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Tampa, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Tampa is the 3rd largest city in Florida with a population of 361,564 as of July 1, 2016. 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.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Tampa is located within Tampa CCD of Hillsborough County.

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, 2016.

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Tampa, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 361,564
Population in Households 349,301
Population in Familes 251,807
Population in Group Qrtrs 12,263
Population Density1 3,188
Diversity Index2 72


Total Households 144,928
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 79,781
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 167,071 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 67,127 (40.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 77,801 (46.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 22,143 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $191,127
Average Home Value $286,692


Median Household Income $44,997
Average Household Income $72,079
Per Capita Income $29,506
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.19% 1.42%
Households 1.03% 1.36%
Families 0.83% 1.19%
Median Household Income   2.83%
Per Capita Income   1.55%
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 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 229 75th
Diversity Index2 # 118 87th
Median Household Income # 461 50th
Per Capita Income # 308 67th

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