Pasco County Profile

County Established: June 2, 1887

Land Area In Square Miles: 745

Population
Population Density per sq. mi. 416.02
County Population:

1980

193,643

1990

281,131

1996

309,936

 

Population Projections
2000

332,100

2005

358,800

2010

384,900

 

Population Age and Sex Breakdown 1996:
0-17

55,440

18-24

19,610

25-44

67,745

45-64

66,635

65+

100,506

47.2% Male

52.8% Female

 

Incorporated Municipalities
Population 1996:

New Port Richey

14,555

Zephyrhills

8,867

Dade City

5,963

Port Richey

2,626

San Antonio

831

Saint Leo

690

 

Population of Surrounding Counties
(Hernando, Polk, Sumter, Pinellas, Hillsborough)
2,405,469

Employment
Labor Force 1996:

Civian

121,282

Unemployment Rate

4.9%

Labor Force of Surrounding Counties

1,188,219

 

Unemployment Rates
Hernando

4.5%

Hillsborough

3.8%

Pinellas

3.7%

Polk

6.6%

Sumtner

4.5%

FLORIDA

5.1%

NATIONAL

5.4%

 

Non-farm Employment by Industry 1995:
Agricultural Services

2,337

Mining

69

Wholesale & Retail Trade

22,563

Transportation, Public Utilities

3,380

Manufacturing

4,404

Construction

6,506

Fin., Ins. Real Estate

5,645

Services

28,017

Government

11,583

Total

84, 504

 

Major Employers
Employer

# of Employees

County School District

5,600

County Government

1,507

Lykes Pasco, Inc.

1,350

Publix Supermarkets, Inc.

1,313

Winn-Dixie Supermarkets, Inc.

1,300

St. of FL Govt.

1,276

Columbia New Port Richey Hospital

1,200

Coluymbia Regional Medical Center at Bayonet Point

1,200

East Pasco Medical Ctr.

1,106

Wal-Mart Stores

945

 

Major Manufacturers
Manufacturer

# of Employees

Lykes Pasco, Dade City
Frozen Foods/Citrus

1,350

Pall Aeropower, New Port Richey
Pilters

400

Pasco Times, Port Richey
Newspaper Publishing

228

Zephyrhills Egg Comp., Zephryhills
Eggs

180

Couch Construction, Wesley Chapel
Asphalt/Paving

150

Keys Concrete Industries, Odessa
Concrete Blocks/ Products

104

Zephyrhills Bottled Water, Zephyrhills
Bottled Water

100

Sunbelt Publishing, New Port Richey
Newspaper Publishing

100

Lykes Dispenser, Dade City
Dispensing Machines

91

Copeland Steel, Zephyrhills
Steel

90

Selected Economic Indicators
Per Capita Personal Income 1994: $16,902

Per Capita Personal Income of Surrounding Counties:
Hernando

$16,303

Hillsborough

$20,058

Pinellas

$24,696

Polk

$17,523

Sumter

$13,838

FLORIDA

$21,767

NATIONAL

$21,767



Taxable Sales 1995: $1,993,578,000

 

Permit Building Activity 1995:
Residential Permits: 2053
Non-residential Value: $52,571,000

State Taxes
Retail Sales Tax: 7.0%
Gasoline Tax : $0.125 per gal.

Financial Institutions
1995

#

# of Offices

FDIC Insured Banks

12

87

S & Ls

8

10

 

Total Deposits
Banks: $3,372,719,000
S & Ls: $647,024,000

Utilities
Electric Suppliers:
Florida Power Corp.

Sumter Electric Coop.

Tampa Electric Comp.

Withlacoochee River

 

Natural Gas:
Clearwater Gas Sys.

Peoples Gas Sys.

 

Water Suppliers:
* City of New Port Richey
* City of Zephyrhills
* Dade City Utilities
* Pasco County Utilities

Water Management District: Southwest Florida

Sanitation:
Storm Sewer

yes

Sanitary Sewer

yes

Sewage Treatment Type

tertiary

Solid Waste Disposal

Resource Recovery

 

Telephone:
Verizon  
 

 

 

Cable TV:
Bright House Networks

 

 

 

Aviation:
General Aviation Airports in the County:
* Pilot County Airport
*Tampa Bay Executive Airport
* Zephyrhills Municipal Airport

Major Commercial Airport:
Tampa International Airport
Avg. number of daily flights: 289
Number of airlines: 27

Rail Passenger Service:
AMTRAK: Dade City

Education:
K-12 Grade (1994-95)
 

Schools

Enrollment

Public

52

38,961

Private

23

1,659

Home Study

232

 

Public Schools:
Number of Students Per Teachers
Elementary

23.56

Secondary

18.68

 

High School graduates continuing education: 72%

State High School Competency Test
(Oct. 1996) 11th Graders Passing
Math

88%

Communications

89%

 

Hospitals
* Columbia Dade City Hospital
* Columbia New Port Richey Hospital
* Columbia Regional Medical Center Bayonet Pt.
* East Pasco Medical Center
* North Bay Medical Center
Total Number of Beds (1995): 1,032

Number of (1995):
Nursing Homes

16

Physicians

403

Dentists

80

Assisted Living Facilities

38

 

Demographics
Pasco County Schools
 

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