Thonotosassa is a census-designated location (CDP) in Hillsborough County, Florida, United States. The populace was 13,014 at the 2010 demographics, up from 6,091 at the 2000 census.

The name “Thonotosassa” comes from the Seminole-Creek words ronoto “flint” in addition to sasv “some”, suggesting the location provided beneficial flint. Adhering to the establishment of Ft Brooke in 1824 in what is now Tampa, a road that ran northwest of Lake Thonotosassa was integrated in between Ft Brooke and also Feet King in Ocala. This roadway became described as the Ft King Road, which today is crossed in numerous locations by UNITED STATE Program 301. Nevertheless, the presence of a Seminole town primarily discouraged whites from relocating right into the area. After the second Seminole Battle finished in 1842, whites started to improve.

In 1893, the Tampa Bay Fl as well as Thonotosassa Railway opened up a 13-mile (21 kilometres) path between the two increasing communities. This line today no more extends right into Thonotosassa, its north tracks having really been done away with in addition to the neighborhood depot by the 1980s, yet its south part stays a hectic commercial spur, joining with the CSX main line at Neve Wye.

Among others areas for recreation for the young people is the Morris Bridge Road area and its Nature’s Class.

Thonotosassa lies in northeastern Hillsborough County at 28 ° 3 ′ 22 ″ N 82 ° 17 ′ 34 ″ W(28.056135, -82.292663). It is surrounded to the southwest by East Lake-Orient Park, as well as to the south by Mango in addition to Seffner. The unincorporated area of Antioch jumps on the eastern edge of the CDP.

The Hillsborough River forms the north side of the CDP, Interstate 4 kinds the southern side, as well as Interstate 75 kinds the western side. I-4 leads eastern 24 miles (39 kilometres) to Lakeland as well as additionally west 11 miles (18 kilometres) to midtown Tampa florida, while I-75 leads north 90 miles (140 kilometres) to Ocala along with southerly 46 miles (74 kilometres) to Bradenton. UNITED STATE Course 301 takes a trip through the north part of Thonotosassa, leading northeast 15 miles (24 km) to Zephyrhills along with southern 16 miles (26 kilometres) to Riverview.

According to the UNITED STATES Demographics Bureau, the CDP has a full area of 28.3 square miles (73.4 km2), of which 26.5 square miles (68.6 km2) are land along with 1.9 square miles (4.8 km2), or 6.51%, are water. It is 40 feet (12 m) over water level. Plant City is 13 miles (21 kilometres) to the east.

Since the demographics of 2000, there were 6,091 individuals, 2,178 homes, as well as also 1,616 relative residing in the neighborhood. The population density was 365.5 individuals per square mile (141.1/ kilometres ²). There were 2,532 housing units at a normal thickness of 151.9/ sq mi (58.6/ kilometres ²). The racial makeup of the area was 90.63% White, 4.94% African American, 0.51% Native American, 0.38% Eastern, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.79% from various other races, in addition to 1.72% from two or even a lot more races. Hispanic or Latino of any sort of race were 6.29% of the populace.

There were 2,178 houses out of which 34.9% had young people under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were joined couples living together, 12.2% had a female homeowner without any hubby existing, and 25.8% were non-families. 20.1% of all families were composed of people and also 8.1% had a person living alone that was 65 years of ages or older. The average family size was 2.72 as well as also the ordinary family size was 3.07.