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Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County.
It is the county seat.
One tradition has it that the name derives from Spanish for "place of dancing"
The latitude of Sarasota is 27.336N. The longitude is -82.53W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 23 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 53,259.
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14% of Sarasota residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sarasota ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sarasota was $23,197, compared with $21,587 nationally.
26% of Sarasota residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Sarasota include Burns Court Historic District, Caples' - Ringlings' Estates Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Sarasota, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $566. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $912.
Libraries in Sarasota include Fruitville Public Library, Gulf Gate Library, Selby Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Sarasota include Sarasota Herald-Tribune
TV stations in Sarasota include WWSB.
Sarasota County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sarasota political report.
Sarasota restaurants taking online reservations include Cafe L'Europe - St Armand's, Cru Bistro & Wine Bar, Michael's at Van Wezel, Roessler's, Ruth's Chris Steak House - Sarasota, Selva Grill, Tommy Bahama's Tropical Cafe - Sarasota ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Sarasota workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 30 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Sarasota between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 5.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.
Sarasota, FLPros: Close to wonderful beaches...
Cons: EXPENSIVE! Getting very difficult to live here for many...
This is a good place to go to the beaches, shop, eat, wanderBlog about Sarasota
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