasota, FL is 56.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Sarasota, FL have an average commute time of 21.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Sarasota, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Sarasota, FL is $68,870. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Sarasota, FL was Census Tract 7 with a value of $160,500, followed by Census Tract 19.03 and Census Tract 9, with respective values of $148,203 and $104,781.

Property

$372,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$22,673
$14,112
Median Property Taxes
±$781

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Rent vs Own

56.7%
Homeownership
2022
62.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 56.7% of the housing units in Sarasota, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 56.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 7
  2. Census Tract 19.03
  3. Census Tract 9

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sarasota, FL was Census Tract 7 with a value of $160,500, followed by Census Tract 19.03 and Census Tract 9, with respective values of $148,203 and $104,781.

The following map shows all of the places in Sarasota, FL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$68,870
Median Household Income
± $3,974
24.9k
Number of Households
± 1,217

In 2022, the median household income of the 24.9k households in Sarasota, FL grew to $68,870 from the previous year's value of $62,615.

The following chart displays the households in Sarasota, FL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Sarasota, FL is from Sarasota, FL.
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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (72.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (13%)
  3. Carpooled (8.86%)

In 2022, 72.1% of workers in Sarasota, FL drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (13%) and those who carpooled to work (8.86%).

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Commute Time

21.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sarasota, FL have a shorter commute time (21.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.974% of the workforce in Sarasota, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

13.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sarasota, FL (7.2k out of 51.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sarasota, FL is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

85.6% of the population of Sarasota, FL has health coverage, with 31.9% on employee plans, 12.6% on Medicaid, 21.7% on Medicare, 18% on non-group plans, and 1.42% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Sarasota County, FL see 1318 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.73% decrease from the previous year (1355 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1369 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 532 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,318 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Sarasota County, FL

Primary care physicians in Sarasota County, FL see an average of 1,318 patients per year. This represents a 2.73% decrease from the previous year (1,355 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Sarasota County, FL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 16.2% under 18 years, 19.6% between 18 and 34 years, 35.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 28.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 44.8% were men and 55.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

14.4%
Uninsured
31.9%
Employer Coverage
12.6%
Medicaid
21.7%
Medicare
18%
Non-Group
1.42%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sarasota, FL declined by 9.96% from 16% to 14.4%.

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