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Pasco County Census Data

HOUSEHOLDS AND FAMILIES: From 2005-2007 there were 179,000 households in Pasco County. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Families made up 66 percent of the households in Pasco County. This figure includes both married-couple families (52 percent) and other families (14 percent). Nonfamily households made up 34 percent of all households in Pasco County. Most of the nonfamily households were people living alone, but some were composed of people living in households in which no one was related to the householder.

The Types of Households in Pasco County, Florida in 2005-2007
Married-couple families
52%
Other families
14%
People living alone
27%
Other nonfamily households
7%
Percent of households

NATIVITY AND LANGUAGE: Nine percent of the people living in Pasco County from 2005-2007 there were foreign born. Ninety-one percent was native, including 28 percent who were born in Florida.

Among people at least five years old living in Pasco County from 2005-2007, 12 percent spoke a language other than English at home. Of those speaking a language other than English at home, 62 percent spoke Spanish and 38 percent spoke some other language; 37 percent reported that they did not speak English "very well."

GEOGRAPHIC MOBILITY: From 2005-2007, 81 percent of the people at least one year old living in Pasco County were living in the same residence one year earlier; 8 percent had moved during the past year from another residence in the same county, 7 percent from another county in the same state, 4 percent from another state, and 1 percent from abroad.

Geographic Mobility of Residents of Pasco County, Florida in 2005-2007
Same residence
81%
Different residence, same county
8%
Different county, same state
7%
Different state
4%
Abroad
1%
Percent of people age 1 year and over

EDUCATION: From 2005-2007, 85 percent of people 25 years and over had at least graduated from high school and 18 percent had a bachelor's degree or higher. Fifteen percent were dropouts; they were not enrolled in school and had not graduated from high school.

The total school enrollment in Pasco County was 93,000 from 2005-2007. Nursery school and kindergarten enrollment was 11,000 and elementary or high school enrollment was 62,000 children. College or graduate school enrollment was 19,000.

The Educational Attainment of People in Pasco County, Florida in 2005-2007
Graduate or professional degree
5%
Bachelor's degree
13%
Associate's degree
8%
Some college, no degree
21%
High school diploma or equivalency
38%
Less than high school diploma
15%
Percent of people 25 years and over

DISABILITY: In Pasco County, among people at least five years old from 2005-2007, 19 percent reported a disability. The likelihood of having a disability varied by age - from 7 percent of people 5 to 15 years old, to 14 percent of people 16 to 64 years old, and to 40 percent of those 65 and older.

INDUSTRIES: From 2005-2007, for the employed population 16 years and older, the leading industries in Pasco County were Educational services, and health care, and social assistance, 20 percent, and Retail trade, 13 percent.

Employment by Industry in Pasco County, Florida in 2005-2007
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining
1%
Construction
11%
Manufacturing
5%
Wholesale trade
3%
Retail trade
13%
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities
4%
Information
3%
Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing
9%
Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services
11%
Educational services, health care, and social assistance
20%
Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation, and food services
10%
Other Services (except public administration)
5%
Public administration
3%
Percent of employed people 16 years and over

OCCUPATIONS AND TYPE OF EMPLOYER: Among the most common occupations were: Management, professional, and related occupations, 31 percent; Sales and office occupations, 30 percent; Service occupations, 18 percent; Construction, extraction, maintenance and repair occupations, 13 percent; and Production, transportation, and material moving occupations, 8 percent. Eighty-three percent of the people employed were Private wage and salary workers; 11 percent was Federal, state, or local government workers; and 6 percent was Self-employed in own not incorporated business workers.

TRAVEL TO WORK: Eighty-one percent of Pasco County workers drove to work alone from 2005-2007, 11 percent carpooled, less than 0.5 percent took public transportation, and 3 percent used other means. The remaining 4 percent worked at home. Among those who commuted to work, it took them on average 29.4 minutes to get to work.

INCOME: The median income of households in Pasco County was $42,912. Sixty-eight percent of the households received earnings and 26 percent received retirement income other than Social Security. Forty percent of the households received Social Security. The average income from Social Security was $15,195. These income sources are not mutually exclusive; that is, some households received income from more than one source.

POVERTY AND PARTICIPATION IN GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS: From 2005-2007, 11 percent of people were in poverty. Fifteen percent of related children under 18 were below the poverty level, compared with 7 percent of people 65 years old and over. Eight percent of all families and 29 percent of families with a female householder and no husband present had incomes below the poverty level.

Poverty Rates in Pasco County, Florida in 2005-2007
People age 65 and over
7%
Related children under 18 years
15%
All families
8%
Female householder families
29%
Percent below poverty level

POPULATION OF Pasco County: From 2005-2007, Pasco County had a total population of 445,000 - 229,000 (52 percent) females and 215,000 (48 percent) males. The median age was 42.1 years. Twenty-one percent of the population was under 18 years and 21 percent was 65 years and older.

The Age Distribution of People in Pasco County, Florida in 2005-2007
65 and over
21%
45 to 64
24%
25 to 44
26%
18 to 24
7%
Under 18
21%
Percent of population

For people reporting one race alone, 92 percent was White; 4 percent was Black or African American; less than 0.5 percent was American Indian and Alaska Native; 2 percent was Asian; less than 0.5 percent was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, and 2 percent was Some other race. One percent reported Two or more races. Nine percent of the people in Pasco County was Hispanic. Eighty-four percent of the people in Pasco County was White non-Hispanic. People of Hispanic origin may be of any race.

