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Overview

Introduction to Zephyrhills, Florida

Zephyrhills, Florida, in Pasco county, is 19 miles NW of Lakeland, Florida (center to center) and 26 miles NE of Tampa, Florida . The city is located in the Tampa-Saint Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan area.

Zephyrhills History

Earlier Zephyrhills was known as Abbott after doctor J.M. Abbott who practiced medicine in this area. Later on in 1909, Howard B. Jeffries, a Civil War veteran, picked out the area as a veteran's colony. He decided to name the new colony as Zephyrhills because of the zephyr-like breezes of this area. On 10 March, 1910 the name was changed officially and the town was incorporated later in 1914.

Zephyrhills and Nearby Attractions

  • Depot Museum.
  • Zephyrhills Public Library.
  • Fort Foster.
  • Clear Water Beach.
  • Wal-Mart Super Center.

Things To Do In Zephyrhills

Zephyrhills is famous for its pure bottled water drawn from seven wells and is also known as the City of Pure Water. Away from the city chaos, you will find wonderful sceneries with a number of colorful citrus groves, pastoral cattle ranches and productive poultry farms. The city also offers year round excellent skydiving facilities. During winter, you can find numerous snowbirds assembling in the area for its warm weather.

Zephyrhills Transportation

The nearby airport of the city is the Tampa International Airport.

Zephyrhills Higher Education

The city is served by the Saint Leo University.

People

Total Population 14,275
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 30.5%
Employed Population 16+ 5,301
Age of the Population 51

Families

% of people married 46.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $51,966
% Above Poverty Level 85%
% Below Poverty Level 15%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.8%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 39.3%
Median Gross Rent $825
Median House Value $86,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.2%
US/American 0%
English 10.5%
Irish 13.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Zephyrhills Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 19 miles NW of Lakeland, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 26 miles NE of Tampa, Florida
County Pasco
Metro Area Tampa - Saint Petersburg - Clearwater
Standard Zip Codes 33540, 33541, 33542, 33543, 33544
P.O. Box Zip Codes 33539
Phone Area Codes 813
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 28.233
Longitude -82.181

Zephyrhills Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station SAINT LEO
Distance 8.7 miles
Jan Temp 48 to 72 F
Apr Temp 58 to 84 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 63 to 85 F
Annual Precip 53.8 inches
Station LAKELAND
Distance 22 miles
Jan Temp 51 to 74 F
Apr Temp 61 to 86 F
Jul Temp 73 to 95 F
Oct Temp 66 to 87 F
Annual Precip 49.1 inches
Station LAKE ALFRED EXP STN
Distance 29.8 miles
Jan Temp 47 to 72 F
Apr Temp 58 to 84 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 63 to 86 F
Annual Precip 50.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dade City 6,655 $45,565
Lakeland 101,302 $47,929
Plant City 36,382 $49,821
San Antonio 1,107 $89,375
St. Leo 1,343 $113,750
Temple Terrace 25,354 $67,290

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Zephyrhills Hospitals

FLORIDA HOSPITAL ZEPHYRHILLS
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
7050 GALL BLVD
(813) 788-0411
Emergency Service: Yes

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Zephyrhills High Schools

ZEPHYRHILLS HIGH SCHOOL
6335 12TH STREET
813-794-6100
Serves 1,432 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.1

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