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The 2000 Census showed that Pasco County had a population of 344,765 people. This represented 2.16% of the total population of Florida, making it the state's 13th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Pasco had a population of 471,709 people. This is an increase of 36.82% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010464,697+34.79%-1.49% since 2009
2009471,709+36.82%+0.71% since 2008
2008468,384+35.86%+1.92% since 2007
2007459,566+33.3%+3.43% since 2006
2006444,325+28.88%+4.38% since 2005
2005425,683+23.47%+5.19% since 2004
2004404,697+17.38%+4.98% since 2003
2003385,513+11.82%+3.8% since 2002
2002371,409+7.73%+3.56% since 2001
2001358,627+4.02%+4.02% since 2000
2000344,765The Last Census

Pasco County had 173,717 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Pasco County has a total area<3> of 867 square miles [2,247 km²]. Of this total, 744 square miles [1,929 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (14.18%) being water (123.1 square miles [318.8 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Pasco County had a population density of 462.9 people per square mile [178.7 people/km²], making it the state's 12th most densely populated county (out of 67 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Pasco County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Pasco and the state of Florida.

Click here for the Pasco County QuickFact (QF-12101).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Pasco County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
New Port RicheyQF-124850017,49616,1178.56%
Dade CityQF-12161257,1906,18816.19%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Pasco County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
HernandoQF-12053   N171,233130,80230.91%
HillsboroughQF-12057   S1,195,317998,94819.66%
PinellasQF-12103   SW909,013921,482-1.35%
PolkQF-12105   SE583,403483,92420.56%
SumterQF-12119   NE77,68153,34545.62%

The Gulf of Mexico lies to the west.

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Pasco. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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