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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Sarasota County is 386,944, which is 18.71% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 21.14% and is much higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Sarasota County population density is 533.46 people per square mile, which is higher than the state average density of 294.44 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Sarasota County is white, which represent 90.98% of the total population. The average Sarasota County education level is higher than the state average and is higher than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 386,944. #14

Population Growth Since 2000, #28

Sarasota County

Population Density, #11

Sarasota County
533.46 per square mile
294.44 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:352,049 (90.98%, #3)
Black:17,680 (4.57%, #66)
Hispanic:32,402 (8.37%, #37)
Asian:5,732 (1.48%, #28)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):1,184 (0.31%, #49)
One Race, Other:3,739 (0.97%, see rank)
Two or More Races:6,560 (1.70%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:11,236 (34.68%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:5,546 (17.12%, see rank)
Cuban:5,551 (17.13%, see rank)
Central American:2,857 (8.82%, see rank)
South American:4,645 (14.34%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:1,040 (18.14%, see rank)
Chinese:1,245 (21.72%, see rank)
Filipino:1,226 (21.39%, see rank)
Japanese:154 (2.69%, see rank)
Korean:165 (2.88%, see rank)
Vietnamese:1,346 (23.48%, see rank)
Asian, Other:556 (9.70%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

336,489 (86.96%) out of the total population of 386,944 reported first ancestry.

 Sarasota County% of the Total PopulationFloridaU.S.
Arab1,1650.30%, see rank0.57%0.56%
Czech1,9040.49%, see rank0.29%0.47%
Danish1,2430.32%, see rank0.22%0.42%
Dutch6,0911.57%, see rank1.01%1.40%
English45,87711.86%, see rank7.46%8.02%
French19,1894.96%, see rank2.93%3.34%
German70,63918.26%, see rank10.48%15.03%
Greek1,5260.39%, see rank0.46%0.41%
Hungarian4,5951.19%, see rank0.53%0.46%
Irish55,06314.23%, see rank9.35%10.80%
Italian32,0418.28%, see rank6.10%5.52%
Norwegian4,3311.12%, see rank0.60%1.42%
Polish16,9714.39%, see rank2.49%3.01%
Portuguese1,2350.32%, see rank0.36%0.44%
Russian5,7691.49%, see rank1.13%0.92%
Scotch-Irish4,2221.09%, see rank0.84%0.99%
Scottish10,7252.77%, see rank1.56%1.72%
Subsaharan African7290.19%, see rank0.68%0.95%
Swedish6,9521.80%, see rank0.77%1.27%
Swiss2,2400.58%, see rank0.18%0.30%
Ukrainian3,0500.79%, see rank0.24%0.31%
American40,30010.41%, see rank8.87%7.12%
Welsh2,8490.74%, see rank0.47%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 184,785 (47.75%, see rank)
Females: 202,159 (52.25%, see rank)

Sarasota County
Male: 47.75%
Female: 52.25%
Male: 48.88%
Female: 51.12%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Sarasota County
53.50 years old
41.20 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Sarasota County
51.70 years old
39.80 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Sarasota County
55.00 years old
42.70 years old
38.80 years old

 Sarasota County% of the Total PopulationFloridaU.S.
Under 5 years14,7533.81%, see rank5.56%6.36%
5 to 9 years15,7164.06%, see rank5.69%6.51%
10 to 14 years17,7144.58%, see rank5.86%6.59%
15 to 19 years18,1644.69%, see rank6.16%6.85%
20 to 24 years16,5324.27%, see rank6.69%7.13%
25 to 34 years31,7298.20%, see rank12.44%13.47%
35 to 44 years36,6809.48%, see rank12.50%12.96%
45 to 54 years50,40513.03%, see rank14.18%14.09%
55 to 64 years59,41815.36%, see rank12.75%12.29%
65 to 74 years62,96516.27%, see rank9.80%7.64%
75 to 84 43,21811.17%, see rank5.88%4.25%
85 years and over19,6505.08%, see rank2.49%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Sarasota CountyFloridaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population304,065, 100%13,561,596209,056,129
Less Than High School23,683, 7.79%, see rank13.55%13.67%
High School Graduate93,171, 30.64%, see rank29.67%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree92,530, 30.43%, see rank30.02%29.09%
Bachelor Degree55,967, 18.41%, see rank17.14%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree38,714, 12.73%, see rank9.62%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#13.92, see rank13.4213.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Sarasota County FloridaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten7,22871.98%28.02%67.86%32.14%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)27,22491.97%, see rank8.03%, see rank88.59%11.41%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)15,25589.85%, see rank10.15%, see rank89.75%10.25%90.60%9.40%
College14,09478.71%, see rank21.29%, see rank78.64%21.36%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School2,52155.89%, see rank44.11%, see rank57.31%42.69%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Sarasota CountyFloridaU.S.
Total Households172,720, 100%7,217,508116,211,092
Average Household Size2.21, see rank2.622.63
1 Person Households56,506, 32.72%, see rank28.99%27.57%
2 or More Person Households116,214, 67.28%, see rank71.01%72.43%
Family Households (Families)105,186, 60.90%, see rank64.43%66.22%
Average Family Size2.83, see rank3.353.32
Married-Couple Family84,566, 48.96%, see rank46.61%48.42%
Nonfamily Households67,534, 39.10%, see rank35.57%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Sarasota County%FloridaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total338,761see rank16,048,765252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over160,052100%, see rank7,772,434123,281,364
Never Married39,89224.92%, see rank34.62%35.77%
Married93,15458.20%, see rank50.83%52.04%
Widowed7,4364.65%, see rank3.18%2.57%
Divorced19,57012.23%, see rank11.37%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over178,709100%, see rank8,276,331129,692,771
Never Married33,14518.55%, see rank27.39%29.48%
Married93,25452.18%, see rank47.36%49.19%
Widowed26,29514.71%, see rank10.81%9.16%
Divorced26,01514.56%, see rank14.45%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Sarasota County%FloridaU.S.
Native340,68888.05%, see rank80.43%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence88,90422.98%, see rank35.70%58.73%
Born in Different State246,60863.73%, see rank41.43%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
5,1761.34%, see rank3.30%1.42%
Foreign Born46,25611.95%, see rank19.57%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship25,3556.55%, see rank10.12%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship20,9015.40%, see rank9.45%7.09%
Born In Europe16,5464.28%, see rank1.97%1.53%
Born In Asia5,3121.37%, see rank2.02%3.82%
Born In Africa9670.25%, see rank0.32%0.55%
Born In Oceania2770.07%, see rank0.03%0.07%
Born In Latin America18,3464.74%, see rank14.66%6.83%
Born In Northern America4,8081.24%, see rank0.56%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Sarasota County%FloridaU.S.
English149,13186.34%, see rank72.73%79.39%
Spanish10,3145.97%, see rank19.13%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages10,7346.21%, see rank5.84%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages1,5350.89%, see rank1.65%3.36%
Other1,0060.58%, see rank0.65%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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