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|Sarasota County and the state of Florida|
|• Mayor||Lou Ann Palmer|
|• City Manager||Robert J. Bartolotta|
|• Total||25.93 sq mi (67.2 km2)|
|• Land||14.89 sq mi (38.6 km2)|
|• Water||11.04 sq mi (28.6 km2) 42.58%|
|Elevation||16 ft (7 m)|
|Population (1 July 2005)|
|• Density||3,539.8/sq mi (1,366.7/km2)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|ZIP code||34230 - 34243|
Sarasota is a city on the West coast of Florida, in the United States. It is the place where the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has its home. In 2000, 52,715 people lived there (US. Census 2000). Many famous people have lived in the city, such as: Tom Cruise (actor), Brian Johnson (band singer), and Paul Reubens (the actor, "Pee-wee Herman").
- "Florida by place Population, Housing Units, Area and Density:2000". US Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/GCTTable?_bm=y&-geo_id=04000US12&-_box_head_nbr=GCT-PH1&-ds_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U&-format=ST-7. Retrieved 2007-07-24.
- "Sarasota, United States Page". Falling Rain Genomics. http://www.fallingrain.com/world/US/12/Sarasota.html. Retrieved 2007-07-24.
- "Annual Estimates of the population for the Incorporated Places of Florida" (XLS). US Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/tables/SUB-EST2005-04-12.xls. Retrieved 2007-07-24.