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Tarpon Springs, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Tarpon Springs had a population of 25,609 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Tarpon Springs, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 25,609
Daytime Population: Workers 10,309
Daytime Population: Residents 15,725
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 26,034
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 25,231
Population in Familes 19,443
Population in Group Qrtrs 378
Population Density2 2,814
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $44,166
Average Household Income $67,326
Per Capita Income $29,823


Total Housing Units 12,938 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,495 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,577 (27.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,866 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $197,315
Average Home Value $258,162


Total Households 11,072
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 6,801
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.2% 1.15%
Households 1.07% 1.06%
Families 0.91% 0.99%
Median Household Income   3.29%
Per Capita Income   2.77%

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, 2017 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 # 146 84th
Population Density # 274 70th
Diversity Index # 573 38th
Median Household Income # 544 41st
Per Capita Income # 343 63rd

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