Greater Sun Center, Florida

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Greater Sun Center, known more commonly as Sun City Center, is an unincorporated census-designated place located in southern Hillsborough County, Florida, United States. It is located south of Tampa and north of Sarasota on I-75. As of the 2000 census, the population was 16,321. However, the Chamber of Commerce estimated the number to be approximately 19,000, including 500 retired military officers.[6] The Zip Code serving the community is 33573.

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Description

Sun City Center consists mostly of single family dwellings, but also has duplexes, townhouses, and apartment buildings. It has its own hospital and several nursing home facilities. It is legal to drive golf cars on the wide palm lined streets during daylight hours and most shopping has special parking slots for same. There are several golf courses, about 20 various hobby shops, an outdoor and two indoor pools in the main clubhouse area. There are clubs for almost any interest or hobby including ham radio, computers, sewing, cards, investments, and dancing.

Geography

Greater Sun Center is located at 27°42′48″N 82°21′35″W / 27.71333°N 82.35972°W / 27.71333; -82.35972 (27.713353, -82.359659)[7].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the community has a total area of 12.8 square miles (33.2 km²), of which, 12.5 square miles (32.5 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²) of it (2.19%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 16,321 people, 9,149 households, and 5,434 families residing in the community. The population density was 1,303.0 people per square mile (502.9/km²). There were 10,500 housing units at an average density of 838.3/sq mi (323.5/km²). The racial makeup of the community was 98.96% White, 0.13% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.19% of the population.

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