Tarpon Springs, Florida

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Population in 2013: 23,871 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +13.7%
 
Males: 11,353  (47.6%)
Females: 12,518  (52.4%)
Median resident age:  48.4 years
Florida median age:  40.3 years

Zip codes: 34689.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,460 (it was $38,251 in 2000)
Tarpon Springs:

$42,460
FL:

$45,040
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,439 (it was $21,504 in 2000)

Tarpon Springs city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $156,895 (it was $92,900 in 2000)
Tarpon Springs:

$156,895
FL:

$148,200
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $213,866; Detached houses: $251,436; Townhouses or other attached units: $149,228; In 2-unit structures: $163,509; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $126,218; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $169,264; Mobile homes: $47,812

Median gross rent in 2012: $843.

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Tarpon Springs races chart
  • White alone - 19,741 (84.1%)
  • Hispanic - 1,471 (6.3%)
  • Black alone - 1,435 (6.1%)
  • Two or more races - 367 (1.6%)
  • Asian alone - 348 (1.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 39 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 5 (0.02%)

Races in Tarpon Springs detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Tarpon Springs: 94.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (14.0%), Irish (12.9%), Greek (10.6%), English (7.4%), Italian (7.2%), United States (4.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 17 feet

Land area: 9.14 square miles.

Population density: 2,611 people per square mile   (average).

Tarpon Springs,FL real estate house value index trend

Tarpon Springs, Florida map

For population 25 years and over in Tarpon Springs:

  • High school or higher: 89.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tarpon Springs city:

  • Never married: 21.5%
  • Now married: 51.9%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 14.9%

2,594 residents are foreign born (6.6% Europe).

This city:  11.0%
Florida:  19.4%



According to our research of Florida and other state lists there were 32 registered sex offenders living in Tarpon Springs, Florida as of May 06, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Tarpon Springs to the number of sex offenders is 739 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,272 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,296 (0.8%)

Tarpon Springs satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Palm Harbor, FL (4.5 miles , pop. 59,248).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tampa, FL (21.7 miles , pop. 303,447).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (771.8 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Holiday, FL (1.6 miles ), Key Vista, FL (1.8 miles ), Beacon Square, FL (2.1 miles ), Palm Harbor, FL (2.1 miles ), East Lake, FL (2.2 miles ), Elfers, FL (2.3 miles ), Trinity, FL (2.4 miles ), New Port Richey, FL (2.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 113 buildings, average cost: $116,500
  • 1998: 230 buildings, average cost: $112,100
  • 1999: 198 buildings, average cost: $133,600
  • 2000: 257 buildings, average cost: $134,000
  • 2001: 263 buildings, average cost: $185,300
  • 2002: 227 buildings, average cost: $157,400
  • 2003: 220 buildings, average cost: $197,800
  • 2004: 126 buildings, average cost: $212,600
  • 2005: 448 buildings, average cost: $212,500
  • 2006: 337 buildings, average cost: $211,700
  • 2007: 37 buildings, average cost: $282,700
  • 2008: 19 buildings, average cost: $287,800
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $210,100
  • 2010: 29 buildings, average cost: $525,900
  • 2011: 34 buildings, average cost: $228,300
  • 2012: 52 buildings, average cost: $212,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 28.15 N, Longitude: 82.76 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Sponge Capital of the World

Daytime population change due to commuting: -428 (-1.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,279 (25.1%)

Area code: 727

Tarpon Springs household income distribution Tarpon Springs home values distribution

