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Sarasota Growth, How Will It Roll Out?

Sarasota Growth, How Will It Roll Out?

Another 100,000 people by 2025? That’s what some people say. Meanwhile, the City of Sarasota and Sarasota County attempt to deal with gridlock by saying they want people to drive less, ride their bikes and take public transportation. Will that happen, we can dream but, it isn’t likely. In Sarasota County survey’s of local residents their top concerns are growth and traffic. We haven’t seen any meaningful plans to realistically deal with growth and gridlock.

The spigot has been opened on Lakewood Ranch’s massive new Waterside development.

Right now it is a drip. Only about a half-dozen families have moved in and call Waterside home.

In the future it will be a flood. More than 5,100 residential units are planned for Waterside.” Bradenton Herald


What cities are they moving from ? https://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/migration/metxmet/a42260.html


SHT March 2018 “Sarasota County experienced year-over-year growth. As of July 1, 2010, 379,944 residents claimed Sarasota County addresses. By last summer, that number reached 419,119.

Manatee County also experienced compounding increases. As of July 1, 2010, census takers counted 323,439 Manatee residents. As of that date in 2017, the number reached 385,571.”

Here is where they all came from. Watch for our article on Growth in Sarasota. In six years we gained almost 46,000 new residents. Feel free to share this post, thank you.

Posted by Our Town Sarasota on Friday, May 4, 2018

If it seems to you like more and more people are moving to Florida, you would be correct — the state saw the second-biggest increase in population in the country last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s national and state population estimates.

Between July 2016 and July 2017, the U.S. population increased by 2.3 million, or 0.72 percent, bringing the nation’s total population to 325.7 million. In this 12-month span, Florida gained 327,811 residents, second only to Texas, which saw a growth of 399,734.

The national population grew 0.72 percent overall in 2017. Florida saw a 1.6 percent growth and remains the third-most populous state with a population of 20,984,400.

International migration remains a critical factor in U.S. population growth, despite the first drop since 2012-13. Between 2016 and 2017, net international migration fell 1.8 percent. Still, in the last year, over 1.1 million people migrated to the United States.

The population of voting-age residents 18 and older increased from 2016’s 249.5 million people to 252.1 million in 2017. This 0.93 percent boost makes 77.4 percent of 2017’s total population residents of voting age.

Forbes Magazine’s annual list of America’s fastest-growing cities 2017 provides a holistic picture of places on the upswing. We look at the growth of population, employment, wages, economic output and use home price growth as a proxy for wealth.

Sarasota, Florida finds itself #6 out of 25 metropolitan areas across the country experiencing the biggest surges, plus the growth rates and projections that got them on the list.

America’s Fastest Growing Cities 2017-  #6 Sarasota, FL

Pop. Growth 2016: 2.67% (3)
Proj. Pop. Growth 2017: 2.59% (5)

Job Growth 2016: 2.68% (18)
Proj. Job Growth 2017: 2.79% (8)

GMP Growth 2016: 2.48% (23)
Proj. GMP Growth 2017: 5.41% (5)

Wage Growth 2016: 5.89% (13)
Proj. Wage Growth 2017: 7.45% (7)

Home Price Growth 2016: 11.97% (4)
Proj. Home Price Growth 2017: 8.09% (4)