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Sarasota County, FL
The county name derives from Indian term for "point of rocks"

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Sarasota County is one of 67 counties in Florida.

The county is in the Sarasota-Bradenton metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 355,477. This was an increase of  9.06% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$41,957
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Sarasota County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Sarasota County was $41,658. This was an increase of 22.9% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 135% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Sarasota
Census 2000 highlights: Percentage of people 65 or older (31.5%) was sixth highest among nation's counties

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18% of Sarasota County residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sarasota County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Sarasota County include Gulf Pines Memorial, Gulf Pines Memorial Park, Lemon Bay Cemetery, Myakka Cemetery, Palms Memorial Park, Palms Memorial Park Gardens, Robinson Cemetery, Sarasota Memorial Park, Venice Memorial Gardens, Woodlands Cemetery ... View cemeteries

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Communities in Sarasota County include Englewood, Fruitville, Laurel, Longboat Key, Manasota, Nokomis, North Port, Osprey, Pinecraft, Sarasota ... View communities

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Colleges in Sarasota County include New College of Florida, Ringling School of Art and Design ... View colleges

School districts in Sarasota County include Sarasota County Schools District ... View school districts

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Libraries in Sarasota County include Elsie Quirk Library, Englewood Charlotte Public Library, Fruitville Public Library, Gulf Gate Library, Jacaranda Public Library, North Port Library, Selby Public Library, Venice Area Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Sarasota County include Englewood Sun, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Venice Gondolier ... View newspapers

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Sarasota County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sarasota County political report.

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Airports in Sarasota County include Sarasota/Bradenton International

Hotels in Sarasota County include Americinn Hotel & Suites, Best Western, Best Western Ambassador Suites, Best Western Midtown, Colony Beach & Tennis Resort, Comfort Inn Sarasota, Country Inn & Suites, Country Inns & Suites, Courtyard Sarasota, Days Inn ... More hotels

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