Property values in Tarpon Springs, FL


Crime rates in Tarpon Springs by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0120300310173
per 100,000 0.04.69.10.013.20.00.012.84.20.04.229.412.6
Rapes 6512612434810426
per 100,000 27.923.254.626.952.817.313.017.034.042.316.98.425.2
Robberies 21302116191325413440401433
per 100,000 97.8139.295.671.683.656.4108.5174.3144.3169.3168.858.8138.5
Assaults 1531011151141202311851911501391139799
per 100,000 712.2468.7523.6510.3527.81001.6803.2812.0636.6588.3476.9407.5415.5
Burglaries 20315216614320016421221719515714617398
per 100,000 945.0705.4755.8640.2879.7711.1920.4922.5827.5664.5616.2726.8411.3
Thefts 509435549486526498516575568541473496475
per 100,000 2369.42018.82499.52175.72313.72159.32240.32444.42410.52289.71996.22083.71993.5
Auto thefts 29254776713352543233273019
per 100,000 135.0116.0214.0340.2312.3143.1225.8229.6135.8139.7113.9126.079.7
Arson 10253645545052
per 100,000 46.69.322.813.426.417.321.721.317.021.20.021.08.4
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 377.4312.4376.9313.7390.4390.7387.6448.3383.2362.7309.6318.8293.9

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Tarpon Springs detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 61 (48 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.01
Florida average:

2.45

Tarpon Springs tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.0%
Florida:

6.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,988 (+10.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Tarpon Springs: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Tarpon Springs, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Tarpon Springs-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Florida state average. It is 25% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1966, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.0 miles away from the Tarpon Springs city center killed 11 people and injured 530 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/4/1978, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.2 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 94 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Tarpon Springs-area historical earthquake activity is near Florida state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 272.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 340.5 miles away from Tarpon Springs center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 455.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 363.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 396.2 miles away from Tarpon Springs center
On 3/31/1992 at 14:59:39, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 235.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pinellas County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Fires: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Storms: 3, Tropical Storms: 3, Freeze: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Tarpon Springs topographic map

Birthplace of: Dieselboy - DJ, Gene Chizik - College football coach, Bertie Higgins - Male singer, Daniel Rodimer - Professional wrestler, Robbie Tobeck - 2005 NFL player (Seattle Seahawks, born: Mar 6, 1970), Themistocles Leftheris - Figure skater, Michael Bilirakis - Politician, Billy "The Kid" Emerson - Musician, Elliot Bigelow - Baseball player, Leonard Conley - Football player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Tarpon Springs:

  • FLORIDA HOSPITAL NORTH PINELLAS (Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 1395 S PINELLAS AVE)
  • NOTHPOINT BEHVIORAL HEALTH CENTER (1527 RIVERSIDE DRIVE)
  • PINNACLE HOME CARE OF PINELLAS INC (1787 S. PINELLAS AVE, SUITE 600)
  • PENINSULA CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (900 BECKETT WAY)
  • RIVER OAKS CONVALESCENT CENTER (900 BECKETT WAY)
  • TARPON BAYOU CENTER (515 CHESAPEAKE DR)
  • TARPON HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (501 SOUTH WALTON AVE)

Heliports located in Tarpon Springs:

Amtrak station:

TARPON SPRINGS (2337 U.S. 19) - Bus Station

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tarpon Springs:

  • Pasco-Hernando Community College (about 12 miles; New Port Richey, FL; Full-time enrollment: 7,030)
  • Strayer University-Florida (about 17 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 2,723)
  • St Petersburg College (about 18 miles; Clearwater, FL; FT enrollment: 21,467)
  • Ultimate Medical Academy-Tampa (about 20 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 16,672)
  • University of South Florida-Main Campus (about 22 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 35,920)
  • The University of Tampa (about 23 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 7,216)
  • Hillsborough Community College (about 24 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 19,838)

Private elementary/middle schools in Tarpon Springs:

  • FIRST CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 239; Location: 2795 KEYSTONE RD; Grades: PK - 7)
  • NEW COVENANT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 44; Location: PO BOX 935; Grades: KG - 8)
See full list of schools located in Tarpon Springs

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • ST. PETERSBURG COLLEGE Full-time enrollment 10,066
  • ST. PETERSBURG COLLEGE Full-time enrollment 10,066

