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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 2018 population of the county is estimated to be approximately 417,000 permanent residents. During the winter months, however, the local population can increase to over 500,000. 

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How much did Sarasota County grow last year? What city had the highest growth rate? Find the answers in the latest infographic.

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