HOUSING CHARACTERISTICS: From 2005-2007, Pasco County had a total of 211,000 housing units, 15 percent of which were vacant. Of the total housing units, 66 percent was in single-unit structures, 12 percent was in multi-unit structures, and 22 percent was mobile homes. Thirty-seven percent of the housing units were built since 1990.

The Types of Housing Units in Pasco County, Florida in 2005-2007
Single-unit structures
66%
In multi-unit structures
12%
Mobile homes
22%
Percent of housing units

OCCUPIED HOUSING UNIT CHARACTERISTICS: From 2005-2007, Pasco County had 179,000 occupied housing units - 142,000 (79 percent) owner occupied and 38,000 (21 percent) renter occupied. Seven percent of the households did not have telephone service and 5 percent of the households did not have access to a car, truck, or van for private use. Multi Vehicle households were not rare. Forty percent had two vehicles and another 14 percent had three or more.

HOUSING COSTS: The median monthly housing costs for mortgaged owners was $1,282, nonmortgaged owners $345, and renters $786. Forty-one percent of owners with mortgages, 14 percent of owners without mortgages, and 47 percent of renters in Pasco County spent 30 percent or more of household income on housing.

Occupants with a Housing Cost Burden in Pasco County, Florida in 2005-2007
Owners with mortgage
41%
Owners without mortgage
14%
Renters
47%
Percent paying 30 percent or more of income for housing

Social Characteristics

Estimate

Percent

U.S.

Margin of Error

Average household size

2.45

(X)

2.60

+/-0.03

Average family size

2.95

(X)

3.19

+/-0.04

Population 25 years and over

318,285

 

 

+/-485

High school graduate or higher

(X)

85.3

84.0%

(X)

Bachelor's degree or higher

(X)

18.4

27.0%

(X)

Civilian veterans (civilian population 18 years and over)

55,944

15.9

10.4%

+/-1,831

Disability status (population 5 years and over)

78,442

18.9

15.1%

+/-2,641

Foreign born

38,753

8.7

12.5%

+/-3,019

Male, Now married, except separated (population 15 years and over)

100,505

57.1

52.6%

+/-2,285

Female, Now married, except separated (population 15 years and over)

100,726

52.6

48.5%

+/-2,147

Speak a language other than English at home (population 5 years and over)

50,986

12.2

19.5%

+/-2,561

Household population

438,926

 

 

+/-292

Group quarters population

(X)

(X)

(X)

(X)

 

 

 

 

 

Economic Characteristics

Estimate

Percent

U.S.

Margin of Error

In labor force (population 16 years and over)

201,408

55.6

64.7%

+/-2,511

Mean travel time to work in minutes (workers 16 years and over)

29.4

(X)

25.1

+/-0.6

Median household income (in 2007 inflation-adjusted dollars)

42,912

(X)

50,007

+/-828

Median family income (in 2007 inflation-adjusted dollars)

51,972

(X)

60,374

+/-1,198

Per capita income (in 2007 inflation-adjusted dollars)

23,492

(X)

26,178

+/-437

Families below poverty level

(X)

8.3

9.8%

(X)

Individuals below poverty level

(X)

11.2

13.3%

(X)

 

 

 

 

 

Housing Characteristics

Estimate

Percent

U.S.

Margin of Error

Total housing units

211,456

 

 

+/-202

Occupied housing units

179,419

84.8

88.4%

+/-1,916

Owner-occupied housing units

141,683

79.0

67.3%

+/-1,797

Renter-occupied housing units

37,736

21.0

32.7%

+/-1,676

Vacant housing units

32,037

15.2

11.6%

+/-1,906

Owner-occupied homes

141,683

 

 

+/-1,797

Median value (dollars)

162,700

(X)

181,800

+/-3,015

Median of selected monthly owner costs

 

 

 

 

With a mortgage (dollars)

1,282

(X)

1,427

+/-28

Not mortgaged (dollars)

345

(X)

402

+/-8

 

 

 

 

 

Demographic Estimates

Estimate

Percent

U.S.

Margin of Error

Total population

444,898

 

 

*****

Male

215,480

48.4

49.2%

+/-133

Female

229,418

51.6

50.8%

+/-133

Median age (years)

42.1

(X)

36.4

+/-0.2

Under 5 years

25,442

5.7

6.9%

+/-86

18 years and over

351,486

79.0

75.3%

*****

65 years and over

95,008

21.4

12.5%

+/-83

One race

438,662

98.6

97.9%

+/-920

White

404,825

91.0

74.1%

+/-1,689

Black or African American

16,118

3.6

12.4%

+/-649

American Indian and Alaska Native

1,533

0.3

0.8%

+/-412

Asian

7,897

1.8

4.3%

+/-346

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

163

0.0

0.1%

+/-198

Some other race

8,126

1.8

6.2%

+/-1,556

Two or more races

6,236

1.4

2.1%

+/-920

Hispanic or Latino (of any race)

41,074

9.2

14.7%

*****



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005-2007 American Community Survey

Explanation of Symbols:
'***' - The median falls in the lowest interval or upper interval of an open-ended distribution. A statistical test is not appropriate.
'*****' - The estimate is controlled. A statistical test for sampling variability is not appropriate.
'N' - Data for this geographic area cannot be displayed because the number of sample cases is too small.
'(X)' - The value is not applicable or not available.