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Notable locations in Tarpon Springs: Tarpon Square (A), Rayonet Square (B), Tarpon Plaza (C), Bay Plaza (D), Pappas Plaza (E), Tarpon Springs Fire Rescue Station 69 (F), Tarpon Springs Fire Rescue Station 70 (G), Tarpon Springs Police Department (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Mount Vernon Shopping Center (1), Holiday Mall (2), Sponge Exchange Shopping Center (3), Tarpon Mall (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Tarpon Springs include: Saint Ignatius Church (A), Saint Timothys Church (B), Mount Herman Church (C), Shepherds Family Church (D), Lake Tarpon Church (E), All Saints Episcopal Church (F), Grace Christian Fellowship (G), Saint Ignatus Catholic Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Cycadia Cemetery (1), Rose Hill Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Hidden Lake (A), Lake Avaco (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Snead Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Tarpon Springs include: Anderson Park (1), Howard Park (2), Coburn Park (3), Cocoris Park (4), Craig Park (5), Dorsett Park (6), Highland Nature Park (7), Richard Ervin Park (8), Riverside Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: Sunset Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Brass Rubbing Centre (Museums; 822 Dodecanese Boulevard), Hellenic Cultural Center of Florida Inc (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 123 East Orange Street), Augsbach CHAS W Senior (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1443 Lake Tarpon Avenue).

Pinellas County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 78.5. This is about average.

City:

78.5
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2007 was 0.480. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.480
U.S.:

0.303

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.396. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.396
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 24.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 14.2. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.2
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 6.80. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.80
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 0.00272. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00272
U.S.:

0.01468

Drinking water stations with addresses in Tarpon Springs and their reported violations in the past:

BIG TREE MOBILE HOME ; RV VILLAGE (Address: 1662 SEABREEZE DR. , Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-16-2010)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
COUNTRY VILLAGE MHP (Population served: 81, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure to Conduct Assessment Monitoring - In NOV-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from SEP-20-2011 to DEC-20-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-15-2012)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from AUG-08-2011 to SEP-20-2011), St Public Notif received (NOV-08-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-15-2012)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Tarpon Springs that have no violations reported:

  • LAND O'LAKES FOOD MART (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SERVOS SQUARE (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.5%
(10.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.4% for Black residents, 29.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 57.7% for American Indian residents, 74.8% for other race residents, 13.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Florida:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.1%
Whole state:  65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.6%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

People in group quarters in Tarpon Springs in 2010:

  • 289 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 83 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 67 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 12 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 11 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Tarpon Springs in 2000:

  • 236 people in nursing homes
  • 107 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 44 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 44 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 11 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 8 people in other group homes
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

Tarpon Springs, Florida environmental map by EPA

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Tarpon Springs compared to Florida state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Tarpon Springs (2011 data):

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Tarpon Springs at 40916 U.S. Hwy 19 N, branch established on 2005/12/01; Tarpon Springs Banking Center Branch at 41206 Us Highway 19 North, branch established on 2012/02/27. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Tarpon Mall Branch at 910 East Tarpon Avenue, branch established on 1965/12/31; Tarpon Springs Branch at 116 South Pinellas Avenue, branch established on 1934/01/29. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Florida Capital Bank, National Association: Tarpon Springs Branch at 710 East Tarpon Avenue, branch established on 2007/10/05. Info updated 2007/11/20: Bank assets: $799.0 mil, Deposits: $724.2 mil, headquarters in Jacksonville, FL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Florida Capital Group, Inc.
  • Regions Bank: Tarpon Springs Branch at 40786 Us Hwy 19 N, branch established on 1934/08/01. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Whitney Bank: Tarpon Springs Branch at 503 South Pinellas Avenue, branch established on 2000/11/10. Info updated 2011/06/14: Bank assets: $14,882.3 mil, Deposits: $11,630.0 mil, headquarters in New Orleans, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 189 total offices, Holding Company: Hancock Holding Company
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Tarpon Springs Branch at 101 Federal Place, branch established on 1957/10/18. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • SunTrust Bank: Tarpon Springs Branch at 203 East Tarpon Avenue, branch established on 1984/09/25. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Tarpon Springs, Florida:

