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New Port Richey is a city in Pasco County, in the Tampa-Saint Petersburg metro area.

The community was named after A.M. Richey, postmaster

The latitude of New Port Richey is 28.243N. The longitude is -82.719W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 16 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 16,711.


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Median household income
Local
$25,881
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our New Port Richey demographic reports
New Port Richey is on the Cotee River and the Gulf of Mexico
The old town of Port Richey was a port of call for schooners traveling between Cedar Keys and Key West
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 154. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 9.2 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks, Panera Bread
Local festivals include:
  • Chasco Fiesta - March 22-April 1, 2007
  • Cotee River Seafood Festival - May 12-13, 2007
Dates often change. Check New Port Richey web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: J.B. Starkey Wilderness Park
Historic sites and museums: West Pasco Historical Society Museum
Colleges and universities: Pasco-Hernando Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about New Port Richey demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Pasco County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Tampa-St. Petersburg area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 34653 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

17% of New Port Richey residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the New Port Richey ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in New Port Richey was $16,644, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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8% of New Port Richey residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in New Port Richey, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $390.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $663.


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Libraries in New Port Richey include New Port Richey Public Library, Regency Park Branch Library ... View libraries

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Pasco County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our New Port Richey political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for New Port Richey workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 16 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in New Port Richey between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 9.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.

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Hotels in New Port Richey include Clarion Hotel, Comfort Inn Gateway, Ramada Inn Bayside, River Side Inn, Valu Inn New Port Richey.

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