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Tarpon Springs is a city in Pinellas County, in the Tampa-Saint Petersburg metro area.
The community was named after the game fish
The latitude of Tarpon Springs is 28.145N. The longitude is -82.756W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 23 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 22,240.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Tarpon Springs demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Pinellas 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 34689 ZIP code.
16% of Tarpon Springs residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Tarpon Springs ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Tarpon Springs was $21,504, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Tarpon Springs residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Tarpon Springs include Tarpon Springs Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Tarpon Springs, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $447. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $968.
Libraries in Tarpon Springs include Tarpon Springs Library ... View libraries
Pinellas County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Tarpon Springs political report.
The average commute time for Tarpon Springs workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Tarpon Springs between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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