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Sun City Center, Florida
Location in Hillsborough County and the state of Florida
Location in Hillsborough County and the state of Florida
Country United States
State Florida
County Hillsborough
Founded 1961
 • Total 16.61 sq mi (43.01 km2)
 • Land 15.76 sq mi (40.82 km2)
 • Water 0.85 sq mi (2.19 km2)
49 ft (15 m)
 • Total 30,952
 • Density 1,964.08/sq mi (758.35/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Codes
Area code(s) 813
FIPS code 12-69250
GNIS feature ID 1853255

Sun City Center is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in southern Hillsborough County, Florida, United States. It is located south of Tampa and north of Sarasota on I-75. As of the 2020 census, the population was 30,952. The ZIP Code serving the community is 33573.


Sun City Center is an age-restricted community, which consists of single-family dwellings, duplexes, townhouses, and apartment buildings. It has its own hospital and several nursing home facilities. It is legal to drive golf carts on the wide, palm-lined streets during daylight hours and most shopping has special parking slots for same. There are about 7 golf courses, 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, art, woodworking, photography,sewing, cards, investments, and dancing.


Sun City 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).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the community has a total area of 12.8 square miles (33 km2), of which 12.5 square miles (32 km2) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) (2.19%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 2,143
1980 5,605 161.5%
1990 8,326 48.5%
2000 16,321 96.0%
2010 19,258 18.0%
2020 30,952 60.7%

As of the census 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.

There were 9,149 households, out of which 0.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, 1.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.6% were non-families. 38.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 34.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.65 and the average family size was 2.05.

In the community the population was skewed toward the elderly with 0.4% under the age of 18, 0.2% from 18 to 24, 1.3% from 25 to 44, 15.1% from 45 to 64, and 83.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 75 years. For every 100 females, there were 74.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.2 males.

The median income for a household in the community was $38,101, and the median income for a family was $47,570. Males had a median income of $36,786 versus $27,963 for females. The per capita income for the community was $28,222. About 2.2% of families and 4.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.3% of those under age 18 and 3.9% of those age 65 or over.


Sun City Center is served primarily by two Hillsborough Area Regional Transit bus lines:

  • Line 571 - South County Flex
  • Line 75LX - South County Shopper

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