Sarasota, FL

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2020 Population
57,787
1.52% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
US Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
48.9
0.61% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
15.6%
0.689% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$56,093
4.52% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$291,500
8.61% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
25,956
0.479% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Sarasota, FL had a population of 57.8k people with a median age of 48.9 and a median household income of $56,093. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Sarasota, FL grew from 56,919 to 57,787, a 1.52% increase and its median household income grew from $53,669 to $56,093, a 4.52% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sarasota, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (64.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (14.5%), White (Hispanic) (12.8%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.07%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.05%).

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.

90.8% of the residents in Sarasota, FL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Sarasota, FL are Ringling College of Art and Design (346 degrees awarded in 2020), New College of Florida (192 degrees), and East West College of Natural Medicine (27 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Sarasota, FL was $291,500, and the homeownership rate was 58%.

Most people in Sarasota, FL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Sarasota, FL was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Sarasota, FL is home to a population of 57.8k people, from which 90.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 16.8% of Sarasota, FL residents were born outside of the country (9.69k people).

In 2020, there were 4.48 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (37.5k people) in Sarasota, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.36k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.41k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

90.8%
2020 Citizenship
89.7%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 90.8% of Sarasota, FL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Sarasota, FL was 89.7%, 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)
    37.5k ± 1.43k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    8.36k ± 929
  3. White (Hispanic)
    7.41k ± 957
16.6%
Hispanic Population
9.56k people

In 2020, there were 4.48 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (37.5k people) in Sarasota, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.36k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.41k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

16.6% of the people in Sarasota, FL are hispanic (9.56k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Sarasota, FL as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Cuba
    1,006,483 ± 24,039 people
  2. Haiti
    335,997 ± 14,118 people
  3. Colombia
    281,766 ± 12,945 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 1,006,483 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 335,997 and Colombia with 281,766.

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Foreign-Born Population

16.8%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
9.69k people
18.1%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
10.3k people

As of 2020, 16.8% of Sarasota, FL residents (9.69k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Sarasota, FL was 18.1%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,100 ± 190
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    759 ± 244
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    459 ± 166

Sarasota, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.45 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Sarasota, FL employs 26k people. The largest industries in Sarasota, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,993 people), Accommodation & Food Services (3,332 people), and Retail Trade (2,553 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($64,815), Finance & Insurance ($62,750), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($58,462).

Males in Florida have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,168. The income inequality in Florida (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

26k
2020 Value
± 1,268
−0.479%
1 Year decline
± 6.6%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Sarasota, FL declined at a rate of −0.479%, from 26.1k employees to 26k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sarasota, FL, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (3,062 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,836 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,834 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

26k
2020 Value
± 1,268
−0.479%
1 Year decline
± 6.6%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Sarasota, FL declined at a rate of −0.479%, from 26.1k employees to 26k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sarasota, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,993 people), Accommodation & Food Services (3,332 people), and Retail Trade (2,553 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

$38,231
Median earning men ± $2,948
$29,962
Median earning women ± $1,840

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($53,847), Wholesale Trade ($53,762), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,012).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,057), Public Administration ($41,875), and Wholesale Trade ($39,241).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Florida. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $94.8B
  2. $62.6B
  3. $59.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $94.8B, followed by Electronics ($62.6B) and Pharmaceuticals ($59.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Florida products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$688B
2020 Value in Florida
$1.41T
Projected 2050 Value in Florida
105% growth

In 2020, total outbound Florida trade was $688B. This is expected to increase 105% to $1.41T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Florida trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $24.9B
  2. $19.2B
  3. $15.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $24.9B, followed by California with $19.2B and Texas and $15.8B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Florida shares with each state (excluding itself).

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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 27 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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Florida over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Florida

Florida is currently represented by 27 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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learningEducation

In 2020, universities in Sarasota, FL awarded 565 degrees. The student population of Sarasota, FL in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 703 male students and 1,675 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sarasota, FL are White (323 and 62.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (92 and 17.8%), Asian (43 and 8.33%), and Black or African American (25 and 4.84%).

The largest universities in Sarasota, FL by number of degrees awarded are Ringling College of Art and Design (346 and 61.2%), New College of Florida (192 and 34%), and East West College of Natural Medicine (27 and 4.78%).

The most popular majors in Sarasota, FL are Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (113 and 20%), Illustration (112 and 19.8%), and Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (77 and 13.6%).

The median tuition costs in Sarasota, FL are $45,130 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

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In 2020 in Sarasota, FL, the percentage of applicants admitted was 69%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 22.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 2,378 (29.6% men and 70.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 2,378 students enrolled in Sarasota, FL, 29.6% men and 70.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,246 records, of which 70% were women and 30% men.

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Concentrations

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Sarasota, FL was Illustration with 112 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Sarasota, FL according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 346 degrees awarded
  2. 192 degrees awarded
  3. 27 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Ringling College of Art and Design with 346 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

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In 2020, 197 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Sarasota, FL, which is 0.535 times less than the 368 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 323 degrees mean that there were 3.51 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 92 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 ($45,130) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($4,410) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

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 2020, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.09% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (4.93M), Some college (3.6M), and Bachelors Degree (3.09M).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Sarasota, FL was $291,500 in 2020, which is 1.27 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $268,400 to $291,500, a 8.61% increase. The homeownership rate in Sarasota, FL is 58%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Sarasota, FL have an average commute time of 22.2 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 $56,093. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Sarasota, FL was Census Tract 19.03 with a value of $131,397, followed by Census Tract 7 and Census Tract 9, with respective values of $120,298 and $83,958.

Property

$291,500
Median Property Value 2020
±$19,681
$14,616
Median Property Taxes
±$837

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Sarasota, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Sarasota, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

58%
Homeownership
2020
63.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 58% of the housing units in Sarasota, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.6%.

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Income by Location

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

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sarasota, FL was Census Tract 19.03 with a value of $131,397, followed by Census Tract 7 and Census Tract 9, with respective values of $120,298 and $83,958.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$56,093
Median Household Income
± $3,516
25.2k
Number of Households
± 1,219

In 2020, the median household income of the 25.2k households in Sarasota, FL grew to $56,093 from the previous year's value of $53,669.

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 $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Sarasota, FL is from Florida.
0.472
2020 Wage GINI in Florida
0.473
2019 Wage GINI in Florida

In 2020, the income inequality in Florida was 0.472 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.289% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Florida in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (75.5%)
  2. Carpooled (9.04%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.95%)

In 2020, 75.5% of workers in Sarasota, FL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.04%) and those who worked at home (8.95%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

22.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sarasota, FL have a shorter commute time (22.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.74% of the workforce in Sarasota, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Sarasota, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Sarasota, FL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sarasota, FL (8.56k out of 54.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 55 - 64.

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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83.9% of the population of Sarasota, FL has health coverage, with 29.2% on employee plans, 15.2% on Medicaid, 20.2% on Medicare, 17.5% on non-group plans, and 1.66% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Florida was $8,076 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,688).

Primary care physicians in Sarasota County, FL see 1355 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.12% increase from the previous year (1314 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1360 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 568 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Florida, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,355 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Sarasota County, FL

Primary care physicians in Sarasota County, FL see an average of 1,355 patients per year. This represents a 3.12% increase from the previous year (1,314 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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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Florida across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 16% under 18 years, 19.7% between 18 and 34 years, 36.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 27.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.1% were men and 54.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

16.1%
Uninsured
29.2%
Employer Coverage
15.2%
Medicaid
20.2%
Medicare
17.5%
Non-Group
1.66%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sarasota, FL declined by 6.17% from 17.2% to 16.1%.

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