Auto Insurance Thonotosassa FL

As of the census of 2000, there were 6,091 people, 2,178 households, and 1,616 families residing in the community. The population density was 365.5 people per square mile (141.1/km²). There were 2,532 housing units at an average density of 151.9/sq mi (58.6/km²). The racial makeup of the community was 90.63% White, 4.94% African American, 0.51% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.79% from other races, and 1.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.29% of the population.There were 2,178 households out of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.8% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.07.In the community the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.4 males.The median income for a household in the community was $43,159, and the median income for a family was $44,829. Males had a median income of $31,914 versus $22,674 for females. The per capita income for the community was $18,191. About 12.7% of families and 16.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.2% of those under age 18 and 17.4% of those age 65 or over.

The name "Thonotosassa" comes from the Seminole-Creek words thlonto and sasse, meaning the place was a source of valuable flint. Following the establishment of Fort Brooke in 1824 in what is now Tampa, a road that ran northwest of Lake Thonotosassa was built between Fort Brooke and Fort King in Ocala. This road became known as the Fort King Road, which today is crossed in several locations by U.S. Route 301. Nevertheless, the presence of a Seminole village largely discouraged whites from moving into the area. After the Second Seminole War ended in 1842, whites began to settle.In 1893, the Tampa and Thonotosassa Railroad opened a 13-mile (21 km) route between the two growing communities. This line today no longer extends into Thonotosassa, its northern tracks having been removed along with the town depot by the 1980s, but its southern portion remains a busy industrial spur, joining with the CSX main line at Neve Wye.Among other areas for recreation for the youth is the Morris Bridge Road area and its Nature's Classroom.

Tampa Bay Car Insurance

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Driving Around The City Of Tampa

Tampa Bay is commonly divided into six general areas: Downtown Tampa, New Tampa, West Tampa, East Tampa, North Tampa, and South Tampa. Two major expressways run through Tampa. One is State Route 610 (the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway), which runs east-west from the suburb of Brandon through Downtown Tampa to South Tampa near MacDill Air Force Base. The other is State Route 589 (the Veterans Expressway), which runs north-south from Tampa International Airport up to the northwestern suburbs and continuing north as the Suncoast Parkway.

There are also 3 interstates that run through the city of Tampa. Interstate 275 runs from the north into Downtown Tampa and then branches west and continues across Old Tampa Bay as the Howard Frankland Bridge. Interstate 4 runs east-to-west into Downtown Tampa and connects with I-275. Interstate 75 runs north-south through the eastern suburbs and through the area of New Tampa in the northeast. Other major arteries in Tampa include Hillsborough Avenue, the Dale Mabry Highway, Busch Boulevard, Nebraska Avenue, Fowler Avenue, Florida Avenue, Kennedy Boulevard, Adamo Drive, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Safety Tips For Driving In The Rain

     Tampa, like most of Central Florida, gets frequent afternoon thunderstorms, especially from June through September. If you live in the Tampa Bay Area, chances are good that you'll get caught in a downpour at some point, so it's important to know how to drive safely when the storms hit.

     1     Get in the habit of turning on your low beam headlights every time you turn on your windshield wipers. It's not just a good idea—it's Florida law. Chances are good that if you're having a hard time seeing, it's also hard for others to see you, and your headlights will help make you more visible to other drivers.

     2     In bad road conditions, drive slower than the speed limit and keep a longer-than normal distance between you and the car in front of you, but don't impede traffic. The more wet the roads are, the longer it will take for your car to come to a complete stop if you have to brake suddenly. Rain can also make your brakes wet, which can cause them to be less effective.

     3     If you feel your car hydroplaning, do not slam on the brakes or jerk the wheel. Rather, hold the wheel steady, take your foot off the accelerator and coast until you feel your tires regain traction.

     4     If it's raining too hard for you to see the edge of the road or other vehicles, pull over and wait for the storm to let up. Often, summer storms may last only 15-30 minutes. Find a rest stop or parking lot if you can; if not, pull to the shoulder and turn on your hazard lights. Do not turn on your hazard lights while your car is still moving—it is against Florida law. Always make sure you leave plenty of room between your parked vehicle and passing traffic.

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