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Pasco County Profile

County Seat: Dade City
Nearest MSA: Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clea
Largest Cities: 1 New Port Richey
2 Zephyrhills
3 Dade City
Miles* To:
Tallahassee ................................... 194
Orlando ................................... 52
Tampa ................................... 33
Jacksonville ................................... 139
Miami ................................... 217
Atlanta ................................... 396
Chicago ................................... 979
Dallas ................................... 920
New York ................................... 971
*Miles are calculated from county seat.
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Time Zone: Eastern
Local Area Code(s): 352, 727, 813
Pasco
1980: 193,661
1990: 281,131
2007: 462,715
2015(p): 507,400
2030(p): 649,500
(p) Denotes Projected Population
Florida
9,746,961
12,938,071
18,251,243
20,955,900
25,340,700
Average Temperature High Low
January: 71 48
July: 92 72
Florida Mean Annual Precipitation ....... 53
Average Annual Rain Days ....... 107
(2006)
In-Migration 38,847
Out-Migration 23,851
Net-Migration 14,996
*Estimates based on IRS Statistics of Income data
(2007)
Labor Force 195,798
Labor Force % of County Population 42.3
Number in County Unemployed 9,491
Unemployment Rate 4.8%
N/D = No Data Pasco Florida
(2006)
Average Annual Employment 186,307 7,952,023
Natural Resources & Mining 0.6% 1.2%
Construction 6.4% 8.0%
Manufacturing 2.2% 5.1%
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 11.8% 20.8%
Information 0.5% 2.1%
Financial Activities 2.4% 6.9%
Professional & Business Services 5.2% 17.0%
Education & Health Services 8.6% 18.4%
Leisure & Hospitality 6.0% 11.4%
Other Services 1.8% 3.1%
Public administration 2.9% 5.8%
Unclassified 0.0% 0.1%

Average Annual Wage
(2006)
All Industries $31,057
Construction $33,641
Education & Health Services $38,579
Financial Activities $35,215
Information $42,204
Leisure & Hospitality $14,209
Manufacturing $38,616
Natural Resources & Mining $22,648
Other Services $23,832
Professional & Business Services $32,311
Public administration $38,585
Trade, Transportation and Utilities $26,827
Unclassified $31,455
Pasco Florida
2004 $25,015 $32,618
2005 $25,814 $34,798
2006 $27,476 $36,720
Major Private Sector Employers

Pall Aeropower Corp.
Business Line: Filters
Number of Employees - 603

Zephryrhills Spring Water Co.
Business Line: Bottled Water
Number of Employees - 300

VLOC, subsidiary of II-VI, Inc.
Business Line: Laser Crystals
Number of Employees - 250

Zephyrhills Egg Company
Business Line: Eggs
Number of Employees - 175

APAC Florida, Inc.
Business Line: Highway Construction
Number of Employees - 150

Keys Concrete Industries, Inc.
Business Line: Concrete
Number of Employees - 125

Florida Custom Mold
Business Line: Plastic Injection
Number of Employees - 120

B.E.T.ER Mix, Inc.
Business Line: Concrete
Number of Employees - 119

Eastern Ribbon & Roll Corp.
Business Line: Imagine Supplies
Number of Employees - 103

Stock Building Supplies
Business Line: Lumber, Trusses
Number of Employees - 101

Federal Interstates I-75
Federal Highways US-19; US-41; US-98; US-301
State Highways SR-52; SR-54; SR-56; Suncoast Pkwy
Railroads CSX Railway
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Commerical Airline Service: Tampa International Airport
# Runways 3
Longest Paved Runway(ft.) 11002
General Aviation Airports Zephyrhills Municipal Airport; Tampa Bay Executive Airport

Local Deep Water Port Tampa Port Authority
Miles to Closest Port 32
COUNTY
Countywide Ad Valorem Millage Rates:
Government 5.4333
Schools 7.2080
Special 0.3866
Total 13.0279

Ad Valorem Tax Exemption: Yes
Retail Sales Tax (Local Option) 1.00
Federal Enterprise Zone No
State Enterprise Zone
STATE
Corporate Income Tax 5.5%
Personal Income Tax 0.0%
Retail Sales Tax 6.0%
Electric Companies:
  • TECO
  • Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative
  • Progress Energy

  • Natural Gas Companies:
  • TECO/Peoples Gas System

  • Telephone Companies:
  • Verizon
  • Sprint
  • BellSouth

  • Water & Sewer Companies:
  • Pasco County Utilities


  • Exisiting Industrial Zoned Land Yes
    Number of Acres 2,500
    Largest Available Contiguous Parcel 260

    Industrial Parks Yes
    Number of Acres 1,000
    Largest Available Contiguous Parcel 80

    Foreign Trade Zones No
    Zone Number(s)
    Public
    Schools
    Teachers Enrollments
    Elementary: 37 1,863 31,543
    Secondary: 21 1,711 34,771
    Totals: 58 3,574 66,314

    Private Schools Available: Yes
    POST SECONDARY EDUCATION SERVING THE COUNTY:

    Colleges/Universities:
  • Saint Leo University
  • Trinity College of Florida
  • Webster College
  • University of South Florida
  • Eckerd College
  • University of Tampa

  • Junior/Community Colleges:
  • Hillsborough Community College
  • St. Petersburg College
  • Pasco Hernando Community College

  • Vocational/Technical Schools:
  • Moore-Mickens Education Center
  • Marchman Technical Education Center
  • Pinellas Technical Education Center
  • Fred D. Learey Technical Center

  • Other Schools:
  • none

  • Cost of Living
    Price Level Index, (2007)
    Florida State Average = 100
    Sample
    Total 93.30
    Food 99.75
    Housing 88.05
    Medical Care 94.23
    Personal Goods and Services 97.14
    Transportation 96.74
    Medical Services:
  • Community Hospital
  • East Pasco Medical Center
  • Florida Hospital Zephyrhills
  • Morton Plant North Bay
  • Pasco Regional Medical Center
  • Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point

  • Recreational Opportunities:
  • Crews Lake Park
  • Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park
  • Veterans Memorial Park
  • Withlacoochee River State Park

  • Historical Points Of Interest:
  • Downtown Dade City
  • Historic Church Avenue
  • Historic Pasco County Courthouse
  • Pioneer Florida Museum
  • The Baker House

  • Cultural Events/Festivals:
  • Annual Flapjack Festival
  • Chasco Fiesta
  • Kumquat Festival
  • Little Everglades Steeplechase
  • Odessa Rodeo & Festival
  • US National Skydiving Championships