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 2017 population of the county is estimated to be approximately 407,000 permanent residents. During the winter months, however, the local population can increase to over 500,000.
State of Jobs
How have jobs and wages grown since 2010? What occupations are projected to add the most jobs? Where are jobs clustered throughout the county? Find the answers in the latest Demographic SNAPshot!