Facts about New Port Richey, Florida
New Port Richey is a city in Pasco County, Florida, United States. It is a suburban city included in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.6 square miles (12 km²), of which 4.5 square miles (12 km²) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km²) (1.53%) is water.
The Pithlachascotee River flows through the downtown area on its way to the Gulf of Mexico.
By 1914 the area around Orange Lake was being called "new Port Richey" and the older part of Port Richey was called "old Port Richey." In 1915 a separate post office was established for the residents of the southern part of Port Richey. The post office was named New Port Richey, and the name became official. The first postmaster was Gerben DeVries. The growth of the city came about after George Sims purchased the Port Richey Land Company. He built a home in New Port Richey in 1916.
As of the census of 2011, there were 14,903 people, 6,756 households, and 3,962 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,573.3 inhabitants per square mile (1,379.8/km²). There were 8,693 housing units at an average density of 1,868.6 per square mile (721.5/km²).
There were 6,756 households out of which 17.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.0% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.2% were non-families. 37.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.76.
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