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Welcome to Sarasota ...

The coastal city of Sarasota is located in Sarasota County<1> and is the County Seat for Sarasota County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Sarasota has a population of 58,442 people<2> (see below for details).

Sarasota is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: Sarasota lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Sarasota is within the boundaries of the (941) area code.

The ZIP codes for Sarasota: 34230-34243, 34276-34278<4>

Websites for Sarasota ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Junior League:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sarasota had an population of 58,442 people. This is an increase of 12.57% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.86% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sarasota had a population of 51,917 people (or 13.68% of the total population of Sarasota County). This makes Sarasota the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Sarasota represents 0.28% of the total population of Florida (which has 18,801,310 people), making it the state's 51st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 51,917 people, the population of Sarasota decreased 1.51% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 52,715 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Sarasota.

Communities Also Named Sarasota ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Florida communities named Sarasota: This one is located in Sarasota County and the other is located in Manatee County.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Sarasota.

Communities near Sarasota ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Sarasota.

  • Bradenton
  • Venice
  • Palmetto
  • Holmes Beach
  • Anna Maria
  • Bradenton Beach
  • Fruitville
  • The Meadows
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for The Meadows
    • The Meadows lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the east of Sarasota.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for The Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Meadows
  • Sarasota Springs
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sarasota Springs
    • Sarasota Springs lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Sarasota.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sarasota Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sarasota Springs
  • Siesta Key

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Sarasota. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sarasota.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sarasota. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Sarasota.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sarasota. See our Newspapers Page for Sarasota.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sarasota ...

Looking for more information about Sarasota? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Sarasota, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Sarasota.

The official website for Sarasota:

The official website for Sarasota County:

The official website for State of Florida:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Florida's counties, including Sarasota, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sarasota.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sarasota - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Sarasota). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sarasota or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Sarasota includes: 34230, 34231, 34232, 34233, 34234, 34235, 34236, 34237, 34238, 34239, 34240, 34241, 34242, 34276, 34277 & 34278.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sarasota) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sarasota. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SarasotaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sarasota. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 27.3389, Longitude: -82.5387    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




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