South Sarasota, Florida

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South Sarasota is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sarasota County, Florida, United States. The population was 5,314 at the 2000 census. It is part of the BradentonSarasotaVenice Metropolitan Statistical Area.


South Sarasota is located at 27°17′13″N 82°31′47″W / 27.28694°N 82.52972°W / 27.28694; -82.52972 (27.286975, -82.529718)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km²), of which, 2.0 square miles (5.1 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²) of it (15.95%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,314 people, 2,509 households, and 1,487 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,724.2 people per square mile (1,052.2/km²). There were 2,719 housing units at an average density of 1,393.9/sq mi (538.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.97% White, 0.40% African American, 0.21% Native American, 1.17% Asian, 1.34% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.03% of the population.

There were 2,509 households out of which 20.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.3% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.7% were non-families. 32.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.68.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 18.1% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 22.2% from 25 to 44, 29.7% from 45 to 64, and 25.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $53,125, and the median income for a family was $74,907. Males had a median income of $48,409 versus $23,031 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $45,217. About 3.9% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.9% of those under age 18 and 0.6% of those age 65 or over.

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