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North Sarasota, Florida
Census-designated place
Location in Sarasota County and the state of Florida
Location in Sarasota County and the state of Florida
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Sarasota
 • Total 3.8 sq mi (9.8 km2)
 • Land 3.7 sq mi (9.5 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation 36 ft (11 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 6,982
 • Density 1,910/sq mi (737.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 12-49787
GNIS feature ID 1867182

North Sarasota is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sarasota County, Florida, United States. The population was 6,982 at the 2010 census. It is part of the BradentonSarasotaVenice Metropolitan Statistical Area.


North Sarasota is located at 27°22′1″N 82°30′46″W / 27.36694°N 82.51278°W / 27.36694; -82.51278 (27.366855, -82.512903).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2), of which 3.7 square miles (9.5 km2) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.3 km2), or 3.22%, is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 6,738 people, 2,770 households, and 1,792 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,781.2 people per square mile (688.2/km²). There were 3,209 housing units at an average density of 848.3/sq mi (327.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 63.86% White, 30.74% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.97% from other races, and 1.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.77% of the population.

There were 2,770 households out of which 23.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.9% were married couples living together, 15.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.3% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 22.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.2 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $33,084, and the median income for a family was $36,629. Males had a median income of $26,383 versus $21,505 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $17,643. About 13.8% of families and 17.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.0% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.

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