Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers
Proximity to hospitals might be a key consideration when deciding the best retirement home for you or your loved one. The top hospitals in Sarasota include Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Doctors Hospital Of Sarasota. In total, there are 2 hospitals located in Sarasota which offer emergency services and other healthcare.
Cost of Living
The overall cost of care for a community is influenced by the community where it is located. Sarasota has a sales tax of 6.00%. The rent burden for Sarasota is around 20.8% of the average person's monthly income. Per month, the median cost of rent in Sarasota is about $1,034 and the median home value in Sarasota costs around $220,257.
Regional Climate and Weather Information
Climate, particularly air quality and humidity, can be a big influence in choosing which destination meets the needs of your loved one. On average, Sarasota has a humidity rating of roughly 72%. Humidity ratings reach their peak in September at around 75%. Monthly, Sarasota receives approximately 7 inches of precipitation. The most rain normally falls in June with an average of 12 inches in a month. For snowfall, Sarasota gets on average 0.00 inches of snow. In the summer, Sarasota is about 83F. The summer high peaks at roughly 92F during August. The low summer temperature drops to approximately 73F in the month of June. Over the winter months, the average temp in Sarasota falls to roughly 64F. The highest winter temperature gets to approximately 75F in the month of December. The low winter temperature gets to about 52 F in the month of February. Sarasota has a humid subtropical type of climate. On average, the air quality index rating in Sarasota is around 41.3. The average AQI conditions are rated as good. This means that there is no health advisory associated with the air quality for this destination. The air quality index score is at its max in the month of December at approximately 53.8. During this time, the average air quality conditions are rated moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion.
Demographics and Values
Of the population of Sarasota 14.0% have a graduate degree, 34.7% have a college degree, and 27.3% have a high-school diploma. In Sarasota, 9.6% of the population are veterans of the United States armed forces. Sarasota is considered friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Sarasota, out of the total population 1.5% practice Judaism, 0.1% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.2% practice Islam. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Sarasota 20.4% practice Catholicism, 6.0% practice another Christian faith, and 4.2% are Baptists. In Sarasota, 56.1% are nonbelievers. In the previous presidential election, 42.3% voted Democrat, 3.9% voted for a third party candidate, and 53.8% voted Republican in Sarasota county. In terms of crime, Sarasota has 5.7 violent crimes per 1000 residents and 35.0 property crimes per 1000 residents. Based on gender, 51.1% are female and 48.9% are male. In Sarasota, 38.6% of the population are over the age of 55, 14.1% are over the age of 60, 10.7% are over the age of 70, and 8.6% are over the age of 80. The median age of Sarasota is 47 years old. Sarasota has a population density of 1,494 people per square mile. The current population of Sarasota is growing at a rate of 0.010%. Racially, the population of Sarasota is 1.4% other or not specified, 13.9% black, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 1.4% Asian, 1.8% mixed race, 18.3% Hispanic, 0.3% Native American, and 81.2% white. In Sarasota, 8.7% are widows, 54.9% participate in the labor force, 18.8% do not have health insurance, and 14.8% have some form of disability.
An overview of Florida
Overall, Florida ranks 13th out of all states in quality of life and 29th in healthcare. In terms of resources, Florida has a cost of living index of 98.9, a grocery index rating of 104.0, and a housing index rating of 95.4. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. Residents of Florida enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 21st in the United States. There are 218 hospitals and 108 health centers that service a population of 21,626,797. The three highest ranked hospitals in Florida are St. Joseph's Hospital, Sarasota Memorial Hospital, and Jupiter Medical Center.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of religious values, 35% of Florida's population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 15,611 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-24%, Mainline Protestant-14%, and Historically Black Protestant-8%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-3%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Florida there are 290 masonic lodges. In terms of diversity, Florida ranks 8th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. During the latest presidential election, 49% voted for the Republican candidate while 48% voted for the Democratic candidate. The state has a median age of 42 and 34% of its population being over the age of 55.
State-wide weather information
During the summer, the average temperature in Florida is around 82F.Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 95F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 66F in the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in Florida drops to around 60F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 79F during the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 36F during the month of January. On average, Florida has an air quality index rating of around 37.0 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of April with a rating of around 47.9 AQI. The most precipitation occurs in June with an average of 11.50 inches of precipitation a month. On average, the state receives 4.54 inches of precipitation a month. The average humidity across the state is 75%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 78% in the month of September. While residents of Florida mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Florida can include hurricanes and floods.
Wildlife to be found in Florida
The state of Florida has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of orchid, cypresses, southern magnolia, and a wide variety of palms. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the short nose sturgeon, the gray fox, the swamp rabbits, or the American crocodile. The state animal of Florida is the Florida panther.