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Map and Jewish demographics
Sarasota-Manatee consists of
17,500 persons living in 8,800 Jewish
households. Of these 17,500 persons,
15,500 are Jewish.
21% of Jewish households are in
residence for 3-7 months of the year.
Thus, of the 17,500 persons in Jewish
households, about 3,400 are part-year
The population in Jewish households increased from 16,400 persons
63% (11,100 persons) of the
Jewish population live in Sarasota;
16% (2,700 persons), in Bradenton;
15% (2,500 persons) in Longboat
Key; and 7% (1,200 persons), in
53% (9,200 persons) of the population are age 65 and over, including 31% (5,300 persons) who are
age 75 and over. The 53% make
Sarasota-Manatee the third oldest
of 50 American Jewish communities.
10% (1,800 persons) are age 17 and under.
Of the 8,800 Jewish households, 12% contain children age 0-17, 27%, a single person living alone,
and 54%, a married couple with no children living at home.
The median household income is $94,000 (in 2017 dollars).
2% of households are Orthodox, 23% are Conservative, 38% are Reform, and 37% are just Jewish.
32% of Jews never attend synagogue services and 25% attend once per month or more. 20% of married
couples are intermarried.
45% of households are synagogue members, 73% of whom are members of a synagogue located in
Sarasota-Manatee. Of those who are synagogue members, 4% are members of an Orthodox synagogue;
34%, a Conservative synagogue; 45%, a Reform synagogue, 12%, a non-denominational synagogue; and
4%, other synagogues.
10% of households are members of the Jewish Community Center (JCC). 19% of households participated in a JCC activity in the past year. 47% of households are members of some Jewish organization,
such as B’nai B’rith or Hadassah.
56% of households have visited Israel, 27% on a trip with a Jewish organization or synagogue.
11% of Jewish adults experienced anti-Semitism in Sarasota-Manatee in the past year. 37% of Jewish
adults perceive a great deal or a moderate amount of anti-Semitism in Sarasota-Manatee.
71% of households donated to a Jewish charity in the past year; 82%, to a non-Jewish charity; and
59%, to a Jewish Federation, including 43% who donated to the Sarasota-Manatee Jewish Federation.
Source: Sheskin, Ira M. The 2001 Sarasota-Manatee Jewish Community Demographic Study (Sarasota: Sarasota-Manatee Jewish
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