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Welcome to Venice ...

The coastal city of Venice is located in Sarasota County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Venice, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1888.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Venice has a population of 24,068 people<2> (see below for details).

Venice is near sea level<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Venice: (941)

The ZIP codes for Venice: 34284-34285, 34292-34293<4>

Websites for Venice ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Venice had an population of 24,068 people. This is an increase of 16% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 35.49% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Venice had a population of 20,748 people (which is 5.47% of the total population of Sarasota County). This makes Venice the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Venice represents 0.11% of the population of Florida (which has 18,801,310 people), making it the state's 103rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 20,748 people, the population of Venice increased 16.8% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 17,764 people).

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

Communities Also Named Venice ...

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

Beyond Florida, there are 18 communities that are also named Venice - they are located in Alberta, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Ohio (2), Pennsylvania, Utah and Washington (2).

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

Communities near Venice ...

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

  • North Port
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
  • Sarasota
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
  • Plantation
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plantation have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plantation
    • Plantation is located in Sarasota County
  • Osprey
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
  • Vamo
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vamo have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vamo
    • Vamo is located in Sarasota County
  • Shiney Town
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shiney Town have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shiney Town
    • Shiney Town is located in Sarasota County
  • Englewood
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Gulf Gate Estates
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulf Gate Estates
    • Gulf Gate Estates is located in Sarasota County
  • Warm Mineral Springs
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
  • Bee Ridge
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bee Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bee Ridge
    • Bee Ridge is located in Sarasota County

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 Venice. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Venice.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Venice. 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 Venice.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Venice ...

Looking for more information about Venice? 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 Venice, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Venice.

Adding Venice to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Venice in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Venice was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Venice post office opened in 1888.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Venice.

The official website for Venice:

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 Venice.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Venice - 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 Venice). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Venice or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Venice includes: 34284, 34292 & 34293.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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