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Overview

Introduction to Dade City, Florida

Dade City, Florida, in Pasco county, is 20 miles SE of Spring Hill, Florida (center to center) and 33 miles NE of Tampa, Florida. The city is part of the Tampa-Saint Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

Dade City History

The Tocobaga Indians, who were the original inhabitants of the region, had small villages in the northern part of Tampa Bay. In December of 1836, construction of Fort Dade began. Thomas R. Tucker and Sarah Tucker were the first white residents of what eventually became Pasco County. In December 1842, James Gibbons was issued a permit for 160 acres, which later became Dade City. The Fort Dade post office was established in 1845, and Gibbons served as the postmaster. This post office was later abandoned but a new one was constructed in 1884. The community was officially incorporated in 1889. During World War II, Dade City was home to a prisoner-of-war camp. The name "Dade City" was given in honor of Major F.L. Dade, a martyr of the Seminole warfare.

Dade City and Nearby Attractions

  • Pioneer Florida Museum.
  • Crystal River State Archaeological Site.
  • Hillsborough River State Park.
  • Clearwater Marine Aquarium.
  • Dade Battlefield State Historic Site.
  • Lowry Park Zoo.

Things To Do In Dade City

Pioneer Florida Museum, located in Dade City, displays exhibits depicting the life of pioneers. It has an old train depot, a 1913 locomotive, a pre-American Civil War house, a school and a Methodist church. The Crystal River State Archaeological Site, Dade Battlefield State Historical Site, Historical Bok Sanctuary, and Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins Historical State Park are several historical sites near Dade City. Hillsborough River State Park, which covers almost 4,000 acres, offers swimming, fishing, camping, canoeing, and picnicking opportunities, as well as nature trails. Opportunities to play golf are available from the Hidden Creek Golf Club, Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club, Lexington Oaks Golf Club, Plantation Palms Golf Club, Silver Oaks Golf & Country Club, Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club and Southport Springs Golf Club. Among other popular attractions are the Lowry Park Zoo, the Florida Aquarium, Adventure Island Tampa Bay and Busch Gardens.

Dade City Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport.

Dade City Higher Education

Pasco-Hernando Community College-East Campus is located in Dade City. University of South Florida, Saint Leo University, Florida College and Southeastern University are also close by.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,782
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens22.4%
Employed Population 16+2,993
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married36.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.2%
Median Earnings25+$23,864
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,730
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,201

Wealth

Median Family Income$50,327
% Above Poverty Level75%
% Below Poverty Level25%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.6%
% Using Public Transportation1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone33.5%
Median Gross Rent$816
Median House Value$82,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)39.9%
Irish6.7%
English5.4%
West Indian3%
French Except Basque2.9%
Italian2.2%
Polish2.2%
Trinidad Tobago1.5%
Scottish1.3%
Jamaican1.1%
Portuguese1%
Welsh0.5%
Iranian0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Canadian0.4%
Russian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Austrian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Belgian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
German0.1%
Greek0.1%
African0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
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Dade City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Pasco County
Standard Zip Codes33523, 33525
P.O. Box Zip Codes33526
Phone Area Codes352
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude28.36
Approximate Longitude-82.19

Dade City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSAINT LEO
Distance4.8 miles
Jan Temp48 to 72 F
Apr Temp58 to 84 F
Jul Temp72 to 92 F
Oct Temp63 to 85 F
Annual Precip53.8 inches
StationBUSHNELL 2 E
Distance22 miles
Jan Temp47 to 71 F
Apr Temp57 to 84 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp62 to 85 F
Annual Precip49.2 inches
StationLAKELAND
Distance29.5 miles
Jan Temp51 to 74 F
Apr Temp61 to 86 F
Jul Temp73 to 95 F
Oct Temp66 to 87 F
Annual Precip49.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brooksville7,814$40,966
San Antonio1,129$85,179
Spring Hill102,929$50,698
St. Leo1,172$75,313
Webster862$38,750
Zephyrhills14,454$45,972

Dade City Hospitals

Pasco Regional Medical Center
(Proprietary)
13100 Fort King Rd
(352) 521-1100

Dade City Public Schools

Lacoochee Elementary School
38815 Cummer Rd
ZIP: 33523
(352) 524-5600
Primary
Total Enrollment 400
Rodney B. Cox Elementary School
37615 Martin Luther King Blvd
ZIP: 33523
(352) 524-5100
Primary
Total Enrollment 487
Academy At The Farm
9500 Alex Lange Way
ZIP: 33525
(352) 588-9737
Primary
Total Enrollment 442
Adult Education/moore Mickens
38301 Martin Luther King Blvd
ZIP: 33525
(352) 524-9000
Other
Adult Satellite East
38301 Martin Luther King Blvd
ZIP: 33525
(352) 524-9000
Other
Centennial Elementary School
38501 Centennial Rd
ZIP: 33525
(352) 524-5000
Primary
Total Enrollment 541
Centennial Middle School
38505 Centennial Rd
ZIP: 33525
(352) 524-9700
Middle
Total Enrollment 566
James Irvin Education Center
35830 State Road 52
ZIP: 33525
(352) 524-5700
Other
Total Enrollment 90
Moore-mickens Education Center
38301 Martin Luther King Blvd
ZIP: 33525
(352) 524-9000
Other
Total Enrollment 138
Pasco Elementary School
37350 Florida Ave
ZIP: 33525
(352) 524-5200
Primary
Total Enrollment 678
Pasco High Adult Education
36850 State Road 52
ZIP: 33525
(352) 524-5500
Other
Pasco High School
36850 State Road 52
ZIP: 33525
(352) 524-5500
High
Total Enrollment 1595
Pasco Middle School
13925 14th St
ZIP: 33525
(352) 524-8400
Middle
Total Enrollment 916
San Antonio Elementary School
32416 Darby Rd
ZIP: 33525
(352) 524-5300
Primary
Total Enrollment 625

Dade City Private Schools

East Pasco Adventist Academy
38434 Centennial Rd
ZIP: 33525
Elementary
Total Enrollment 52
Gospel Assembly Christian School
12747 Happy Hill Rd
ZIP: 33525
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 59
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