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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.

People

Total Population14,275
Male Share of the Population47.2%
Female Share of the Population52.8%
Senior Citizens30.5%
Employed Population 16+5,301
Age of the Population51

Families

% of people married46.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.5%
Median Earnings25+$0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0

Wealth

Median Family Income$51,966
% Above Poverty Level85%
% Below Poverty Level15%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.8%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone39.3%
Median Gross Rent$825
Median House Value$86,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20.2%
US/American0%
English10.5%
Irish13.5%

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

Zephyrhills Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 19 miles NW of Lakeland, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City26 miles NE of Tampa, Florida
CountyPasco
Metro AreaTampa - Saint Petersburg - Clearwater
Standard Zip Codes33540, 33541, 33542, 33543, 33544
P.O. Box Zip Codes33539
Phone Area Codes813
Time ZoneEastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude28.233
Longitude-82.181

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 City6,655$45,565
Lakeland101,302$47,929
Plant City36,382$49,821
San Antonio1,107$89,375
St. Leo1,343$113,750
Temple Terrace25,354$67,290

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

Zephyrhills Hospitals

FLORIDA HOSPITAL ZEPHYRHILLS
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
7050 GALL BLVD
(813) 788-0411
Emergency Service: Yes

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Zephyrhills High Schools

ZEPHYRHILLS HIGH SCHOOL
6335 12TH STREET
813-794-6100
Serves 1,432 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.1

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