Zephyrhills, Florida

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Zephyrhills, Florida

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 has a population of 10,833.

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.

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High Points

Zephyrhills strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Florida):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Zephyrhills Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Zephyrhills, Florida

Comparing Zephyrhills to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Florida (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 9
Senior Citizens 10 9
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Racial Diversity 6 3
Well-Paid Single Men 2 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 5
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 5
Average Household Size 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 4 6
People in Middle Class or Better 4 5
Median Family Income 2 3
College Educated Adults 1 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 6
Working at Home 5 5
Short Commute Times 3 4
Public Transportation Use 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 9
People Living Alone 9 8
Housing Recently Built 9 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 8
Affordability of Rents 7 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 5 8
Low Property Crime 1 2

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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
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Zephyrhills Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 10,833 100%
Male 4,925 45.5%
Female 5,908 54.5%
Under 18 1,963 18.1%
18+ 8,870 81.9%
65+ 3,551 32.8%
Median Age 49
Average Family Size 2.63
White 10,035 92.6%
African-American 302 2.8%
Asian 121 1.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 25 0.2%
Other 173 1.6%
Mixed Race 174 1.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 545 5%

Estimated Zephyrhills Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 12,258
Growth 1,425
Growth % 13.2%

Zephyrhills Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 17.5%
US/American 16.2%
English 14.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.1%
Irish 10.4%
Italian 5.7%
French (except Basque) 3.6%
Scottish 2.6%
Dutch 2.4%
Polish 2%
French Canadian 1.9%
Scotch-Irish 1.5%
Hungarian 0.9%
Swedish 0.9%
Welsh 0.7%
Haitian 0.7%
Finnish 0.6%
Canadian 0.6%
Belgian 0.5%
Norwegian 0.5%
Portuguese 0.4%
Lebanese 0.4%
British 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
European 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Zephyrhills 10,833 $33,502
Dade City 6,188 $31,148
Lakeland 78,452 $40,468
Plant City 29,915 $43,328
San Antonio 655 $58,750
St. Leo 595 $39,583
Temple Terrace 20,918 $56,809

Zephyrhills Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
(813) 788-0411
Emergency Service: Yes

Wal-mart in Zephyrhills

(As of 2006)
7631 Gall Boulevard
(813) 782-1957
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Zephyrhills High Schools (2004)

6335 12TH STREET
Serves 1,432 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.1

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