Sarasota County Information

Sarasota in Florida occupies 725 square miles and has a 2006 population of 369,535, a change from a 2000 population of 325,961 and 277,776 in 1990. 9.5% percent of the population is between the ages of 15 and 24, 9.4% percent is 25-35, and 11.6% percent of the population is 35 to 44.

There were 1,447 acts of violent crime reported in Sarasota in 2004, a change from 1,482 reports of violent crime in 2000.

The unemployed population in 2006 was 5,360 people: 3% percent. This was a change from the unemployment rate in 2000 of 3.2%.

Read more about Sarasota, Florida in the Wikipedia entry.

General Information
CountySarasota 
StateFlorida 
Land Area725 sq. milesRanked 1,337 of 3,140
Population 2006369,535Ranked 171 of 3,140
Population 2005365,117 
Population 2000325,961Ranked 177 of 3,140
Population 1990277,776Ranked 178 of 3,140
Race BreakdownPercentage
Caucasion93.4% 
African American4.5% 
Asian American1.1% 
Native American.2% 
Pacific Islander.5% 
Age BreakdownPercentage
Population Under 54.3% 
Population 5 to 149.2% 
Population 15 to 249.5% 
Population 25 to 349.4% 
Population 35 to 4411.6% 
Population 45 to 5413.3% 
Population 55 to 6413.1% 
Population 65 to 7413.1% 
Population 75 and up16.4% 
Crime Counts20042000
Total Violent Crimes1,4471,482
Murders / Manslaughters5 
Forcible Rapes87 
Robberies254 
Aggravated Assaults1,101 
Total Property Crimes13,40612,101
Burglaries3,074 
Larceny Thefts9,526 
Motor Vehicle Thefts806 
Employment Data20062000
Labor Population180,823148,844
Unemployed Population5,3604,756
Unemployment Rate3%3.2%

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