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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Lake Sarasota is a town in Florida with a population of 4,718. Lake Sarasota is in Sarasota County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Lake Sarasota offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Lake Sarasota and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Lake Sarasota are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$189,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,234
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Lake Sarasota Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Lake Sarasota

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$62,643
National
$55,322
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Lake Sarasota Reviews

3 reviews
I love Lake Sarasota. I've lived here my whole life. There is a real sense of community when we all get together and try for it.
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Any that wants to raise their kids in a nice environment should come to where I live.
I would not choose to live here again