  • Gulf Manor Motel, 548 Whitecomb Blvd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
  • Scottish Inns, 110 W Tarpon Ave, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
  • Sunbay Motel, 57 W Tarpon Ave, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
  • Days Inn Tarpon Springs, 40050 S Us Hwy 19, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689 , Phone: (727) 938-8000, Fax: (727) 938-8400
  • Spring Bayou Inn, 32 W Tarpon Ave, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
  • Tarpon Shores Inn, 40346 US Hwy 19, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
  • Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, 38724 US 19 N, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689 , Phone: (727) 934-5781, Fax: (727) 934-1755
  • Hampton Inn And Suites, 39284 US 19 N, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689 , Phone: (727) 945-7755, Fax: (727) 945-7743
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in Tarpon Springs, Florida

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Tarpon Springs travel time to work - commute Tarpon Springs mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (95%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Tarpon Springs:

(Tarpon Springs, Florida Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Tarpon Springs city (based on Pinellas County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 35.19%
Here: 35.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionJewishPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents34.5%12.4%11.1%7.5%3.8%
Congregations7.1%9.4%10.1%2.8%7.6%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristEpiscopal ChurchAssemblies of GodEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents3.6%3.0%2.6%2.6%18.9%
Congregations2.1%4.8%3.9%4.1%48.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 200
Pinellas County:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
This county:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 166
Pinellas County:

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 243
Pinellas County:

2.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 818
Here:

8.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.0%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Pinellas County:

26.3%
Florida:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.0%
State:

14.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 18$85,021$56,6810$0
Other Government Administration 16$69,871$52,4030$0
Police Protection - Officers 52$270,712$62,4720$0
Police - Other 15$48,427$38,7427$6,883
Firefighters 41$232,747$68,1210$0
Fire - Other 2$7,742$46,4520$0
Streets and Highways 13$36,709$33,8850$0
Solid Waste Management 4$13,612$40,8360$0
Sewerage 41$134,826$39,4611$487
Parks and Recreation 47$114,794$29,30932$28,527
Water Supply 25$95,643$45,9091$487
Local Libraries 14$38,557$33,0498$8,182
Other and Unallocable 31$105,844$40,9721$2,354
Totals for Government 319$1,254,505$47,19150$46,920

Tarpon Springs government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,541,000 ($148.34)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,733,000 ($114.49)
    Central Staff Services: $2,312,000 ($96.85)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,514,000 ($63.42)
    Sewerage: $1,271,000 ($53.24)
    Regular Highways: $536,000 ($22.45)
    Police Protection: $523,000 ($21.91)
    Fire Protection: $319,000 ($13.36)
    Water Utilities: $301,000 ($12.61)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $300,000 ($12.57)
    General Public Buildings: $278,000 ($11.65)
    Libraries: $181,000 ($7.58)
    Financial Administration: $136,000 ($5.70)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $122,000 ($5.11)
    Housing & Community Development: $29,000 ($1.21)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $17,000 ($0.71)
  • Employee Retirement - Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $744,000 ($31.17)
    Total Cash & Deposits: $641,000 ($26.85)
    Benefit Payments: $138,000 ($5.78)
    Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $54,000 ($2.26)
    Withdrawals: $19,000 ($0.80)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $2,735,000 ($114.57)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,762,000 ($73.81)
    Fire Protection: $1,068,000 ($44.74)
    Regular Highways: $894,000 ($37.45)
    General Public Building: $343,000 ($14.37)
    Libraries: $234,000 ($9.80)
    Housing & Community Development: $89,000 ($3.73)
    Central Staff: $25,000 ($1.05)
    Financial Administration: $23,000 ($0.96)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $5,000 ($0.21)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($0.13)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($0.08)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,633,000 ($277.87)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $230,000 ($9.64)

