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 County Demographics and Statistics


​Sarasota County is located in the southwestern part of the Florida peninsula on the Gulf of Mexico, between Manatee and Charlotte counties. 

Our economy is largely service-oriented, driven by tourism and the migration of retirees, with the major industries including health care, retail trade, and hospitality. 

The 2016 population of the county is estimated to be approximately 400,000 permanent residents. During the winter months, however, the local population increases to over 480,000. 


 Demographic SNAPshot

Who is Sarasota County?
With more deaths than births, Sarasota County relies on the migration of new residents to maintain and grow its population. Who are our new residents and where do they come from? Click on the graphic below to learn more!

 Demographic Links

Bureau of Economic & Business Research
Census Community Facts
Demographics Now
Economic Development Corporation
Sarasota County Monthly Economic Report
U.S. Census Bureau

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 Demographic Data

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Centers Of Population.pdfCenters Of Population
Dot Density Map by Race.pdfDot Density Map by Race
Housing Age Map.pdfHousing Age Map
Housing Types Map.pdfHousing Types Map

 Demographic Presentations

Age Friendly Sarasota Apr 2017.pdfAge Friendly Sarasota Apr 2017
Demographic Trends - Developers' Roundtable Jan 2015.pdfDemographic Trends - Developers' Roundtable Jan 2015
Demographic Trends - Developers Roundtable Oct 2015.pdfDemographic Trends - Developers Roundtable Oct 2015
Growth Trends - PFFAB Apr 2015.pdfGrowth Trends - PFFAB Apr 2015
Perceptions and the Data - EDC Apr 2015.pdfPerceptions and the Data - EDC Apr 2015
Stats, Maps and Demographic Trends - FPZA Feb 2016.pdfStats, Maps and Demographic Trends - FPZA Feb 2016

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