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Port Richey, Florida

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Welcome to Port Richey ...

The coastal city of Port Richey is located in Pasco County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Port Richey: Prt. Richey

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Port Richey has a population of 2,932 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Port Richey.

Port Richey is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: Port Richey lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Port Richey is within the (727) area code.

The ZIP codes for Port Richey: 34668, 34673<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Port Richey had an population of 2,932 people. This is an increase of 9.77% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.95% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Port Richey had a population of 2,671 people. This makes Port Richey the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Port Richey represents 0.01% of the total population of Florida (which has 18,801,310 people), making it the state's 260th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,671 people, the population of Port Richey decreased 11.59% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,021 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Port Richey.

Communities near Port Richey ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Port Richey.

  • Dunedin [Pinellas County]
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    • Dunedin [Pinellas County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Port Richey
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,464 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dunedin<6>
  • Tarpon Springs [Pinellas County]
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    • Tarpon Springs [Pinellas County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Port Richey
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,624 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tarpon Springs<6>
  • Safety Harbor [Pinellas County]
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    • Safety Harbor [Pinellas County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Port Richey
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,964 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Safety Harbor<6>
  • Oldsmar [Pinellas County]
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    • Oldsmar [Pinellas County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Port Richey
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,005 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oldsmar
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oldsmar<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Weeki Wachee [Hernando County]
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      • Weeki Wachee [Hernando County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Port Richey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weeki Wachee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weeki Wachee<6>
    • Elfers [Pasco County]
    • Beacon Square [Pasco County]
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      • Beacon Square [Pasco County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southwest of Port Richey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beacon Square have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Holiday [Pasco County]
    • Hudson [Pasco County]
    • Trinity [Pasco County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Port Richey. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Port Richey.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Port Richey. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Port Richey.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Port Richey. See our Newspapers Page for Port Richey.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Port Richey ...

Looking for more information about Port Richey? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Port Richey, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Port Richey.

Adding Port Richey to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Port Richey in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Port Richey was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Port Richey on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Florida's counties, including Pasco, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Port Richey.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Port Richey - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Port Richey). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Port Richey or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Port Richey) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Port Richey. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Port RicheyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Port Richey. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 28.2773, Longitude: -82.7196    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






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