Tarpon Springs government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,998,000 ($83.70)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,564,000 ($65.52)
    All Other: $1,272,000 ($53.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $836,000 ($35.02)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $66,000 ($2.76)
  • Employee Retirement - Local Employee Contribution: $152,000 ($6.37)
    From Other Government: $103,000 ($4.31)
    From Local Government: $70,000 ($2.93)
    Interest Revenue: $-81,000 ($-3.39)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $143,000 ($5.99)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $665,000 ($27.86)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $2,590,000 ($108.50)
    Interest Earnings: $2,031,000 ($85.08)
    General Revenue, NEC: $683,000 ($28.61)
    Rents: $261,000 ($10.93)
    Property Sale Other: $108,000 ($4.52)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $7,234,000 ($303.05)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,450,000 ($60.74)
    All Other: $351,000 ($14.70)
    Highways: $186,000 ($7.79)
  • Tax - Property: $4,217,000 ($176.66)
    Public Utilities: $4,064,000 ($170.25)
    Total General Sales: $1,562,000 ($65.44)
    NEC: $733,000 ($30.71)
    Other Selective Sales: $211,000 ($8.84)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $164,000 ($6.87)

Tarpon Springs government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $3,975,000 ($166.52)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $3,640,000 ($152.49)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $335,000 ($14.03)

Tarpon Springs government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $1,264,000 ($52.95)
    Total Federal Securities: $745,000 ($31.21)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $11,028,000 ($461.98)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $573,000 ($24.00)

6.67% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,297 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.67%
Florida average:

7.97%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($354 average AGI)
Pinellas County:

0.05%
Florida average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hillsborough County, FL  1.22% ($36,838 average AGI)
from Pasco County, FL  0.53% ($39,582)
from Orange County, FL  0.14% ($31,588)


6.23% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,794 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.23%
Florida average:

7.17%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,274 average AGI)
Pinellas County:

0.07%
Florida average:

0.12%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hillsborough County, FL  1.23% ($34,750 average AGI)
to Pasco County, FL  0.61% ($34,270)
to Miami-Dade County, FL  0.20% ($28,029)

Strongest AM radio stations in Tarpon Springs:

  • WMGG (820 AM; 50 kW; LARGO, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ST. PETERSBURG LICENSEE)
  • WFLA (970 AM; 25 kW; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WHNZ (1250 AM; 25 kW; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLVU (1470 AM; 5 kW; DUNEDIN, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS OF TAMPA BAY, INC.)
  • WGUL (860 AM; 5 kW; DUNEDIN, FL; Owner: WGUL-FM, INC.)
  • WQYK (1010 AM; 50 kW; SEFFNER, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TAMPA)
  • WTBN (570 AM; 5 kW; PINELLAS PARK, FL; Owner: COMMON GROUND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTMP (1150 AM; 10 kW; EGYPT LAKE, FL; Owner: TAMPA BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTIS (1110 AM; daytime; 10 kW; TAMPA, FL; Owner: WTIS-AM, INC.)
  • WDAE (620 AM; 5 kW; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLCC (760 AM; 10 kW; BRANDON, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF TAMPA LICENSEE)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tarpon Springs:

  • WXTB (97.9 FM; CLEARWATER, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSUN-FM (97.1 FM; HOLIDAY, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC)
  • WDUV (105.5 FM; NEW PORT RICHEY, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBBY (107.3 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WYFE (88.9 FM; TARPON SPRINGS, FL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WRBQ-FM (104.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WLPJ (91.5 FM; NEW PORT RICHEY, FL; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK)
  • WPOI (101.5 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WWRM (94.9 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WFLZ-FM (93.3 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMTX (100.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WQYK-FM (99.5 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF FLORIDA)
  • WTBT (103.5 FM; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSSR (95.7 FM; CLEARWATER, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WYUU (92.5 FM; SAFETY HARBOR, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WUSF (89.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF S. FLORIDA)
  • WSJT (94.1 FM; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WBVM (90.5 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: BISHOP OF THE DIOCESE/ST. PETERSBURG)
  • WGUL-FM (106.3 FM; BEVERLY HILLS, FL; Owner: WGUL-FM, INC.)
  • WLLD (98.7 FM; HOLMES BEACH, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Tarpon Springs:

