Wesley Chapel, Florida

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Wesley Chapel is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pasco County, Florida, United States. Wesley Chapel is considered part of the Tampa Bay Area metro. The population was 5,691 at the 2000 census. In 2003, some residents of Wesley Chapel started a movement to incorporate the community (including areas not in the official CDP). This "city," which would have been the largest and most populous in Pasco County, had much opposition from some wealthy, prominent residents,[who?] and never materialized.



Wesley Chapel is located at 28°10′43″N 82°21′2″W / 28.17861°N 82.35056°W / 28.17861; -82.35056 (28.178688, -82.350676)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.1 square miles (15.7 km²), of which, 6.1 square miles (15.7 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.49%) is water.

Residents choose the area because of its proximity to Interstate 75 and Interstate 275, 25 miles north of Downtown Tampa, and other major locales. Adjacent to its south is the region of New Tampa, part of incorporated Tampa.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,691 people, 2,021 households, and 1,695 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 939.5 people per square mile (362.6/km²). There were 2,072 housing units at an average density of 342.1/sq mi (132.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 82.06% White, 7.17% African American, 0.21% Native American, 5.22% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 2.51% from other races, and 2.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.86% of the population.

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