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    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-
Port Richey is a suburb of Tampa with a population of 2,741. Port Richey is in Pasco County. Living in Port Richey offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Port Richey and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Port Richey are above average.
About Port Richey...
Population
2,741

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$122,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$829
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Port Richey Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    352.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    70.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    70.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    387.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    5,112.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    141
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    19%
  • 65+ years
    27%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Port Richey

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$38,571
National
$55,322
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Port Richey Reviews

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Just 45 minutes north of Tampa, Port Richey is a great location if you're looking for a little slower pace of life than the big city offers but still want easy access to the important things a city offers (airport, jobs). Within driving distance to several awesome beaches, lots of pretty parks and biking trails. Only downside is if you are a younger person you may be disappointed with the night life. Port Richey is more of a family friendly/elderly area.
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Port Richey is in Pasco County, Florida outside of Tampa and Clearwater. Most residents commute 20 - 40 minutes to Clearwater or Tampa for work. One disapointment in the county is the public school system; many of the schools, have poor school grades. The exception would be the Charter Schools in the area. Admission for these schools is held annually via a lottery drawing. A child admitted to a charter school gets a better education, smaller class sizes and more caring teachers.
While homes can be purchased for low prices values are not known to increase as in surrounding areas. However, residents do have low property taxes.
Given the opportunity to choose again, I would not choose to live in Port Richey. I feel that overall, there are many other neighboring towns that have more to offer a family.
After living here for twenty years without a car, there's finally sidewalks. Still no shade trees, and that would be great not just for pedestrians but to cool the earth. There's so much concrete; this city was built around a highway. Overall I've always wanted to move and that feeling has only grown stronger as I've lived here. I'm putting all my energy and resources into getting out. Also the only job opportunities are retail.