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Time Zone: Pasco County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Dade City is the Seat for Pasco County.

Pasco County was founded June 2, 1887 and was created by taking area from HernandoCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Pasco had a population of 471,709 people. This is an increase of 36.82% since the last Census (which gave a population of 344,765 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Pasco represented 2.16% of the total population of Florida, making it the state's 13th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

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
2000344,765The Last Census

More information can be found on the Pasco County Census Page for Pasco County.


Below are some of the communities located in Pasco County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Pasco County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
New Port Richey   17,49616,1178.56% increase  
Zephyrhills   13,17210,83321.59% increase  
Dade City   7,1906,18816.19% increase  
Port Richey   3,3913,02112.25% increase  
Saint Leo   1,378595131.6% increase  

Websites for Pasco County

Official Website:   www.pascocountyfl.net/

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

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