Lithia is located approximately 18 miles southeast of Tampa. The ZIP code in Lithia is 33547.
Lithia is home to scenic Aldermans Ford Park, one of the first fording spots on the Alafia River. The park includes the area where the Alafia River branches off to the North and South and is one of the most popular canoe spots in the Florida.
In the late 1990s, Newland Communities purchased 3,000 acres in Lithia to develop FishHawk Ranch, formerly a ranch. Fishhawk is an award winning, 3,000-acre master-planned community featuring a wide variety of amenities including: 4 community clubhouses, fitness centers, swimming pools, playgrounds, parks and one of the largest trail systems in the nation.
Several public schools located inside and around FishHawk Ranch have recently been named in multiple “top school” rankings statewide.
Another new subdivision in Lithia is Lake Hutto, also formally a ranch, which will consist of about 3,560 new homes with new retail stores and office spaces.
The small community of Lithia has A-rated schools, beautiful parks and is conveniently located approximately 20 minutes from downtown Tampa, Florida.
Lithia, FL Climate and Health Index
Lithia, like the rest of the greater Tampa Bay area, has a humid subtropical climate. On average, Lithia has 245 sunny days per year with July highs around 9 2 degrees and January lows around 49 degrees. Lithia gets about 54 inches of rain and 0 inches of snowfall per year. Number of days with any measurable precipitation is 111.
Air quality in Lithia is 38 on a scale to 100 (higher is better), based on ozone alert days and number of pollutants in the air is 33 on a scale to 100 (higher is better) – as reported by the EPA.
Lithia, FL Population Statistics
As of 2011, Lithia’s population is 16,582 people and there are 105 people per square mile. Since 2000, Lithia has experienced a population growth of 126.53%. Median age is 37.1. 57.73% of people are married and 11.07% are divorced. The average household size in Lithia is 2.87 people. 41.88% of people are married with children and 62.44% have children and single.
Lithia, FL Economy
The unemployment rate in Lithia is 10.70% with job growth at -0.48%. Future job growth over the next ten years is expected to be around 28.34%. Income per capita is $32,080 which includes all adults and children. Median household income in Lithia is $78,689. Sales tax rate in Lithia is 7.00%.
Population by Occupation in Lithia, FL
- Management, Business, and Financial Operations 20.28%
- Professional and Related Occupations 17.95%
- Service 11.43%
- Sales and Office 22.28%
- Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 0.01%
- Construction, Extraction, and Maintenance 9.70%
- Production, Transportation, and Material Moving 18.07%
Lithia, FL Real Estate and Housing
If you’re in the market to buy real estate in Lithia Florida or thinking about relocating to Lithia Florida, you’ll find many residential options to choose from.
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The median home value in Lithia is $229,500 with home appreciation at -9.98% over the last year. The median age of Lithia Florida real estate is 8 years. Renters make up 9.79% of the population in Lithia and 11.11% of houses and apartments are unoccupied.
Public Schools in Lithia, FL
Lithia is served by the Hillsborough County Schools and spends approximately $4,252 per student. There are 22 students per teacher, 1,138 students per librarian, and 571 students per counselor in Lithia schools. Public Schools in Lithia include:
- Bevis Elementary School
- FishHawk Creek Elementary School
- Pinecrest Elementary School
- Randall Middle School
- Newsome High School
Colleges/Universities with over 2000 Students nearest to Lithia, FL
- Everest University-Brandon – Tampa (13 miles)
- Hillsborough Community College -Tampa (17 miles)
- The University of Tampa - Tampa (17 miles)
- University of South Florida-Main Campus -Tampa (19 miles)
- Southeastern University – Lakeland (22 miles)
- University of South Florida-St. Petersburg Campus – St. Petersburg (27 miles)
- Eckerd College - Saint Petersburg (31 miles)
- List of Tampa Bay area college/university websites
Lithia, FL Educational Statistics
- 2 yr College Grad. – 12.81%
- 4 yr College Grad. – 11.61%
- Graduate Degrees – 14.57%
- High School Grads. – 88.0%
Hospitals/Medical Centers nearest to Lithia, FL
- Brandon Regional Hospital – Brandon (7 miles)
- South Bay Hospital - Sun City (14 miles)
- St Joseph’s Hospital – Tampa (15 miles)
- List of Hillsborough County Hospitals/Medical Centers
Lithia, FL Parks
Lithia is served by Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department. Parks in Lithia include:
- Alafia River State Park
- Lithia Springs Park
- Aldermans Ford Park
Lithia, FL Transportation and Commute
Hillsborough Area Regional Authority (HART) provides public transportation in Lithia. The nearest Amtrack station to Lithia is located at 601 Nebraska Avenue in Tampa (17 miles).
Tampa International Airport is the closest airport to Lithia.
The average one-way commute in Lithia is about 36 minutes. 76% of commuters drive their own car alone, 10% carpool with others, 2% take mass transit and 8% work from home.
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