Sarasota, FL Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 26,935 housing units in Sarasota. This represents a 0.1% decline from 26,974 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 26,935 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and none were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Sarasota is about 58.6%. Sarasota's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 13.1%. Average household size is 2.11 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Sarasota were built after 1969.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type2.80%
One Bedroom17.10%
Two Bedrooms49.60%
Three Bedrooms25.50%
Four Bedrooms3.90%
Five Bedrooms or more1%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.07
Median year structure was built1967
Median Value of occupied units$96,000
Median Price asked for vacant units$93,100

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.17
Median year structure was built1971
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$565

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.30%
Second Mortgage7.70%
Home Equity Loan6.60%
Simple Mortgage49.20%
Debt Free36.20%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs19.7%