Osprey, Florida

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Osprey is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sarasota County, Florida, United States. The population was 4,143 at the 2000 census. It is part of the BradentonSarasotaVenice Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

Osprey is located at 27°11′38″N 82°29′10″W / 27.19389°N 82.48611°W / 27.19389; -82.48611 (27.193962, -82.486012).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.1 square miles (15.7 km²), of which, 5.5 square miles (14.1 km²) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²) of it (10.05%) is water.

Osprey is the mailing address for Oscar Scherer State Park, one of the few protected areas maintaining habitat for the threatened Florida scrub jay. It is also the location of the Blackburn Point Bridge a one-lane bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,143 people, 1,965 households, and 1,383 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 759.5 people per square mile (293.0/km²). There were 2,267 housing units at an average density of 415.6/sq mi (160.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.59% White, 0.19% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.87% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 0.36% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.40% of the population.

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