Land O' Lakes, Florida

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Land O' Lakes is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pasco County, Florida, in the United States. Land O' Lakes is part of the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida MSA. As of the 2000 census, the CDP population was 20,971. The city grew rapidly during the 1990s, growing from 7,800 residents to 20,971. The city is still growing rapidly as new housing developments are built (according to city estimates). Average annual income is higher than the rest of Florida.[3] The city had a population in 2007 of 30,400 residents.[4] The name Land O' Lakes was suggested at a community meeting in 1949. On Sept. 1, 1950, the Ehren post office was renamed Land O' Lakes.



Land O' Lakes has been growing very rapidly in the past 10 to 20 years. Nearby former towns have been absorbed into Land O' Lakes such as Denham, Ehren, and Gowers Corner. New neighborhoods, shopping, and schools have been built. Some neighborhoods that have finished being built are Sable Ridge Community off of Collier, Wilderness Lakes, Tierra del Sol, DuPree Lakes, Ballantrae, Oakstead, Lake Talia, Plantation Palms, and several other neighborhoods on Collier Parkway and CR 54.

Communities that are still being built include Asbel Creek, LakeShore Ranch, and Connerton. Conner Preserve is located in the area.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 20,971 people, 7,646 households, and 5,979 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,126.5 people per square mile (434.9/km²). There were 8,257 housing units at an average density of 443.6/sq mi (171.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 93.61% White, 2.11% African American, 0.26% Native American, 1.33% Asian, 1.20% from other races, and 1.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.75% of the population. The subdivision of Carpenter's Run was used for filming Edward Scissorhands.[6]

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