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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,503
Male Share of the Population46.7%
Female Share of the Population53.3%
Senior Citizens26.1%
Employed Population 16+5,376
Age of the Population48

Families

% of people married40.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.4%
Median Earnings25+$26,202
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,610
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,455

Wealth

Median Family Income$39,970
% Above Poverty Level78%
% Below Poverty Level22%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home6.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.3%
% Using Public Transportation1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone41.3%
Median Gross Rent$756
Median House Value$65,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.4%
Irish14.2%
Italian9.2%
English7.9%
Polish2.9%
French Except Basque2.8%
Greek2.3%
Scottish1.7%
Canadian1.1%
Welsh1%
West Indian1%
Dutch1%
Arab0.9%
Swedish0.8%
Russian0.7%
Haitian0.6%
Serbian0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Croatian0.4%
Belgian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Iraqi0.3%
Australian0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
African0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Czech0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
German0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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New Port Richey Almanac

CategoryValue
County Pasco County
Standard Zip Codes34653, 34654, 34655, 34652
P.O. Box Zip Codes34656
Phone Area Codes727
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude28.24
Approximate Longitude-82.71

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)

StationTARPON SPRINGS SWG PLNT
Distance6.8 miles
Jan Temp50 to 72 F
Apr Temp61 to 81 F
Jul Temp74 to 91 F
Oct Temp65 to 85 F
Annual Precip52.4 inches
StationTAMPA INTL AP
Distance22.3 miles
Jan Temp52 to 70 F
Apr Temp62 to 81 F
Jul Temp75 to 90 F
Oct Temp68 to 84 F
Annual Precip44.7 inches
StationBUSHNELL 2 E
Distance48.5 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dunedin35,882$60,100
Oldsmar14,023$66,196
Palm Harbor60,236$72,572
Port Richey2,731$49,620
Safety Harbor17,268$77,500
Tarpon Springs24,244$61,860

New Port Richey Public Libraries

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

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New Port Richey Hospitals

Medical Center Of Trinity West Pasco Cam
(Proprietary)
5637 Marine Pkwy
(727) 834-5927
Morton Plant North Bay Hospital
(Non-profit)
6600 Madison St
(727) 842-8468

New Port Richey Public Schools

Ami Kids Pasco
6807 Madison St
ZIP: 34652
(727) 774-1700
Other
Total Enrollment 28
Anclote Elementary School
3610 Madison St
ZIP: 34652
(727) 774-3200
Primary
Total Enrollment 606
Gulf High Adult Education
5355 School Rd
ZIP: 34652
(727) 774-3300
Other
Gulf High School
5355 School Rd
ZIP: 34652
(727) 774-3300
High
Total Enrollment 1191
James M. Marlowe Elementary School
5642 Cecelia Dr
ZIP: 34652
(727) 774-8600
Primary
Total Enrollment 418
Mittye P. Locke Elementary School
4339 Evans Ave
ZIP: 34652
(727) 774-3100
Primary
Total Enrollment 613
Richey Elementary School
6850 Madison St
ZIP: 34652
(727) 774-3500
Primary
Total Enrollment 640
Schwettman Education Center
5520 Grand Blvd
ZIP: 34652
(727) 774-0002
Other
Total Enrollment 156
Adult Satellite West
7825 Campus Dr
ZIP: 34653
(727) 774-1700
Other
Baycare Behavioral Health
8132 King Helie Blvd
ZIP: 34653
(727) 774-1700
Other
Total Enrollment 16
Calusa Elementary School
7520 Orchid Lake Rd
ZIP: 34653
(727) 774-3700
Primary
Total Enrollment 589
Cotee River Elementary School
7515 Plathe Rd
ZIP: 34653
(727) 774-3000
Primary
Total Enrollment 613
Deer Park Elementary School
8636 Trouble Creek Rd
ZIP: 34653
(727) 774-8900
Primary
Total Enrollment 577
Gulf Middle School
6419 Louisiana Ave
ZIP: 34653
(727) 774-8000
Middle
Total Enrollment 704
Marchman Adult Education
7825 Campus Dr
ZIP: 34653
(727) 774-1700
Other
Marchman Technical Education Center
7825 Campus Dr
ZIP: 34653
(727) 774-1700
Other
Total Enrollment 133
Ridgewood High Adult Education
7650 Orchid Lake Rd
ZIP: 34653
(727) 774-3900
Other
Ridgewood High School
7650 Orchid Lake Rd
ZIP: 34653
(727) 774-3900
High
Total Enrollment 1133
Bayonet Point Middle School
11125 Little Rd
ZIP: 34654
(727) 774-7400
Middle
Total Enrollment 708
Cypress Elementary School
10055 Sweet Bay Ct
ZIP: 34654
(727) 774-4500
Primary
Total Enrollment 795
Moon Lake Elementary School
12019 Tree Breeze Dr
ZIP: 34654
(727) 774-4600
Primary
Total Enrollment 584
Pace Center For Girls
7619 Little Road
ZIP: 34654
(727) 849-1901
Other
Total Enrollment 46
Pepin Academies Of Pasco County
9804 Little Rd
ZIP: 34654
(727) 233-2961
Other
Total Enrollment 190
River Ridge High Adult Education
11646 Town Center Rd
ZIP: 34654
(727) 774-7200
Other
River Ridge High School
11646 Town Center Rd
ZIP: 34654
(727) 774-7200
Other
Total Enrollment 1536
River Ridge Middle School
11646 Town Center Rd
ZIP: 34654
(727) 774-7200
Middle
Total Enrollment 1118
Schrader Elementary School
11041 Little Rd
ZIP: 34654
(727) 774-5900
Primary
Total Enrollment 599
Athenian Academy Of Pasco County
3118 Seven Springs Blvd
ZIP: 34655
(727) 372-0200
Primary
Total Enrollment 367
Longleaf Elementary School
3253 Town Ave
ZIP: 34655
(727) 774-0800
Primary
Total Enrollment 645
Odessa Elementary School
12810 Interlaken Rd
ZIP: 34655
(727) 246-3700
Primary
Total Enrollment 836
Seven Springs Elementary School
8025 Mitchell Ranch Rd
ZIP: 34655
(727) 774-9600
Primary
Total Enrollment 513
Trinity Elementary School
2209 Duck Slough Blvd
ZIP: 34655
(727) 774-9900
Primary
Total Enrollment 580

New Port Richey Private Schools

Elfers Christian School
5630 Olympia St
ZIP: 34652
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 211
Genesis School
6609 River Rd
ZIP: 34652
Elementary
Total Enrollment 57
The Rainbow Tree Christian School
4917 State Road 54
ZIP: 34652
Elementary
Total Enrollment 24
Genesis Preparatory School
7710 Osteen Rd
ZIP: 34653
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 88
New Port Richey Sda Christian School
4416 Thys Rd
ZIP: 34653
Elementary
Total Enrollment 50
Gulf Coast Christian School
10534 Little Rd
ZIP: 34654
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
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