  • WTSP (Channel 10; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • W36CO (Channel 36; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W48AY (Channel 48; OLDSMAR, FL; Owner: AMKA BROADCAST NETWORK, INC.)
  • WEDU (Channel 3; TAMPA, FL; Owner: FLORIDA WEST COAST PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFLA-TV (Channel 8; TAMPA, FL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFTS-TV (Channel 28; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TAMPA BAY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WTOG (Channel 44; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: VIACOM INTERNATIONAL INC.)
  • WXPX (Channel 66; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATION LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WUSF-TV (Channel 16; TAMPA, FL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA)
  • WTTA (Channel 38; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: BAY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WFTT (Channel 50; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TELEFUTURA TAMPA LLC)
  • W33CC (Channel 33; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WTVT (Channel 13; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TVT LICENSE, INC.)
  • WCLF (Channel 22; CLEARWATER, FL; Owner: CHRISTIAN TELEVISION CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WTAM-LP (Channel 6; TAMPA, FL; Owner: U.S. INTERACTIVE, L.L.C.)
  • WRMD-LP (Channel 57; TAMPA, FL; Owner: ZGS TELEVISION OF TAMPA, INC.)
  • W18DB (Channel 18; PORT RICHEY, ETC., FL; Owner: WMOR-TV COMPANY)
  • W61AI (Channel 61; ROCK HARBOR, FL; Owner: MAKO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WARP-CA (Channel 20; TAMPA-ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: SUNSHINE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WXAX-LP (Channel 26; CLEARWATER, FL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WMOR-TV (Channel 32; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: WMOR-TV COMPANY)
  • WVEA-LP (Channel 61; TAMPA, FL; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WMOR-LP (Channel 63; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: WMOR-TV COMPANY)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Tarpon Springs fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 13
Total length: 52 meters (171ft)
Total costs: $2,164,000
Total average daily traffic: 163,585
Total average daily truck traffic: 5,162

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 2
  • 1980-1989: 4
  • 1990-1999: 3
  • 2000-2009: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Tarpon Springs, FL
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Tarpon Springs)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 112 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Tarpon Springs, FL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 90 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Tarpon Springs)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 6 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Tarpon Springs)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 46 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 6 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED52$154,05896$167,613202$169,23214$98,57750$142,4782$16,295
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$136,4128$165,14520$208,4903$49,0971$153,7701$9,100
APPLICATIONS DENIED13$147,27519$150,674147$193,30117$88,30223$163,2375$30,278
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN8$148,58915$170,07582$205,6783$73,00010$135,8570$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$135,5432$204,76023$167,0553$88,6572$293,9551$55,250

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0272.05 , 0273.08, 0274.01, 0274.02, 0274.03, 0275.01, 0275.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED11$192,8932$247,300
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$226,7931$156,810
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$03$246,293
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$153,390
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$100,1100$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0272.05 , 0273.08, 0274.01, 0274.02, 0274.03, 0275.01, 0275.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 147
  • Hazardous Condition: 205
  • Service Call: 8
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Tarpon Springs

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Tarpon Springs, FL
Most common first names in Tarpon Springs, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John19875.3 years
Mary15281.5 years
Robert12775.0 years
William11676.4 years
James11374.5 years
George10978.8 years
Joseph10778.3 years
Charles8976.9 years
Helen8782.4 years
Margaret6682.5 years
Most common last names in Tarpon Springs, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4876.5 years
Brown2979.9 years
Johnson2775.7 years
Davis2277.1 years
Anderson2279.6 years
Jones1977.8 years
Williams1875.5 years
White1778.2 years
Moore1677.6 years
Wilson1580.4 years
Businesses in Tarpon Springs, FL
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1New Balance1
AT&T1Office Depot1
Ace Hardware1Panera Bread1
Advance Auto Parts1Payless1
Arby's1Pizza Hut1
AutoZone1Publix Super Markets1
Blockbuster1RadioShack1
CVS1Staples1
Chevrolet1Starbucks1
Circle K1Subway4
Domino's Pizza1T-Mobile1
Dunkin Donuts2T.J.Maxx1
FedEx6Taco Bell1
Ford1Tire Kingdom1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
KFC1UPS6
Lane Furniture2Vans1
MasterBrand Cabinets3Waffle House1
McDonald's1Walgreens1

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  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of assaults in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Occupational and physical therapist assistants and aides (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 (34689) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Greek first ancestries"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
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