Zephyrhills, Florida

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Zephyrhills
—  City  —
5th Avenue in the Zephyrhills Downtown Historic District
Motto: "City of pure water"
Location in Pasco County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 28°14′14″N 82°10′46″W / 28.23722°N 82.17944°W / 28.23722; -82.17944Coordinates: 28°14′14″N 82°10′46″W / 28.23722°N 82.17944°W / 28.23722; -82.17944
CountryUnited States
StateFlorida
CountyPasco
SettledApril 18, 1888
Incorporated (town)1910
Incorporated (city)1914
Government
 • MayorSteve Van Gorden
Area
 • Total6.4 sq mi (16.4 km2)
 • Land6.3 sq mi (16.2 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation95 ft (29 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total10,833
 • Density1,692.7/sq mi (660.5/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes33539-33544
Area code(s)813
FIPS code12-79225[1]
GNIS feature ID0293620[2]
 
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Zephyrhills
—  City  —
5th Avenue in the Zephyrhills Downtown Historic District
Motto: "City of pure water"
Location in Pasco County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 28°14′14″N 82°10′46″W / 28.23722°N 82.17944°W / 28.23722; -82.17944Coordinates: 28°14′14″N 82°10′46″W / 28.23722°N 82.17944°W / 28.23722; -82.17944
CountryUnited States
StateFlorida
CountyPasco
SettledApril 18, 1888
Incorporated (town)1910
Incorporated (city)1914
Government
 • MayorSteve Van Gorden
Area
 • Total6.4 sq mi (16.4 km2)
 • Land6.3 sq mi (16.2 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation95 ft (29 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total10,833
 • Density1,692.7/sq mi (660.5/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes33539-33544
Area code(s)813
FIPS code12-79225[1]
GNIS feature ID0293620[2]

Zephyrhills is a city in Pasco County, Florida. The population was 10,833 at the 2000 census. According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2004 estimates, the city had a population of 11,854. It is a suburb of the Tampa Bay Metropolitan Statistical Area. Zephyrhills is also known as the headquarters of the Zephyrhills bottled water company.

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Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 10,833 people, 4,944 households, and 2,986 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,728.2 inhabitants per square mile (667.1/km²). There were 6,167 housing units at an average density of 983.8 per square mile (379.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.63% White, 2.79% African American, 0.23% Native American, 1.12% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.60% from other races, and 1.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.03% of the population.

There were 4,944 households out of which 20.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them. 46.5% were married couples living with others, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.6% were non-families. 34.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.10 and the average family size was 2.63.

In the city the population was spread out with 18.1% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 21.2% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 44.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females there were 83.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city in 2005 was $33,100,[3] and the median income for a family was $33,502. Males had a median income of $29,375 versus $21,648 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,047. About 9.3% of families and 12.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.9% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.

Transport

Airport

The city is served by Zephyrhills Municipal Airport. It was also once served by the 1927-built Zephyrhills Depot on the Atlantic Coast Line, which is now the Zephyrhills Depot Museum at a City Park near the airport.

Skydiving

The Zephyrhills Municipal Airport is also the home of Skydive City, one of the world's largest skydiving drop zones.

Public Safety

The city is policed by the Zephyrhills Police Department, a force of about 35 sworn officers. The current chief of police is David W. Shears.[4] The Zephyrhills Fire Department serves the community and is led by Chief Keith Williams and consists of career and volunteer firefighters.[5]

Historic Jeffries house
Church in the downtown historic district

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Major roads

Notable residents

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