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Tarpon Springs, Florida - Basic Facts

Tarpon Springs is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Tarpon Springs.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Pinellas County at latitude 28.1461 and longitude -82.7568. Pinellas County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 23 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Tarpon Springs (see map) encompass a land area of 9.1 sq. miles and a water area of 8.18 sq. miles.

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Tarpon Springs, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 23,689
Population in Households 23,312
Population in Familes 17,969
Population in Group Qrtrs 377
Population Density1 2,599
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 10,358
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 6,358
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,564 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,052 (56.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,306 (26.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,206 (17.6%)
Median Home Value $166,483
Average Home Value $217,896


Median Household Income $42,957
Average Household Income $62,752
Per Capita Income $27,680
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.2% 0.43%
Households 0.24% 0.45%
Families -0.04% 0.33%
Median Household Income   3.82%
Per Capita Income   2.6%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Tarpon Springs, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tarpon Springs to the other 920 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 150 84th
Population Density1 # 278 70th
Diversity Index2 # 575 38th
Median Household Income # 453 51st
Per Capita Income # 313 66th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Florida Census Data Comparison Tool.