Sarasota, FL Overview

"A city where urban amenities meets small-town living" is the slogan of Sarasota, the leading community in Sarasota County.  The city serves as the cultural, healthcare, commercial, industrial, and healthcare hub of the county and is rapidly gaining attention as one of the nation's premier locations in which to live, work, and raise a family.  Sparkling beaches and an enviable year-round climate has made this area internationally famous for the "good life."  Top-rated schools, an affordable cost of living, outstanding healthcare facilities, premier cultural attractions, and a flourishing local economy are just a few of the hallmarks of Sarasota.  The city is home to wonderful residential options that range from long-established neighborhoods of well-kept older homes to new construction and upscale developments.


Population Growth (since 2000) 4 %
Population Density (ppl / mile) 3,696.00
Household Size (ppl) 2.093
Households w/ Children 18 %

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover 21 %
5+ Years in Residency 30 %
Median Year in Residency 2.73

Housing Inventory

Sarasota, FL Housing Inventory 14,055 5,451 10,266 14,055 5,451

Market Overview

2718 listings with an estimated median price of $400,000

Price Count
$0-100K 49
$100K-200K 356
$200K-300K 535
$300K-400K 426
$400K-500K 310
$500K-600K 201
$600K-700K 142
$700K-800K 101
$800K-900K 75
$900K-1M 81
$1M-Max 442
Property Type Count
Single Family 1576
Townhouse 108
Condo 745
Commercial 47
Rental 865
Lots and Land 194
Multi Family 36
Mobile Home 6
Farms 3

(Data as of 10/22/2018)

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Sarasota, FL Population Demographics

Total: 54,525


Median Age: 44.87

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Temperature (degrees F)

Sarasota, FL Temperature

Weather Risk

Sarasota, FL Weather Risk


The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Education Climate Index

Sarasota, FL Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Sarasota, FL Highest Education Level Attained 11,832 8,238 3,183 1,524 5,217 7,361 2,870 11,832 8,238 3,183 1,524 5,217

Employment and Finance


Sarasota, FL Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $45,341)

Sarasota, FL Income by dollar range 2,215 1,521 1,570 1,642 1,560 1,342 1,146 1,081 1,231 1,849 2,407 2,332 1,397 784 1,122 452 616 53

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Smoking Ban

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The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Sarasota, FL Crime

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