Gibsonton, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Gibsonton, Florida - Basic Facts

The Gibsonton Census Designated Place had a population of 15,807 as of July 1, 2015. 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.

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, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gibsonton: Gibtown.

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Gibsonton, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 15,807
Population in Households 15,776
Population in Familes 12,690
Population in Group Qrtrs 31
Population Density1 1,236
Diversity Index2 70


Total Households 5,289
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 3,742
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,160 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,007 (48.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,281 (37.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 871 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $165,814
Average Home Value $213,485


Median Household Income $47,361
Average Household Income $55,553
Per Capita Income $18,569
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.02% 1.91%
Households 1.93% 1.9%
Families 1.83% 1.79%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   2.3%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 220 76th
Population Density1 # 519 44th
Diversity Index2 # 136 85th
Median Household Income # 388 58th
Per Capita Income # 680 26th

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