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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,608
Male Share of the Population45.7%
Female Share of the Population54.3%
Senior Citizens32.2%
Employed Population 16+5,100
Age of the Population51

Families

% of people married46.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.5%
Median Earnings25+$27,578
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$13,497
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,013

Wealth

Median Family Income$45,933
% Above Poverty Level79.6%
% Below Poverty Level20.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone36.8%
Median Gross Rent$805
Median House Value$89,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.7%
German14.8%
Irish13.7%
English9.4%
Italian6.4%
French Except Basque4.7%
Polish3.2%
Scottish2.1%
Dutch1.4%
Canadian1.1%
Norwegian1%
West Indian0.9%
Welsh0.9%
Swedish0.6%
Russian0.5%
Romanian0.4%
Haitian0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
African0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Greek0.2%
British0.2%
Bahamian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Ethiopian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Arab0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Zephyrhills Almanac

CategoryValue
County Pasco County
Standard Zip Codes33540, 33541, 33542, 33543, 33544, 33545
P.O. Box Zip Codes33539
Phone Area Codes813
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude28.23
Approximate Longitude-82.17

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)

StationSAINT LEO
Distance8.7 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
StationLAKELAND
Distance22 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
StationLAKE ALFRED EXP STN
Distance29.8 miles
Jan Temp47 to 72 F
Apr Temp58 to 84 F
Jul Temp72 to 93 F
Oct Temp63 to 86 F
Annual Precip50.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dade City6,841$53,538
Lakeland104,165$53,187
Plant City37,459$55,475
San Antonio1,153$83,958
St. Leo1,177$79,250
Temple Terrace25,853$72,975

Zephyrhills Hospitals

Florida Hospital Zephyrhills
(Non-profit)
7050 Gall Blvd
(813) 788-0411

Zephyrhills Public Schools

Florida Autism Center Of Excellence
39735 Chancey Rd
ZIP: 33542
(813) 395-5952
Raymond B. Stewart Middle School
38505 10th Ave
ZIP: 33542
(813) 794-6500
Middle
Total Enrollment 975
West Zephyrhills Elementary School
37900 14th Ave
ZIP: 33542
(813) 794-6300
Primary
Total Enrollment 839
Woodland Elementary School
38203 Henry Dr
ZIP: 33542
(813) 794-6400
Primary
Total Enrollment 931
Zephyrhills High Adult Education
6335 12th St
ZIP: 33542
(813) 794-6100
Other
Zephyrhills High School
6335 12th St
ZIP: 33542
(813) 794-6100
High
Total Enrollment 1502
Chester W. Taylor, Jr. Elementary School
3638 Morris Bridge Rd
ZIP: 33543
(813) 794-6900
Primary
Total Enrollment 553
Quail Hollow Elementary School
7050 Quail Hollow Blvd
ZIP: 33544
(813) 794-2651

Zephyrhills Private Schools

Heritage Academy
35636 Highway 54
ZIP: 33541
Elementary
Total Enrollment 119
Zephyrhills Christian Academy
34927 Eiland Blvd
ZIP: 33541
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 126
Broach Zephyrhills
5353 5th St
ZIP: 33542
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 66
Little Peoples Christian Daycare/academy
38303 North Ave
ZIP: 33542
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 7
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