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Information Source: US Census Bureau

 People QuickFactsSarasota CountyFlorida
  Population, 2007 estimate 372,073 18.2 mill.
  Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2007 14.1% 14.2%
  Population, 2000 325,957 15.9 mill
  Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2007 4.3% 6.3%
  Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2007 16.4% 22.2%
  Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2007 29.7% 17.0%
  Female persons, percent, 2007 52.0% 50.9%
 
  White persons, percent, 2007 (a) 92.9% 80.0%
  Black persons, percent, 2007 (a) 4.7% 15.9%
  American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2007 (a) 0.3% 0.5%
  Asian persons, percent, 2007 (a) 1.2% 2.3%
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2007 (a) Z 0.1%
  Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2007 0.9% 1.3%
  Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2007 (b) 7.0% 20.6%
  White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2007 86.3% 60.8%
 
  Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over 51.4% 48.9%
  Foreign born persons, percent, 2000 9.3% 16.7%
  Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000 10.5% 23.1%
  High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000 87.1% 79.9%
  Bachelor’s degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000 27.4% 22.3%
  Persons with a disability, age 5+, 2000 68,356 3,274,566
  Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000 21.8 26.2
 
  Housing units, 2007 220,536 8,718,385
  Homeownership rate, 2000 79.1% 70.1%
  Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000 25.2% 29.9%
  Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000 $122,000 $105,500
 
  Households, 2000 149,937 6,337,929
  Persons per household, 2000 2.13 2.46
  Median household income, 2007 $50,031 $47,804
  Per capita money income, 1999 $28,326 $21,557
  Persons below poverty, percent, 2007 8.1% 12.1%
 Business QuickFactsSarasota CountyFlorida
  Private nonfarm establishments, 2006 13,632 517,0691
  Private nonfarm employment, 2006 144,501 7,535,5151
  Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2006 -10.3% 21.2%1
  Nonemployer establishments, 2006 34,735 1,523,250
  Total number of firms, 2002 40,297 1,539,207
  Black-owned firms, percent, 2002 S 6.6%
  American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms, percent, 2002 S 0.6%
  Asian-owned firms, percent, 2002 1.8% 2.7%
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms, percent, 2002 F 0.1%
  Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2002 3.2% 17.3%
  Women-owned firms, percent, 2002 24.7% 28.4%
 
  Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000) 1,074,299 78,474,770
  Wholesale trade sales, 2002 ($1000) 1,432,109 219,490,896
  Retail sales, 2002 ($1000) 4,434,320 191,805,685
  Retail sales per capita, 2002 $13,039 $11,498
  Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000) 579,129 29,366,940
  Building permits, 2007 1,234 102,551
  Federal spending, 2007 ($1000) 3,288,584 147,090,6991
 Geography QuickFactsSarasota CountyFlorida
  Land area, 2000 (square miles) 571.55 53,926.82
  Persons per square mile, 2000 569.9 296.4
  FIPS Code 115 12
  Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, FL Metro Area