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Encyclopedia > Sarasota County, Florida
Sarasota County, Florida
Seal of Sarasota County, FloridaSeal (Detail)
Map of Florida highlighting Sarasota County
Location in the state of Florida
Formed 14 May 1921
Seat Sarasota
Area
 - Total
 - Water

1,878 km² (725 mi²)
398 km² (154 mi²) 21.19%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

325,957
220/km² 
Website: www.co.sarasota.fl.us

Sarasota County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2000, the population is 325,957. Its county seat is Sarasota, Florida.6 Image File history File links Sarasota_County_fl_seal. ... Seal on envelope A seal is an impression printed on, embossed upon, or affixed to a document (or any other object) in order to authenticate it, in lieu of or in addition to a signature. ... Image File history File links Sarasota_County_Florida. ... May 14 is the 134th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (135th in leap years). ... 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... Ringling estate Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport Sarasota is a city located in Sarasota County, Florida, USA. It is on the Central-West coast of Florida. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ... The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia and Palmyra Atoll (an uninhabited incorporated unorganized territory), form the United States of America. ... State nickname: Sunshine State Official languages English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Governor Jeb Bush (R) Senators Bill Nelson (D) Mel Martinez (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 22nd 170,451 km² 17. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... Ringling estate Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport Sarasota is a city located in Sarasota County, Florida, USA. It is on the Central-West coast of Florida. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

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History

Sarasota County was created in 1921. It was named for a word in the indigenous Calusa language, whose meaning may (but is not certain to) mean point of rocks. 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... A Sioux in traditional dress including war bonnet, circa 1908. ... The Calusa, sometimes spelled Caloosa or Calosa, were a Native American group that lived on the coast and along the inner waterways of Floridas southwest coast. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,878 km² (725 mi²). 1,480 km² (572 mi²) of it is land and 398 km² (154 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 21.19% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 325,957 people, 149,937 households, and 94,460 families residing in the county. The population density is 220/km² (570/mi²). There are 182,467 housing units at an average density of 123/km² (319/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 92.65% White, 4.18% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.77% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.14% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. 4.34% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 149,937 households out of which 18.30% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.70% are married couples living together, 7.70% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.00% are non-families. 30.40% of all households are made up of individuals and 16.90% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.13 and the average family size is 2.61. Marriage is a relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ...


In the county the population is spread out with 16.20% under the age of 18, 5.00% from 18 to 24, 21.70% from 25 to 44, 25.60% from 45 to 64, and 31.50% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 50 years. For every 100 females there are 90.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.30 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $41,957, and the median income for a family is $50,111. Males have a median income of $32,114 versus $25,721 for females. The per capita income for the county is $28,326. 7.80% of the population and 5.10% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 12.70% of those under the age of 18 and 4.50% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns

Incorporated

Longboat Key is a town located in both Manatee and Sarasota County, Florida. ... North Port is a city located in Sarasota County, Florida. ... Ringling estate Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport Sarasota is a city located in Sarasota County, Florida, USA. It is on the Central-West coast of Florida. ... Venice is a city located in Sarasota County, Florida. ...

Unincorporated

Bee Ridge is a census-designated place located in Sarasota County, Florida. ... Desoto Lakes is a census-designated place located in Sarasota County, Florida. ... Fruitville is a census-designated place located in Sarasota County, Florida. ... Gulf Gate Estates is a census-designated place located in Sarasota County, Florida. ... Kensington Park is a census-designated place located in Sarasota County, Florida. ... Lake Sarasota is a census-designated place located in Sarasota County, Florida. ... Laurel is a census-designated place located in Sarasota County, Florida. ... Nokomis is a census-designated place located in Sarasota County, Florida. ... North Sarasota is a census-designated place located in Sarasota County, Florida. ... Plantation is a census-designated place located in Sarasota County, Florida. ... Ridge Wood Heights is a census-designated place located in Sarasota County, Florida. ... Sarasota Springs is a census-designated place located in Sarasota County, Florida. ... Siesta Key is a census-designated place located in Sarasota County, Florida. ... South Gate Ridge is a census-designated place located in Sarasota County, Florida. ... South Sarasota is a census-designated place located in Sarasota County, Florida. ... South Venice is a census-designated place located in Sarasota County, Florida. ... Southgate is a census-designated place located in Sarasota County, Florida. ... The Meadows is a census-designated place located in Sarasota County, Florida. ... Vamo is a census-designated place located in Sarasota County, Florida. ... Venice Gardens is a census-designated place located in Sarasota County, Florida. ... Warm Mineral Springs is a census-designated place located in Sarasota County, Florida. ...

