Valrico is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hillsborough County, Florida.  The population was 35,545 at the 2010 census. Valrico began as a region of cotton plantations known as Long Pond. The arrival of the Florida Central and Peninsular Railroad in 1890 brought many new immigrants from points north. William G. Tousey, a philosophy professor from Tufts College, gave the community its current name, which is derived from a Spanish phrase meaning “valley of gold”.   Although it is a small community it offers many recreational activites including tennis and golf.

Median household income: $98,700