Seffner, Florida

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Seffner is an unincorporated census-designated place in Hillsborough County, Florida, United States. The population was 5,467 at the 2000 census, although its ZIP codes (33584 & 33583), which boundaries extend beyond the ones given by the census and include the places of Mango and a portion of Thonotosassa, have a population of around 35,000.

Approximately 15 miles east of downtown Tampa, Seffner serves as a suburban haven for commuters. Characterized by towering live oak trees, strawberry farms and pristine lakes, this small town has been growing rapidly. Upscale, gated subdivisions now dot the once rural landscape.

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High schools

Armwood High School is in Seffner. It was given a grade of "C" by the Florida Department of Education in 2008. The school's football team has made 3 straight FHSAA state final appearances, including championships in 2003 and 2004 and a close loss in 2005.

Geography

Seffner is located at 27°59′32″N 82°16′36″W / 27.992299°N 82.276692°W / 27.992299; -82.276692.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the community has a total area of 3.7 square miles (9.7 km²), of which, 3.6 square miles (9.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (2.95%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,467 people, 2,075 households, and 1,520 families residing in the community. The population density was 1,512.2 people per square mile (583.1/km²). There were 2,168 housing units at an average density of 599.7/sq mi (231.2/km²). The racial makeup of the community was 91.35% White, 3.26% African American, 0.29% Native American, 1.02% Asian, 2.71% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.21% of the population.

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