External links

  • Links and Discussion boards concerning Elected Officials representing Sarasota County Florida

Government links/Constitutional offices

Special districts

Judicial branch

  • Sarasota County Clerk of Circuit Court & County Comptroller
  • Office of the State Attorney, 12th Judicial Circuit of Florida serving Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto counties
  • Circuit and County Court, 12th Judicial Circuit of Florida

Manatee County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... DeSoto County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ...

Tourism links


Cities and communities of Sarasota County, Florida
County seat Sarasota
Incorporated cities North Port | Sarasota | Venice
Town Longboat Key
CDPs Bee Ridge | Desoto Lakes | Englewood | Fruitville | Gulf Gate Estates | Kensington Park | Lake Sarasota | Laurel | The Meadows | Nokomis | North Sarasota | Osprey | Plantation | Ridge Wood Heights | Sarasota Springs | Siesta Key | Southgate | South Gate Ridge | South Sarasota | South Venice | Vamo | Venice Gardens | Warm Mineral Springs
Flag of Florida State of Florida
(Government | History | Floridians)
Capital: Tallahassee
Largest cities: Cape Coral | Clearwater | Coral Springs | Fort Lauderdale | Gainesville | Hialeah | Hollywood | Jacksonville | Lakeland | Miami | Miami Gardens | Miramar | North Miami | Orlando | Pembroke Pines | Plantation | Pompano Beach | Port St. Lucie | St. Petersburg | Sunrise | Tallahassee | Tampa | West Palm Beach
Regions: Central Florida | Emerald Coast | First Coast | Florida Panhandle | Florida Keys | Lee Island Coast | Nature Coast | North Central Florida  | Orlando Area | South Florida | Southwest Florida | Space Coast | Sun Coast | Treasure Coast | Tampa Bay Area
Counties: Alachua | Baker | Bay | Bradford | Brevard | Broward | Calhoun | Charlotte | Citrus | Clay | Collier | Columbia | DeSoto | Dixie | Duval | Escambia | Flagler | Franklin | Gadsden | Gilchrist | Glades | Gulf | Hamilton | Hardee | Hendry | Hernando | Highlands | Hillsborough | Holmes | Indian River | Jackson | Jefferson | Lafayette | Lake | Lee | Leon | Levy | Liberty | Madison | Manatee | Marion | Martin | Miami-Dade | Monroe | Nassau | Okaloosa | Okeechobee | Orange | Osceola | Palm Beach | Pasco | Pinellas | Polk | Putnam | Santa Rosa | Sarasota | Seminole | St. Johns | St. Lucie | Sumter | Suwannee | Taylor | Union | Volusia | Wakulla | Walton | Washington

  Results from FactBites:
 
Election controversy hits Florida, again | csmonitor.com (1106 words)
SARASOTA, FLA.; AND BOSTON – The Sunshine State is once again the scene of a messy election controversy, and residents of Sarasota, an affluent beachside community, aren't the least bit amused.
The problems roiling Florida's 13th Congressional District may be one reason that a federal advisory board on Tuesday recommended that the next generation of electronic voting machines be "software independent." In essence, that means creating an independent auditing trail.
After filling out his ballot on the county's touch-screen machines, which were installed in 2002, a review screen showed that he had either skipped the congressional race or his vote was not recorded.
Sarasota County: Florida Commercial Real Estate Property Investment (711 words)
Sarasota County is on the Gulf coast, south of the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Bradenton area and is bordered by Charlotte, De Soto, and Manatee counties.
Sarasota County was established in 1921 from a portion of Manatee County.
In 1993, 95% of Sarasota County's population was white and 5% was nonwhite.
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