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Tampa, Florida - Basic Facts

Tampa is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Tampa.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Hillsborough County at latitude 27.9475 and longitude -82.4584. Hillsborough County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Tampa (see map) encompass a land area of 113.41 sq. miles and a water area of 61.81 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 348,510
Population in Households 336,164
Population in Familes 242,202
Population in Group Qrtrs 12,346
Population Density1 3,073
Diversity Index2 71


Total Households 141,186
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 77,793
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 163,793 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 66,884 (40.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 74,302 (45.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 22,607 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $174,673
Average Home Value $273,064


Median Household Income $41,422
Average Household Income $66,435
Per Capita Income $27,383
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.88% 0.97%
Households 0.89% 1.02%
Families 0.62% 0.78%
Median Household Income   3.86%
Per Capita Income   2.84%
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.


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, 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 # 3 100th
Population Density1 # 237 74th
Diversity Index2 # 118 87th
Median Household Income # 503 45th
Per Capita Income # 321 65th

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