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Sarasota metropolitan area
North Port–Sarasota–Bradenton
metropolitan area
Map of Sarasota metropolitan area
  •      North Port–Sarasota–Bradenton MSA
  •      Punta Gorda MSA
  •      Arcadia, FL µSA
CountryUnited States
State(s)Florida
Largest cityNorth Port
Other cities
Area
 • Total1,295.8 sq mi (3,356 km2)
Population
 • Total702,281
 • Rank72nd in the U.S.
 • Density542.0/sq mi (209.3/km2)

The Sarasota metropolitan area is a metropolitan area located in Southwest Florida. The metropolitan area is defined by the Office of Management and Budget as the North-Port-Sarasota metropolitan statistical area as a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) consisting of Manatee County and Sarasota County.[1] The largest cities in the MSA are North Port and Sarasota (both in Sarasota County) and Bradenton (in Manatee County). At the 2010 Census, the MSA had a population of 702,281. The Census Bureau estimates that its population was 804,690 in 2017.[2]

Additionally, the federal government defines the North Port–Sarasota combined statistical area as a combined statistical area (CSA) consisting of the combination of the North Port–Sarasota–Bradenton MSA, the Punta Gorda, Florida MSA (Charlotte County), and the Arcadia, Florida, micropolitan statistical area (DeSoto County). At the 2010 Census, the CSA had a population of 897,121. The Census Bureau estimates that its population was 1,023,585 in 2017.[3]

History of the metropolitan area designations[edit]

The Sarasota standard metropolitan statistical area (SMSA) was first defined in 1973, and included only Sarasota County. The Bradenton SMSA was defined after the 1980 United States Census, and included only Manatee County. The two MSAs were combined in 1993 as the Sarasota–Bradenton metropolitan statistical area. Venice was added as a principal city after the 2000 census. In 2007, the MSA was renamed the Bradenton–Sarasota–Venice MSA because Bradenton's population then exceeded that of Sarasota.[4] In 2009, the area was designated the North Port–Bradenton–Sarasota MSA after North Port qualified as a "principal city" under the metropolitan statistical area definition and was determined to be the largest of the area's three principal cities.[5] As of 2013, the MSA is named the North Port–Sarasota–Bradenton metropolitan statistical area.[6]

The North Port–Sarasota–Bradenton MSA is a component of the larger North Port–Sarasota combined statistical area, which also includes the Punta Gorda, Florida, MSA and the Arcadia, Florida, micropolitan statistical area.[6]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1990277,776
2000589,959112.4%
2010702,28119.0%
Est. 2017804,69014.6%
source:[7]

At the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 702,281,[8] a 19% increase over the 2000 census population of 589,959.[9] The Census Bureau estimates that the area's population was 720,042 in 2012, a 2.5% increase since the 2010 census.[8]

Counties[edit]

County 2000
Population
2010
Population
2017
Estimated
(2010 to 2017)
% change
(2010 to 2017)
Sarasota County 325,957 379,448 419,119 +10.45%
Manatee County 264,002 322,833 385,571 +19.43%
Charlotte County 141,627 159,978 182,033 +13.79%
DeSoto County 32,209 34,862 36,862 +5.74%
Metropolitan statistical area[a] 702,281 804,690 +14.58%
Combined statistical area[b] 897,121 1,023,585 +14.10%
  1. ^ Population of Sarasota County and Manatee County combined.
  2. ^ Population of Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties combined.

