San Antonio, Florida

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San Antonio
—  City  —
San Antonio City Hall
Nickname(s): San Ann
Location in Pasco County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 28°20′12″N 82°16′30″W / 28.33667°N 82.275°W / 28.33667; -82.275Coordinates: 28°20′12″N 82°16′30″W / 28.33667°N 82.275°W / 28.33667; -82.275
CountryUnited States
StateFlorida
CountyPasco
Government
 • TypeCity Commission
 • MayorTim Newlon
Area
 • Total1.2 sq mi (3.2 km2)
 • Land1.2 sq mi (3.2 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation167 ft (51 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total655
 • Density545.8/sq mi (204.7/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code33576
Area code(s)352
FIPS code12-63375[1]
GNIS feature ID0290470[2]
 
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San Antonio
—  City  —
San Antonio City Hall
Nickname(s): San Ann
Location in Pasco County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 28°20′12″N 82°16′30″W / 28.33667°N 82.275°W / 28.33667; -82.275Coordinates: 28°20′12″N 82°16′30″W / 28.33667°N 82.275°W / 28.33667; -82.275
CountryUnited States
StateFlorida
CountyPasco
Government
 • TypeCity Commission
 • MayorTim Newlon
Area
 • Total1.2 sq mi (3.2 km2)
 • Land1.2 sq mi (3.2 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation167 ft (51 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total655
 • Density545.8/sq mi (204.7/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code33576
Area code(s)352
FIPS code12-63375[1]
GNIS feature ID0290470[2]

San Antonio is a city in Pasco County, Florida, United States. It is a suburban city included in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. It lies within Florida's 5th congressional district. The population was 655 at the 2000 census, although local officials claim the true population in 2000 was 842.[3] As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 913.[4] It was established as a Catholic colony by Judge Edmund F. Dunne,[5] and Saint Leo University is located nearby.

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Geography

San Antonio is located at 28°20′12″N 82°16′30″W / 28.33667°N 82.275°W / 28.33667; -82.275 (28.336649, -82.275011)[6].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2), all land.

History

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, est. 1883

San Antonio was founded (in name only) in 1881 by Edmund F. Dunne who previously had been chief justice of the Arizona territory.[7] Dunne was a legal council involved in the Disston Land Purchase, and as his commission, received 100,000 choice acres (400 km2) of land out of the 4,000,000 acre (16,000 km²) purchase. The following year on February 15, while surveying the Disston Purchase, Dunne selected the city's location and began settling it. He established the city as the center of a Catholic colony in Florida. Dunne planned several other villages for the surrounding area including Saint Joseph, Saint Thomas, Villa Maria, Carmel and San Felipe, but only the rural community of Saint Joseph survives today. In 1889 the Benedictines established the monastery of St. Leo and St. Leo College on Dunne's former homestead and farm land, later incorporating the area as part of a separate town, St. Leo, Florida.[8]

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 655 people, 270 households, and 180 families residing in the village. The population density was 532.2 inhabitants per square mile (205.6/km²). There were 286 housing units at an average density of 232.4 per square mile (89.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.25% White, 1.07% Asian, 0.31% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.41% of the population.

There were 270 households out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 29.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.03.

St. Anthony Catholic School, est. 1884

In the village the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $43,125, and the median income for a family was $58,750. Males had a median income of $39,375 versus $27,031 for females. The per capita income for the village was $20,287. About 9.8% of families and 10.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.7% of those under age 18 and 14.6% of those age 65 or over.

San Antonio is home to two schools. Saint Anthony Catholic School (grades K - 8) began in the Fall of 1883 in a local widow's kitchen and is by far the oldest school of any kind in Pasco County.[9][10] In fact it actually predates the county by several years. San Antonio Elementary (grades K - 5) was founded 98 years later in 1981 and though it lies entirely within San Antonio's City Limits, its mailing address is actually Dade City, Florida.[11]

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