Fish Hawk, Florida

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Fish Hawk is an unincorporated census-designated place in Hillsborough County, Florida, United States. As of the 2000 census, the community had a total population of 1,991.

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Geography

Fish Hawk is located at 27°51′10″N 82°12′31″W / 27.85278°N 82.20861°W / 27.85278; -82.20861 (27.852803, -82.208592)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the community has a total area of 16.4 square miles (42.5 km²), of which, 16.4 square miles (42.3 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.37%) is water.

History

FishHawk is a community of two subdivisions "Mini Communities" located in Lithia, Florida.

FishHawk Trails and "FishHawk Ranch, formerly operated as a ranch" are two subdivisions in the community, built by two different companies in the 1990s more development is planned for FishHawk Ranch.

Before both subdivisions were constructed Fishhawk Trails, originally was a wooded location through which a CSX Transportation rail track path, passed through the current area of where the subdivison is currently located today, the rail tracks were removed in the late 1980s.

FishHawk Ranch, originally was a cow pasture and a wooded location, CSX Transportation stored their rail cars at the current location of this subdivision, the rail tracks at this location were also removed in the late 1980s.

In the 1900s, the area where FishHawk Trails and FishHawk Ranch are located today, there use to be a train station that was the main import/export area of supplies and food for Lithia, Florida. The train station still exists to this day and is used as a private business.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,991 people, 678 households, and 581 families residing in the community. The population density was 121.8 people per square mile (47.0/km²). There were 798 housing units at an average density of 48.8/sq mi (18.8/km²). The racial makeup of the community was 91.41% White, 4.12% Black, 0.15% Native American, 0.80% Asian, 2.06% from other races, and 1.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.08% of the population.

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