Sarasota County

Sarasota County, Florida

PO Box 3079
Sarasota, FL 34230
Phone: (941) 861-7400
www.co.sarasota.fl.us

On central Gulf coast of FL, south of Tampa; organized May 14, 1921 from Manatee County. Name Origin: Variously attributed to Spanish and Indian sources. One version states that the Spanish gave this name to the area, with the meaning 'place of dancing'; another explanation is that this was the site of a Seminole village named Sarasota, meaning 'point of rocks.'

Area (sq mi):: 725.18 (land 571.55; water 153.63) Population per square mile: 640.80
Population 2005: 366,256 State rank: 14 Population change: 2000-20005 12.40%; 1990-2000 17.30% Population 2000: 325,957 (White 89.80%; Black or African American 4.20%; Hispanic or Latino 4.30%; Asian 0.80%; Other 2.30%). Foreign born: 9.30%. Median age: 50.50
Income 2000: per capita $28,326; median household $41,957; Population below poverty level: 7.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $39,564-$41,627
Unemployment (2004): 4.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.20% Median travel time to work: 21.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 14.40%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Sarasota County seat (53,349)
  • North Port (35,272)
  • Venice (19,990)

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