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Gibsonton, Florida - Basic Facts

The Gibsonton Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Hillsborough County at latitude 27.8285 and longitude -82.3791. Hillsborough County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The formal official name is the Gibsonton Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Gibsonton, Florida.

The U5 Census Class Code for Gibsonton indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Gibsonton Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.81 sq. miles and a water area of 2.64 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gibsonton: Gibtown.

Gibsonton Census Designated Place, FL Boundary Map


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Gibsonton, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 15,170
Population in Households 15,139
Population in Familes 12,167
Population in Group Qrtrs 31
Population Density1 1,186
Diversity Index2 70


Total Households 5,086
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 3,601
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,772 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,919 (50.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,166 (37.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 686 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $152,496
Average Home Value $203,136


Median Household Income $44,498
Average Household Income $54,129
Per Capita Income $18,122
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.51% 1.55%
Households 1.46% 1.53%
Families 1.34% 1.42%
Median Household Income   3.04%
Per Capita Income   1.98%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Gibsonton, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gibsonton to the other 920 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 223 76th
Population Density1 # 530 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 143 84th
Median Household Income # 419 55th
Per Capita Income # 681 26th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Florida Census Data Comparison Tool.