Income/capita 8%
Household income 21%
Unemployment 4%
Income per capita$32,170$27,598$29,829
Median household income$43,477$48,900$55,322
Median income owner occupied$57,324$59,209$70,586
Median income renter occupied$33,716$34,622$35,192
Median earnings male$26,981$31,444$36,919
Median earnings female$23,774$25,332$26,250
Unemployment rate4.8%4.9%4.7%
Poverty level19.6%16.1%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Sarasota is 8% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Sarasota is 21% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Sarasota is 4% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Sarasota is 30% higher than the national average

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      Sarasota employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry13.1%2.2%
      Manufacturing sector5.1%0.2%
      Financial & insurance services2.2%3.4%
      Wholesale & retail services14.2%12.8%
      Public administration1.7%2.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.2%1.2%
      Education, health & social services11.9%35.7%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Longboat Key, FL7,158$87,20158%
      Siesta Key, FL5,782$81,41847%
      Osprey, FL6,561$75,48736%
      Whitfield, FL3,362$66,49120%
      Fruitville, FL13,333$61,67211%
      Sarasota, FL54,425$43,47721%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Carson City, NV54,412$47,94813%
      Highland, CA54,490$53,5043%
      Rosemead, CA54,507$45,51018%
      Dublin, CA54,523$128,403132%
      Normal, IL54,534$54,4961%
      Sarasota, FL54,425$43,47721%
      Source: The Sarasota, FL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).