Sarasota, Florida

Population 52,420

Sarasota is located in Sarasota County, FL. The population is 52,420, making Sarasota the 2nd largest city in Sarasota County.

There are 43 public schools in Sarasota with an average Homefacts rating of B+. The total crime rate for Sarasota is moderate , and there are 31 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Sarasota is moderate and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Sarasota property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Sarasota include North Sarasota, Southgate and Kensington Park.

Sarasota Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Very good
  • No High School Diploma: 11.2%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 54.7%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 34%

Crime Rate

33.15% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 224
  • Violent Crimes: 546
  • Robbery: 113
  • Burglary: 452
  • Property Crime: 3
  • Larceny Theft: 2

Registered Offenders

60.96% Lower than national avg.
  • 31 offenders in Sarasota
  • 5.91 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

586 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 6
  • Registered Polluters: 30
  • Superfunds: 9
  • Tanks & Spills: 541


Moderate 4.8%
  • Florida unemployment average: 5.7%
  • National unemployment average: 5.9%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

Schools view all

43 Public Schools view public schools

There are 43 K-12 public schools in Sarasota, FL and 25 private schools. Homefacts rates Sarasota's schools as Very good, with an overall B+ rating.

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Crime view details

31 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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Property Report Overview

Average Listing Price
$426,000 compared to December 1969
Median Sales Price
No Data

Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
  • Rented
  • Owned

Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

157 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Sarasota, FL issued 157 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 157 permits, 92 were issued for single family homes and 65 were issued for multi-family homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Sarasota, FL issued 274 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 274 permits, 66 were issued for single family homes and 208 were issued for multi-family homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $912
  • 1 Bedroom: $1,076
  • 2 Bedrooms: $1,381
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,843
  • 4 Bedrooms: $2,244

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Environmental Hazards

586 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (1427/1481)
    Sarasota, FL has 96.35% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 3 COUNTY
    Sarasota, FL is a green zone.
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  • UV Index VERY HIGH 7.7 Average
    Sarasota, FL is a very high risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 60.85°
  • February 63.4°
  • March 66.13°
  • April 72.52°
  • May 78.08°
  • June 81.93°
  • July 82.73°
  • August 83.52°
  • September 82.18°
  • October 76.58°
  • November 68.02°
  • December 63.95°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Sarasota, FL

Sarasota, FL has a very low risk of earthquakes.
Sarasota, FL has a high risk of hurricanes.
Sarasota, FL has a very low risk of hail storms.
Sarasota, FL has a moderate risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Sarasota, FL: $43,477


Unemployment in Sarasota is 4.8%. It is lower than the state and national averages, 5.7% and 5.9% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 43.59%
White Collar - 56.41%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Rick Scott
  • Sen. Bill Nelson
  • Sen. Marco Rubio

City Representatives

  • Vern Buchanan

Neighborhood Info

4 Airports view all

Nearest Major Airports

47 FCC Towers view all

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