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Tarpon Springs, Florida

Tarpon Springs is a city located in Pinellas County, Florida. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 21,003.

Geography Tarpon Springs is located at 28°8'55" North, 82°45'29" West (28.148658, -82.758098)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 43.7 km² (16.9 mi²). 23.7 km² (9.1 mi²) of it is land and 20.0 km² (7.7 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 45.83% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 21,003 people, 9,067 households, and 5,947 families residing in the city. The population density is 887.2/km² (2,297.1/mi²). There are 10,759 housing units at an average density of 454.5/km² (1,176.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 90.07% White, 6.15% African American, 0.29% Native American, 1.04% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.81% from other races, and 1.57% from two or more races. 4.33% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 9,067 households out of which 22.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.2% are married couples living together, 10.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.4% are non-families. 29.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.27 and the average family size is 2.78.

In the city the population is spread out with 19.2% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 24.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 45 years. For every 100 females there are 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $38,251, and the median income for a family is $46,316. Males have a median income of $36,356 versus $25,252 for females. The per capita income for the city is $21,504. 9.8% of the population and 7.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 16.1% are under the age of 18 and 7.9% are 65 or older.

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