Citrus Park, Florida

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Citrus Park, Florida
Location in Hillsborough County and the state of Florida
Location in Hillsborough County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 28°4′15″N 82°33′30″W / 28.07083°N 82.55833°W / 28.07083; -82.55833Coordinates: 28°4′15″N 82°33′30″W / 28.07083°N 82.55833°W / 28.07083; -82.55833
CountryUnited States
StateFlorida
CountyHillsborough
Area
 • Total10.8 sq mi (28.0 km2)
 • Land10.2 sq mi (26.3 km2)
 • Water0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2)
Elevation
43 ft (13 m)
Population
(2010)
 • Total24,252
 • Density2,387/sq mi (921.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)813
FIPS code12-12425[1]
GNIS feature ID0280469[2]

Citrus Park is an unincorporated census-designated place in Hillsborough County, Florida, United States. The population was 24,252 at the 2010 census,[3] up from 20,226 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Citrus Park is located in northwestern Hillsborough County at 28°4′41.75″N 82°34′12.27″W / 28.0782639°N 82.5700750°W / 28.0782639; -82.5700750 (28.078060, -82.570000),[4] approximately 15 miles (24 km) northwest of Tampa. It is bordered to the north by Keystone, to the northeast by Northdale, to the east by Carrollwood, to the south by Town 'n' Country, and to the west by Westchase. Florida State Road 589 (Veterans Expressway) crosses the CDP from north to south.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Citrus Park CDP has a total area of 10.8 square miles (28.0 km2), of which 10.2 square miles (26.3 km2) are land and 0.66 square miles (1.7 km2), or 6.08%, are water.[3]

Zip Code[edit]

The Citrus Park area uses the ZIP Code 33625. U.S. mail may be sent to Citrus Park with the city identified as Tampa or Carrollwood.

Schools[edit]

High schools (grades 9-12) serving Citrus Park are Sickles, Steinbrenner (public), Alonso (public), Citrus Park Christian School (private-Baptist) and Hope Christian School (private-Baptist).

Middle schools (grades 6-8) serving Citrus Park are Sgt. Smith (public), Walker (public), Tampa Day School (private), Citrus Park Christian School (private-Baptist) and Hope Christian School (private-boarding-Baptist).

Elementary schools (grades K-5) serving Citrus Park are Citrus Park (public), Northwest (public), Bellamy (public), Tampa Day School (private), Citrus Park Christian School (private-Baptist) and Hope Christian School (private-boarding-Baptist).

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
200020,226
201024,25219.9%
source:[5]

As of the census bureau's American Community Surveys of 2006-2008, there were 23,825 people, 9,085 households, and 6,243 families residing in the community. The population density was 2,247.6 people per square mile (738.8/km²). There were 9,740 housing units at an average density of 719.5/sq mi (277.9/km²). The racial makeup of the community was 82.6% White( 56.1% non-Hispanic white), 9.2% African American, 0.4% Native American, 1.4% Asian, less than 0.05% Pacific Islander, 4.8% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos were 31.3% of the population.

There were 9,085 households out of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% were married couples living together, 16.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% were non-families. 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the community the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 29.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.5 males.

The median income for a household in the community was $54,732, and the median income for a family was $60,165. Males had a median income of $35,360 versus $29,739 for females. The per capita income for the community was $22,162. About 4.7% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.1% of those under age 18 and 13.7% of those age 65 or over.

Notable resident[edit]

As of 2012, Citrus Park is the home of famous chimpanzee J. Fred Muggs, who lives in the care of Gerald Preis, son of trainer Carmine "Bud" Mennella.

As of 2016, residents of Citrus Park have claimed to see an occasional herd of goats roaming aimlessly. People are urged to call animal control when they see the goats near busy road ways.

Attractions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Citrus Park CDP, Florida". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING (1790-2000)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2010-07-17.