Gibsonton, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Gibsonton, Florida - Basic Facts

The Gibsonton Census Designated Place had a population of 16,587 as of July 1, 2017. Gibsonton ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gibsonton is located at latitude 27.8285 and longitude -82.3791 in Hillsborough County. 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. Hillsborough County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Gibsonton Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402524) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Gibsonton Census Designated Place is located within Palm River-Gibsonton CCD of Hillsborough County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gibsonton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gibsonton: Gibtown.

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Gibsonton, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 16,587
Daytime Population: Workers 2,760
Daytime Population: Residents 9,759
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,519
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 16,554
Population in Familes 13,317
Population in Group Qrtrs 33
Population Density2 1,295
Diversity Index3 72


Median Household Income $47,865
Average Household Income $58,803
Per Capita Income $19,583


Total Housing Units 6,343 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,113 (49.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,403 (37.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 827 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $163,480
Average Home Value $181,015


Total Households 5,516
Average Household Size 3.0
Family Households 3,916
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.13% 2.22%
Households 1.99% 2.15%
Families 1.96% 2.12%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   3.06%

Gibsonton, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gibsonton to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 Density # 519 44th
Diversity Index # 127 86th
Median Household Income # 453 51st
Per Capita Income # 716 22nd

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