Pasco County is the 53rd fastest
growing county in the nation and 6th fastest growing
in Florida with population having increased from 344,768
residents in 2000 to 450,171 in 2006, which represents
a growth rate of over 30% (source: US Census Bureau).
There are numerous real estate developments underway
in booming Wesley Chapel and Land O Lakes, including
new residential communities and shopping malls such
Wiregrass Mall in Wesley Chapel, that will keep
attracting new residents in the future.
The advantages of living in Pasco
County: new, modern infrastructure, schools, shopping
centers, affordability, relatively low tax rates and
high rate of growth. The main disadvantage is higher
property insurance rates that are due to sink hole issues
(mainly on the west side of the County) and insurance
fraud associated with sink hole claims.
The counties adjacent to Pasco County
are Hillsborough on the south, Polk and Sumter on the
east, and Hernando on the north. Pasco County zip codes
- see map above.
Hillsborough County maps are also available.