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Overview

Introduction to New Port Richey, Florida

New Port Richey, Florida, in Pasco county, is 11 miles N of Palm Harbor, Florida (center to center) and 26 miles NW of Tampa, Florida. The city is in the Tampa-Saint Petersburg-Clearwater area. 

New Port Richey History

The city was originally known as Hickory Hammock. It was later renamed after its original settler Captain Aaron Richey, who established it during the 1880s. The city was incorporated in October, 1924 and its first mayor was Dr. Elroy M. Avery, who had formerly been the State Senator for Ohio. Initially this area attracted a number of silent screen stars due to the efforts of Thomas Meighan and Gloria Swanson. They owned the luxurious Hacienda Hotel that was completed in 1927.

New Port Richey and Nearby Attractions

  • West Pasco Historical Society.
  • Gulf Harbors Golf Course.
  • Sims Park.
  • Starkey Wilderness Park.
  • Walt Disney World.
  • Sea World.
  • Universal Studios.

New Port Richey Activities

New Port Richey is very popular as a retirement community. Here people can indulge in a number of exciting activities, from sport fishing to exploration of jungle areas with alligators. People of all ages would be able to find activities that suit their interests, be it swimming, jet skiing, sailing, scuba diving or snorkeling. The various waterways found in the area are ideal for boating, kayaking and canoeing. Besides these, there are a number of high class golf courses as well.

New Port Richey Transportation

Tampa International Airport provides air services to the city.

New Port Richey Higher Education

Pasco-Hernando Community College is the closest college.

People

Total Population 15,260
Male Share of the Population 47.5%
Female Share of the Population 52.5%
Senior Citizens 27%
Employed Population 16+ 5,140
Age of the Population 47

Families

% of people married 37.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14%
Median Earnings25+ $24,707
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,650
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,750

Wealth

Median Family Income $38,575
% Above Poverty Level 75.3%
% Below Poverty Level 24.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 5.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.8%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 42.1%
Median Gross Rent $754
Median House Value $65,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.5%
US/American 0%
English 8.5%
Irish 15.2%

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

New Port Richey Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles N of Palm Harbor, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 26 miles NW of Tampa, Florida
County Pasco
Metro Area Tampa - Saint Petersburg - Clearwater
Standard Zip Codes 34652, 34653, 34654, 34655
P.O. Box Zip Codes 34656
Phone Area Codes 727
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 28.243
Longitude -82.719

New Port Richey 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 TARPON SPRINGS SWG PLNT
Distance 6.8 miles
Jan Temp 50 to 72 F
Apr Temp 61 to 81 F
Jul Temp 74 to 91 F
Oct Temp 65 to 85 F
Annual Precip 52.4 inches
Station TAMPA INTL AP
Distance 22.3 miles
Jan Temp 52 to 70 F
Apr Temp 62 to 81 F
Jul Temp 75 to 90 F
Oct Temp 68 to 84 F
Annual Precip 44.7 inches
Station BUSHNELL 2 E
Distance 48.5 miles
Jan Temp 47 to 71 F
Apr Temp 57 to 84 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 62 to 85 F
Annual Precip 49.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, New Port Richey, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Seven Springs (34655)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dunedin 35,712 $60,808
Oldsmar 13,860 $59,181
Palm Harbor 59,769 $71,753
Port Richey 2,699 $56,250
Safety Harbor 17,142 $76,402
Tarpon Springs 24,003 $60,646

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

New Port Richey Public Libraries

Library
New Port Richey Public Library
5939 MAIN STREET
New Port Richey, Florida
(727) 853-1279
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New Port Richey Hospitals

COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
5637 MARINE PKWY
(727) 848-1733
Emergency Service: Yes

MORTON PLANT NORTH BAY HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
6600 MADISON STREET
(727) 842-8468
Emergency Service: Yes

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New Port Richey High Schools

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RIVER RIDGE MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL
11646 TOWN CENTER ROAD
727-774-7200
Serves 3,423 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 32.6

JAMES W. MITCHELL HIGH SCHOOL
2323 LITTLE ROAD
727-774-9200
Serves 2,171 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.7

RIDGEWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
7650 ORCHID LAKE ROAD
727-774-3900
Serves 1,783 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19

GULF HIGH SCHOOL
5355 SCHOOL ROAD
727-774-3600
Serves 1,539 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.8

F.K. MARCHMAN TECHNICAL EDUCATION CENTER
7825 CAMPUS DRIVE
727-774-1700
A Vocational School
Serves 179 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.6

SCHWETTMAN EDUCATION CENTER
5520 GRAND BOULEVARD
727-774-0000
Serves 137 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.7

RICHARD MILBURN ACADEMY
7619 LITTLE ROAD
727-859-9323
A Charter School.
Serves 96 students.

NEW PORT RICHEY MARINE INSTITUTE
5520 GRAND BOULEVARD
813-842-5714
Serves 71 students.

PACE FOR GIRLS PASCO
5462 GRAND BOULEVARD
813-849-1901
Serves 38 students.

MANDALA TREATMENT CENTER
8005 KING HELIE BOULEVARD
863-534-0231
Serves 33 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11

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