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Tarpon Springs, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Tarpon Springs had a population of 24,722 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Tarpon Springs is located at latitude 28.1491 and longitude -82.7794 in Pinellas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Tarpon Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.1 sq. miles and a water area of 8.18 sq. miles. Pinellas County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 23 feet.

The City of Tarpon Springs (GNIS ID: 2405569) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Tarpon Springs is located within Tarpon Springs CCD of Pinellas County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Tarpon Springs population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Tarpon Springs, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 24,722
Population in Households 24,342
Population in Familes 18,777
Population in Group Qrtrs 380
Population Density1 2,716
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 10,701
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 6,570
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,820 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,237 (56.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,464 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,119 (16.5%)
Median Home Value $192,411
Average Home Value $266,860


Median Household Income $41,684
Average Household Income $63,602
Per Capita Income $28,264
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.83% 0.98%
Households 0.69% 0.89%
Families 0.5% 0.81%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   1.71%
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 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 149 84th
Population Density1 # 277 70th
Diversity Index2 # 575 38th
Median Household Income # 563 39th
Per Capita Income # 346 62nd

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