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Encyclopedia > Pasco County, Florida
Pasco County, Florida
Seal of Pasco County, Florida
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Location in the state of Florida
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Statistics
Founded June 2, 1887
Seat Dade City
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,248 km² (868 mi²)
1,929 km² (745 mi²)
319 km² (123 mi²), 14.18%
Population
 - (2006)
 - Density

450,171
179/km² 
Website: www.pascocountyfl.net

Pasco County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2000, the population was 344,765. The 2006 census estimate according to the U.S. Census Bureau for the county is 450,171. [1] Its county seat is Dade City, Florida6. It is the 50th fastest growing county in the country with a 30.6% increase and has grown by 105,403 residents since the year 2000. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_FL.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Florida ... June 2 is the 153rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (154th in leap years), with 212 days remaining. ... 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Coordinates: Country United States State Florida County Pasco County Area    - City 8. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties/Parishes/Boroughs, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... This article is about the U.S. State. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Coordinates: Country United States State Florida County Pasco County Area    - City 8. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

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History

Pasco County was created in 1887 from the southern part of Hernando County. It was named for Samuel Pasco, who served in the Confederate Army, the state legislature and in the United States Senate from 1887 to 1899. The earliest towns were Anclote, Blanton, Dade City, Earnestville, Fort Dade, Macon (Trilby), and San Antonio. Citrus was an important industry when the county was formed, although a decline followed a freeze in 1895. Several large sawmills operated in the county in the early part of the twentieth century. During the Florida land boom of the 1920s, New Port Richey became the winter home of silent screen star Thomas Meighan and golfer Gene Sarazen; Meighan attempted to bring other Hollywood figures to the city. The county has experienced significant population growth since the 1960s. The growth began along the Gulf coast but is now occurring most rapidly in areas north of Tampa. 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. ... Samuel Smith Pasco (June 28, 1834 March 13, 1917) was an American politician. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      Senate composition following 2006 elections The United States Senate is... 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. ... Year 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... Thomas Meighan ( April 9, 1879 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - July 8, 1936 Great Neck, Long Island, New York) was an American actor of the silent era. ... Gene Sarazen (born Eugenio Saraceni) (February 27, 1902 – May 13, 1999) is one of the few golfers to win all the Major Championships in his career, including 1922 US Open 1922 PGA Championship 1923 PGA Championship 1932 US Open 1932 British Open 1933 PGA Championship 1935 The Masters Winner of...


The county has seven nudist resorts. Naturists find going without clothing both enjoyable and relaxing. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,248 km² (868 mi²). 1,929 km² (745 mi²) of it is land and 319 km² (123 mi²) of it (14.18%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Adjacent Counties

Hernando County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Sumter County is a county located in the state of Florida, United States. ... Polk County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Hillsborough County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Pinellas County is a county located in the state of Florida. ...

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 344,765 people, 147,566 households, and 99,016 families residing in the county. The population density was 179/km² (463/mi²). There were 173,717 housing units at an average density of 90/km² (233/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.70% White, 2.07% Black or African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.94% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.52% from other races, and 1.38% from two or more races. 5.69% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 147,566 households out of which 23.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.60% were married couples living together, 8.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.90% were non-families. 27.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.77. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 20.20% under the age of 18, 5.80% from 18 to 24, 24.10% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 26.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 92.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.10 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $32,969, and the median income for a family was $39,568. Males had a median income of $30,974 versus $23,802 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,439. About 7.60% of families and 10.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.20% of those under age 18 and 7.70% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Municipalities

Incorporated

Incorporated municipalities of Pasco County. Numbers correspond to list at left.
Incorporated municipalities of Pasco County. Numbers correspond to list at left.
  1. City of Dade City
  2. City of New Port Richey
  3. City of Port Richey
  4. City of San Antonio
  5. Town of St. Leo
  6. City of Zephyrhills

Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Coordinates: Country United States State Florida County Pasco County Area    - City 8. ... Location within county from www. ... Port Richey is a city located in Pasco County, Florida. ... San Antonio is a city located in Pasco County, Florida. ... St. ... Zephyrhills is a city located in Pasco County, Florida. ...

Unincorporated

County map from http://www.census.gov
County map from http://www.census.gov

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (841x403, 49 KB) Summary Manually adapted from the U.S. Census county layout at http://ftp2. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (841x403, 49 KB) Summary Manually adapted from the U.S. Census county layout at http://ftp2. ... Bayonet Point is a census-designated place located in Pasco County, Florida. ... Beacon Square is a census-designated place located in Pasco County, Florida. ... Crystal Springs is a census-designated place located in Pasco County, Florida. ... Dade City North is a census-designated place located in Pasco County, Florida. ... Elfers is a census-designated place located in Pasco County, Florida. ... Holiday is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pasco County, Florida, United States. ... Hudson is a census-designated place located in Pasco County, Florida. ... Jasmine Estates is a census-designated place located in Pasco County, Florida. ... Lacoochee is a census-designated place located in Pasco County, Florida. ... Land O Lakes is a census-designated place located in Pasco County, Florida. ... New Port Richey East is an unincorporated census-designated place located in Pasco County, Florida. ... Odessa is a census-designated place located partially in Pasco County, Florida and partially in Hillsborough County, Florida. ... Shady Hills is a census-designated place located in Pasco County, Florida. ... Trinity is a census-designated place located in Pasco County, Florida. ... Wesley Chapel is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pasco County, Florida, United States. ... Wesley Chapel South is a census-designated place located in Pasco County, Florida. ... Zephyrhills North is a census-designated place located in Pasco County, Florida. ... Zephyrhills South is a census-designated place located in Pasco County, Florida. ... Zephyrhills West is a census-designated place located in Pasco County, Florida. ...

