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Tampa, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Tampa is the 3rd largest city in Florida with a population of 351,854 as of July 1, 2015. Tampa ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Tampa is located at latitude 27.9701 and longitude -82.4797 in Hillsborough County. The formal boundaries for the City of Tampa (see map below) encompass a land area of 113.41 sq. miles and a water area of 61.81 sq. miles. Hillsborough County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The City of Tampa (GNIS ID: 2405568) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Tampa population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

City of Tampa, FL Boundary Map

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

POPULATION

Total Population 351,854
Population in Households 339,459
Population in Familes 245,132
Population in Group Qrtrs 12,395
Population Density1 3,103
Diversity Index2 72
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 142,477
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 78,442
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 165,028 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 66,709 (40.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 75,769 (45.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 22,551 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $184,096
Average Home Value $290,044
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $42,998
Average Household Income $68,372
Per Capita Income $28,154
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.9% 1.03%
Households 0.9% 1.1%
Families 0.66% 0.89%
Median Household Income   3.42%
Per Capita Income   2.67%
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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Tampa, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tampa 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 # 3 100th
Population Density1 # 233 75th
Diversity Index2 # 116 87th
Median Household Income # 495 46th
Per Capita Income # 306 67th

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