Location in Pasco County and the state of Florida
|• Total||5.7 sq mi (14.8 km2)|
|• Land||5.4 sq mi (13.9 km2)|
|• Water||0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)|
|Elevation||16 ft (5 m)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0284144|
Holiday is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pasco County, Florida, United States. It is a suburb of the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 22,403 as of the 2010 census.
In the early 1960s, William W. Boyd, president of First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Tarpon Springs, noted the name Holiday Drive on a map near the site of the proposed branch to be built in southwestern Pasco County and asked his board of directors to give the name to the new branch. Later Boyd began drumming up support to name the community Holiday.
Holiday is located in west central Florida northwest of Tampa Bay on the Gulf of Mexico, at (28.183890, −82.742886).
As of the census of 2010, there were 22,403 people and 9,505 households residing in the CDP. The racial makeup of the CDP was 82.7% White, 4.1% African American, 0.5% Native American, 1.4% Asian, and Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.0% of the population. The population density per square mile was 4,168.8.
There were 9,505 households. The average persons living in a household was 2.31. The home ownership rate was 73.8%. The median value of owner-occupied units was $97,600. There were 12,484 housing units.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 20.0% of children under 18 (5.8% under 5) and 21.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The female population was 51.4%. High school graduates or higher of ages 25+ was 82.4%. Bachelor degree or higher of ages 25+ was 10.1%. There were 2,887 veterans.
The per capita income was $19,947 and the median household income was $36,888.
Buildings and structures
- Holiday Pacific and Southern Tower
- Southeast Personnel Building
- Holiday Tower
- Progress Energy Anclote Plant
- Sun Toyota
- Fairfield Inn and Suites, Marriott
Borders and neighborhoods
Holiday is bordered on the south by the City of Tarpon Springs/Pinellas County Line, the Gulf of Mexico on the west (with access from the Anclote River Park, Gulf Park, and Key Vista Park in Holiday), the city of New Port Richey to the north, and Trinity to the east.
Holiday is divided into many neighborhoods, which include:
- Aloha Gardens
- Baillies Bluff
- Beacon Square
- Colonial Hills
- Crest Ridge Gardens
- Forest Hills
- Forest Hills East
- Gulf Trace
- Gulf Winds
- Holiday Lake Estates
- Holiday Lake Villas
- Holiday Lake West
- Key Vista
- Sand Bay
Holiday is part of the Pasco County School system.
There are three elementary schools in Holiday:
- Gulfside Elementary
- Sunray Elementary
- Gulf Trace Elementary
There is one middle school:
- Paul R. Smith Middle School (named after a decorated US Army sergeant from Holiday who lost his life in the Iraq War)
There is one high school:
- Anclote High School (named after the Anclote River)
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- "CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING (1790-2010)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2010-07-18.