Unincorporated Communities Not CDPs

A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... Gulf Harbors is an unincorporated urban community in western Pasco County, Florida, near New Port Richey; however, the community did not meet the requirements of a Census Designated Place. ... Hudson Beach, Florida, is a small beach community west of U.S. Highway 19 in Pasco County, Florida. ...

Transportation

Aviation

Zephyrhills Municipal Airport (IATA: ZPH, ICAO: KZPH) is an airport near Zephyrhills, Florida. ...

Bus service

Pasco County Public Transportation provides bus service in West Pasco, Dade City and Zephyrhills.


Railroads

CSX operates three rail lines within the county. Amtrak formerly provided passenger rail service to Dade City, but the stop was terminated in late 2004. [2] CSX Transportation (AAR reporting marks CSXT) is a Class I railroad in the United States, owned by the CSX Corporation. ... Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ...


Major roads

Interstate 75 is the main interstate highway in the midwest and southeastern United States, and the primary north-south interstate highway along the west coast and southern end of the state of Florida. ... The Veterans Expressway and Suncoast Parkway (Florida State Road 589 and Florida State Road 568) are north-south toll roads near the Florida Gulf Coast [1] [2]. Maintained and operated by the Florida Turnpike Enterprise, both expressways were built to accommodate the increasing commuter traffic in the Tampa-St. ... U.S. Highway 19 is a north-south United States highway. ... Alternate U.S. Route 19 is the 35 mile former section of U.S. Route 19 from Holiday to St. ... U.S. Route 41 is a north-south United States Highway that runs from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to Miami, Florida. ... U.S. Highway 98 is an east-west United States highway that runs from southern Florida to western Mississippi. ... U.S. Route 301 is a spur of U.S. Route 1. ... Florida State Road 39 is a north-south highway in eastern Pasco and Hillsborough County, Florida. ... Along state road 52 is Saint Leo University, in Saint Leo, just outside Zephyrhills and Wesley Chapel. ... Florida State Road 54 is located in the Tampa Bay Area, north of Tampa itself, and runs from Zephyrhills in the east to Tarpon Springs in the west. ... Florida State Road 56 is a six lane highway three miles in length that runs from South Wesley Chapel (Bruce B. Downs Boulevard) in the east to Land O Lakes (State Road 54) in the west. ... State Road 575 is a short state road that was upgraded from a Pasco County Road in Lacoochee, Florida. ... Bruce B. Downs Boulevard is a major north-south arterial road in Hillsborough County, Florida, also designated as State Road 581 or County Road 581 in various places. ... East Lake Road is the northern-most section of Pinellas County Road 611. ...

K-12 Schools

Land O Lakes High School is a four year public school in Land O Lakes, Florida. ... Ridgewood High School is a four-year public high school in New Port Richey, Florida. ... J.W. Mitchell High School is a public high school in New Port Richey, Florida of the Pasco County Schools in Pasco County, Florida. ... Wesley Chapel High School is a Pasco County Secondary School located in Wesley Chapel, Florida. ... Thomas E. Weightman Middle School is a Pasco County public school located in Wesley Chapel, Florida. ...

Colleges / Universities

Pasco-Hernando Community College (PHCC) is the newest two-year community college in Florida. ... Saint Leo University is a private, non-profit, Roman Catholic university located in Saint Leo, Florida, next to San Antonio, Florida, which is north of Tampa. ... The Trinity College of Florida (formerly Florida Bible Institute) is a Christian college in Trinity, Florida. ... Webster University is an American private university in Webster Groves, a suburb of St. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.census.gov/popest/counties/tables/CO-EST2005-01-12.xls
  2. ^ St. Petersburg Times. Loss of Amtrak service shouldn't derail Dade City. Retrieved on 2004-10-29.

2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... October 29 is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

Government links/Constitutional offices

Special districts

Judicial branch

  • Pasco County Clerk of Courts
  • Public Defender for the 6th Judicial Circuit serving Pinellas and Pasco Counties
  • Office of the State Attorney, 6th Judicial Circuit
  • Circuit and County Court for the 6th Judicial Circuit of Florida

Pinellas County is a county located in the state of Florida. ...

Tourism links

  • Pasco County Tourism Development Council

Other sites

  • History of Pasco County



Cities and communities of Pasco County, Florida
County seat Dade City Location of Pasco County
Incorporated cities Dade City | New Port Richey | Port Richey | San Antonio | Zephyrhills
Town St. Leo
CDPs Bayonet Point | Beacon Square | Crystal Springs | Dade City North | Elfers | Holiday | Hudson | Jasmine Estates | Lacoochee | Land O' Lakes | New Port Richey East | Odessa | Shady Hills | Trinity | Wesley Chapel | Wesley Chapel South | Zephyrhills North | Zephyrhills South | Zephyrhills West
Adjacent Counties Hernando | Sumter | Polk | Hillsborough | Pinellas

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Exploring Florida Pasco County Maps (269 words)
county, established on June 2, 1887, from a segment of Hernando County.
At the time the county was named, he was Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives.
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Pasco County, Florida - definition of Pasco County, Florida in Encyclopedia (437 words)
Pasco County is a county located in the state of Florida.
In the county the population is spread out with 20.20% under the age of 18, 5.80% from 18 to 24, 24.10% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 26.80% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county is $32,969, and the median income for a family is $39,568.
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