Cities[edit]

Largest cities[edit]

The following is a list of the five largest cities in the Sarasota metropolitan area as ranked by population.[10]

Rank City County 2000
Population
2010
Population
2017
Estimated
(2010 to 2017)
1 North Port Sarasota 22,797 57,357 66,300 +15.59%
2 Sarasota Sarasota 52,715 51,917 56,994 +9.78%
3 Bradenton Manatee 49,504 49,546 56,508 +14.05%
4 Venice Sarasota 17,764 20,748 23,020 +10.95%
5 Palmetto Manatee 12,571 12,606 13,661 +8.37%

Other Cities & Towns[edit]

Rank City County 2000
Population
2010
Population
2017
Estimated
(2010 to 2017)
1 Longboat Key Sarasota
Manatee
7,603 6,888 7,292 +5.87%
2 Holmes Beach Manatee 4,966 3,836 4,261 +11.08%
3 Anna Maria Manatee 1,814 1,503 1,725 +14.77%
4 Bradenton Beach Manatee 1,482 1,171 1,269 +8.37%

Climate[edit]

The Sarasota metropolitan area, like most of Florida, is located in the humid subtropical zone (Köppen climate classification:Cfa).[11] There are hot, humid summers with frequent afternoon thunderstorms and relatively drier and mild winters.

Transportation[edit]

Roads[edit]

Freeways[edit]

U.S Highways[edit]

State Roads[edit]

Ports[edit]

Airports[edit]

Public Airports[edit]

Public Transportation[edit]

Both Sarasota and Manatee counties have their own transit networks, SCAT and MCAT, which runs bus services in the area.[12][13]

Media[edit]

Newspapers[edit]

Television[edit]

Economy[edit]

The Sarasota Metropolitian Area has a Gross Metropolitan Product (GMP) of $31.9 billion as of 2017.[19]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "OMB Bulletin No. 18-04" (PDF). Office of Management and Budget. September 14, 2018. p. 65. Retrieved December 31, 2018.
  2. ^ "Cumulative Estimates of Resident Population Change and Rankings: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2017". U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. March 2018. Retrieved December 31, 2018.
  3. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2017 - United States -- Combined Statistical Area; and for Puerto Rico". U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. March 2018. Retrieved January 22, 2019.
  4. ^ "Update of Statistical Area Definitions and Guidance on Their Uses (OMB Bulletin 08 - 01)" (PDF). Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President. November 20, 2007. Archived from the original (CSV) on November 17, 2008. Retrieved November 19, 2008.
  5. ^ "Update of Statistical Area Definitions and Guidance on Their Uses (OMB Bulletin 10-02)" (PDF). Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President. December 2, 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 16, 2012.
  6. ^ a b "Revised Delineations of Metropolitan Statistical Areas, Micropolitan Statistical Areas, and Combined Statistical Areas, and Guidance on Uses of the Delineations of These Areas (OMB Bulletin 13-01)" (PDF). Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President. February 28, 2013.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  8. ^ a b "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012 (CBSA-EST2012-01)". United States Census Bureau, Population Division. March 2013. Archived from the original (CSV) on July 4, 2013. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
  9. ^ "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 (CBSA-EST2009-01)". 2009 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. March 23, 2010. Archived from the original (CSV) on March 26, 2010. Retrieved March 24, 2010.
  10. ^ "City and Town Population Totals: 2010-2017". Census Bureau. September 4, 2018. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  11. ^ "World Map of the Köppen-Geiger climate classification updated". University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna. 2008-11-06. Retrieved 2010-09-10.
  12. ^ "SCAT Bus Service | Sarasota County, FL". www.scgov.net. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  13. ^ "MCAT". Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  14. ^ "Front Page". Anna Maria Island Sun. Retrieved 2019-02-02.
  15. ^ "Home Page". Business Observer. Retrieved 2019-02-01.
  16. ^ "East County". Your Observer. 2014-11-24. Retrieved 2019-02-01.
  17. ^ "Headlines The Bradenton Times News Headlines". thebradentontimes.com. Retrieved 2019-02-01.
  18. ^ "Anna Maria Island News | The Anna Maria Island Islander – "The Award Winning & Best News on Anna Maria Island, FL Since 1992"". Retrieved 2019-02-02.
  19. ^ "Regional Data: GDP and Personal Income". U.S Bureau of Economic Analysis. Retrieved 15 February 2019.

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